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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no requirement in a claim for...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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Co-operative and community benefit societiesWhat is a co-operative or community benefit society?A co-operative society or community benefit society...
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19th May
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Information society services and e-commerceIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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19th May
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Rome II—application and interpretationThis Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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Can the board of a co-operative and community benefit society (a registered society) delegate powers to any third party, and can the registered...
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19th May
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CE-File—introduction to electronic filing in the Rolls Building and other courtsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and...
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19th May
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Claiming damages—tort and contract claims comparedThis Practice Note serves as a quick reference guide for practitioners comparing the law of damages...
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19th May
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Rome Convention—introduction and interpretation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The UK is no longer...
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19th May
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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 19th May
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The internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs, internet forums, online...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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For the purposes of copyright law the term 'film' means a recording, on any medium, from which a moving image may by any means be produced. A...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Ruback of Bristows and Jake Palmer of Bristows 19th May
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Requirements of the company sealThis Practice Note provides practical guidance regarding the requirements of the company seal. Where a company has a...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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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 Andrew Sharpe of Orange Business Services 19th May
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This Practice Note examines the law and regulation that applies to operating prize promotions, including prize competitions and free prize draws. It...
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19th May

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Copying software and copyrightThis Practice Note examines legal and practical issues relating to the copying of software. It sets out software...
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15th Sep
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Digital rights managementThis Practice Note explains the legal and practical issues relevant to digital rights management and discusses the extent to...
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14th Sep
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IP rights in softwareThis Practice Note explains the extent to which software formats can be protected as intellectual property rights, and also...
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14th Sep
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Software licence—pro-customerThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of supplier], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under...
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8th Sep
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Free and open source software—public sectorThis Practice Note considers the use of free and open source software in the UK public sector,...
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Produced in partnership with Amanda Brock, CEO of OpenUK 7th Sep
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Software trial agreement—pro-supplierThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of supplier], a company incorporated in [England and Wales]...
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31st Aug
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Online terms and conditions for the supply of digital content and end user licence agreement—business-to-consumerPlease read the following important...
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25th Aug
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Software support agreement—pro-customerThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of supplier], a company incorporated in [England and...
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24th Aug
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Website cancellation and returns policy for digital content—business-to-consumerThis policy summarises some of your key rights and provides...
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23rd Aug
Q&As
An EU market in second hand software has developed since the Court of Justice ruling in UsedSoft v Oracle, Case C-128/11. Once the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Thomas and Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 17th Aug
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Does the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 apply to business-to-business contracts and to what extent might it restrict a contract term permitting...
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16th Aug
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What is an API?An application programming interface (API) is a source-code based interface used by applications (more particularly, software...
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16th Aug
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What is an open standard and who are the main bodies responsible for publishing open standards relevant to the internet of things?What is an open...
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16th Aug
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To what extent can a group company bind its affiliates by including them in the party definition?In approaching this, the steps to consider are as...
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11th Aug
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Resale of second-hand softwareIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law...
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Produced in partnership with Robin Fry of Memery Crystal 11th Aug
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Software reseller agreementThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[insert name of owner company] a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under...
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10th Aug
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Software licence—pro-supplierThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of supplier], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under...
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10th Aug
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Agile software development agreementThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[insert name of supplier] [of OR a company incorporated in [England and...
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Produced in partnership with Stewart James 10th Aug
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Software transfer agreement—long formThis Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[insert supplier name] a company incorporated in [England and...
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10th Aug

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