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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
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Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Main agenda
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Jeremy Blum - Parter, Bristows
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09:10 - 10:10 60 mins
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What is Intellectual Property and Why is it Important
  • Darren Meale - Partner & Deputy District Judge, Simmons & Simmons
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  • What is intellectual property?
  • The rights and how they interrelate
  • International conventions
  • European Union law
10:10 - 10:40 30 mins
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The International Nature of IP
  • Giles Pratt - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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  • Working across jurisdictions
  • How can the US affect the EU?
  • Thinking about international protection from the start
10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
Breaks
Morning Refreshment Break
11:00 - 12:00 60 mins
Main agenda
An Introduction to the General Principles of Trade Mark Law and Practices
  • Darren Meale - Partner & Deputy District Judge, Simmons & Simmons
  • Jeremy Blum - Parter, Bristows
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  • Unregistered trade marks
  • The action for passing off
  • Registered trade marks: UK and CTM
  • Absolute grounds for refusal
  • Relative grounds for refusal
  • Opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings
  • Transactions involving trade marks
  • Infringement proceedings
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Breaks
Lunch
15:00 - 15:50 50 mins
Main agenda
An Introduction to Intellectual Property Licensing and Transactions
  • Giles Pratt - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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  • An overview of licensing
  • Assignment of rights - what is it and why do it?
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Other security arrangements
  • Q&A
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
Breaks
Afternoon Refreshment Break
16:10 - 16:50 40 mins
Main agenda
IP Due Diligence: Maximising the Benefits
  • Nigel Parker - Partner, Allen & Overy
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  • The purpose of due diligence
  • Growing importance of IP/T
  • Knowing the deal
  • The role of warranties and indemnities
  • Designing an effective strategy for due diligence
  • IP searches
  • Contract reviews
  • Forms of reporting to the client
  • Particular issues: Patents, trade marks, copyright and designs, know-how and confidential information, domain names, IP licensing arrangements and IT contracts
  • Areas of particular concern – improvements, joint ownership etc
17:30 - 17:40 10 mins
Main agenda
Chair's Closing Remarks and end of Day One
  • Jeremy Blum - Parter, Bristows
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18:00 - 19:30 90 mins
Networking Events
Dinner and Quiz Night