Intellectual Property Law CPD - Course Overview
Intellectual Property Law deals with the protection of creations of the mind which includes inventions, artistic and literary work, images, names and symbols used as business logos and trademarks. If you are a lawyer working in the field of intellectual property, then you will need to be regularly updated on copyright law and the related rights.
Intellectual Property Law CPD training is essential for you to stay at the forefront of intellectual property infringements and effectively advise your clients to this end.
CPD Training – Intellectual Property Courses
IP Issues for Employment Lawyers – Podcast – CPD hours 1
This podcast is designed to provide a general understanding of the intellectual property (IP) issues that are relevant to the work of employment lawyers and examines the main IP provisions in an employment contract. It takes a close look at a number of clauses and provisions and the IP rights of third parties before considering confidential data and post-termination rights.
This Intellectual Property CPD course will enable you to recognise the main IP issues to remember during the drafting of employment contracts and to take into consideration the intellectual property rights of third parties. You will know when standard IP definitions clauses can be used and be conversant with the ways of protecting confidential data.
The podcast also explores the area of patents, especially the rules governing patentable inventions by employees and the ways in which the IP rights of the employer can be preserved through properly drafted contracts. You will have an understanding of which post termination provisions can be incorporated into an employment contract.
Trade Marks - Advanced: Litigation – Seminar – CPD hours 6
This seminar intends to provide you with an in depth examination of trade mark litigation issues and the impact of the new Trade Marks Rules 2008 since their introduction in October 2008. The course is aimed at practitioners with a good working knowledge of trade mark law and practice.
The seminar examines the new Company Names Tribunal in terms of costs, procedure and practice, as well as looking at litigation in the Trade Marks Registry including giving evidence in Trade Marks Registry litigation.
How to prepare and present evidence in such litigation cases will be discussed as well as the time limits involved and possible time extensions. Undefended applications have a new position which will be examined along with abandonment and the issues facing those who fail to submit evidence before the Registry.
Design Law & Practice – Seminar – CPD hours 3
This Intellectual Property CPD seminar examines how industrial and artistic designs can be protected at the national and European level and will focus mainly on the amended Registered Designs Act, artistic copyright, Unregistered Design Right, the Community Design and the Community Unregistered Design Right.
The seminar will cover potential issues that can arise before and after a design is registered, as well as how to make domestic and European design applications.
It examines in some detail:
• which types of designs are currently considered as the subject of a registered or community design
• design right or subject of a Community Unregistered design right, an issues not known much about and not properly understood. Alternatively, some designs can attract artistic copyright.
The 2006 Registered Designs Act amendments are also explored along with a discussion on whether registered designs can act as a type of trade mark and how to go about applying for a Registered or Community Design including costs and risks.
Design infringement actions are covered along with a look at the meaning of such terms as “Individual Character”, “Informed User” and “New” in relation to the registered design application process.
How to Find the Best CPD Courses
A wide range of Intellectual Property Law CPD training courses are available for practitioners to avail themselves of the latest IP updates and developments. CPD courses are offered by various course providers across the UK and you are advised to only use the top providers for their CPD requirements.
The best way to find the best CPD training provider is to speak to a course advisor about options near you.