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Workshop "Management of Intellectual Property Rights" in Brussels, Belgium

The traininig centre (FTU) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) offers a workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Brussels on 5 October 2012

5 October 2012 - 5 October 2012

Successful management of intellectual property rights, such as copyright, database right, trade marks and patents, is fundamental for project managers and administrators. Research managers and executives concerned with successfully managing projects and contracts in research institutions, universities, the public sector, not-for-profit and business organisations, can all benefit from understanding the broad principles. It is also important for engineers, scientists, authors and other creators working on projects to appreciate what is involved in establishing ownership, rights and interests in valuable original material.

This workshop focuses on best practice: what is essential, what is advisable, and what are the pitfalls to be avoided. Participants will learn how most effectively to deal with the material they work with: to identify, verify and protect the intellectual property rights in it, to commercially exploit and disseminate it to add value, whether printed or electronic, and also how to handle third party material legitimately.

Commercial strategies are emphasised. An EU perspective will be taken.

The following topics will be covered:
• IPR in today’s business environment
• Confidential information
• Copyright
• Software and other electronic/digital works
• EU Database Right
• Patents
• Trade Marks
• IPR and the world wide web

The course is specifically designed for experienced project managers, programme managers, team leaders, project professionals and staff involved in international projects. Engineers, scientists, technologists, inventors, authors and other creators will also benefit.

It is held in English and limited to 15 participants in order to ensure a high quality standard.

Date: 05 October 2012, Helmholtz-Office, Brussels, Belgium

Tutor: Dr. Rachel Burnett, Solicitor, Burnett IT Legal Services, London, England