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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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Rome Convention—introduction and interpretation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The UK is no longer...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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What sponsorship materials do you have?We refer you to the following which you may find useful for your purposes:•Sponsorship—overview contains useful...
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What is crowdfunding?Main conceptThe basic premise of crowdfunding is that, rather than targeting a few select investors to finance a project,...
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31st Jul
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How do I deal with database extraction and re-utilisation?Protection of investmentA database right in a database is infringed if an alleged infringer...
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31st Jul
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We have run a prize promotion. What happens if we cannot contact the winner(s)?This is a surprisingly common problem for promoters. When people fill...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Hart of Institute of Promotional Marketing 31st Jul
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Q&A: What should I ask about the IP and IT when buying a non-IT business?What is the target business? How does IP and IT fit in?•Undertake detailed...
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31st Jul
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What are the key issues relating to witness evidence in IP cases?Main conceptMost witnesses are nervous about providing either written evidence or...
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31st Jul
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What effect does termination of a head licence of IP rights have on any sub-licences granted under it? Are there any provisions that could be included...
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31st Jul
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Have the standard contractual clauses (model clauses) been updated for the General Data Protection Regulation?Background to the standard contractual...
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31st Jul
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What are the issues to take into account when considering the geographical scope of design rights?This Q&A covers issues for an individual or company...
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31st Jul
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What copyright or other right protection (other than technical protection measures) would be available to protect a written piece of text created by...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming and Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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What are the rules on verification and substantiation in comparative adverts such as one that claims that a product is the ‘UK’s most awarded’ and...
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31st Jul
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What is the territorial scope of Directive 2002/58/EC (the EU ePrivacy Directive) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive)...
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31st Jul
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What is the difference between a warranty and a representation in a commercial agreement?This Q&A looks at the difference between a warranty and a...
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31st Jul
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To what extent, and in what circumstances, might EU and UK export controls apply to use of software as a service (SaaS). Could use of a SaaS service...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Armstrong of Shoosmiths 31st Jul
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Despite not being in effect until 25 May 2018, can you address the GDPR in contractual agreements now?ImplementationThe General Data Protection...
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31st Jul
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Is there an implied term that developed or licensed software does not infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights?Generally, terms may only...
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31st Jul
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Where can I find examples of acceptance testing clauses for software?Acceptance testing is the process under which a customer establishes that...
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31st Jul

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