Intellectual Property English

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COURSE BEGINS

January 8, 2018

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The “Legal English of IP Law” presents the essential law and key legal English terminology in lessons covering reading, writing, listening and speaking. The lessons are held on-line.
The course covers the wide range of technical and legal words and phrases used in this area of law equipping the students to work in this rapidly developing field of Law.
The course contains units covering the essential law which every international IP Lawyer should know in order to work effectively in this sphere. This includes the law of patents, copyright, e-commerce, domain names, design law, the international implications of the law as well as practical skills such as drafting IP agreements, IP due diligence and the rapidly evolving Internet related law. All the teachers and trainers are either qualified British Barristers or Solicitors, in private practice with experience of IP Law and, as such, they understand the questions and tasks that clients are likely to ask lawyers to assist with.

The course requires 16 hours of lesson time plus another 8 – 10 hours of private study time, using inter-active study exercises submitted through the Internet and e mail, over the period of the course As an extra aid to the students, an additional package of one-2-one private training is available for an extra fee. This private training is conducted by a video-conference discussions of 15 minutes each week, scheduled at times suitable for the student with a qualified lawyer. These sessions are to emphasise the correct use of the vocabulary, practice pronunciation and speaking and to answer technical legal questions as well as setting additional legal drafting exercises.

THE COURSE INCLUDES Show more

 
  • 15 Live video-conferencing lessons
  • On-line exercises to test reading ability
  • On-line exercises to test listening ability
  • On-line exercises to test writing ability
  • On-line exercises and live discussions to test speaking ability
  • On-line exercises and live discussions to teach the law of Contract
  • full vocabulary guide of essential words and phrases together with their legal meaning
  • authentic contracts and documentation
  • practice in writing and preparing genuine commercial contracts
  • the essential law of I P
  • I P  terminology and vocabulary
  • a course certificate, following satisfactory performance during the course from the Trainer and British Legal Centre
  • individual feedback to each participant following the end of course exam
  • 25% Discount on the price of attendance at British Legal Centre’s Summer Schools

COURSE CONTENTS Show more

What the Course includes
1. Trade Mark Law Language and Law of trade marks  plus examples of phrases and vocabulary: copyrights, trademarks, fair use, public domain, derivative works.
 2.Trade Mark Law in practice The Law and practical methods of registration of trade marks plus the vocabulary of this area of law, e. g.  Protected emblems, customary, distinctive, arbitrary, watch notice.
3. Protection of Well-Known Trade Marks The Law and Vocabulary relating to the protection of well-known trade marks, e.g. blurring, notoriety, counterfeiting, infringement
4. Disputes regarding Domain Names The Law plus legal and technical language relating to disputes involving domain names, e.g. kiting, tasting, cybersquatting
5. Copyright Law The Law and vocabulary of basic legal principles and general policyof copyright, e g  exclusive economic rights, recorded materials, first owners, moral rights.
6. Copyright Law in Practice Contemporary topics of the law as it stands today and the legal vocabulary associated with it, e.g. exhaustion, parallel imports, moral rights.
7. Patent Law The Law and vocabulary of basic legal principles and general policyof Patents, e g Patentability, inventive step, excluded types, industrial use specifications.
8. Patent Law in practice The Law and vocabulary relating to modern issues in patent law e.g. State Street Case, business methods
9. IP Contracts and Agreements The necessary vocabulary and phrases needed to discuss and agree terms of IP contracts negotiating and drafting agreements such as naked licenses, royalty payments, Licence in.
10. Designs Design law and vocabulary
11. Modern Issues affecting IP and IT Law and practice the vocabulary of the modern law and practice of IT and IP, e.g. Knowledge exchange, knowledge transfer providers, intra-net
12. Competition Language used to describe the basics of competition law (examples: collusion, cartels, predatory pricing, tying)
13. E-Commerce The Law and Language of Intellectual Property  as it affects E-Commerce e.g. intra-net, aggregator, application service provider, Business Process Re-engineering
14. Geographical Indications and Parallel Imports s  The Law and vocabulary relating to this area of business
15. Due Diligence in IP Law The legal language of IP and the matters which must be covered in due diligence for IP, e. g. exploitability, Non Infringement Investigation, non-competition agreements.
 
Final Examination Full test of the law and vocabulary used in the course
 

COURSE TERMINOLOGY Show more

The course covers the wide range of technical and legal words and phrases used in this area of law equipping the students to work in this rapidly developing field of Law.

COURSE DURATION

The course requires 16 hours of lesson time plus another 8 – 10 hours of private study time, using inter-active study exercises submitted through the Internet and e mail, over the period of the course As an extra aid to the students, an additional package of one-2-one private training is available for an extra fee. This private training is conducted by a video-conference discussions of 15 minutes each week, scheduled at times suitable for the student with a qualified lawyer. These sessions are to emphasise the correct use of the vocabulary, practice pronunciation and speaking and to answer technical legal questions as well as setting additional legal drafting exercises. As some of the other students will almost certainly be in other cities, and even different Countries and time zones we try to agree a mutually convenient time for all the students in the group. We are happy to time the lessons for the weekends or public holidays if this is what the students want.

COURSE OUTLINE

The course consists of 15 lessons covering the essential law and legal vocabulary which every international I P lawyer should knw

MATERIALS FOR STUDENTS

Access to the lesson library to review former lessons, access to interactive exercises, video-conference link to the instructor.