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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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
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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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1 Intellectual property rights indemnity 1.1 The Supplier shall defend the Customer against any third party claim that...
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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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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 9th Nov
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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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This Practice Note compares patents, supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), trade secrets, copyright, database rights, design rights, trade...
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4th Dec
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This Practice Note considers the effect of the settlement with regard to general principles of contract interpretation and the implication of terms,...
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3rd Dec
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and...
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3rd Dec
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This Practice Note considers the key issues when drafting a settlement agreement, including correct identification of the parties (including any...
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3rd Dec
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice Note is intended to act as a guide to the main changes implemented...
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3rd Dec
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'Electronic disclosure' is the proper management of large volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) whether encountered in a pre-action or...
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3rd Dec
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction. For guidance, see Practice Note:...
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Produced in partnership with Camilla McPherson 3rd Dec
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners dealing with provisions in the CPR...
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3rd Dec
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This Practice Note provides information on the technical requirements when drafting witness statements. This includes how to format the witness...
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3rd Dec
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners when dealing with cross border...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Swaffield of Contract Law Chambers 3rd Dec
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IP litigation can be costly and can put an enormous strain on a business' financial and human resources. Following the introduction of the Civil...
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1st Dec
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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...
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30th Nov
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[Infringer name and address][Date]Dear [insert organisation name]Letter of claim—passing off: [Subject]We are writing on behalf of [name and address...
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29th Nov
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This Settlement Agreement is made on [insert date] (the ‘Settlement Date’) between the following parties (each a ‘party’ and together the...
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29th Nov
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Letter of claim [Alleged infringer’s name and address][Date]Dear [insert organisation name]Copyright infringement: [Name and description of copyright...
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29th Nov
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[Insert name and address of recipient]Dear [insert organisation name],[Name of client] and confidential information1We are instructed by [insert name...
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29th Nov
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[Postal address for hosting service provider/host online platform][Date]By registered post and email: [email address for hosting service provider/host...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Butcher of Bristows LLP 29th Nov
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[Alleged infringer’s name and address][Date]Dear [insert organisation name],[[UK OR EU] trade mark registration number [insert number]]We are writing...
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29th Nov
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Letter of claim—patent infringement[Alleged infringer’s name and address][Date]Dear [insert organisation name][Insert patent number and title of...
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Letter of claim[Alleged infringer’s name and address][Date]Dear [insert organisation name]Copyright infringement: [Name and description of copyright...
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