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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Managing a trade mark portfolioThis Practice Note provides strategic and practical advice on managing a trade mark portfolio that is aligned with a...
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Produced in partnership with Lorraine Lowell Neale of Kilburn & Strode and Carrollanne Lindley of Kilburn & Strode 5th Aug
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The Company Names TribunalEstablishment and function of the Company Names TribunalThe Company Names Tribunal (the Tribunal) was established pursuant...
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