The law relating to intellectual property and information technology is in a state of constant change as technology comes to underpin ever wider sectors, from software and mobile telephony through to online retail, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, the internet of things and cryptocurrencies.
This half-day update highlights the developments in both case law and new laws and policies in IP and IT over the preceding 12 months, both at national level and EU decisions insofar as they affect UK-based businesses.
The course is aimed at all those dealing with practical IP and IT issues whether on a routine or occasional basis.
Issues addressed include digital copyright, internet law, databases and data privacy, brand and design matters, patents and FRAND licences. To ensure the course is as up-to-date as possible when you participate, course content is subject to change from time to time to reflect the latest important developments in IP and IT.
Current topics include:
- The changing regulation of data and of Big Tech
- The impact of competition law online
- The Digital Copyright Directive
- Parallel imports under EU and UK law
- Shapes and 'other characteristics' as trade marks after Kitkat
- Registrability of positional and colour marks in the light of Louboutin
- Taxation of royalty remittances – April 2019 changes
- Key UK patent law decisions on sufficiency of disclosure, the scope of equivalents in validity and infringement, jurisdiction in patent licences and FRAND.