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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements (London, United Kingdom - May 19, 2020) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The "Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Focus on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements

The world's national laws surrounding intellectual property have become more and more consistent over recent years but, whilst this is helpful to a large extent, it also sets the scene for numerous misunderstandings and disputes.

This practical course has been designed to focus on drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements. If you are doing business in a complex multi-jurisdictional environment you need to know how to address difficult situations when designing and negotiating IP related agreements in cross-border projects.

Why you should attend:

  • Increase your knowledge of the legal and commercial issues surrounding international IP agreements
  • Improve your drafting skills by understanding the risks and opportunities
  • Benefit from an update on the laws affecting international IP agreements
  • Review competition law issues in relation to IP agreements
  • Understand the potential impact of Brexit on your IP agreements
  • Consolidate your learning with practical exercises on drafting clauses
  • Compare and discuss your experiences with other delegates

Agenda:

Introduction

  • Overview of the landscape for international IP agreements
  • Differences and similarities in national laws, commercial practices, drafting styles and template agreements

The legal framework for international IP agreements: national and international differences and similarities

  • Specific national and supranational IP laws affecting transactions, including laws governing initial ownership, employee rights, commissioned works, assignment and licensing
  • IP laws within the framework of national property and contract laws
  • Implied terms in IP agreements under national laws
  • Constraints on express terms under national laws

Dealing with different types of IP (or quasi IP):

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets
  • Domain names

Drafting key terms in IP agreements: grant of rights

  • Technical definitions
  • Licences: exclusive, non-exclusive, sole, etc
  • Sub-licensing and sub-contracting
  • Assignments
  • Options
  • Improvements
  • Grant-backs

Practical exercises on drafting international IP agreements

Differences in national and industry-sector practices and commercial expectations: How these affect the terms of IP agreements

  • Drafting styles, length and content of agreements
  • Use of international' template agreements
  • Some terms that are considered standard' but vary between countries and industry sectors
  • To what extent are the detailed terms understood or considered important at a commercial level?

Dispute resolution in international IP agreements

  • Contentious IP contracts: when IP contracts go wrong!

Selected legal' clauses in international IP agreements

  • Use of legal language: why it needs to be reviewed by a local lawyer
  • Warranties, liability and indemnities
  • Entire agreement clauses
  • Assignment and change of control

Financial terms in international IP agreements

  • Upfront payments, milestones and royalties
  • Royalty-stacking
  • Payment terms, reporting and auditing

Forbidden clauses

  • A review of competition law issues

Brexit proofing your agreements

Speakers

Sally Shorthose

Sally Shorthose is one of the leading intellectual property (IP) partners at Bird & Bird. She provides a full range of intellectual property commercial advice and support to her clients, including licensing, partnering and exploitation agreements, research, development and marketing collaborations. She also frequently advises clients on regulatory and freedom to operate' matters, and manages significant due diligence matters. As a transactional intellectual property lawyer, she provides advice in relation to the protection and exploitation of a full range of IP rights, both in stand-alone transactions and as part of an acquisition, divestment or investment activity.

James Pearson

James Pearson, an Associate at Bird & Bird, is an experienced non-contentious and transactional IP lawyer, regularly advising clients in relation to the transfer of intellectual property rights, both in the context of stand-alone transactions or as part of complex corporate matters including international M&A, corporate re-organisations and investment transactions. He is also experienced in advising on the commercialisation and exploitation of intellectual property rights, primarily in relation to the assignment or licensing of software, trademarks and patents, working with clients across a variety of sectors including media and entertainment, technology, sport and healthcare and life sciences.

Tom Darvill

Tom Darvill is an Associate in the Intellectual Property Group at Bird & Bird. He has acted for clients in a number of international arbitrations, predominantly relating to high-stakes IP licensing disputes. These have been conducted under various arbitration rules (including ICC and WIPO), seated in multiple jurisdictions and have involved the application of a wide variety of national laws, including English, US, French, German and Finnish. Tom also advises clients in relation to a broad range of contentious IP matters relating to patents, copyright, trademarks, passing off and breach of confidence, including actions in the UKIPO, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. This includes a particular expertise advising clients in relation to disputes over the licensing of standards-essential patents according to F/RAND principles and copyright (including references to the Copyright Tribunal).

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