Intellectual Property Law Conference 2016

Location: Chartered Accountants House, Dublin 2

When: 3rd March 2016


Details: 4 CPD Points - Half day morning event

The latest critical issues and developments in intellectual property law will be debated and discussed by an expert speaker panel at the Intellectual Property Conference 2016. The speed with which digital information moves around the world means there are an ever-growing number of safeguards you need to take to ensure your intellectual property is protected; these safeguards will be examined by our expert panel: 

  • Glen Gibbons, Barrister-at-law
  • David Brophy, Partner & Patent Attorney, FRKelly
  • Hazel Tunney, Design and Trade Mark Attorney, Tomkins Intellectual Property
  • Carol Plunkett, Partner, William Fry
  • Aine Matthews, Senior Corporate / IP Counsel, Longitude Licensing Ltd.

The panel will provide delegates with an in-depth analysis of current issues surrounding copyright and patents; protecting your intellectual property; being aware of your brand’s value and the protections open to you; and the litigation avenues open to you should your intellectual property be infringed.

Key Topics for Discussion

  • Why do you need to protect your brand value?

  • Why is it important to keep records of your Intellectual Property?

  • Registering and enforcing your Intellectual Property

  • What are the practicalities of seeking litigation in Intellectual Property matters?

  • What scope is there in Irish Law protecting Design Rights?

Who should attend?

The Intellectual Property Conference will be of interest to In-house counsel, IP counsel, intellectual property managers, legal professionals and managing directors.


GLEN GIBBONS, Barrister-At-Law

Glen will be discussing "Recent Developments in Trade Mark Law". Topics will include:

  • New EU Trade Mark Directive and Regulation
  • Impact of new EU Trade Mark Directive on Irish law

Recent important Court of Justice/Irish/English judgments

DAVID BROPHY, Partner & Patent Attorney, FRKelly

The surprising scope of design rights in Irish law:

  • Design rights are often overlooked, but they can overlap with almost every other form of IP protection, and may provide a remedy where no other right provides one

HAZEL TUNNEY, Design & Trade Mark Attorney, Tomkins Intellectual Property

Trade Marks: Why you need to protect your product name

  • Overview of brand value and protection and how to achieve them

CAROL PLUNKETT, Partner, William Fry

Intellectual Property from a litigation perspective:

  • The importance of keeping records of your IP
  • How to make sure your IP is enforced once it's registered
  • The practicalities of litigating IP matters

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