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Intellectual Property Rights (‘IPRs’) enable their owner to exclude third parties from use of the relevant protected subject matter. Excluding, or...
Produced in partnership with Bristows 21st Apr
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This Practice Note discusses the role and importance of the boilerplate clauses in an agreement. It identifies the boilerplate clauses that most...
21st Apr
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The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public bodies. This framework...
Produced in partnership with Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings 21st 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...
Produced in partnership with Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings 21st Apr
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The below tracks live General Court appeal cases involving State aid (Articles 107 to 109 TFEU). For completed cases, see General Court State aid...
21st Apr
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This Practice Note provides a broad introduction to the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). It looks at what PFI is, the structure of a typical PFI...
21st Apr
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This Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the UK’s withdrawal from the...
21st Apr
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The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public bodies, a framework which...
Produced in partnership with Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings 21st Apr
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The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) overhauled the legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public bodies, a framework...
21st Apr
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The below tracks completed General Court appeal cases involving State aid (Articles 107 to 109 TFEU) since 1 June 2015.For ongoing General Court...
21st Apr
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The table below lists national references to the Court of Justice concerning the interpretation of EU State aid law (relating to Articles 107 to 109...
21st Apr
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Below tracks recent European Commission decisions involving State aid, ongoing in-depth investigations and ongoing State aid sector inquiries. Closed...
21st Apr
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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) is made up of a ‘general equality duty’,...
Produced in partnership with Bruce Caldow of Harper Macleod LLP 21st Apr
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EU workers and EU citizens enjoy the right of freedom of movement. This right is granted to EU workers in Article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning...
Produced in partnership with Dr Alexander Türk, Professor of Law of King’s College London 21st Apr
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Economic versus non-economic activityThe public funding of infrastructure was traditionally considered to fall outside the State aid rules since their...
Produced in partnership with CMS 20th Apr
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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...
Produced in partnership with Jessica Stretch 20th Apr
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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes:•Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution•Coronavirus...
20th Apr
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This Practice Note aims to assist dispute resolution practitioners seeking to understand the fast-moving changes to civil court processes and...
20th Apr
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Licensing IP rights—introductionDrafting IP licences can raise a number of commercial and legal issues, which are often complex and lead to much...
Produced in partnership with Adam Coughlin of Bristows and Claire Smith of Bristows 20th Apr
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered a Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note introduces the general...
20th Apr

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