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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements Training Course

Focus on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements.

1 Feb 2022

& 24 May 2022 , 8 Aug 2022 , 18 Nov 2022

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Course overview

The world’s national laws surrounding intellectual property have become more and more consistent over recent years but, whilst this is helpful to a large extent, it also sets the scene for numerous misunderstandings and disputes.

This practical course has been designed to focus on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements. If you are doing business in a complex multi-jurisdictional environment you need to know how to address difficult situations when designing and negotiating IP-related agreements in cross-border projects.

Learn about the different types of IP agreements and how to protect and exploit your rights to the best advantage for your business through carefully worded clauses. The use of practical exercises using example clauses will be worked through and discussed to embed and consolidate learning.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • The legal framework for international IP agreements
  • Dealing with patents, trade marks, trade secrets and domain names
  • The dangers and opportunities of IP agreement templates
  • Commercial expectations and industry sector differences
  • Key terms, choice of law and jurisdiction
  • Contentious IP contracts and dispute resolution
  • Forbidden clauses – competition law issues
  • Brexit-proofing your agreements

Why you should attend

Increase your knowledge of the legal and commercial issues surrounding international IP agreements

Improve your drafting skills by understanding the risks and opportunities

Benefit from an update on the laws affecting international IP agreements

Review competition law issues in relation to IP agreements

Understand the potential impact of Brexit on your IP agreements

Consolidate your learning with practical exercises on drafting clauses

Compare and discuss your experiences with other delegates and the expert faculty

Who should attend?

  • Patent attorneys
  • In-house lawyers
  • Legal executives
  • Commercial and contracts managers
  • Clinical and IP contract specialists
  • Product development managers
  • Research managers
  • Others who are involved in drafting or managing commercial IP agreements

Programme

The legal framework for international IP agreements: national and international differences and similarities

  • Specific national and supranational IP laws affecting transactions, including laws governing initial ownership, employee rights, commissioned works, assignment and licensing
  • IP laws within the framework of national property and contract laws
  • Implied terms in IP agreements under national laws
  • Constraints on express terms under national laws

Dealing with different types of IP (or quasi IP):

  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Trade secrets
  • Domain names

Drafting key terms in IP agreements: grant of rights

  • Technical definitions
  • Licences: exclusive, non-exclusive, sole, etc
  • Sub-licensing and sub-contracting
  • Assignments
  • Options
  • Improvements
  • Grant-backs

Practical exercises on drafting international IP agreements

Differences in national and industry-sector practices and commercial expectations: How these affect the terms of IP agreements

  • Drafting styles, length and content of agreements
  • Use of ‘international’ template agreements
  • Some terms that are considered ‘standard’ but vary between countries and industry sectors
  • To what extent are the detailed terms understood or considered important at a commercial level?

Dispute resolution in international IP agreements

  • Contentious IP contracts: when IP contracts go wrong!

Selected ‘legal’ clauses in international IP agreements

  • Use of legal language: why it needs to be reviewed by a local lawyer
  • Warranties, liability and indemnities
  • Entire agreement clauses
  • Assignment and change of control

Financial terms in international IP agreements

  • Upfront payments, milestones and royalties
  • Royalty-stacking
  • Payment terms, reporting and auditing

Practical exercises on drafting international IP agreements

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1 Feb 2022
Face-to-face, (venue not yet confirmed)
1 Feb 2022
Face-to-face
(venue not yet confirmed)
GBP 699 599
EUR 979 839
USD 1,090 934
Until 28 Dec*
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to attend
Face-to-face
(venue not yet confirmed)
  • 1 day classroom-based training
  • Meet presenters and fellow attendees in person
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Download documentation and certification of completion
  • Fair transfer and cancellation policy
24 May 2022
Live webinar
24 May 2022
Live webinar
GBP 599 499
EUR 859 719
USD 970 814
Until 19 Apr 22*
Enrol now
to attend
Live webinar
8 Aug 2022
Face-to-face, (venue not yet confirmed)
8 Aug 2022
Face-to-face
(venue not yet confirmed)
GBP 699 599
EUR 979 839
USD 1,090 934
Until 4 Jul 22*
Enrol now
to attend
Face-to-face
(venue not yet confirmed)
  • 1 day classroom-based training
  • Meet presenters and fellow attendees in person
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Download documentation and certification of completion
  • Fair transfer and cancellation policy
18 Nov 2022
Live webinar
18 Nov 2022
Live webinar
GBP 599 499
EUR 859 719
USD 970 814
Until 14 Oct 22*
Enrol now
to attend
Live webinar

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Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for 6 hours for your CPD records.
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Customised in-house training

We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation and deliver it at your location and/or online.

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  • Valneva Austria GmbH

The speakers are very knowledgeable, they explained complex issues very clearly and the use of practical examples helped to better understand the topics discussed..

Melissa Medina, Patent Assistant, Bavarian Nordic AS, Nov 20

Overall, the webinar was interesting and well structured and the speaker well-prepared and competent.

Antonia Cavedon, Assistant Contracts Officer , Europeasn Space Agency , Nov 20

The course fulfilled my expectations. Knowledgeable speakers and a nice atmosphere.

Kim Den Hertog, Trademark Counsel, adidas International Marketing BV, May 19

The slides and their presentation were very clear and concise.

Julie Sommer, Patent Specialist, Valneva Austria GmbH, May 19