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Intellectual Property and Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

Locations & Dates:

Date: 24 - 28 Sep 2017
Ref: K9236
Location: UK (London)
Fees: 5500 

MERC Training Center reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer with a reasonable notice time.
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Program Overview

In this program you will learn about...

How to Protect Your Interests in

  • Licensor Technology Contracts
  • Supplier, Contractor Contracts
  • Consultant/ Design Contracts
  • Contract Administration of Licensor Technology Contracts (Including Software Development Contracts)
  • How to Protect your Designs, Trade Marks, Process Improvements and R&D Achievements?
  • GATT/WTO/TRIPS – How liabilities may occur even on your Global Operations even where your country has not presently accepted full obligations.

Program Content

Program Part 1  - Core Issues

  • Intellectual Property Rights – Designs, Trade Marks, Copyright, Patents, Technology Proprietary Information
  • Understanding Legal Aspects of doing business.
  • Intellectual Property Provisions in Agreements: Licensor, Designer, Contractor, EPC Contractor or Supplier. Practical Enforcement Issues, Risks and Indemnity.
  • WTO, TRIPS Patents. International Applicability and Implications for Global Organizations.
  • Patent Laws Patenting Procedure - Registration Systems,  Proceedings and Dispute Resolution.
  • Industry Business Intellectual Property Issues.

Program Part 2

  • Risk Management
  • Procedure Strategy for Fighting Infringement Claims:-
    • Where Indemnity exists
    • Where no Indemnity exists
    • Where Indemnity exists but is practically unenforceable or unreliable.
  • Patent Information Access Search. How to keep yourself Informed of Patent Developments in Your Field/s of Interest
  • Marketing your Patent.
  • Intellectual Property Issues and Contractual Arrangements in Joint Venture/Partnership Technology Development Projects.
  • Step-by-Step Methodology to File your Own patents or Get the Most from your Consultant or lawyer.

Protecting Your Organization Against Liability Claims on LICENSE AGREEMENTS CONTRACTS

  • The Business Nature and Purpose of License Agreements
  • Typical Issues of Concern and Risks
  • Contractual Issues and Contract Administration of License Agreements...
    • Typical Provisions
    • Interpretation of the Provisions
    • Effective Contract Administration
    • Good Practices - Checklist of Do's and Don'ts
  • Contractual Issues Covered in Detail Include:-
    • License Agreements Contracts
    • License Right - Coverage/Limitations
    • Payments Other Considerations
    • Other Rights Obligations
    • Duration Issues
    • Termination Issues
    • Including...
      • Warranties
      • Indemnification
      • Agreement Period
      • Liability Period
      • Limitation of Rights and Liabilities
      • Confidentiality Clause
      • Remedies for Breach - Damages and Forum for Dispute Resolution
      • Technical Support to be Provided - Training, Technical Details and Documentation
      • Technical Up gradation and Access to Future Technological Improvements
      • If Licensee Makes Process Improvements - Rights, Effect on Indemnities and Marketing
      • Fees, Costs and Additional Costs (Variations)
      • Claims and Counter-Claims on License Agreements.