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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

10 Nov 2020

& 4 Mar 2021 , 11 Nov 2021

GBP 699
EUR 979
USD 1,090

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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 and is the Head of Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial (London). Mark joined the firm from Matthew Arnold and Baldwin LLP where for 12 years he was a partner and Head of the Commercial, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group, before which he spent several years at Baker McKenzie.

Expertise: Mark’s practice covers both non-contentious and contentious matters in all areas of commercial law, intellectual property law, information technology law, Internet, electronic commerce and on-line services law. He specialises in commercial and Tech issues.

Clients: Just some of Mark’s more well-known clients include Elstree Film Studios, Defaqto, mysupermarket.co.uk, Groupon, RTL Group S.A., Retailcorp Brands LLC, The Gulf Marketing Group, Europcar, Hilton Hotels and the BBC.

Some detail: Mark has extensive experience in advising clients on all manner of commercial matters (such as business planning and solutions, franchising, distribution, agency and marketing) through branding and intellectual property exploitation and licensing, to advice and documentation regarding hardware and software issues (such as development, licensing, maintenance and distribution, SaaS and cloud, Internet transactional solutioning, B2B, B2C and B2G electronic commerce, S-commerce and M-Commerce, social media, outsourcing, facilities management, procurement, IT policies, data protection (privacy), GDPR and freedom of information issues). He has a particular expertise in new digital business and revenue streams. He is also experienced in dealing with software disputes and IT litigation. The increasingly extensive media side of his practice relates primarily to publishing (both real world and digital content), to games and gaming platforms (and particularly transmedia technologies), advising companies about their advertising onscreen, online and in print and managing their public communications strategies generally (dealing with the CMA and ASA in the process) – and also a smattering of television, film and music exploitation.

More unusual:

Mark has previously spent several months on secondment to Hewlett Packard and he has also been seconded to assist in the legal problems arising in new technology companies such as Symbian. From 2000 to 2001, Mark was resident in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie advising US clients on European and UK aspects of IT and electronic commerce law and practice.

Mark is the author of the Legal Practice Companion, a parallel text book at several law schools, the editor of the IP and Media Law Companion as well as the rest of the Companion series of books published by Bloomsbury Professional, Tottels, Cavendish Publishing and Oxford University Press. He has noted numerous reports for the IT Law Reports and is widely published in Computing, Computers & Law, Computer Law & Security Report, IT Law Today, Intellectual Property World, Solicitors Journal and many other journals both online and offline. Mark has also authored articles syndicated in the national and trade press and is regularly quoted in national newspapers. Mark is the author of the Business Names on the Internet chapter in the PLC Ecommerce Manual as well as numerous other articles on various Commercial & IT law topics.

Mark lectures regularly on all Commercial, IP and IT law topics, most recently lecturing at the IBC IT ‘Summer School’ Programme in Cambridge, England; the Falconbury two-day and three-day Commercial Contracts seminars (run several times a year) and IT Contracts seminars (run three times a year) in London; and he has previously lectured at the Annual On-line & Internet Commerce Law Institute seminar in Chicago and tutored at University College London. He also runs a programme of bespoke training schemes on commercial law, IP law and IT law as well as soft skills programmes such as negotiation skills and presentation skills.

Finally, you will have seen that Mark likes blogging and writing books, which are available at all good bookshops! He also appears regularly on BBC1 (usually providing advice on-screen to BBC Watchdog) and also on Sky News as a legal commentator, as well as trying to avoid the huge quantity of pink powder the TV make-up girls want to apply to his increasingly receding hairline.

Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes:

  • CPD certificate of attendance: 6.00 hours

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  • Nasco Insurance Group
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  • Screwfix Direct Ltd
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  • Trinity House
  • UK Power Networks

Mark was extremely knowledgeable and presented the content in a clear and comprehensive manner. It was also helpful that he was happy to answer any questions.

Caitlin Stewart, Legal Administrator, Costello Medical Consulting Limited, Nov 19

Good refresher on IPR. Mark Weston has good knowledge and a good teaching style. I particularly liked the size of the group and the takeaway materials.

Rae Gibbons-Fraser, Lawyer, Quintessential Counsel Limited, Nov 19

I was hoping to learn more about IP and its practical use and I believe I accomplished my goals. The course was excellent and I liked the fact that it was very interactive. The speaker was excellent and really tried to resolve our issues and answer all of our questions.

Janja Milicevic, Legal Adviser, CROATIAN RADIO TELEVISION, Nov 19

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, Mar 19

The course was very informative and well conducted.

Tafara Mutepfa, Project Engineer, Clear Edge Germany GmbH, Mar 18

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, Nov 17

Thoroughly enjoyable and informative.

Martin Bransby, Head of Research, R&R NAV, Nov 17