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08:30 09:00 (30 mins)

Main agenda

Registration & Coffee

09:00 09:10 (10 mins)

Main agenda

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Jeremy Blum - Parter, Bristows

09:10 10:10 (60 mins)

Main agenda

What is Intellectual Property and Why is it Important

  • What is intellectual property?
  • The rights and how they interrelate
  • International conventions
  • European Union law
  • Darren Meale - Partner & Deputy District Judge, Simmons & Simmons

10:10 10:40 (30 mins)

Main agenda

The International Nature of IP

  • Working across jurisdictions
  • How can the US affect the EU?
  • Thinking about international protection from the start
  • Giles Pratt - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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

  • 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
  • Darren Meale - Partner & Deputy District Judge, Simmons & Simmons
  • Jeremy Blum - Parter, Bristows

13:00 14:00 (60 mins)

Breaks

Lunch

15:00 15:50 (50 mins)

Main agenda

An Introduction to Intellectual Property Licensing and Transactions

  • An overview of licensing
  • Assignment of rights - what is it and why do it?
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Other security arrangements
  • Q&A
  • Giles Pratt - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

15:50 16:10 (20 mins)

Breaks

Afternoon Refreshment Break

16:10 16:50 (40 mins)

Main agenda

IP Due Diligence: Maximising the Benefits

  • 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
  • Nigel Parker - Partner, Allen & Overy

17:30 17:40 (10 mins)

Main agenda

Chair's Closing Remarks and end of Day One

  • Jeremy Blum - Parter, Bristows

18:00 19:30 (90 mins)

Networking Events

Dinner and Quiz Night