The course covers (subject to change, as new topics emerge):
Copyright: Hargreaves and aftermath * Section 52 * Extended collective licensing etc * New permitted acts: education, data mining, libraries and archives * Orphan works (including directive) * Commission’s consultation * Originality, Meltwater and Infopaq * Artistic works – Lucasfilm v Ainsworth * Red bus case
Design rights: Protecting designs: registered and unregistered protection, UK and EU * Advantages and limitations of registration * Section 52 * Criminal offences * Originality test for UDR * Ownership of UDR and qualification for protection
Trade marks and passing off: Advantages and limitations of registration * National or EU? * Reform of Community trade mark system * Initial interest confusion * Adwords * IP Translator case * Character merchandising * Unfair competition
Confidential information: Trade secrets directive * Privacy * Vestergaard v Frantsen
Database rights: Database right in outline * Relationship with copyright * Subsistence (what sort of substantial investment?) * Infringement
Patents: Licensing and Assignment * Law relating to licensing and assignment * Technology transfer block exemption * Software patents * Trolls and non-practising entities * EU developments: community patents and litigation
Other issues: Taxation issues arising from IP * IP and insolvency
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