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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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How may a local authority execute simple contracts and deeds remotely?Many documents entered into by local authorities will need to be executed as a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 12th May
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At common law, foreign law is generally a matter of fact that must be proved by an expert witness (and where necessary a translator or interpreter)....
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10th May
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Clarification of existence and ownership of IP rightsIntellectual property rights are monopoly rights. The exclusive ownership or use of a brand name,...
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10th May
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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
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You may find the following Practice Notes of assistance when drafting a response to a letter of claim because they set out possible defences and...
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10th May
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This Q&A assumes that:•the question relates to the use of a signature in the context of commercial negotiations•the question does not relate to...
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28th Apr
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Where a contract contains a reference to legislation, the question may arise as to which version of the legislation is meant. The default position is...
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Produced in partnership with Eleonor Duhs of Fieldfisher and Indira Rao MBE of Counsel for EU and International Law, House of Commons 27th Apr
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We have assumed that the emails are used strictly for training purposes and the reader is in no doubt that this is so. In this regard, it may not be...
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26th Apr
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What is the legislative basis for determining applicable law?The provisions of art 4(1) of Directive 95/46/EC govern the application of a member...
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20th Apr
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There has recently been a legal challenge regarding the EU’s data sharing arrangement with the US, known as the EU‒US Privacy Shield, filed in the...
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20th Apr
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What is Privacy shield?On 29 February 2016, the European Commission announced draft details of the EU–US Privacy Shield to replace the Safe Harbour...
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20th Apr
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In this Q&A we have limited our research to cover common issues a product brand owner should be concerned with when contracting with retailers from a...
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16th Apr
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The requirements for variation of a deedIt was formerly a rule of common law that contracts entered into by way of deed could only be varied by deed....
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12th Apr
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Signed or executed as a deedThe wording of section 1(2) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (LP(MP)A 1989) confirms that an...
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12th Apr
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Executing documents properly when one or more parties to a contract are not physically present is sometimes known as virtual signing or virtual...
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9th Apr

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