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In order to establish that an unauthorised use or dealing in a product or process amounts to infringement of a patent it is necessary to prove that:•a...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note describes and explains the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) process and covers:•Application of the UDRP•Purpose...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Taylor of Oxford Information Labs 12th Jan
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An intellectual property (IP) owner may choose to license its IP to a third party. This can be an effective route to generating revenue while...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Stretch 12th Jan
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This Practice Note has been produced in partnership with Guy Pendell, Liz Williams and Kushal Gandhi of CMS.STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is under...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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IP laws are almost always national in nature. However, there are many conventions and treaties under which nations agree to provide minimum levels of...
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9th Nov
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Introduction to infringementA patent owner has to prove two elements before it can secure an infringement finding (and then an injunction, damages,...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
Precedents
Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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1 Intellectual property rights indemnity 1.1 The Supplier shall defend the Customer against any third party claim that...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Burke of RPC, Paul Joseph of RPC and Sophie Tuson of RPC 12th Jan
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This Practice Note covers the legislative framework, as well as case law, relating to infringement of registered and unregistered designs. For...
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9th Nov
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Month means a calendar month; Close This is a suggested definition for the term 'month', which...
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9th Nov

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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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17th Feb
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Anna Reid and Jake Hayes of D Young & Co LLP 17th Feb
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Anna Reid and Jake Hayes of D Young & Co LLP 17th Feb
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You may find the following Practice Notes of assistance when drafting a response to a letter of claim because they set out possible defences and...
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13th Feb
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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 13th Feb
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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 13th Feb
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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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13th Feb
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Set a budget but be prepared for unanticipated costsSetting a budget involves taking a long term view as intellectual property (IP) rights can take...
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13th Feb
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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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13th Feb
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When is a design made available to the public?Under article 7(1) of the Council Regulation (EC) 6/2002 on Community Designs, a design is made...
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13th Feb
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Registered design rightsA registered design right can protect the appearance of the whole or part of a product. To attract protection a design needs...
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13th Feb
Practice notes
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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12th Feb
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Baker McKenzie LLP 12th Feb
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ScopeThis Practice Note explains trade mark law on parallel trade. Parallel imports, or ‘grey market’ goods, are genuine goods that are placed on the...
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Produced in partnership with Taylor Wessing LLP 12th Feb
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This Practice Note considers Regulation (EU) 608/2013 (the Customs Regulation), which replaced Regulation (EC) 1383/2003. This Practice Note:•examines...
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Produced in partnership with Baker McKenzie 12th Feb
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At common law, foreign law is generally a matter of fact that must be proved by an expert witness (and where necessary a translator or interpreter)....
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27th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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