Pirating & Counterfeiting of Goods & Services - An Introductory Guide
This new full day course will consider the ways that genuine goods and services can be protected and the remedies available in civil and criminal law to counter pirating and counterfeiting.
Delegates are not required to have any prior knowledge of intellectual property, consumer or marketing law.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- The assorted heads of intellectual property protection available, including copyright, trademarks and passing off. A summary of how to obtain these rights and which might be the most appropriate in given circumstances
- The cost-effective advantages of registered designs
- Marketing and advertising regulation and practice including the role of the Advertising Standards Authority
- The Electronic Commerce Regulations 2002 and the Privacy and Electronic Regulations 2003 (PECRs) - some important provisions
- The potential problems identifying actual and potential pirates and counterfeiters - use of social media and GDPR risks?
- Civil actions and enforcement - available remedies including injunctions, timings and potential costs
- Do authorities such as Trading Standards have any role in civil enforcement?
- Criminal enforcement - available sanctions including fines and imprisonment
- Private prosecutions and the need to ‘tread with care’
9:30am - 5:15pm
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