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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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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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Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Produced in partnership with Sarah Hadland of S.H. & Associates 6th May
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This Practice Note is a practical guide to drafting a trade mark licence. It is intended to provide an overview of the main issues to consider for...
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6th 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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Produced in partnership with Baker McKenzie LLP 6th May
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Trade marks can be exploited in a number of ways. They might be directly exploited by a trade mark owner (ie by self-use), or they could be used to...
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6th May
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What is an EU trade mark and why register one?An EU trade mark (EUTM) registration is a single trade mark covering all EU Member States.An EUTM is...
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6th May
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is no longer maintained. It contains closed legislative proposals, published judgments and closed...
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6th May
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IP law is one of the areas of law that is most extensively harmonised across the EU, with a large amount of the law originating from the EU in the...
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6th May
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Lookalike products are, by their nature, difficult for brand owners to deal with. They are intended to mimic or call to mind a well-known or popular...
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Produced in partnership with Baker McKenzie 6th 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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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper 6th 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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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 6th May
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Many businesses wish to promote their goods or services by reference to those of a competitor to gain a commercial advantage. For example, a business...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Jordan of Bristows and Timothy Heaps of Bristows 6th 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 6th May
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BackgroundThe ability to block websites is within the power of the internet service providers (ISPs) who provide the service of connecting users to...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Byrne of AA Thornton 6th 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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6th May
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This Practice Note considers Regulation (EU) 608/2013 (the Customs Regulation), which replaced Regulation (EC) 1383/2003. This Practice Note:•examines...
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Produced in partnership with Baker McKenzie 6th 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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For certain types of trade mark infringement cases (such as wilful infringement for the purpose of manufacturing counterfeit goods), the usual civil...
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Absolute and relative groundsA trade mark’s essential function is to be a badge of origin. It distinguishes the goods and services of one undertaking...
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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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