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A new centre to support robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) technologies could be established in the UK, the government has said. 17 Jan 2017
A December 2017 launch date is envisaged for the new Unified Patent Court (UPC), according to the body tasked with laying the foundations for the new judicial system to take effect. 17 Jan 2017
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.
Technology developed to enhance car user experience or vehicle safety should be the subject of independent third-party cybersecurity testing, an EU agency has said. 17 Jan 2017
FOCUS: A ruling last month by the High Court in London offers manufacturers greater clarity on the steps they can take to protect themselves against possible claims their products are defective. 16 Jan 2017
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