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Businesses should review their patent filing and commercialisation strategies in light of the UK's vote to leave the EU, an expert has said. 24 Jun 2016
FOCUS: 3D printing technology gives manufacturers the opportunity to revolutionise their existing business model provided that intellectual property (IP) rights challenges are met. 20 Jun 2016
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.
Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.
Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination.
This guide was last updated in August 2015.
This guide is based on UK law. This was updated in April 2013.
FOCUS: New contract models have emerged to underpin collaborative partnerships in manufacturing and reflect major changes in the sector. 01 Jun 2016
Trustees of smaller defined benefit (DB) pension schemes and those of other schemes in financial difficulty may question why the UK government has proposed extending "special help" to the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS), an expert has said. 31 May 2016
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