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The UK government is planning to introduce a carbon tax to apply across the UK in order to meet carbon emission pricing commitments, should there be no deal with the EU over the terms of Brexit. 16 Oct 2018
UK manufacturers are putting investment plans on hold in response to uncertainty over the final outcome of Brexit and fears of the growing trade tensions between the US and China. 01 Oct 2018
Businesses found to have infringed patent rights can face potentially substantial bills for compensation and a block on the manufacture, supply and sale of infringing products.
Businesses that are involved in patent litigation incur costs when engaging legal advisers. Some of these costs may be recoverable from the other side, but there are rules around costs that parties to litigation should familiarise themselves with.
Patent rights are property rights and as such can be assigned, mortgaged, licensed, etc… However, when assigning a patent there are strict requirements and procedures that the patentee must adhere to and follow.
Bringing or defending a patent claim before the courts can be a daunting prospect, not least because of the complicated nature of patents and patent law. It is vital that businesses understand the procedures that govern how patent trials operate.
When patents are granted they provide inventors up to 20 years of protection for their invention, but there are circumstances in which patents can be revoked.
Businesses can face claims of patent infringement if they carry out acts infringing patented products or processes without the consent of patent rights holders. However, UK patent law contains a number of defences against infringement which businesses may...
A stark warning on the implications of a 'no deal' Brexit for the chemicals industry has been issued by the UK government, a legal expert has said. 25 Sep 2018
ANALYSIS: A UK government proposal would expand ministers' already considerable powers to intervene in mergers on national security grounds. 21 Sep 2018
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