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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

Focus on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements.

1 Feb 2022 + 3 more dates

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  • Format: Classroom, Live online
  • CPD: 6 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion

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.

Learn about the different types of IP agreements and how to protect and exploit your rights to the best advantage for your business through carefully worded clauses. The use of practical exercises using example clauses will be worked through and discussed to embed and consolidate learning.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • The legal framework for international IP agreements
  • Dealing with patents, trade marks, trade secrets and domain names
  • The dangers and opportunities of IP agreement templates
  • Commercial expectations and industry sector differences
  • Key terms, choice of law and jurisdiction
  • Contentious IP contracts and dispute resolution
  • Forbidden clauses – competition law issues
  • Brexit-proofing your agreements

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 and the expert faculty

Who should attend?

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

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The Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements course will cover:

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

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

Practical exercises on drafting international IP agreements

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Book Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements Classroom/Live online training

1 Feb 2022

Classroom
London venue TBC

09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 11442

  • GBP 599 699
  • EUR 839 979
  • USD 934 1,090

Until 28 Dec

  • 1 day classroom-based training
  • Meet presenters and fellow attendees in person
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Download documentation and certification of completion
  • Fair transfer and cancellation policy

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24 May 2022

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 11636

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 814 970

Until 19 Apr

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8 Aug 2022

Classroom
London venue TBC

09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 11829

  • GBP 599 699
  • EUR 839 979
  • USD 934 1,090

Until 04 Jul

  • 1 day classroom-based training
  • Meet presenters and fellow attendees in person
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Download documentation and certification of completion
  • Fair transfer and cancellation policy

In your basket 

18 Nov 2022

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 11769

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 814 970

Until 14 Oct

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Reviews of IPI's Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements training course


Overall, the webinar was interesting and well structured and the speaker well-prepared and competent.

Nov 11 2020

Antonia Cavedon
Assistant Contracts Officer , Europeasn Space Agency

Nov 11 2020

The speakers are very knowledgeable, they explained complex issues very clearly and the use of practical examples helped to better understand the topics discussed..

Melissa Medina
Patent Assistant, Bavarian Nordic AS

May 16 2019

The slides and their presentation were very clear and concise.

Julie Sommer
Patent Specialist, Valneva Austria GmbH

May 16 2019

The course fulfilled my expectations. Knowledgeable speakers and a nice atmosphere.

Kim Den Hertog
Trademark Counsel, adidas International Marketing BV

UK

  • Alere International
  • Almac Group
  • AOL (UK) Ltd
  • AstraZeneca UK Ltd
  • BO Exploration Operating Company Ltd
  • BP
  • BP International Ltd
  • British American Tobacco
  • Cambridge Display Technology
  • Cancer Research UK
  • CDT Ltd
  • Croda Europe Limited
  • Danfoss
  • Edinburgh Innovations Ltd
  • Elekta Oncology Systems Ltd
  • Foot Anstey LLP
  • Ford Motor Co Ltd
  • Freeline Therapeutics Ltd
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Graham Watt & CO LLP
  • Haseltine Lake
  • Hemsley Fraser Group Ltd
  • HGF Law LLP
  • HGF Ltd
  • ICI Paints Akzo Nobel
  • Infineum UK Ltd
  • Intelligent Energy Limited
  • Intercytex Ltd
  • International Baccalaurerate
  • Ipsen Biopharm Ltd
  • Isogenica Limited
  • Johnson Matthey PLC
  • Kilburn & Strode LLP
  • Leonardo MW Ltd
  • Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley
  • Mars UK Ltd
  • Medical Research Council
  • MedImmune Ltd
  • Monitise International Ltd
  • Morgan Lloyd Administration Ltd
  • Norgine Ltd
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Oncimmune Ltd
  • Orange Corporate Services Limited
  • Perkins Engine Co Ltd
  • Phillips & Leigh
  • Procter & Gamble Pharma UK Ltd
  • Quintessential Counsel Limited
  • Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd
  • Renishaw plc
  • Rouse & Co International
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • SC Andrew LLP
  • Sensus UK
  • Sharp Life Science (EU) Limited
  • Skype
  • Sparrowhawk Media Services Ltd
  • Spectris plc
  • Stratagem IPM Ltd
  • Syngenta Limited
  • Telindus Limited
  • Teva UK Ltd
  • The Institute Of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Unilever R&D
  • Unilever R&D Port Sunlight
  • University of Sussex
  • Xeros Technology Group

Netherlands

  • adidas International Marketing BV
  • AKZO NOBEL NV
  • ASML Netherlands BV
  • Europeasn Space Agency
  • Fiberweb Plc
  • Nutreco Nederland B.V.
  • Nutricia Research B.V.
  • Philips International B.V. - IP&S
  • Sabic Petrochemicals B.V.
  • Shell International BV
  • Unilever R&D Vlaardingen

Italy

  • Dompé Farmaceutici SPA
  • GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines & Diagnostics s.r.l.
  • Industrie De Nora S.p.A
  • Industrie de Nora SpA
  • Metroconsult S.r.l.
  • Saipem S.p.A.
  • Sisvel SpA
  • Solvay Solexis SpA
  • Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati

Belgium

  • Biotalys
  • Boston Scientific
  • CNH Industrial Belgium NV
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Europe Inc
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
  • KU Leuven Research & Development
  • Sofics BVBA
  • Solvay SA

Denmark

  • BioInnovation Institute (Novo Nordisk Foundation)
  • Carlsberg Breweries A/S
  • Genmab A/S
  • K/S HIMPP
  • Leo Pharma A/S
  • Maersk Drilling
  • Takeda Pharma A/S
  • WTC Advokaterne A/S

Sweden

  • AB Tetra Pak
  • Albihns Malmo AN
  • Ericsson AB
  • Getinge
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Maquet Critical Care AB
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

France

  • Airbus
  • Ipsen Group
  • Ipsen Pharma SAS
  • MedinCell
  • Nony & Parnters
  • Sanofi-aventis

Switzerland

  • Abbott Products Operations AG
  • ADT Services AG
  • Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)
  • STMicroelectronics International NV
  • Syngenta International AG
  • Virgin Enterprise Limited, London, Geneva Branch

Germany

  • Bavarian Nordic AS
  • Bayer Pharma AG
  • Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
  • Grunenthal GmbH
  • Takeda GmbH

Norway

  • Elkem ASA
  • Elkem Solar AS
  • SINTEF AS
  • TechnipFMC / FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS
  • WesternGeco Schlumberger

Finland

  • Nokia
  • Nokia Corporation

Ireland

  • BioMarin International Limited
  • F R Kelly & Co

Israel

  • Kahr-Medical
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Spain

  • Corporación Medichem, S.L.
  • Galbaian S.Coop

United Arab Emirates

  • Cedar White Bradley Consulting
  • Emaar Hotels & Resorts

Austria

  • Valneva Austria GmbH

Bulgaria

  • SAP Labs Bulgaria Ltd

Canada

  • Nortel Networks Limited

Cote D'Ivoire

  • SCPA Kanga-Olaye et Associes

Croatia

  • Jadran Galenski Laboratorij d.d.

Czech Republic

  • Cermak a Spol

Luxembourg

  • Husky Injection Molding Systems SA

United States of America

  • Invensys plc

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