Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

Forthcoming IBIL Events & Courses


Monday 17 October 2016
Question the Trade Mark Judges

Information about the programme and how to book will be available soon.


Wednesday 7 November 2015, one-day CPD course
Drafting Clearer Contracts

This one-day course is a uniquely rigorous overview of the building blocks of contract language and common sources of confusion. The focus is not on what you say in a contract, but how to say clearly and concisely whatever it is you want to say.


What You Will Learn

  • How to make your contracts clearer and more concise
  • How to save time and money in drafting and negotiating
  • How to reduce the risk of disputes
  • Problems to look out for when reviewing the other side’s drafts
  • How to facilitate change in contract drafting

Wednesday 16 November 2016
Annual Innovation Panel

Information about the programme and how to book will be available soon.


Wednesday 8 February 2017
Annual Brands Panel
- Copyright and Protection of Free Speech

Information about the programme and how to book will be available soon.



CPD Courses

3 - 7 April 2017, five-day CPD course
IP Transactions: Law and Practice

Drafting, negotiating, interpreting and advising on intellectual property (IP) agreements requires a special set of legal skills. In addition to understanding relevant provisions of IP law, practitioners need to be familiar with a wide range of commercial law subjects, including personal property, contracts, competition, insolvency, tax, employment, and various areas of regulation, such as data protection and export controls. To advise effectively on IP transactions, it is also necessary to be aware of commercial practice in the relevant industry sector.

The mix of legal and practice issues that transactional IP lawyers face can be very different from those experienced by IP litigators or general company/commercial lawyers. Understandably, traditional IP law courses focus on a wide range of IP issues such as subsistence, validity, infringement and enforcement, and spend relatively little time on transactional aspects. Commercial law courses may use examples from the field of IP transactions, but tend not to focus exclusively on this area.

Our course has been designed to focus on the legal and practice issues that are directly relevant to transactional IP practitioners.

The course brochure will be available to download soon.