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A growing proportion of retail sales are taking place online. Many consumers purchase goods via online marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay and Alibaba. National boundaries...

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What are the Business and Property Courts? The Business and Property Courts (B&PCs) came into operation on 2 October 2017 as a single umbrella for certain specialist...

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Businesses seeking to prevent competitors gaining an unfair advantage through the use of misleading advertisements or copycat products have to rely on a combination of...

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This Practice Note provides an overview of the civil and criminal remedies which can potentially be deployed against those who infringe UK intellectual property (IP)...

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A common IP dispute is where one party—in this note usually the claimant—alleges infringement of its patent and the defendant challenges the patent’s validity. Such...

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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 using misleading...

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Databases, especially electronic databases, have for some time now made up an important sector of the economy. They are a vital tool in the development of an information...

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This Practice Note introduces concepts relating to jurisdiction only (not applicable law) and provides some information on the jurisdictional issues that relate to the...

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The purpose of this practice note is to provide an introduction to cybersquatting. It covers: • What is cybersquatting? • What cybersquatting is not • Preventing...

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Managing a design dispute This Practice Note sets out the practical and strategic considerations to be taken into account by practitioners and their clients when bringing...

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What is a trade mark licence? A ‘trade mark licence’ is a permission by the trade mark proprietor to do something which would otherwise be trade mark infringement. A...

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This Practice Note provides information on the technical requirements when drafting witness statements. This includes how to format the witness statement, the required...

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BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). Whilst the information contained in this Practice Note is not...

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Intellectual Property rights are only valuable if they make money for the business. Even if they are used in the business, a proper exploitation programme may bring...

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Click here to download the latest Copyright 2019 report 2019, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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Click here to download the latest Life sciences 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in this...

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