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Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

Supporting the Institute

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IBIL has three tiers of annual sponsorship for the year 1 September 2014 – 31 August 2015:

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

Benefits

  • Up to Three free places on either the Masters’ courses below in the 2014-15 academic session OR on the Two-Day “Patents in Telecoms” conference in Washington DC on 6 & 7 November 2014. Sponsoring firms can ‘mix and match’ this benefit, for example taking two places on a Masters course and one place at the conference.
  • Six free places at the Autumn and Brands seminars and 15% discount on additional places
  • 15% discount at other IBIL fee paying events during the 2014-15 academic session
  • 20% discount on one place at the award winning CPD course on Intellectual Property Transactions: Law and Practice to be held in April 2015
  • Two invitations to the dinner following the Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture in June 2015 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 2015:
    • 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
  • Up to two free places on either the Masters’ courses below in the 2014-15 academic session OR on the Two-Day “Patents in Telecoms” conference in Washington DC on 6 & 7 November 2014. Sponsoring firms can ‘mix and match’ this benefit, for example taking one place on a Masters course and one place at the conference.
  • 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 2014-15 academic session
  • 15% discount on one place at the award winning CPD course on Intellectual Property Transactions: Law and Practice to be held in April 2015
  • One invitation to the dinner following the Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture in June 2015 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 2015:
    • 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 either the Masters’ courses below in the 2014-15 academic session OR at the Two-Day “Patents in Telecoms” conference in Washington DC on 6 & 7 November 2014; and
  • Two free places at the Innovation and Brands seminars and 15% discount on additional places
  • 15% discount at other IBIL fee paying events during the 2014-15 academic session
  • 10% discount on one place at the award winning CPD course on Intellectual Property Transactions: Law and Practice to be held in April 2015
  • One invitation to the dinner following the Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture in June 2015 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 2015:
    • 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
IBIL Courses:

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)

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:

Autumn Seminar (19 November 2014):
Intellectual Property and Crime
Panel discussants include:
- Sir Anthony Hooper (former member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales);
- Leon Livermoore (Chief Executive of the Training Standards Institute);
- Matt Cope (Deputy Director of IP Enforcement at the UK Intellectual Property Office);
- DCI Andrew Fyfe (Head of Police IP Crime Unit, City of London Police);.

Brands Seminar (27 February 2014):
The Average Consumer in Trade Mark Law
Speakers include:
- Professor Dr Alexander von Mühlendahl (Former Vice President of OHIM);
- Laura Heymann (Vice Dean and Professor of Law at William and Mary Law School);
- James Mellor QC (Barrister at 8 New Square and co-author of Kerly on Trade Marks);
- Jenny Barker (Assistant General Counsel at GlaxoSmithKline).

Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture (25 June 2014)
To be delivered by Alex Kozinski (Chief Judge, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, USA)

Other events currently in development at which sponsors
receive a 15% discount during the 2014-15 session are:


15 October 2014
IBIL / Marques – Ask the Trade Mark Judges
The panel includes:
- Fidelma Macken (formerly a judge of the European Court of Justice and of the Supreme Court of Ireland)
- Sylvie Mandel (formerly a judge of the Cour de Cassation, France and formerly a chair of the First Board of Appeal, OHIM)
- Oliver Morris (Principal Hearing Officer and and Company Names Adjudicator, UK IPO)
- His Honour Judge Richard Hacon (Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Judge)
http://trade-mark-judges.eventbrite.co.uk/

3 November 2014
CPD Course on Drafting Clearer Contracts
with Ken Adams
http://drafting-clearer-contracts.eventbrite.co.uk/

14 January 2015
Trade Secrets Conference (with CIPA)

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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