UCL FACULTY OF LAWS
Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

Supporting the Institute

IBIL has three tiers of annual sponsorship for the year 1 September 2012 – 31 August 2013:

Global Partner - £10,000 (plus VAT) per annum:

Benefits

  • Three free places on one of the Masters’ courses below (or one free place on three of the courses) in the 2012-13 academic session
  • Six free places at the Innovation and Brands seminars and 15% discount on additional places
  • 15% discount at other IBIL fee paying events during the 2012-13 academic session
  • Two invitations to the dinner following the Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture in June 2013 attended by senior judiciary, policy makers and industry leaders
  • Advance notification and booking at all IBIL events

Recognition

  • Name and logo of donating firm listed as a Global Partner on the following until 31 August 2013:
    • Institute of Brand and Innovation Law Website, with a link to the firm's URL
    • Brochures at the three key annual IBIL seminars, listed below
    • Event slide at the three key annual IBIL seminars, listed below

Opportunities

  • Opportunity to host a Signature IP Student Seminar at your offices during Dec – January each year, to be given by a distinguished IP speaker. This event presents an excellent recruitment opportunity.
  • A named LLM or LLB IP Prize/s for excellence, in the sum of £250 each, to be awarded at the Annual UCL Prizewinners’ reception. 
Major Professional Partner - £6,000 (plus VAT) per annum:
Benefits
  • Two free places on one of the Masters’ courses below (or one free place on two of the courses) during the 2012-13 academic session;
  • Four free places at the Innovation and Brands seminars and 15% discount on additional places
  • 15% discount at other IBIL fee paying events during the 2012-13 academic session
  • One invitation to the dinner following the Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture in June 2013 attended by senior judiciary, policy makers and industry leaders.
  • Advance notification and booking at all IBIL events

 Recognition

  • Name and logo of the donating firm as a Major Professional Partner on the following until 31 August 2013:
    • Institute of Brand and Innovation Law Website, with a link to the firm's URL
    • Brochures at the three key annual IBIL seminars, listed below
    • Event slide at the three key annual IBIL seminars, listed below

Opportunities

  • One named LLM IP prize for excellence in an LLM course, in the sum of £150, to be awarded at the Annual UCL Prizewinners’ reception
Professional Partner - £3,000 (plus VAT) per annum:

Benefits

  • One free place on one of the Masters’ courses below during the 2012-13 academic session; and
  • Two free places at the Innovation and Brands seminars and 15% discount on additional places
  • One invitation to the dinner following the Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture in June 2013 attended by senior judiciary, policy makers and industry leaders.
  • Advance notification and booking at all IBIL events

 Recognition

  • Name of donating firm as a Professional Partner on the following until 31 August 2013:
    • Institute of Brand and Innovation Law Website, with a link to the firm's URL
    • Brochures at the three key annual IBIL seminars, listed below
    • Event slide the three key annual IBIL seminars, listed below
IBIL Courses:
IBIL Masters' level courses, consisting of 10 two-hour seminars, in the field of intellectual property law; valued at £1250 per place for non-sponsor legal practitioners.

The Masters level courses are:

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 between October – December 2012

Technology and Intellectual Property Law
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 between October - December 2012

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 between January - March 2013

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 between January - March 2013

A sponsor’s nominee who attends one of these courses will not be expected to sit the exam or other assessment but will be presented with a certificate of attendance at the end of the course

IBIL Events:
Events in the sponsorship packages include:

Innovation Seminar (7 November 2012):
Patents and Telecoms

Brands Seminar (February 2013):
Likelihood of Confusion in Trade Mark Law

Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture (June 2013)
to be delivered by Prof. Dr. Joachim Bornkam


Other events at which sponsors receive a 15% discount during the 2012-13 session:

  • 17 October: IBIL / Marques Question the Trade Mark Judges
  • 31 October: Digital Copyright Exchange / Orphan Works
  • 6 7 November: Conference on Standards, FRAND, NPEs and Injunctions
  • 5 9 February: IP Transactions Course
IBIL Contacts
Director:
Professor Sir Robin Jacob
rjacob@ucl.ac.uk

Co-Director:

Matt Fisher
m.fisher@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 5007

Events & CPD Manager
Lisa Penfold
lisa.penfold@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 1514

 

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