UCL Faculty of Laws


Specialist CPD Courses

UCL Laws is home to world-leading researchers, whose work contributes to the understanding, development and practice of law, both here in the UK and globally

Our specialist CPD programmes reflect our formidable reputation for research excellence, and offer the legal community a unique opportunity to further develop their knowledge and learn from international experts in legal practice and public policy.

IP Transactions: Law and Practice Course

20 - 24 April 2020

IP Transactions: Law and Practice, from the UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, is a five-day course designed to focus on the legal and practice issues that are directly relevant to transactional IP practitioners.

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.

In 2014, this course was awarded the 2014 Provost’s Teaching Award for CPD and Short Courses, and was previously shortlisted in the Learning and Development category of the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2013.

Feedback from the 2019 course:

  • "I think it was pitched well for both those who may be working in a certain area and those who are not."
  • "The course was really fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed it."
  • "I will thoroughly recommend this course to others in the future, including future IP lawyers at my firm."
  • "I had a fabulous time and took plenty away with me that I have used."
  • "I thought the organisation, course materials, quality of speakers and facilities were all excellent, many thanks!"
  • "I found it a very useful course and the course material a great reference guide."

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