In this webinar, we will highlight the significance of license recordals to your role as a paralegal and best practice for recording them at the UK IPO and WIPO.

Recording changes to registered IP rights is critical to ensuring valuable rights are not lost or waived. The process of recording changes (such as ownership changes or the recordal of a license) can be all encompassing.

Understand the importance of not disregarding licences and security interests, in what is a vital aspect of IP rights ownership and management.

We will go on to cover the importance of meticulous due diligence when handling bulk merger/assignment programs.

Join this webinar and ensure that your recordal programmes are managed efficiently and cost-effectively.

Learning outcomes

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of some of the lesser-known transactions. 
  • Perfect the chain of title for every mark included in a recordal programme.
  • Get tips on how to cross-check data at Companies House, and details of other useful sources when conducting due diligence.

This webinar supports skill set 10: seniority, conversion, recordals and records of the CITMA Paralegal competency framework

Meet your speakers

Ruth Bryan

Ruth is an experienced IP paralegal with extensive working knowledge of multi-jurisdictional trade mark and design filing and prosecution, and both contentious and non-contentious matters, gained over a 30+ year career spanning both in-house and private practice. Ruth has managed large recordal and filing projects, and a worldwide re-brand.

Originally from an in-house/industry background, Ruth has worked with all sizes of companies including FMCG multi-national Groups and a well-known media group, assisting counsel and advising groups in respect of their large IP portfolios. In a past life, Ruth managed a region and its international/regional brands. Ruth moved across to private practice several years ago.

Gail Nicol

Gail is a highly experienced IP administrator who is also now training as a trade mark attorney. She has over 20 years of experience which has included managing the trade mark renewals department for one of Europe’s largest patent and trade mark attorney firms and for an IP renewal payment specialist. Gail has excellent administrative and organisational skills coupled with an in-depth knowledge of worldwide IP portfolio maintenance and management, including large scale assignment and recordal projects.

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