Ownership and Control of Intellectual Property Rights

In one intensive day learn how to protect and exploit your intellectual property rights for maximum commercial benefit

4 Mar 2020

& 10 Nov 2020

GBP 699 599 *
EUR 979 839 *
USD 1,090 934 *
* When you book before 15 Jan

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What this programme is about

The world of intellectual property can be complex and confusing and this course is designed to get you up to speed on the main types: what they are, how to protect and exploit your own intellectual property and how to avoid infringing someone else’s. It is a perfect one-day primer designed to make you feel like a ‘mini-expert’ in every area of intellectual property rights in both practical and commercial terms. By familiarising you with the most important legislation and case law, the course will also arm you with the ability to look up further questions yourself.

In addition, the day will offer an invaluable opportunity to ask the expert trainer about any particular issues that may affect you and your business and to interact with other delegates and learn from their experiences.

Why you should attend

  • Learn about the main types of intellectual property rights
  • Understand how to protect the intellectual property rights of your organisation
  • Get to grips with legislative framework and case law for each type of intellectual property right
  • Consider how to avoid infringing a third party’s intellectual property rights
  • Get up to date with the latest law and practice
  • Understand the pitfalls – and how to avoid them
  • Master the differences between copyright and unregistered design rights
  • Expand your knowledge of copyright, patents and trade marks
  • Appreciate how useful trade marks can be to build a brand and denote the origin of your goods and services
  • Understand the risks of sending infringement letters in terms of being countersued for unjustified threats – and see how the law is changing
  • Discuss any issues you are facing with colleagues from other organisations to gain new ideas and perspectives

Programme at a glance...

Copyright

  • Basics of copyright
  • Existence, ownership and infringement
    • Is a work capable of copyright protection?
    • Is the work in a ‘fixed’ form?
    • Does the work qualify for UK copyright protection?
    • Is the work still protected by copyright?
    • Who is the owner of the copyright?
    • Will copyright be infringed?
  • Primary infringement
  • Secondary infringement
    • Are there any defences to infringement?
    • What remedies are available?
  • Civil remedies
  • Criminal remedies
  • International considerations
    • Berne Convention
    • Universal Copyright Convention
  • Exploiting copyright
    • Assignment
    • Licensing

Moral Rights

  • Types of moral rights
  • Moral rights relating to copyright works

Database rights

  • Is it a database?
  • Does the database qualify for protection?
  • Who is the owner of the right?
  • How long does the right last?
  • What protection does the right give the owner?
  • Are there any defences to infringement?
  • What remedies are available?

Design rights

  • Registered design rights
    • Is a design capable of registration?
    • Registering a design
    • Infringement
    • Dealing with registered design rights
  • Unregistered design rights
    • Requirements for an unregistered design right
    • Overlap between copyright and design rights
    • Infringement
    • Dealing with unregistered design rights
    • Semiconductor topography rights
  • EU Design rights (registered and unregistered)

Patents

  • Legal framework
  • Is an invention patentable?
  • Applying for a UK patent
  • Applying for a patent under the EPC
  • Applying for a patent under the PCT
  • Infringement
  • Dealing with patents
  • Where is the Unitary Patent?

Trade marks

  • Is a mark capable of registration?
  • Registering a trade mark
  • Protecting a trade mark
  • Revocation and invalidity
  • Dealing with trade marks
  • Trade mark searches
  • Other types of registrable marks

Who should attend?

This programme has been specifically designed for those who deal with or come across intellectual property:

• In-house lawyers
• Private practice lawyers
• Commercial managers
• Business development managers
• In-house patent lawyers
• Company secretaries

Presenter's firm

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Hill Dickinson is a leading and award-winning international law firm with offices in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong. As a full service law firm, it delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum from non-contentious advisory and transactional work, to all forms of dispute resolution.
Its commitment is to provide a fast and efficient service wherever its clients operate. As its business has grown and diversified, it has recognised the strength and importance of the principles held by its people; putting clients first and operating as one team to realise its goals and share its success. These principles have formed the foundation of its culture and the way its lawyers interact with one another and the firm’s clients. They are what distinguish it and are vital to its future.

The firm is on the panel of a number of national and international organisations and regularly competes against many of the City firms. In recent months they have been able to win a number of panel reviews against City firms.

Clients of the firm include

• Carrs Milling Industries • Co-operative Group • CRH Group • Elstree Film Studios • Halewood International • Health Education England • Iceland Foods • Johnson & Johnson plc • Lavinia Corporation • Lloyds Bank • National Express • Odeon Cinemas • Peel Group • Stobart Group • United Utilities plc • Zeneca Group.

To find out more out what Hill Dickinson can do for you click HERE.

Presenter

Mark Weston

Mark Weston is a partner at Hill Dickinson LLP where he is Head of Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law and Commercial Law (London). For 16 years, Mark has run a department in these disciplines in major law firms, before which he spent several years at Baker McKenzie. Mark’s practice covers both non-contentious and contentious matters in all areas of commercial law, intellectual property law, information technology law, data law, internet, electronic commerce and on-line services law. He specialises in commercial and technology issues.

He has extensive experience in-house, having been seconded in the past to Hewlett Packard and new technology companies. His practice covers all sorts of commercial areas (including distribution, agency, franchising, sales and marketing strategies, advice and documentation) as well as extensive IT niches including advising clients regarding hardware and software issues (including SaaS, cloud, virtualisation, development, licensing, maintenance and distribution), solutions for and methods of transacting on the Internet, electronic commerce including B2B, B2C and B2G, S-commerce and M-commerce, social media, strategies to minimise or maximise liability and carry out compliance audits, outsourcing, facilities management, procurement, company IT policies and data protection (privacy) issues. He works in IT litigation (and different alternative dispute resolution techniques).

Mark writes various books on his specialist topics and is an editor and contributor to several publications and articles and lectures at numerous commercial, IP and IT-related conferences and training programmes.

Mark appears regularly on BBC1 (usually providing advice on-screen to BBC Watchdog) and also on Sky News as a legal commentator.

Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes:

  • CPD certificate of attendance: 6.00 hours

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4 Mar 2020
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USD 1,090.00
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USD 934.00
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10 Nov 2020
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+ VAT @ 20.00%
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Very impressed. The course exceeded my expectations and has provided me with the basic knowledge I was seeking and tools to advance this knowledge in my work life.

Anna Kerr, Senior Contracts Officer, L3 MAPPS Limited

The course was very informative and well conducted.

Tafara Mutepfa, Project Engineer, Clear Edge Germany GmbH

Mark was very well prepared for the course and it was obvious that he knew the subject matter extremely well.

Evridiki Christaki, Legal Expert, Eurocontrol

Thoroughly enjoyable and informative.

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