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Introduction

This full day course will consider new case law, legislation and practice with some reference to earlier cases as an 'aide memoire'. Particular emphasis will be placed on both major recent changes and developments as well as potential changes that may well be in the pipeline. The topics covered by this course are: Copyright, Registered Trade Marks (domestic and European), Passing Off, Designs (registered and unregistered), Confidential Information and Patents.

The potential implications of Brexit on IP matters will be referred to throughout the course.

This course is aimed at both solicitors and patent attorneys. Delegates should have a good general knowledge of intellectual property.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Update on the practice and procedure before IPEC, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. Is the Pre-Action Conduct of any practical importance?
  • Mediation and Arbitration in IP disputes: A growing area?
  • The latest Court of Justice (CJEU) cases on liability for web-linking and web links
  • Exhaustion of the Distribution Right in Copyright - a surprising outcome?
  • Copyright Exceptions: What might the position be in 2017?
  • The vital 2016 repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and its very real world effect
  • The September 2016 EC proposal for the important Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM) and its possibly serious expected and unexpected consequences
  • The effect of the transformation of the Community Trade Mark into the European Trade Mark as well as OHIM into the EUIPO
  • The ever continuing fall-out over the IP Translator and Leno Merken cases - the latest guidance of the EUIPO and the European TMDN
  • Shape and/or function of goods and registrability: Recent CJEU case law
  • Construing the sign as used - an unexpected result?
  • Section 56 trade mark infringement and the Paris Convention: Is the required 'reputation' now more clearly understood
  • What's happening in 2017 to the Unjustified Threats provisions?
  • Passing Off after the 'Rihanna' and 'Glee' cases. How important was the Supreme Court decision in 'Starbucks'?
  • Registered Designs after the 'Trunki' Supreme Court decision, and why Registered Designs are still worth applying for!
  • Directors' liability for breaches of Confidential Information
  • 2017 changes to the Patent Rules. What about Omnibus claims?
  • Patents and Software: The latest position
  • Patents and human genes - what might be happening?
  • The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court. A good idea or half-way fudge? How might it work? Why in any event should we worry about them post-Brexit?
  • The present effect of the London Agreement

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Manchester | 9:30am - 5:15pm


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London | 9:30am - 5:15pm


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Bristol | 9:30am - 5:15pm


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Leeds | 9:30am - 5:15pm


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