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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
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
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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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Execution of deeds by companiesDocuments executed as deeds must be expressed as being executed by the company. A document will be deemed to be...
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As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its relationship with the EU is governed by the Withdrawal...
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What counts as confidential information? The legal definition of confidential information is information that is (i) confidential in nature, and (ii)...
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This Q&A focusses on the situation where the statement made was oral. This considers libel and slander generally, rather than by reference to...
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Produced in partnership with Joshua Marshall of Fieldfisher 8th Jan
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On the facts of this case the rule put forward by the court, in explaining art 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (right to privacy), is...
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Produced in partnership with Ashley Roughton of Ipchambers.eu 8th Jan
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Unlike real property, where a covenant in a lease will become binding on the successors and assigns upon the purchase of the asset (ie a house or...
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Produced in partnership with Paul A. Harris of Venner Shipley 8th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Joshua Marshall of Fieldfisher 8th Jan
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The answer will depend upon the basis upon which the data sharing took place, and any contractual arrangements entered into between the parties.If the...
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Produced in partnership with Ashley Roughton of Ipchambers.eu 8th Jan
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This response assumes that the deed is executed by an individual.This response excludes execution under seal, by electronic signatures, by...
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Produced in partnership with Cecilia Xu Lindsey of 9 Stone Buildings 8th Jan
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What is the problem?In an intellectual property (IP) claim, it is often difficult to predict quantum at the time the claim is issued.Why does the...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Byrne of AA Thornton 8th Jan
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Although the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) does not necessarily apply to every organisation in the world, it...
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Produced in partnership with Shobana Iyer of Swan Chambers 8th Jan
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This Q&A will quote the provisions of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA 1994) as the primary UK legislation.The starting point in this factual matrix is...
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Produced in partnership with Joshua Marshall of Fieldfisher 8th Jan
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For the purposes of this Q&A, we have focused on the scenario where the principal (not necessarily as an employer) has an IPR indemnity clause in its...
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Produced in partnership with Shobana Iyer of Swan Chambers 8th Jan
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A divisional application filed under section 15(9) of the Patents Act 1977 (PA 1977), whether the parent was made under the PA 1977 or under the...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Philip Johnson of Cardiff Law School 8th Jan
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This Q&A covers issuing of claims under any cause of action (not merely copyright infringement).For the purposes of this Q&A we have focussed on class...
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