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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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Rome Convention—introduction and interpretation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The UK is no longer...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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If a licensee breaches the conditions of a copyright licence agreement, will this also be considered an infringement of the copyright?Acting outside...
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How do I stop counterfeit goods?What are counterfeit goods and what should I do about them?"Counterfeit goods (or 'fakes') generally bear a brand name...
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31st Jul
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How do I stop someone using my trade mark?InvestigateTry to establish the full extent of infringing acts as soon as possible; consider trap purchases,...
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31st Jul
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Who is ‘independent’ when it comes to judging a prize promotion?Rules 8.24 and 8.26 of the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct &...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Hart of Institute of Promotional Marketing 31st Jul
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To what extent does the E-Commerce Directive (Council Directive 2000/31/EC) apply to cloud service providers and what are the practical implications...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Armstrong of Shoosmiths 31st Jul
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How do I budget for IP registration?Set a budget but be prepared for unanticipated costsSetting a budget involves taking a long term view as...
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31st Jul
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Can net neutrality restrictions be avoided by obtaining the end-user’s consent?According to the principle of net neutrality, use of the internet...
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31st Jul
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What is the meaning of the terms ‘Electronic Communications Network’, ‘Electronic Communications Service’, and ‘Communications Providers’?The EU's...
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Produced in partnership with Purvi Parekh of Anakiya Consulting 31st Jul
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What legal considerations arise when a company which has supplied consumer group data to a service provider is asked to disclose that data to the...
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31st Jul
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What is ‘above the line’ (ATL) and ‘below the line’ (BTL) advertising?Advertising and marketing activities can be divided into three categories—above...
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Produced in partnership with Shobana Iyer of Swan Chambers 31st Jul
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What is interest-based advertising and online behavioural advertising?Interest-based advertising, or behavioural advertising (now known as...
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Produced in partnership with Jude King of Facebook 31st Jul
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How do I start infringement proceedings?If starting infringement proceedings is not your day job, the following points may help reduce exposure to...
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31st Jul
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What data is available about complaints made to the ASA?The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) (which...
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Produced in partnership with Shobana Iyer of Swan Chambers 31st Jul
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What damages are recoverable for stress and inconvenience resulting from a breach of personal data and what test will be applied when assessing...
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Produced in partnership with Ashley Roughton of Ipchambers.eu 31st Jul
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How do I deal with ownership of intellectual property (IP) where the IP was jointly developed with another company?Precedent agreementsIn the context...
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31st Jul
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To what extent, and in what manner, are sections 50A, 50B, 50BA, 50C and/or 50D of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 likely to be relevant...
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Produced in partnership with Paul A. Harris and Robert Peake of Venner Shipley LLP 31st Jul
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In what circumstances is a design 'made available to the public' under the Community Design Regulation?When is a design made available to the...
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