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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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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
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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 12th Jan
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A director who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in:•a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company of which they are a...
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9th Nov
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Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing ‘copycat’ products or...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners dealing with provisions in the CPR...
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9th Nov

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Tax issues and incentives arising from assignment and licensing of IPThe UK has two approaches to taxing IP transactions:•the corporate intangibles...
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Produced in partnership with Anne Fairpo of Temple Tax Chambers 15th 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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14th May
Precedents
IP due diligence questionnaireIntroduction This IP due diligence questionnaire relates to the proposed purchase by [insert buyer name] (the Buyer) of...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Portman of Marks & Clerk 13th May
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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 of Temple Tax Chambers 13th May
Q&As
What's wrong with saying 'I'm going to sue you if you don't stop this'?English patent law does not allow a patent owner to freely contact market...
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10th May
Practice notes
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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10th 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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Produced in partnership with David Knight of Fieldfisher LLP 6th May
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is no longer maintained. It contains closed legislative proposals, published judgments and closed...
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6th May
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This Practice Note discusses issues specific to patents for small molecules or ‘new chemical entities’ (NCEs), a subset of the types of material or...
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Produced in partnership with Rouse Legal 6th May
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Pharmaceutical patents (pharma patents) are a very specific part of the IP canon. They are primarily concerned with chemical compounds that are useful...
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6th May
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IP law is one of the areas of law that is most extensively harmonised across the EU, with a large amount of the law originating from the EU in the...
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6th 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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Produced in partnership with Nicole Jadeja and Chris Leung of Fieldfisher 6th May
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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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6th 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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Produced in partnership with Andrew Bowler of Bristows and Adrian Chew of Bristows 6th May
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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 of Pinsent Masons and Christopher Leung of Fieldfisher 6th May
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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 6th May
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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 David Cran of RPC and Sophie Tuson of RPC 4th May
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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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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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