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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and The Metaverse - an overview and IP perspective

This high-impact masterclass explains the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse, and it covers the importance of intellectual property issues that arise from using them. It will bring you right up to date with the areas you need to know about to operate in today's world.

10 December 2024
+ 11 March 2025, 1 July 2025, 11 November 2025 »

from £299

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Course overview

This far into the 21st century, everyone should be familiar with the concepts of artificial intelligence and the metaverse. This course not only explains what these are but also explains the intellectual property issues that arise from using them and the areas you need to know to operate in today’s (and tomorrow’s) world!

This course will ensure you are informed about the latest technological developments in AI and the Metaverse and how they work – which is an essential prerequisite to understanding the intellectual property issues that arise from their use – all of which this course covers.

The first half of this 3-hour programme is an explanation of AI and the metaverse and the IP and other legal issues arising from them; the second half is a workshop, working through a practical scenario where you will negotiate an IP clause from a fact pattern involving these issues.

Attending this event also gives you the opportunity to ask questions of the expert presenter and get clarity on the issues you're facing. 

This training course is part of our Commercial & Business Law Training Course collection which has been designed for the in-house lawyer.

Who should attend?

This programme has been designed specifically for:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Patent, IP, trademarks or licensing counsel
  • Business development managers
  • Commercial managers and business executives
  • Compliance officers
  • Board directors

Benefits of attending

By attending this course you will:

  • Understand the latest developments in AI and the Metaverse
  • Get to grips with the intellectual property issues that arise from their use
  • Learn about the implications of using AI-generated content
  • Get up to date with the latest UK and EU AI legislation, regulation and case law
  • Consider the commercialisation of the Metaverse for your business

Presenter's firm

Weston Legal is a leading specialist boutique firm specialising in Commercial law, Technology law, Media law, Intellectual Property law, Data law and Regulatory law and practice. From its founding, the firm has always committed to provide a fast and efficient service wherever its clients operate. As its business has grown and diversified, it has recognised the strength and importance of the principles held by its people; putting clients first and operating as one team to realise its goals and share its success. These principles have formed the foundation of its culture and the way its lawyers interact with one another and the firm’s clients. They are what distinguish it and are vital to its future.

To find out more about what Weston Legal can do for you, please contact Mark at westonlegal.ltd or see https://uk.linkedin.com/in/markwestonlegal

Mark also operates as a leading consultant to Hill Dickinson LLP, a leading and award-winning international law firm with offices in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong. As a full service law firm, it delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum from non-contentious advisory and transactional work, to all forms of dispute resolution. The firm is on the panel of a number of national and international organisations and regularly competes against many of the City firms. In recent months, they have been able to win a number of panel reviews against City firms.

To find out more out what Mark can do for you via Hill Dickinson, please contact him via www.hilldickinson.com

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This course will cover:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Part 1

  • What is AI?
  • AI engines
  • How does AI work – types
  • How does AI work – techniques
  • AI technology
  • International debate
  • Legal implications of using AI to generate content
  • IP protection of AI-generated content
  • Patent example
  • Copyright example
  • AI and copyright
  • Using other’s IP to generate AI-generated content
  • Using AI to generate content
  • Practical tips – what to do

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Part 2

  • Concerns
  • UK AI legislation, regulation and case law
  • EU AI legislation and regulation
  • Legal issues in AI projects

The Metaverse

  • The Metaverse – evolution
  • What is the metaverse?
  • Commercialisation of the metaverse
  • Metaverse issues and possible solutions
  • Trade mark issues in the metaverse
  • Copyright issues in the metaverse
  • Patent issues in the metaverse
  • Other issues in the metaverse

Workshop: Use of AI and issues with IP rights flowing from this

  • A practical session negotiating an IP clause

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Mark Weston
Sederby Consulting Limited

Mark Weston has run his own law firm, Weston Legal, since 1 January 2024. He is also a consultant at Hill Dickinson LLP where he joined in February 2016 as a partner and Head of its Commercial, TMT & IP Practice. Before that, he was a partner and Head of the Commercial/IP/IT Team at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP and before that, he spent several years at Baker & McKenzie in London and Chicago and has also previously been seconded to Hewlett Packard and other technology businesses. He changed role to become a consultant in Hill Dickinson’s London office in January 2024.

Expertise: Mark’s practice covers both non-contentious and contentious matters in all areas of commercial law, intellectual property law, information technology law, Internet, electronic commerce and on-line services law. He specialises in commercial and Tech issues. Mark is used as a ‘trusted adviser’ by many clients in all sorts of businesses and often acts as ‘private practice in-house counsel’ for many clients. He specialises in tech and internet businesses.

Clients: Just some of Mark’s more well-known clients include Elstree Film Studios, RTL Group S.A., Sykes Cottages, Retailcorp Brands LLC, The Gulf Marketing Group, Moneynetint Limited and the BBC.

Some detail: Mark has extensive experience in advising clients on all manner of commercial matters (such as business planning and solutions, franchising, distribution, agency and marketing) through branding and intellectual property exploitation and licensing, to advice and documentation regarding hardware and software issues (such as development, licensing, maintenance and distribution, SaaS and cloud, Internet transactional solutioning, B2B, B2C and B2G electronic commerce, S-commerce and M-Commerce, social media, outsourcing, facilities management, procurement, IT policies, data protection (privacy), GDPR and freedom of information issues as well as artificial intelligence (AI)). He has a particular expertise in new digital business and revenue streams. He is also experienced in dealing with software disputes and IT litigation. The increasingly extensive media side of his practice relates primarily to publishing (both real world and digital content), to games and gaming platforms (and particularly transmedia technologies), advising companies about their advertising onscreen, online and in print and managing their public communications strategies generally (dealing with the CMA and ASA in the process) – and also a smattering of television, film and music exploitation. Recently he has been very active in AI advice.

More unusual: 

Mark has previously spent several months on secondment to Hewlett Packard and he has also been seconded to assist in the legal problems arising in new technology companies such as Symbian. From 2000 to 2001, Mark was resident in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie advising US clients on European and UK aspects of IT and electronic commerce law and practice.

Mark is the author of the Legal Practice Companion, a parallel text book used at several law schools, the editor of the IP and Media Law Companion as well as the rest of the Companion series of books published by Bloomsbury Professional, Tottels, Cavendish Publishing and Oxford University Press. He has noted numerous reports for the IT Law Reports and is widely published in Computing, Computers & Law, Computer Law & Security Report, IT Law Today, Intellectual Property World, Solicitors Journal and many other journals both online and offline. Mark has also authored articles syndicated in the national and trade press and is regularly quoted in national newspapers and is heard on radio as an expert in his fields. Mark is the author of the Business Names on the Internet chapter in the PLC Ecommerce Manual as well as numerous other articles on various Commercial & IT law topics.

Mark lectures regularly on all Commercial, IP and IT law topics, including at the IBC IT ‘Summer School’ Programme in Cambridge, England; the Falconbury and MBL two-day and three-day Commercial Contracts seminars (run several times a year) and IT Contracts seminars (run three times a year) in London; and he has previously lectured at the Annual On-line & Internet Commerce Law Institute seminar in Chicago and tutored at University College London.  He also runs a programme of bespoke training schemes on commercial law, IP law, IT law, AI law and data law as well as soft skills programmes such as negotiation skills and presentation skills.

Finally, you may have seen that Mark likes blogging and writing books, which are available at all good bookshops! He also appears regularly on BBC1 (usually providing advice on-screen to BBC Watchdog) and also on Sky News as a legal commentator, as well as trying to avoid the huge quantity of pink powder the TV make-up girls want to apply to his increasingly receding hairline.

More details

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

10 December 2024

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09:30-12:45 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-13:45 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-07:45 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 13988

  • GBP 299 349
  • EUR 429 499
  • USD 501 579

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11 March 2025

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09:30-12:45 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-13:45 Paris (UTC+01)
05:30-08:45 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 15275

  • GBP 299 349
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1 July 2025

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09:30-12:45 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-13:45 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-07:45 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 15278

  • GBP 299 349
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11 November 2025

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10:30-13:45 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-07:45 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 15281

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price; and apply only when booking multiple delegates on the same date.

United Kingdom

  • Foot Anstey Solicitors
  • NHS National Services Scotland
  • Viaplay Group UK Ltd


  • ETH Zurich, Partnerships for Innovation, Research Contracts Group
  • STMicroelectronics International NV


  • VKR Holding A/S


  • Harman Consumer Nederland B.V.


  • Celfocus, S.A

Saudi Arabia

  • LFSH

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