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Law Resources: Intellectual Property: Trade Marks
Information, decisions and forms.
Law Resources: Trade
The European Union (EU) is the world's largest exporter. With over 500 million consumers, a single market with common rules, it also represents an attractive export market for non-EU countries. The EU has exclusive power to legislate on trade matters and to conclude international trade agreements, based on World Trade Organisation rules, on behalf of its 28 member countries. Its policy covers trade in goods and services but also matters such as commercial aspects of intellectual property and foreign direct investment. It has enacted trade defence and market access instruments mainly with the purpose of protecting EU businesses from obstacles to trade. Lastly, it assists developing countries to trade by means of lower duties and support programmes.
The internal market of the European Union (EU) is a single market in which the free movement of goods, services, capital and persons is assured, and in which citizens are free to live, work, study and do business. Since its creation in 1993, the single market has opened itself more to competition, created jobs, and reduced many trade barriers. The Single Market Act was put forward in two parts, in 2011 and 2012, containing proposals to further exploit the opportunities afforded by the single market, in order to boost employment and improve confidence in European business.
Designed to help European service operators to provide their services around the world. Contains a complete guide to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) - the ultimate guarantee of open services markets, news about world trade in services, a link to the Market Access Database and a means to inform us of any barriers or restrictions to trade.
A comprehensive set of links in the following categories: supranational, national regimes, other resources, discussion groups, publications, related practices.
International/transnational commercial law and e-commerce infrastructure monitor, providing a huge number of links.
The core legal body within the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. A variety of reference texts are available on the site.
Legal texts and thousands of WTO working documents, panel and appeals reports, new WTO agreements; meetings and conferences: Summaries and documents, issues and documents dealing specifically, with developing countries, regular reviews of members' trade p
Services: Law Publishers
Specialising in International Trade and International Environmental Law; considered to be the leading publisher of material on the legal implications of the World Trade Organisation; particular expertise in the nexus between trade and environment.
The Directory: Courts and Tribunals
We handle shipping and maritime disputes. Cases that we hear include: collisions between ships disputes over the transport of cargo salvage of a ship, cargo or crew disputes over goods supplied to a ship disputes over mortgages and other security over ships claims by passengers for injuries suffered claims by ship crew for unpaid wages claims by shipowners to limit liability for loss or damage We handle both claims brought against the owner of a ship (‘in personam’ claims) and claims brought against the ship itself (‘in rem’ claims). We can also hear claims brought against other types of crafts (for example aircraft) as well as cargo. We can seize (‘arrest’) ships and cargos to prevent them being moved and can also sell them within England and Wales.
We handle complex national and international business disputes. Cases that we hear include: disputes over contracts and business documents insurance and reinsurance sale of commodities import, export and transport (‘carriage’) of goods issues relating to arbitration awards banking and financial services agency and management agreements construction of ships Many of these cases can also be heard by the Mercantile Court. However, we generally hear the more complex cases, or cases where there is a large amount at stake.
We handle commercial and business disputes. Cases that we hear include: disputes over contracts and business documents insurance and reinsurance sale of goods import, export and transport (carriage) of goods professional negligence in commercial circumstances (eg solicitors and accountants) issues relating to arbitration awards restraint of trade banking and financial services agency and management agreements share sale agreements confidential information injunctions There are no restrictions on the size of claims which can be brought to the Mercantile Court. Cases will ordinarily be heard if they are of a genuine business nature and appropriate for the court.
The Directory: European and EU Institutions
Responsible for registering trade marks and designs that are valid in all 27 countries of the EU.
The Directory: Government Departments
The department brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change. BEIS is a ministerial department, supported by 47 agencies and public bodies.
Collection: Nuclear Safeguards Bill
Policy paper: Nuclear Safeguards Bill: draft regulations
Guidance: UK greenhouse gas emissions statistics: planned methodology changes
Press release: Business Secretary chairs taskforce to support small businesses and workers affected by Carillion insolvency
Press release: Business Secretary welcomes action by banks to support small businesses affected by Carillion
News story: Business and Energy Secretary discusses closer research and development ties with French ministers
Research and analysis: Renewable energy planning database monthly extract
News story: World-first register to crack down on criminals laundering dirty money through UK property market to go live by early 2021
UK Export Finance is the UK's export credit agency, helping exporters and investors by providing credit insurance policies, political risk insurance on overseas investments and guarantees on bank loans. UK Export Finance is the operating name for the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD). UK Export Finance is a ministerial department of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Research and analysis: DIT areas of research interest 2017 to 2018
Speech: Dr Liam Fox addresses the UK-India JETCO
Press release: Dr Liam Fox holds UK-India talks as UKEF boosts trade finance support
Press release: UKEF extends support for UK exports to over 60 currencies
Detailed guide: Local Currency Financing
Corporate report: UKEF's implementation of the Equator Principles (1st November 2016 - 31st October 2017)
Case study: Manufacturing firm secures contract in China with UKEF support
Transparency data: UK Export Finance (UKEF): gender pay gap report 2016 to 2017
The Directory: Government Departments: Non-ministerial
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. UKTI is a non-ministerial department of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Guidance: Overseas Business Risk - Mexico
Promotional material: Investing in the UK (portuguese language)
Corporate report: UK Trade & Investment annual report and accounts 2015 to 2016
Transparency data: UK Trade and Investment government procurement card spend over £500: April to June 2016
Collection: UK Trade and Investment government procurement card spend over £500
Transparency data: UK Trade and Investment programme spend for 2015 to 2016
Transparency data: UK Trade and Investment administration spend 2015 to 2016
Collection: UK Trade and Investment transparency data
The Directory: International Organisations
Activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, fighting corruption or combating commercial crime. Site includes ICC Guidelines, codes and rules for all areas of international business; rules and awards of the ICC International, Court of Arbitration.
Global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.
The Directory: Law Associations: International
Brings together EU professionals practising in the field of trade marks and industrial designs.
Not-for-profit membership association of 5,900 trademark owners, professionals and academics, from more than 190 countries, dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property.
Association of European trade mark owners
The Directory: Law Directories
The Directory: Professional Associations
Promotes training, qualification and continued learning in order to ensure that the Trade Mark Attorney profession maintains the highest standards.
The Directory: Trade and Industry Organisations
Gateway to UK trade associations and business sectors. Includes a directory of trade associations, guilds and federations searchable by industry name or organisation name.
Federation of 24 trade bodies representing the advertising and promotional marketing industries including advertisers, agencies, media and support services.
Body monitoring and analysing European tripartite information.