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This new starter guide provides an introduction to intellectual property (IP) law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to IP as a...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides guidance on legal issues arising from the commercial use of photographs. Photographs are central to many commercial...
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26th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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The registration of a trade mark gives the owner the exclusive right to prevent others from using that mark without their consent. It is important...
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CategorisationCopyright is the exclusive right to do, and authorise others to do, certain acts in relation to copyright works. Copyright works have...
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Qualifying for copyright protectionCopyright recognises the intellectual creation of an author when a work is created. The law is set out mainly in...
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26th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) defines the author of a work as the person who created it. The author as creator is not always...
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25th Sep
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This new starter guide provides an introduction to copyright law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous...
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25th Sep
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When parties collaborate on creative projects or research and development, complex questions arise about the ownership of any resulting intellectual...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note is intended for commercial lawyers not specialised in IP. It provides an introduction to copyright and associated rights covering:...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to trade marks, ie:•what is a trade mark?•registering a trade mark•dealing with trade marks in...
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25th Sep
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Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing ‘copycat’ products or...
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25th Sep
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What is know-how?‘Know-how’ is technical or practical knowledge resulting from research or experience and usually relates to the way something is...
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25th Sep
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Passing off is a common law tort which protects rights that are not capable of registration or are difficult to register as trade marks (eg colours,...
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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26th Sep
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This new starter guide provides an introduction to design rights. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous...
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This new starter guide provides an introduction to intellectual property (IP) law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to IP as a...
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What are Community designs?The Community Designs Regulation (Regulation (EC) 6/2002 (consolidated version 01.07.2013)) brought into being the...
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Design rights before and after BrexitThe purpose of this Practice Note is to summarise, at a glance, the various different design rights available in...
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This Practice Note compares patents, supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), trade secrets, copyright, database rights, design rights, trade...
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This Practice Note examines and explains the intellectual property rights (IPRs) that may exist in a website and the extent to which these can be...
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What IP rights are there?Most businesses will be familiar with the main IP rights of trade marks, patents, design rights and copyright. However, many...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming of Appleyard Lee 28th Sep
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When an inventor creates a new board game, a wide variety of intellectual property rights may become relevant, including both those that require an...
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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Scott of Hogarth Chambers 28th Sep
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What are counterfeit goods and what should I do about them?"Counterfeit goods (or 'fakes') generally bear a brand name or logo which is identical to...
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28th Sep
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This question appears to be looking for a case dealing with whether variable costs can be deducted from a net profits figure in calculating damages.At...
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Sublicences in contract lawContract law generally allows a licensee to sublicense their contractual rights and obligations, unless the agreement...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Frears of Lionshead Law Ltd 28th Sep
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This Q&A covers issues for an individual or company to consider when reviewing registered and unregistered UK and Community designs.There are two...
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28th Sep
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In a nutshellIf you have designed something such as a toy, a piece of furniture, a gadget, an item of clothing or other industrially-produced item and...
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28th Sep
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In answering this Q&A, we have not addressed the issue of moral rights which may be asserted by the author of the original copyright work. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Joshua Marshall of Fieldfisher 28th Sep
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The ideaYou think you have invented a bestseller in the fashion industry—beautiful children’s shoes that grow with your child, called GRUEs....
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As a general rule, UK primary legislation does not, of itself, ordinarily apply to Crown dependencies. Only in relatively rare cases, with the...
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29th Sep
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Clarification of existence and ownership of IP rightsIntellectual property rights are monopoly rights. The exclusive ownership or use of a brand name,...
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