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.
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
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.
• 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.
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Mark Weston is a partner at Hill Dickinson where he is Head of Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial (London). For 15 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 franchising) as well as extensive IT niches including advising clients regarding hardware and software issues (such as SaaS, cloud, 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 including, of course, GDPR implementation and compliance. He also has experience in IT and general commercial litigation (and different alternative dispute resolution techniques).
Mark writes various books on his specialist topics and is an editor and contributor of several publications and articles and lectures at numerous Commercial, IP and IT related conferences and training programmes.
Finally, Mark appears regularly on BBC1 (usually providing advice on-screen to BBC Watchdog and Rogue Traders or on Panorama) and also on Sky News as a legal commentator.
This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes: