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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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Rome Convention—introduction and interpretation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The UK is no longer...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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Does a settlement agreement, eg under section 203 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, have to be executed as a deed? When executing documents by a...
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17th Sep
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Can an attorney under a lasting power of attorney (LPA) execute a deed of resignation to resign the donor as a company director?We refer you to Q&A:...
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16th Sep
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Can I rely on ‘Certificates of Force Majeure’ issued by the Chinese government confirming that coronavirus (COVID-19) is force majeure as a force...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 15th Sep
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Can my force majeure clause protect me against the economic impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)?Is there a force majeure event?In English law, the...
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15th Sep
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How do I activate a force majeure provision?There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 15th Sep
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Where a document forms a schedule to an agreement, if the document in the schedule is signed rather than being printed as a separate agreement and...
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13th Sep
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Can a senior employee (for example a Practice Manager) bind a partnership by signing a supply contract? Could they (by implied authority/agency) bind...
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13th Sep
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What are the requirements for incorporating the terms of an agreement which is being varied into a deed of variation?There are various methods by...
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13th Sep
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Is it possible to draft a jurisdiction clause which is neither exclusive or non-exclusive but offers a middle ground?This Q&A relates to drafting...
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13th Sep
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Is a dispute resolution clause still binding between the parties when a contract terminates?This Q&A focuses on whether a dispute resolution clause is...
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13th Sep
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Will a correctly executed deed be a binding contract if all pages of the document carry the word ‘draft’ as a watermark?A deed has four key...
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13th Sep
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As an alternative to executing a deed of variation, is it possible for all original parties to execute a new deed (with all the amendments included)...
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13th Sep
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I have received a force majeure notice from my supplier, what do I do?The first thing to do is to unearth the relevant contract. The notice will have...
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Produced in partnership with XXIV Old Buildings 13th Sep
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Does the lack of signature on a contract or deed negate the contract? Is there a distinction between contracts and deeds in this respect? Where a...
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13th Sep
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Is a contract enforceable if it has been signed but not dated?It is difficult to envisage any circumstances where a contract would be void or...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 13th Sep
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Can a party to a deed take the benefit of it without executing it?For details on formalities for the formation of deeds, see Practice Note: Executing...
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13th Sep
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What is the effect of a corporate signature, particularly by a solicitor’s firm, eg where a letter is signed as ‘Firm A’ as opposed to being signed...
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13th Sep
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Is a contract between a company and a third party which is entered into in breach of the company’s articles of association enforceable?This Q&A deals...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 13th Sep
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Is a force majeure clause enforceable in a business-to-consumer contract because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?Traders seeking to rely on force majeure...
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