Intellectual property

Featured guidance
Intellectual property guidance:

On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for...

Practice Note

On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for...

Practice Note

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 practice area. This...

Practice Note

On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for...

Practice Note

On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is intended for commercial lawyers not specialised in IP. It provides an introduction to copyright and associated rights covering: what copyright is,...

Practice Note

This Practice Note provides an introduction to design law and covers the four different types of design right that exist in the UK: UK registered designs, UK unregistered...

Practice Note

Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing ‘copycat’ products or using misleading...

Practice Note

This Practice Note provides an introduction to: • what is a patent? • applying for and maintaining patents • dealing with patents in agreements • patent assignment and...

Practice Note

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 implementation...

Practice Note

Produced in partnership with Simon Portman of Marks & Clerk Solicitors Introduction This IP due diligence questionnaire relates to the proposed purchase by [insert buyer...

Precedents

Produced in partnership with Simon Portman of Marks & Clerk Solicitors This Agreement is made on [insert date] Parties 1 [insert licensor name] [of OR a [company OR...

Precedents

Produced in partnership with Simon Portman of Marks & Clerk Solicitors This Agreement is made on [insert date] Parties 1 [insert licensor name] [of OR a [company OR...

Precedents

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 implementation...

Practice Note

This new starter guide provides an introduction to patent law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other LexisNexis®...

Practice Note

This new starter guide provides an introduction to trade marks. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other...

Practice Note

When parties collaborate on creative projects or research and development, complex questions arise about the ownership of any resulting intellectual property (IP). Joint...

Practice Note

What is know-how? ‘Know-how’ is technical or practical knowledge resulting from research or experience and usually relates to the way something is done. This technical or...

Practice Note

Introduction Patent claims may be separated into two broad categories: product claims and process claims. Product claims and process claims are recognised as having a...

Practice Note

Produced in partnership with Thomas Bjorn of Royds Withy King LLP and David Hobson/Martin MacLean of Mathys & Squire LLP This DEED is dated [insert date] Parties 1...

Precedents

Produced in partnership with Thomas Bjorn of Royds Withy King LLP and David Hobson/Martin MacLean of Mathys & Squire LLP This AGREEMENT is dated [insert date] Parties 1...

Precedents

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 implementation...

Practice Note

Produced in partnership with Sean Jauss and Emma Gallacher of Mewburn Ellis LLP This Agreement is made on [insert date]. Parties 1 [Insert name of first co-owner of...

Precedents

Produced in partnership with Chris Shelley of Penningtons Manches LLP This Agreement is dated [insert date] Parties 1 [insert name] [of OR a company incorporated in...

Precedents

Produced in partnership with Chris Shelley of Penningtons Manches LLP This Agreement is dated [insert date] Parties 1 [insert name] [of OR a company incorporated in...

Precedents

What is a patent? A ‘patent’ is a document conferring so-called monopoly rights to an inventor following a formal application and registration procedure. A patent...

Practice Note