Technology and intellectual property law is a thriving area of practice that brings with it a rare and interesting mix of work. As employees, consumers and indeed citizens, technology and intellectual property law affects us all on a daily basis. Equally, few businesses (large or small) can afford to ignore the shift in the way the world does business and its growing importance in every area of commercial life.....
Course Dates and Times:
25 November 2016 - 2.00pm-6.00pm
26 November 2016 - 9.30am-4.30pm
20 January 2017 - 2.00pm-6.00pm
21 January 2017 - 9.30am-4.30pm
(light lunch included on Saturday sessions)
Numbers are strictly limited – Early Booking advised.
Why is this Course for You?
Solicitors, Barristers, IT Professionals & Marketing & Communications Professionals & ICT Entrepreneurs
Technology and intellectual property law is a thriving area of practice that brings with it a rare and interesting mix of work. As employees, consumers and indeed citizens, technology and intellectual property law affects us all on a daily basis. Equally, few businesses (large or small) can afford to ignore the shift in the way the world does business and its growing importance in every area of commercial life.
This intensive introductory course is therefore relevant to solicitors, barristers, IT professionals and marketing and communications professionals both in the private and public sector. As one of the fastest growing areas of practice, knowledge of technology and intellectual property law is key to internationalising the skills and expertise of Irish professionals.
Method of Delivery:
iPad and Interactive E-Book accessed via iTunesU course & Interactive Onsite Lectures and Workshops
This course will be delivered over a period of two half-days and two full-days. As well as independent learning, the course will incorporate the use of iPads in interactive lectures and workshops. The iPad is an invaluable educational tool which will provide you with quick and easy access to all course materials via iTunes U. Participants will also be provided with an interactive, multi-touch e-book on Technology and Intellectual Property Law which will complement and support learners.
Improved Competitiveness & Reduced Risk Exposure
The course is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to advise both their firm/employer and clients on the law relating to technology and intellectual property law and its consequential impact on day-to-day business.
Patents and Confidential Information
- Applying for patent protection in Ireland and the EU.
- Overview of the rights conferred by ownership of a patent.
- Revocation, Renewal and Infringement of patents.
- Analysis of the law relating to the unauthorised use of information and concepts which do not benefit from patent protection.
Trade Marks and Passing off
- Applying for a trade mark in Ireland.
- European trade marks.
- The Madrid Protocol.
- Revocation and acquiescence.
- Remedies available for infringement.
- Licensing trade marks.
- Overview of the common law concept of passing off.
- Nature of copyright.
- Works protected by copyright.
- Rights of owner.
- Relevance of WIPO agreements and EU developments.
- Protection of databases under EU and Irish law.
- Relationship between copyright and the database right.
- Industrial design protection.
- Distinction between a registered design and copyright.
- Overview of the legal rules concerning electronic communications, documents and contracts.
- Overview of the rights and obligations of businesses and consumers with regards to online sales.
- Overview of the legal principles which underpin software licensing.
- Key components of a software licence agreement.
- Analysis of the EC and Irish Rules concerning data protection.
- Managing the legal risks associated with data protection.
- Monitoring email and internet use in the workplace.
- The security and data protections issues relating to cloud computing.
- Issues in the work place
- Ownership of accounts
- Potential liability risks
Website Owner and ISP Liability
- Sources of liability.
- Practical steps that can be taken in terms of website design, terms of service etc.
- Special Rules applying to websites/ ISPs.
Our lecturers are distinguished legal experts in Technology and IP law and provide legal services and advice to all sectors of industry both nationally and internationally. Their significant experience will be shared through the interactive manner in which all lectures and workshops will be delivered.
* Applicable to Law Society Finuas Network members
Irish Institute of Training & Development - Multiple Award Winners
Awarded for excellence & innovation in training & development
The Law Society Finuas Network is funded by member companies and the Finuas Networks Programme, managed by Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.