IBIL Masters’ level courses, consisting of 11 two-hour seminars, in the field of intellectual property law; valued at £1500 per place for non-sponsor legal practitioners.
A sponsor’s nominee who attends one of these courses will not be entitled to sit the exam or other assessment, but will be presented with a certificate of attendance at the end of the course. Sponsors’ nominees attend the lectures (2 hours per week) but not tutorials.
October to December 2014
The Law of Copyright and Designs
This course explores in detail the law of copyright and designs in the United Kingdom and the European Union in relation to subject matter such as books, films, computer software, artistic works and performances. The course will focus on issues relating to acquisition of rights and also their infringement and enforcement.
Held on Thursday (4 – 6pm)
The Law of Trade Marks and Brands
The aim of this course is to provide students with a detailed understanding of the law of trade marks in the United Kingdom and the European Union. The course will examine the system for registered marks (including the process of registration, revocation, invalidity and infringement) as well as common law marks.
Held on Mondays (12 – 2pm)
January to March 2015
Patents and Trade Secrets
This course aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of patent law and practice in the UK, and also covers select aspects of trade secrecy law
where appropriate. The course examines the system for the registration of a UK patent, dealing with issues of procedure, patentability and entitlement as well as issues of infringement, defences and the determination of patent scope.
Held on Thursday (4-6pm)
The Commercialisation of Intellectual Property Law
This course explores the application of intellectual property law in the commercial environment, including licensing, joint ventures and franchising.
Held on Monday (12 – 2pm)