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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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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 Robert Cumming and Vishal Dattani of Appleyard Lees 6th May
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The purpose of this Precedent trade mark filing sheet is to provide an efficient mechanism for a business to set out instructions...
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Produced in partnership with Carrollanne Lindley and Lorraine Lowell Neale of Kilburn & Strode LLP 27th Apr
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The purpose of this Precedent trade mark search sheet is to provide an efficient mechanism for a business to set out instructions as to the scope of...
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To whom it may concernGoods in which you were trading have been seized. This notice tells you who has carried out the seizure, the legal grounds on...
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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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General IP Notices© Copyright [business name] [year eg 2021]. All rights reserved.[Trade mark]® is a [registered] trade mark of [business...
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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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The UK has two approaches to taxing IP transactions:•the corporate intangibles tax rules: these apply to IP created or acquired by a company on or...
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Produced in partnership with Anne Fairpo of Temple Tax Chambers 15th Apr
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This Practice Note summarises the main types of legal action that can be taken against the UK trade in counterfeit goods, the pros and cons of each...
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Produced in partnership with Taylor Wessing LLP 15th Apr
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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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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Canada; Germany; Greece; India; Mexico; Russia; Spain; United Kingdom;...
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Filed on behalf of the Applicant/[Claimant OR intended Claimant][insert initials and surname of deponent]Number of affidavit: [insert the number of...
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Introduction to the Intellectual Property Enterprise CourtThe Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist list of the Intellectual...
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Produced in partnership with Angela Fox of Maucher Jenkins 9th Apr
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This Practice Note is part of a series of Practice Notes summarising the main stages in High Court trade mark litigation. It focuses on: the steps to...
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Produced in partnership with Baker McKenzie 9th Apr
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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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