IP disputes

IP disputes guidance:

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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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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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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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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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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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.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 through the recast...

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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 practice area. This...

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Background The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ( IPEC ) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) which is intended to provide...

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Introduction to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ( IPEC ) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List...

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An interim injunction is a temporal remedy that is issued by a court at an early stage of legal proceedings. An interim injunction may require a party to do a specific...

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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 post-issue context....

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This Practice Note provides an overview of the mediation process and some of the key practical issues that a practitioner needs to consider. There is nothing unique about...

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Introduction to arbitration This Practice Note sets out a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of choosing arbitration for resolving IP disputes. It covers the...

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This Practice Note compares patents, supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), trade secrets, copyright, database rights, design rights, trade marks and causes of...

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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 links to other...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to database law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other...

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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 links to other...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to patent law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other LexisNexis®...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to trade marks. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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In the context of litigation, the trial hearing is understandably the primary focus of both litigants and the legal practitioners alike. However, there are a number of...

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Principles This Practice Note focuses on IP and privilege. It is not designed to set out the general law of privilege but it is worth expanding on some basic principles....

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Initial considerations When a practitioner receives an instruction from a client regarding an infringement of an intellectual property (IP) right, it is...

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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, as well as the...

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This Practice Note considers the key issues when drafting a settlement agreement, including correct identification of the parties (including third parties as...

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This Practice Note identifies the different means by which a settlement can be documented, by exchange of correspondence, contract, deed, Tomlin order or consent order...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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This table sets out some key issues to consider prior to and during the disclosure process in an intellectual property (IP) case. For a more detailed commentary refer to:...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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