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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

Falconbury Ltd
Course summary
1 day
699 GBP excl. VAT
English
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 14/11/2019 - London
Course Dates
London
14/11/2019   (English)
699 GBP
19/05/2020   (English)
699 GBP

Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

Course Overview

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 the 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

Who Should Attend

  • Patent attorneys
  • In-house lawyers
  • Legal executives
  • Commercial managers
  • Clinical contract specialists
  • Product development managers
  • Research managers
  • Others who are involved in drafting or managing commercial IP agreements

Programme Day One

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
  • Trade marks
  • 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

Provider: Falconbury Ltd

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