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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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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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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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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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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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Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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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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1 Intellectual property rights indemnity 1.1 The Supplier shall defend the Customer against any third party claim that...
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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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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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Month means a calendar month; Close This is a suggested definition for the term 'month', which...
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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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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 LLP 13th Jan
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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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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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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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Why ownership of IP is importantA single creation can result in a number of different IP rights but the owner of each right may be different and some...
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GeneralTraditionally, the patent system was solely concerned with the protection of technical inventions such as the development of new physical...
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Produced in partnership with William Nixon of Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan P.C. and Dr Julian M Potter of WP Thompson 13th Jan
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IntroductionPatent claims may be separated into two broad categories: product claims and process claims. Product claims and process claims are...
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GeneralThere is a widespread misconception among both those who devise computer programs and those who advise them that there is a general prohibition...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Julian M Potter, WP Thompson 13th Jan
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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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What is a patent?A ‘patent’ is a document conferring so-called monopoly rights to an inventor following a formal application and registration...
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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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This Assignment is made as a deed on [date].Parties1[Assignor], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] with company number [insert number] and...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Evans and Sheena Sheikh Brown of Fieldfisher LLP 13th Jan
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This Agreement is made on [insert date].Parties1[Insert name of first co-owner of patent] [(Company Number [insert number])] [whose [registered office...
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Produced in partnership with Sean Jauss and Emma Gallacher of Mewburn Ellis LLP 8th Jan
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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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A patent or patent application is personal property that can be assigned (section 30(1) and (2) of the Patents Act 1977 (PA 1977)). In order to be...
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This AGREEMENT is dated [insert date]Parties1[insert name] [of OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered...
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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 Joanne Frears of Lionshead Law Ltd 8th Jan
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