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Sport has become a big business. It is now widely recognised not only as a pastime or recreation but as an industry in its own right. However, as a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Giles of Bird & Bird 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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9th Nov
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1DefinitionsModern Slavery Policy•means the Customer's anti-slavery and human trafficking policy as set out in Schedule [insert] as updated by the...
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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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This Practice Note sets out guidance upon the meaning, use and importance of commonly used terms in exclusion and limitation of liability clauses in...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Wright of Fladgate 9th Nov
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DefencesThere are a number of substantive defences to a defamation claim, the majority of which are now, since the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013),...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 9th Nov
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This Practice Note describes and explains the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) process and covers:•Application of the UDRP•Purpose...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Taylor of Oxford Information Labs 9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the following issues in relation to the development and use of autonomous and connected vehicles (also referred to as...
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Produced in partnership with Lucy McCormick of Henderson Chambers 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 9th Nov
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This Practice Note has been produced in partnership with Guy Pendell, Liz Williams and Kushal Gandhi of CMS.STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is under...
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Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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Although its popularity has declined in recent years in favour of permissive licences such as MIT, a significant amount of software remains licensed...
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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: Privacy law—misuse of private information and Privacy law—remedies.Coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Gallop and Lily Walker-Parr of 5RB and Daniel Bishop 9th Nov
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This Practice Note covers the considerations to be taken into account before drafting a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaint...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Taylor of Oxford Information Labs 9th Nov
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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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Month means a calendar month; Close This is a suggested definition for the term 'month', which...
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Software can be broadly defined as a computer program comprising a series of instructions which, in combination with the underlying hardware and...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Bohills of Red Deer and John Benjamin of DWF 25th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the following commercial and legal issues arising from the use of free and open source software:•What is free and open...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Katz of Moorcrofts 25th Nov
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BREXIT: On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU...
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Produced in partnership with Francesca Blythe of Sidley Austin and William Long of Sidley Austin 23rd Nov
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This Practice Note considers legal and commercial issues involved in the organisation and running of a hackathon. It covers:•What is a hackathon?•The...
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Produced in partnership with Amy Carton, hackathon consultant 23rd Nov
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When commercial software is acquired from a software supplier, a non-exclusive licence is usually all that is obtained. The supplier retains copyright...
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Produced in partnership with Robin Fry of Memery Crystal 23rd Nov
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This current consolidated Data Protection Addendum was published on [insert date]. For previous versions, see [insert URL]. [For details of Updated...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Mills of Shoosmiths 23rd Nov
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In today’s world where the internet is the mainstay of business activity, cloud computing allows us to access documents and store huge amounts of data...
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Produced in partnership with Origin Ltd 23rd Nov
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Frequently, a supplier or customer will use a set of standard terms developed for domestic trade in its home country. When that business deals with a...
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Produced in partnership with Fieldfisher LLP 23rd Nov
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The ever-increasing popularity of smartphones, tablets and other personal computing devices has created substantial demand among users for...
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Produced in partnership with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP 23rd Nov
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Mobile applications (apps) have become as ubiquitous as the smartphones, tablets and other mobile computing devices that support them. With the growth...
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Produced in partnership with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP 23rd Nov
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This Practice Note examines legal and practical issues relating to the copying of software. It sets out software copyright protections under copyright...
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23rd Nov
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IntroductionEscrow is the process of two or more parties placing property or instruments in the hands of a trusted third party (an ‘escrow agent’)....
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Produced in partnership with Fieldfisher LLP 23rd Nov
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This Practice Note briefly describes the legal and practical issues relevant to ownership of software and other information technology (IT) assets and...
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23rd Nov
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This Practice Note considers the key legal and commercial issues that can arise in a business-to-business context when drafting and negotiating...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Bohills of Red Deer and John Benjamin of DWF 23rd Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the need for, and issues to consider in relation to, contracts for the support and maintenance of software.Considerations...
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23rd Nov
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Framework agreements (sometimes referred to as master services agreements) are essentially umbrella agreements which provide standard terms and...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 23rd Nov
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Software development—in briefA software development agreement is used where a customer engages a software developer to design, develop, test and...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 23rd Nov
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Corporate transactions are a frequent feature of a lawyer’s life and can be one of the most challenging. In addition to dealing with the specific...
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Produced in partnership with Fieldfisher LLP 23rd Nov
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This Practice Note deals with the issues which arise in relation to the transfer of IT assets on a business sale. Information technology is one of the...
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23rd Nov
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Patent protection for computer games and appsVarious aspects of computer games and apps may be patentable in Europe, although in several respects,...
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Produced in partnership with Harbottle & Lewis LLP 23rd Nov

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