The world of data and intellectual property has gone through one of the biggest structural shifts in decades, with European law no longer driving the law in the UK. In this series of 15-minute online sessions we will tackle the key issues associated with the shift in bite-sized chunks.

The latest sessions in the series will focus on practical issues for other intellectual property rights and look ahead to reform.


  • Tuesday 11 May 2021: What makes a good brand?  It might seem like returning to the basics, but the law on brands and “good” brands is constantly evolving. We will take a closer look at the latest case law on distinctiveness and discuss likely trends post-Brexit.
     
  • Tuesday 25 May 2021: Copycat Brands. As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so any good brand will have copycats. We highlight case law involving copycats and try to draw the line between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.
     
  • Tuesday 8 June 2021: Free riding. "Free riding" is a term used when other businesses seek to take advantage of a famous brand, but are active in a different product category or sector. We will review case law and consider whether the UK courts are likely to be more accommodating to claims than the Court of Justice of the EU.
     
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021: Compensation for infringement of IP rights. When infringement of IP rights has been established the next question is: how much might I get in compensation? We will consider the approaches the courts have taken across different IP claims.
     
  • Tuesday 6 July 2021: Right-click copy. The use of images copied from image banks and websites, or used beyond the scope of a paid for licence, is a regular issue that we deal with. We consider the question of copyright in online images, and the tricky issue of damages for “flagrant” breach of copyright.


Each session in the series qualifies for CPD. Click here for further information.

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