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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
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
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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
Precedents
Month means a calendar month; Close This is a suggested definition for the term 'month', which...
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Ownership issues may arise when companies contract out work projects to third parties who develop work on their behalf, such as an advertising agency...
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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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We have limited our research to cover recent trade mark infringement cases in the English courts.The issue of damages arose in Azumi Limited v Zuma's...
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13th Feb
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What is passing off in a nutshell?The law of passing off prevents someone representing (or 'passing off') their products or services as being those of...
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13th Feb
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Immediately prior to dissolution of a company in the UK, whether following administration, liquidation, striking off or voluntary dissolution, all...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 13th Feb
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Main conceptCybersquatting involves a party registering an existing brand name (or something confusingly similar) as a domain name with the intention...
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13th Feb
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What is a brand?The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) describes a brand as 'a promise of an experience which conveys to consumers a certain...
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13th Feb
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Unlike real property, where a covenant in a lease will become binding on the successors and assigns upon the purchase of the asset (ie a house or...
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Produced in partnership with Paul A. Harris of Venner Shipley 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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Acting outside the parameters of the licenceA voluntary licence is defined in Commentary: Voluntary licences: Laddie, Prescott & Vitoria: The Modern...
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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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It has been assumed that this Q&A refers to validly created licences and individual IP right licence requirements (ie whether must be in writing and...
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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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Understand copyright subsistenceCopyright recognises the skill and labour expended by an author in creating a work. It is not so much about ideas as...
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13th Feb
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Licences of intellectual property rightsLicences of intellectual property rights can be assigned in their own right. It is also possible to transfer...
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13th Feb
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In the UK, intellectual property (IP) rights arise either:•when registered with a government authority, for example UK trade mark registrations are...
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13th Feb
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At the time of drafting UK copyright legislation, the legislature’s mind was not in the cloud, but firmly on the ground. Technology has since...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming and Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 13th Feb

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