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This new starter guide provides an introduction to intellectual property (IP) law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to IP as a...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides guidance on legal issues arising from the commercial use of photographs. Photographs are central to many commercial...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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The registration of a trade mark gives the owner the exclusive right to prevent others from using that mark without their consent. It is important...
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26th Sep
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CategorisationCopyright is the exclusive right to do, and authorise others to do, certain acts in relation to copyright works. Copyright works have...
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Qualifying for copyright protectionCopyright recognises the intellectual creation of an author when a work is created. The law is set out mainly in...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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This new starter guide provides an introduction to copyright law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous...
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25th Sep
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When parties collaborate on creative projects or research and development, complex questions arise about the ownership of any resulting intellectual...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note is intended for commercial lawyers not specialised in IP. It provides an introduction to copyright and associated rights covering:...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to trade marks, ie:•what is a trade mark?•registering a trade mark•dealing with trade marks in...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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What is know-how?‘Know-how’ is technical or practical knowledge resulting from research or experience and usually relates to the way something is...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep

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