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Intellectual Property Academy - 17 & 24 April

  • 24 April 2024
  • 1pm - 5pm
  • Lewis Silkin, Arbor, 255 Blackfriars Road, SE1 9AX
  • Entry: £250 + VAT

Understanding IP is an essential ingredient for creating competitive advantage, innovation and future growth. Our workshops will upskill you to operate in this always developing field.

This two day training course will familiarise you with the registration, management, commercialisation, defence and enforcement of your businesses’ IP assets. Our Intellectual Property Academy training is delivered by our expert solicitors, trade mark and patent attorneys, and you’ll benefit from our legal expertise in an interactive, accessible and engaging way.

What will be covered?

Trade marks and passing off

  • What signs can be protected as trade marks
  • Reasons why trade marks might not be registrable
  • Trade mark infringement and defences
  • The protection of unregistered signs

Designs

  • Registered and unregistered design protection
  • Strategies for registering designs
  • Enforcement of design rights

Trade secrets and confidential information

  • The criteria for trade secret protection and exceptions to obligations of secrecy
  • Enforcement of rights in trade secrets and confidential information

Copyright

  • Requirements for copyright protection
  • Copyright infringement and defences
  • Moral rights
  • Database rights

Patents

  • The requirements for an invention to be patented
  • Inventions which are excluded from patent protection
  • Patent claim interpretation and infringement

Who is this training for?

The Intellectual Property Academy is aimed at junior lawyers and legal professionals for whom understanding IP is an important part of their role and others for whom IP is something they want to understand better.

For more information, see our brochure here. If you have any queries, please email our events team.

Event speakers

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Abigail Wise

Partner

I am a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and advise a wide variety of clients on all aspects of UK and international trade mark law and ...

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Victoria Owrid

Associate

I am an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in Intellectual Property disputes.

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Elyssia White

Associate

I am an Associate in dispute resolution, specialising primarily in intellectual property disputes. I am also a member of our Sports ...

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Michael Szlesinger

Associate

I am an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in Intellectual Property and Media Disputes.

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Matt Ward

Patent Attorney

I am a UK and EP qualified patent attorney with seven years experience in private practice.

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Adam Glass

Partner

I am a Partner in our Disputes Resolution team and have previously been a barrister and in-house media lawyer.

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Stephanie Kay

Managing Associate

I am a Managing Associate in the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in Intellectual Property disputes.

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Aaron Trebble

Legal Director

I am a Legal Director in the firm’s Intellectual Property team.

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Nick Bowie

Partner

I am a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, specialising in the protection and enforcement of trade mark and design portfolios worldwide and am ...

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Andy Cloughley

Partner

I am a Patent Attorney Litigator, European Patent Attorney and a Chartered Patent Attorney.

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Nikita Meek

Patent Attorney

I am a European Patent Attorney with experience in patent prosecution before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the European ...

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Jonathan Hewett

Partner

I am a partner in Lewis Silkin’s Intellectual Property team in London.

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