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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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9th Nov

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Under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement, the limitations on the tariffs that a WTO member can apply on the import of goods and its...
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Produced in partnership with Eric White of Herbert Smith Freehills 8th Jan
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In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, and for the foreseeable future, the UK remains a member of the European Union. Therefore, the UK...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 8th Jan
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Impact of BrexitBrexit will have no automatic impact on the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), or the incorporation of the European Convention on Human...
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Produced in partnership with Alison Meacher of Hardwicke Chambers 8th Jan
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What is retained EU law?EU law takes effect in the UK through the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA 1972). ECA 1972 will be repealed by section 1 of...
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Produced in partnership with Kieran Laird, Director and Head of Constitutional Affairs of Gowling WLG 8th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the effect of Brexit on the rules for determining applicable law (also known as governing law) and jurisdiction in the...
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7th Jan
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In conducting our research we have focussed on public procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102.How does Brexit...
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24th Dec
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On 23 June 2016, the UK held an advisory referendum on its membership of the EU, with a small majority of those voting (and allowed to vote) being in...
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The change to the economic and commercial environments within both the UK and the EU as a result of Brexit may impact on the underlying commercial...
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6th Dec
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We refer you to the following which may be of assistance:•Q&A: Is Brexit considered a force majeure event?•Practice Note: Brexit—contract risk...
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6th Dec
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Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), before certain proposed statutory instruments (Brexit SIs) are formally laid in...
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We would like to refer you to the Brexit legislation tracker — Brexit SI database, which collates details of draft and made SIs laid before Parliament...
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29th Nov
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Precedents
Brexit means: (a) the United K...
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26th Sep
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Retained EU law is a concept introduced by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018) in preparation for Brexit, creating a...
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