Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

Forthcoming IBIL Events & Courses

November 2014
Joint conference with UCL IBIL and George Washington University

Details of this event will be available soon


CPD Courses

5-day CPD course - April 2015
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.

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

The brochure for this course will be available in the Autumn 2014.

To download the course brochure from 2014 please complete the online form

This course was 'highly commended' in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2013.