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This Practice Note introduces the laws and regulations governing advertising in general and covers: • Regulatory regime overview • Non-broadcast advertising • Broadcast...

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This Practice Note considers alternative methods of service and alternative places for service for court documents. The relevant provisions are set out in CPR 6.15 (claim...

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This practice note describes briefly different types of social media services and websites and explains the key risks associated with social media for organisations,...

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Some of the world's most visited sites such as eBay, Alibaba, Facebook and Twitter have faced criticism from some brand owners for their failure to police IP...

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Collecting societies, also referred to as licensing bodies, offer rights holders a way of collectively licensing and enforcing their copyright in situations where it...

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Typefaces are a key component of a brand identity, using a unique typeface helps a business to distinguish itself from its competitors. Many businesses will select or...

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This note reflects the law and practice up to and insofar as the UK remains a Member State of the EU. At the time of writing, it is not possible to predict, with...

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Issues to consider This Practice Note assumes knowledge of, and should be read in conjunction with, the following Practice Notes: • Copyright—subsistence and...

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When making a new film or television programme, a number of individual different copyright works will comprise the film depending on the type of production being made, eg...

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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 television programme is...

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This Practice Note examines whether copyright can subsist in music compilations as a database. In essence, the question is whether a music compilation is an original...

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The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) gives the copyright owner exclusive rights in the UK to carry out various acts in relation to the copyright work....

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‘Copyright’ is a property right that subsists in various categories of work: • original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works • sound recordings, films,...

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Copyright theft Theft of copyright is criminalised by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA 1994) and the Video...

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This Practice Note is intended to be used to track the progress of legislative proposals, relevant judgments, and current consultations related to copyright and...

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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 newspaper comment sections...

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