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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 12th Jan
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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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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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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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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9th Nov
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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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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 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 13th Jan
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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 13th Jan
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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 13th Jan
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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 13th Jan
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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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13th Jan
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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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13th Jan
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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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13th Jan
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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 Robin Fry of Memery Crystal 13th Jan
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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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13th Jan
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Agile software development methods are now being widely used in the IT sector and are increasingly advocated as preferable to the traditional...
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Produced in partnership with Bird & Bird LLP 13th Jan
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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 Robin Fry, partner and Martyna Polak, solicitor, both at Memery Crystal LLP 13th Jan
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A software audit occurs when a software supplier seeks verification that a customer’s use of licensed software is in accordance with the terms of the...
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Produced in partnership with Marcin Maruta, Karolina Alama, Wojciech Jarosiński of Maruta Wachta 13th Jan
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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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13th Jan
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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 13th Jan
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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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13th Jan
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GeneralThere is a widespread misconception among both those who devise computer programs and those who advise them that there is a general prohibition...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Julian M Potter, WP Thompson 13th Jan
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A free and open source software (FOSS) strategy and policy (with associated processes to ensure that the policy is followed) is part of any...
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Produced in partnership with Origin Ltd 13th Jan
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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 8th Jan
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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 8th Jan
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UPDATE: This Q&A has been superseded by the later Q&A What will the impact of the end of the Brexit transition period be on the export controls...
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Produced in partnership with Roger Bickerstaff of Bird & Bird 8th Jan

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