Autumn Seminar 2016 programme
6 October 2016
Hyatt Regency, Birmingham
|9.30am||Registration with light refreshments|
|10am||Introduction - Kate O'Rourke, ITMA President|
Wearable tech is evolving, no longer stuck on the wrist and measuring how far you've walked but becoming embedded in fabric and delivering new functionality as well as new aesthetics. This session will deliver a round-up of how we're wearing tech, the sector applications and consider the legal challenges presented by this further immersion of our lives in the connected world.
In this session our panellists will explore the options available to those seeking to protect and enforce their trade marks against cybersquatters, and how brand owners prioritise these options. We will discuss the realities of enforcement via Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), other dispute procedures such as those available for .uk and .eu names, and domain name litigation, sharing their insights on the best enforcement options. We will also update you on the rights protection mechanisms which were introduced to address the heightened infringement threat caused by the New gTLD Program, why these are still relevant after 1000+ TLDs have delegated, and what changes could be on the cards as ICANN reviews the first round of new gTLD launches.
|1.30pm||Afternoon introduction - Tania Clark, ITMA First Vice-President|
Brexit and the repercussions in the world of non-contentious IP
Technology and graphical representation
|3.15pm||Tea and coffee break|
3D printing and the implications for intellectual property
Old law and New Technology: how the law of damages and remedies fit a 21st century market
In the past 5 years the law of damages and remedies has developed considerably. This talk aims to address those changes and consider whether the law of damages and remedies can keep apace with the ever evolving state of technology, or whether the Courts need to become more reactive and flexible in their approach.
|5.15pm||Summary and closing words by Kate O'Rourke, ITMA President|