Introduction to intellectual property

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An introduction to intellectual property to a mixed audience of artists, business advisers, designers, photographers, programmers and students.

The other speakers were Tom Hutchinson, patent attorney, and David Flint, head of IP at Glasgow law firm Macroberts.

Freerange Artists provide professional services for businesses in and around North Cumbria. It services include
include:

- Boardroom Hire
- Individual Hotdesking
- Start Up Packages
- Step Up Packages
- Drop-in Printing
- Training and Event Facilitation

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Introduction to intellectual property

  1. 1. Introduction toIntellectual Property Freerange Artists, Carlisle 8 March 2012 10:30 – 13:30 Jane Lambert Tom Hutchinson David Flint
  2. 2. Programme10:30 - 10:45 Networking10:45 - 11:15 Jane Lambert, Barrister11:15 - 11:45 Tom Hutchinson, Patent Agent11:45 - 12:00 Break12:00 - 12:30 David Flint, Scottish Solicitor12:30 - 12:50 Jane Lambert12:50 - 13:00 Q&A13:00 - 13:30 Clinic
  3. 3. Scope• Jane Lambert: definitions, how the law protects brands, designs, technology and works of art and literature and how the legal protection is enforced• Tom Hutchinson: what is IP, why it is important, types of IP, patents, patent attorneys and top tips• David Flint: licensing and monetizing IP and Scots law
  4. 4. Definitions• Intellectual Property: the collective name for the bundle of laws that protect investment in intellectual assets.• Intellectual Assets: brands, designs, technology and works of art and literature that give a business a competitive edge over its rivals.
  5. 5. Brands• Means of identifying a business, product or service in the market place;• Name, logo or other identifier;• Domain name• Geographical indication such as Scotch whisky and Parma ham
  6. 6. How the Law protectsBrands• Trade mark registration- Intellectual Property Office in Newport- OHIM in Alicante• Judge made rules of passing off• Domain name registration• Protected geographical status• Other IP rights
  7. 7. Designs• Functional Designs: aircraft engine, circuit, contact lens, agricultural machinery• Ornamental Design: handbag, jewellery, jeans, crockery, casing of consumer durables, logos
  8. 8. How the Law protectsDesigns• Unregistered Design Right: shape or configuration of articles or parts of articles;• Registered Designs: appearance of products- Intellectual Property Office in Newport- Registered Community Design: OHIM in Alicante- Unregistered Community Design• Copyright: carpets, fabrics, wall coverings and surface decoration
  9. 9. Technology• New Products• New Processes• Computer Software• New services or methods of doing business• Plant Varieties
  10. 10. How the Law protectsTechnology• Patents for new products and processes- Intellectual Property Office in Newport- European Patent Office in Munich• Law of Confidence for trade secrets of all kinds for so long as they remain secret• Copyright for software and data• Unregistered design right• Plant Breeders Rights
  11. 11. Works of Art and Literature• Permanent Works of Art: architecture, broadcasts, choreography, drawings, films, musical scores, novels, paintings, poems, published editions, sculptures, software and sound recordings;• Live Performances: actors, dancers, orchestra, singers etc.
  12. 12. How the Law protects Worksof Art and Literature• Permanent Works of Art: architecture, broadcasts, choreography, drawings, films, musical scores, novels, paintings, poems, published editions, sculptures, software and sound recordings;• Live Performances: actors, dancers, orchestra, singers etc.
  13. 13. Enforcement• Civil Proceedings: Patents Court or Patents County Court for patents, registered designs, plant varieties and semiconductor topographies and Chancery Division or Chancery County Courts for all other intellectual property rights in England and Wales and Court of Session in Scotland• New Small IP Claims Track
  14. 14. Enforcement• Intellectual Property Office: Revocation or amendment of patents, opposition, revocation or invalidation of trade marks, invalidation of design registrations and licences of right of unregistered design rights• OHIM: opposition and invalidation of Community trade marks and invalidation of Community registered designs• European Patent Office: European patent oppositions
  15. 15. Enforcement• Intellectual Property Office: examiners’ opinions on validity and infringement of patents• Mediation: IPO and World Intellectual Property Office (“WIPO”)• Domain Names: UDRP for gTLD by WIPO and others and DRS by Nominet for .uk ccTLD
  16. 16. Further Information Jane Lambert NIPC The Media Centre 7 Northumberland St. Huddersfield HD1 1RL 0800 762 0055www.nipclaw.com

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