Rights in databases—training materials—practical scenario

The following IP practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Rights in databases—training materials—practical scenario
  • Meditech scenario on database right and database copyright
  • Some background facts
  • Sui generis database right
  • Is there a database?
  • Does database right subsist in Meditech’s database within the terms of the Database Directive?
  • Has that database right been infringed?
  • Database copyright
  • Does copyright subsist in Meditech’s database as a ‘database’?
  • Is copyright in Meditech’s database ‘as a database’ infringed?
  • More...

Rights in databases—training materials—practical scenario

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?

Meditech scenario on database right and database copyright

This training scenario accompanies Precedent: Rights in databases—training materials. It is designed to help those new to the subject apply their new knowledge and achieve a deeper understanding of the subject.

Some background facts

Meditech provided a health screening service, supplied via an internet-based analysis and reporting system, to Custech. The system used a medical device which recorded patient data to take a reading from a patient. The patient

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