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This practical one day course will provide an introduction to intellectual property law for practitioners new to the subject or those looking to do more IP. It is aimed at both private practice and in-house lawyers. The course will reference current law, cases and good practice.

By the end of the course you should be familiar with the different types of IP, how they can be exploited and the key risks associated with them.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • Patents
    • Nature of patents
    • Ownership of inventions and patent rights
    • Filing patent applications and the process of prosecution
    • Supplementary protection certificates
    • The Unitary Patent
    • Research exemptions
  • Trade Secrets
    • Nature of trade secrets, know-how and confidential information
    • Understanding the duty of confidence
    • Protecting secrets
  • Trade Marks
    • Nature of registered and unregistered trade marks
    • Goodwill, reputation and passing off
    • Filing trade mark applications and the process of prosecution
    • UK trade marks, Community Trade Marks and the Madrid Protocol
    • Co-existence agreements
  • Copyright
    • Nature of copyright
    • Subsistence of copyright, including originality
    • Ownership of copyright
    • Moral rights
  • Database rights
    • Nature of database rights under copyright and the sui generis rights
    • Subsistence of database rights
    • Ownership of database rights
  • Design rights
    • Nature of registered and unregistered design rights
    • Essential features
    • Ownership of designs
    • Filing registered design rights and the process of prosecution
  • Exploiting IP rights
    • Assignments
      • Structure of assignments
      • Recording changes of ownership
    • Licensing IP rights
      • Structure of licenses, including exclusivity, fields of use and territory
      • Payments
    • Options over IP rights
    • Collaborations
      • Background & foreground IP
    • Competition law
      • Considering impact of Article 101(1)
      • Applying the technology transfer block exemption and the R&D block exemption
  • IP disputes
    • ADR, including expert determination
    • Making threats
    • IPEC, the EPO and the Unitary Patent Court
    • Settlements

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Seminar | 10.09.2018

London | 9:30am - 5:15pm

A to Z of Intellectual Property Law - In One Day

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