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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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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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What is a patent?A ‘patent’ is a document conferring so-called monopoly rights to an inventor following a formal application and registration...
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9th Apr
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This Deed is made on [insert date]Parties1[insert name] [of OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered number]...
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6th Apr
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This Agreement is dated [insert date]Parties1[insert name] [of OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered...
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6th Apr
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This Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[insert licensor name] [of OR a [company OR partnership OR limited liability partnership OR ...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Portman of Marks & Clerk 6th Apr
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This DEED is dated [insert date]Parties1[insert name] [of OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered number]...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Bjorn 6th Apr
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This AGREEMENT is dated [insert date]Parties1[insert name] [of OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Bjorn of Royds Withy King LLP and David Hobson/Martin MacLean of Mathys & Squire LLP 6th Apr
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This Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[insert licensor name] [of OR a [company OR partnership OR limited liability partnership OR ...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Portman of Marks & Clerk 6th Apr
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Valuable IP rights will be created on a day-to-day basis for businesses by their employees, consultants and contractors as part of their assigned...
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Produced in partnership with Nichola Jenkins of Shoosmiths 30th Mar
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Regulation as a medical deviceAn app may, depending on the specific characteristics and intended use, fall within the definition of a medical device....
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29th Mar
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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 25th Mar
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This Agreement is made on [insert date].Parties1[Insert name of first co-owner of patent] [(Company Number [insert number])] [whose [registered office...
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Produced in partnership with Sean Jauss and Emma Gallacher of Mewburn Ellis LLP 22nd Mar
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This training presentation provides a general introduction to how inventions can be protected. It focuses on patent protection but also introduces the...
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19th Mar
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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 Chris Shelley of Penningtons Manches LLP 19th Mar
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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 Chris Shelley of Penningtons Manches LLP 19th Mar
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This new starter guide provides an introduction to patent law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links...
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19th Mar
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This Practice Note discusses some of the key considerations and implications for IP practitioners during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It also...
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16th Mar
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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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16th Mar
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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 5th Mar

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