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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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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering the use of ADR as it may...
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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 provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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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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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering applicable law. For...
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to arbitration and its key features, with a particular focus on arbitration under the law of England and...
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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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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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What is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including:•the company’s articles of...
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This Practice Note considers the meaning and use of conditions precedent in commercial arrangements. It also considers typical conditions precedent...
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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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ContractWhere a contract is made by two or more parties it may contain a promise or obligation made by two or more of those parties. Any such promise...
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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 David Knight of Fieldfisher LLP 6th May
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This Practice Note discusses issues specific to patents for small molecules or ‘new chemical entities’ (NCEs), a subset of the types of material or...
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Produced in partnership with Rouse Legal 6th May
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Pharmaceutical patents (pharma patents) are a very specific part of the IP canon. They are primarily concerned with chemical compounds that are useful...
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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 Nicole Jadeja and Chris Leung of Fieldfisher 6th May
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At 11 pm on 31 December 2020 (IP completion day), the UK ceased to be subject to EU law. The UK’s relationship with the EU is now governed by the...
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Produced in partnership with Oscar Benito of Gavi, the Vaccines Alliance 6th May
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This Practice Note discusses the various intellectual property (IP) rights that can be used to protect a digital health product. It also addresses...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Fiona Kellas of Maucher Jenkins 6th May
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Intellectual property (IP) protection is available for plant-related inventions through the patent system and through plant variety protection.This...
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Produced in partnership with Frances Salisbury of Mewburn Ellis 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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Changes to intellectual property (IP) law from 1 January 2021Before discussing how intellectual property (IP) law specifically applies to medical...
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Produced in partnership with Reuben E. Jacob of Maucher Jenkins and Dr Edward Rainsford of Maucher Jenkins 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 Andrew Bowler of Bristows and Adrian Chew of Bristows 6th May
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and paediatric extensions (PEs) and explains the rationale...
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Produced in partnership with Nicole Jadeja of Pinsent Masons and Christopher Leung of Fieldfisher 6th May
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When parties collaborate on creative projects or research and development, complex questions arise about the ownership of any resulting IP.Joint...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Stretch 6th May
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Patent systems are intended to foster innovation, not to impede it. For this reason, the patent laws of many jurisdictions contain exemptions to...
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Produced in partnership with Selina Badiani and Charlie French of Bristows LLP 5th 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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15th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is no longer maintained.Why has this Practice Note been archived?In 2020, the political and legal...
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Produced in partnership with Bristows 9th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is no longer maintained.Why has this Practice Note been archived?In 2020, the political and legal...
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Produced in partnership with Bristows 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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Produced in partnership with Eleanor Denny, associate, and Claire Phipps-Jones, senior associate, of Bristows LLP 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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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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9th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the protection available for trade secrets and confidential information in a commercial context, in particular in cases...
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Produced in partnership with William Smith of Bird & Bird LLP 9th Apr

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