Gold Plating not Boiler Plating: Getting it right in IP contracts

15 November 2012

The Bird & Bird Associates would like to invite you to an In Focus seminar entitled: Gold Plating not Boiler Plating: Getting it right in IP contracts on Thursday 15 November 2012

This seminar, hosted by Associates of Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property and Commercial Groups in London, will be a practical case study considering key issues that arise when negotiating and drafting IP contracts. The session will focus on the important dos and don'ts based on our practical experience and relevant case law.

The seminar is aimed at those who are involved in negotiating and preparing IP/Commercial contracts and those in relevant fields of academia or industry who are either IP or Commercial law practitioners or who seek to be aware of IP and Commercial law issues.

 The programme

17.30 - 18.00

Registration and refreshments

18.00 - 18.05

Welcome and introduction
Audrey Horton, IP Associate, Bird & Bird

18.05 - 19.00

Case study highlighting key IP contract issues discussed by:
Tom Snaith, IP Associate, Bird & Bird
Tim Harris, IP Associate, Bird & Bird
Lucy England, Commercial Associate, Bird & Bird
Kimberly Wells, Commercial Associate, Bird & Bird

Our case study will include:

  • Getting the important IP terms right; Ownership, licensing, assignment and enforcement of IP;
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of implied terms;
  • Typical issues arising in IP contracts, such as:
    • Best and reasonable endeavours;
    • Warranties and indemnities;
    • Excluding and limiting liability; and
    • Termination and its consequences

19.00 onwards

Drinks and canapes

If you're interested in attending this event or for further information, please contact the Events Team at  or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.