How to Spot IP Issues in Commercial Transactions - Live At Your Desk
IP issues can often be hidden in commercial transactions for many months or years.
Often there then comes an event which means that existing documents or arrangements need to be scrutinised by third parties such as investors, purchasers, lenders, or others.
In these circumstances IP issues can come to light but at that point the position cannot be salvaged or, alternatively, the position can be salvaged but only at great expense.
This new virtual classroom seminar will take a look at IP areas for you to consider in commercial transactions.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- Non-IP Focused Agreements: What agreements have been entered into where the central focus is not IP but where IP is still a critical issue? These can include employment, consultancy and freelancer and JV agreements where the focus may be on the work specification and price & payment such that IP is not covered in sufficient detail
- IP Gaps: Many businesses are focussed upon day-to-day issues and so are creating IP without considering what IP they actually hold or own. Questions include what IP has been created and by whom
- IP Protection: Many businesses consider registering rights to protect their IP for fear that third parties will copy or infringe their IP. Although this may be the case, businesses often overlook the fact that insiders such as key employees, suppliers or customers may actually take IP out of the business. How can a business protect itself from the myriad of IP threats that might exist (both from outside and inside the business)?
- IP Due Diligence: What kind of IP audits should a business carry out both on itself and also its rivals? What should a business do if it finds gaps in its IP portfolio?
- Case Law: What is the latest case law surrounding IP in commercial transactions and what can we learn from this case law?
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.