Databases

Databases guidance:

Databases, especially electronic databases, have for some time now made up an important sector of the economy. They are a vital tool in the development of an information...

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Database right is a property right introduced by Directive 96/9/EC (Database Directive) in a database where there has been substantial investment in obtaining, verifying...

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The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997, SI 1997/3032 (CRD 1997) implemented the Database Directive by introducing changes to United Kingdom copyright law...

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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...

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Background The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ( IPEC ) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) which is intended to provide...

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Introduction to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ( IPEC ) is a specialist list of the Intellectual Property List...

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

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

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Protecting databases Databases, especially electronic databases, have become important tools that drive economic transactions. In the 1990s, uniform and adequate...

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Meditech scenario on database right and database copyright This training scenario accompanies Precedent: Rights in databases—training materials. It is designed to help...

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The provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) apply in relation to dealing with database rights and databases as they do to copyright and...

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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 maintaining ownership of...

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Football DataCo (FD) grants licenses to third parties allowing them to reproduce certain intellectual property such as fixture lists and statistics owned by the UK's...

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Introduction Valuation is required at many points in the lifecycle of an intellectual property (IP) asset, and for many different purposes, including: • sale and purchase...

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Intellectual property (IP) must be valued for tax purposes on a number of occasions, including: • on transfer to a non-UK connected party—see Practice Note: Tax issues...

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