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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Precedents
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
Practice notes
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
Precedents
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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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 8th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper 8th Jan
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What is the problem?In an intellectual property (IP) claim, it is often difficult to predict quantum at the time the claim is issued.Why does the...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Byrne of AA Thornton 8th Jan
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Keep it a secretIf you have a new idea about how to do or make something, resist the temptation to tell people about it or publicise this, as patent...
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29th Nov
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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 Nov
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Basic conceptMost people are familiar enough with the idea that owning tangible property, such as a car or some land, carries with it some rights,...
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29th Nov
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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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29th Nov
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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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29th Nov
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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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29th Nov
Precedents
Withholding taxes Licensor-friendly—gross-up clause 1 Any sum payable under this [agreement] shall be paid free and clear of...
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Withholding taxes Assignor-friendly—gross-up clause 1 Any sum payable under this [agreement] shall be paid free and clear of...
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