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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
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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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9th Nov
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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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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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When parties collaborate on creative projects or research and development, complex questions arise about the ownership of any resulting IP.Joint...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Stretch 20th Apr
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This Practice Note is intended to be used to track the progress of judgments, legislative proposals and consultations related to patents.Jump...
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15th Apr
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The UK has two approaches to taxing IP transactions:•the corporate intangibles tax rules: these apply to IP created or acquired by a company on or...
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Produced in partnership with Anne Fairpo of Temple Tax Chambers 15th Apr
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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 Apr
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Introduction to the Intellectual Property Enterprise CourtThe Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist list of the Intellectual...
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Produced in partnership with Angela Fox of Maucher Jenkins 9th Apr
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This Practice Note explains how long a patent lasts, how it must be maintained by renewal in order to last that long and how to restore a patent that...
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9th Apr
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Many employees engaged in design and research invent products and processes that lead to significant financial rewards for their employers. Under...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and paediatric extensions (PEs) and explains the rationale...
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Produced in partnership with Nicole Jadeja and Chris Leung, Fieldfisher 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Andrew Bowler of Bristows and Adrian Chew of Bristows 9th Apr
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A patent for an invention grants the proprietor the right to exclude others from using the invention within a particular jurisdiction for a limited...
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9th Apr
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This key issues Practice Note aims to provide a checklist of practical matters to consider before starting patent infringement litigation in the...
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9th Apr
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There are several different ways to amend a patent, at various stages of its life, and depending on whether the application for the patent originated...
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9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Anne Fairpo of Temple Tax Chambers 9th Apr
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ObviousnessGeneral principles on obviousnessIn order to obtain and keep a patent, it is not enough that the invention is new because no-one else had...
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9th Apr
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BackgroundThe Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) which is...
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Produced in partnership with Angela Fox of Maucher Jenkins 9th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is no longer maintained.Why has this Practice Note been archived?In 2020, the political and legal...
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Produced in partnership with Bristows 9th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is no longer maintained.Why has this Practice Note been archived?In 2020, the political and legal...
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Produced in partnership with Bristows 9th Apr
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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 Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with David Knight of Fieldfisher LLP 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Selina Badiani of Bristows and Andrew Bowler of Bristows 9th Apr

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