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Rome II—application and interpretationThis Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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The Red Bus case or Temple Island Collections v New English Teas was decided in the, as it was then, Patents County Court (PCC) in January 2012 and...
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Produced in partnership with Boyes Turner LLP 19th May
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Protection for performersThis Practice Note summarises the rights known as performers’ rights which subsist in the UK under Part II of the Copyright,...
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19th May
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Can the board of a co-operative and community benefit society (a registered society) delegate powers to any third party, and can the registered...
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19th May
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This Practice Note outlines the civil remedies available in the UK to the proprietor of a UK trade mark, a comparable trade mark (EU) or a comparable...
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19th May
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Rome Convention—introduction and interpretation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The UK is no longer...
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19th May
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Intellectual Property Enterprise Court—practical points on case managementIntroduction to the Intellectual Property Enterprise CourtThe Intellectual...
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Produced in partnership with Angela Fox of Maucher Jenkins 19th May
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Patent assignment and licensingThe Patents Act 1977 (PA 1977) treats patents and patent applications as personal property rights. Rights in...
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19th May
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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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Produced in partnership with JJ Shaw of Lewis Silkin LLP, Alex Kelham of Lewis Silkin LLP and Rob Meredith CTA of PKF Francis Clark 19th May
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Business and Property CourtsCoronavirus (COVID-19)The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures...
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19th May
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Requirements of the company sealThis Practice Note provides practical guidance regarding the requirements of the company seal. Where a company has a...
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19th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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19th May
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ScopeThis Practice Note explains trade mark law on parallel trade. Parallel imports, or ‘grey market’ goods, are genuine goods that are placed on the...
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Produced in partnership with Taylor Wessing LLP 19th May
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This practice note provides an overview of the main types of dispute resolution that are an alternative to litigation. As well as covering the main...
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Produced in partnership with Boyes Turner LLP 19th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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19th May

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Novation agreement—long formThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[insert name of party] [of OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under...
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Produced in partnership with Jon Chapman of Clarkslegal LLP 11th Aug
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Consultancy agreement—company and individual—pro-clientThis Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[Name of Company], a company incorporated in...
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11th Aug
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Consultancy agreement—company and company—pro-clientupdate: From 6 April 2021, the off-payroll IR35 regime, which has applied since 2017 to public...
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11th Aug
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Confidentiality letter—know-how[insert address of sender]Our ref: [insert reference]Your ref: [insert reference][Insert address of recipient]Date:...
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10th Aug
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Patent licence—pro-licenseeIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law as...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Shelley of Penningtons Manches LLP 10th Aug
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Patent licence—pro-licensorIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law as...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Shelley of Penningtons Manches LLP 10th Aug
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Protecting know–how—training materialsThese training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of one or more...
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10th Aug
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Research and development agreement (short form)This Agreement is made on [insert date] (the ‘Commencement Date’) between the following parties (each a...
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10th Aug
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Trade secrets and confidential information—protection and enforcementThis Practice Note sets out the protection available for trade secrets and...
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Produced in partnership with William Smith of Bird & Bird LLP 10th Aug
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Valuing IPIntroductionValuation is required at many points in the lifecycle of an intellectual property (IP) asset, and for many different purposes,...
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Produced in partnership with Anne Fairpo 31st Jul
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Could you direct me to a definition of background intellectual property?The following Precedents contain a definition of ‘Background IP’:•Long term...
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31st Jul
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What are IP rights?Basic conceptMost people are familiar enough with the idea that owning tangible property, such as a car or some land, carries with...
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31st Jul
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To what extent is it possible to ‘own’ data and what can you do to protect the rights arising in relation to data that is in your possession or...
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31st Jul
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Know-how—protection and licensingThis Practice Note explains what know-how is and sets out the different ways know-how can be protected before...
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31st Jul
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Do you have any information on collaborative R&D agreements?For guidance on collaborative research and development (R&D) agreements, see Practice...
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31st Jul
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The Vertical Restraints Block ExemptionThe Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation (VRBE, Regulation No 330/2010) defines a category of...
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Produced in partnership with Addleshaw Goddard 30th Jul
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EU competition law and research and development agreementsResearch and Development agreements (R&D agreements) are agreements under which two or more...
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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 30th Jul
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Assessing IP-related agreements outside the Technology Transfer Block Exemption RegulationThe Technology Transfer Block Exemption (TTBE, Regulation...
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