This program focuses on the legal and practice issues that are directly relevant to transactional IP practitioners. It also provides clarity on legal and commercial topics that are relevant to IP transactions in that area, and gives an introduction to the IP agreements that are encountered.

Drafting, negotiating, interpreting and advising on intellectual property (IP) agreements requires a special set of legal skills. In addition to understanding relevant provisions of IP law, as a practitioner you need to be familiar with a wide range of commercial law subjects (including personal property, contracts, competition, insolvency, tax, employment), and various areas of regulation (such as data protection and export controls). To advise effectively on IP transactions, you also need to be aware of commercial practice in the relevant industry sector.

The mix of legal and practice issues that transactional IP lawyers face can be very different from those experienced by IP litigators or general company/commercial lawyers. Understandably, traditional IP law courses focus on a wide range of IP issues such as subsistence, validity, infringement and enforcement, and spend relatively little time on transactional aspects.

Who should attend?

  • IP practitioners
  • Patent attorneys
  • Trademark attorneys
  • Licensing executives
  • Key Takeaways

  • Insight on the different forms of intellectual properties.
  • Application of intellectual property right to a work environment
  • Understanding the fundamentals of the IPR regimes
  • Procedures & practices in intellectual property protection
  • A practical knowledge of the management of intellectual properties
  • In-depth appreciation of the significance of IPR protection system
  • Eminent Speakers

  • Hemant Singh, Managing Partner, INTTL Advocare
  • Naheed T. Carrimjee, Partner, Desai Desai Carrimjee & Mulla
  • Damodar Vaidya, Executive Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys Advocate and Patent Agent
  • Safir Anand, Senior Partner and Head of Department (Trademarks, Contractual & Commercial IP), Anand & Anand
  • Programme Agenda

    09:15 – 09:30 Breakfast
    09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Address
    09:45 – 10:00 “Building your Brand Through INTA- A Presentation by the International Trademark Association (INTA)"
    10:00 – 11:30 Overview on IPR
    Introduction and the need for intellectual property right (IPR) IPR in India – Genesis and Development IPR in abroad Some important examples of IPR
    Addressed by Hemant Singh, Managing Partner, INTTL Advocare
    11:30 - 11:45 Tea / Coffee
    11:45 – 01:15 Copyrights and Trademarks
    What is copyright, what is covered by copyright, how long does copyright last, why protect copyright? What is a trademark, rights of trademark, kinds of signs to be used as trademark, types of trademark, how is a trademark protected, how is a trademark registered, how extensive is trademark protection
    Addressed by Naheed T. Carrimjee, Partner, Desai Desai Carrimjee & Mulla
    01:15 - 02:00 Lunch
    02:00 – 03:30 The process of Granting and Commercialization of patent
    Publication of Patent Application in India, examination of patent application in India, grant of patent application in India, term patent rights, partnerships and licensing, patents, commercialization and business results.
    Addressed by Damodar Vaidya, Executive Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Advocate and Patent Agent
    03:30 - 03:45 Tea / Coffee
    03:45 – 05:15 IP Strategy
    What is IP Strategy, strategy for acquiring and managing IP, consider all types of IP, use the CIPO, USPTO and WIPO databases for your research, marketing value of sharing information and open collaboration.
    Addressed by Safir Anand, Senior Partner and Head of Department (Trademarks, Contractual and Commercial IP), Anand And Anand
    05:15 - 05:45 Closing Remarks & Distribution of Certificates.