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IP and Commercial Licensing

CLASSROOM SESSIONS
15 Oct 2019
3 SILE Public CPD Points
3 SILE Public CPD Points

Programme Synopsis

This series follows on from IP Academy’s sell-out “Developments in IP Law” programme to focus in more detail on topical issues, such as whether an unregistered trade mark can be licensed; the effect of bankruptcy of a licensor; and whether royalty payments due under a licence with no fixed end date remain due after expiry of the underlying IP.

IP licensing permeates almost every aspect of modern business strategy. It enables businesses to generate revenue streams, safely enter into collaborations and partnerships, and to ensure that important intangible assets are protected from misuse. ​

A wide variety of legal relationships require consideration of IP licensing issues. B2B, there can be franchise businesses, advertising partnerships, R&D partnerships, outsourcing agreements, and distribution agreements, to name but a few. B2C, businesses will need to consider appropriate licensing terms for use of their products as well as the terms of their employees’ rights to use IP rights belonging to others. ​

This series follows on from IP Academy’s sell-out “Developments in IP Law” programme to focus in more detail on topical issues in these areas, such as: whether an unregistered trade mark can be licensed; the effect of bankruptcy of a licensor; and whether royalty payments due under a licence with no fixed end date remain due after expiry of the underlying IP. ​

Featuring a high-profile line-up of speakers with significant IP expertise, this series is a must for IP practitioners, in-house counsel, and for any lawyer who is in involved in drafting commercial agreements.

Target Audience
• Practicing lawyers
• In-house counsel
• Public officers involved in IP, licensing and related areas
• Business owners involved in licensing or franchising
• Licensing Executives

Programme Schedule

Date
15 Oct, 2019
time
2.00 PM – 5.30 PM (Registration starts at 1.30 pm, Duration: ½ day)
venue
IP Academy
1 Paya Lebar Link
#11-03 PLQ1, Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533

Programme Outline

2.00 – 3.00pm Introduction to IP licensing concepts and IP commercialisation Prof David Llewelyn, Deputy Dean, School of Law, Singapore Management University
3.00 – 3.30pm Current issues in patent licensing / commercialisation of trade secrets Mr Lam Chung Nian, Head, Intellectual Property, Technology & Media, Telecommunications and Data Protection Practices, WongPartnership LLP
3.30 – 4.00pm Networking Tea Break
4.00 – 4.30pm Current issues in trademark licensing Mr Tony Yeo, Managing Director, Intellectual Property Department and Director, Dispute Resolution Department, Drew & Napier LLC
4.30 – 5.00pm Current issues in copyright licensing Mr Benjamin Cheong, Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Department, Rajah & Tann
5.00 – 5.30pm Panel Discussion All Speakers

(In the event of unforeseen circumstances, details of the seminar may be subject to change.)

 

Speaker Profiles (in alphabetical order)

Mr Benjamin Cheong

Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Department, Rajah & Tann

Benjamin is a Partner in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice Group of Rajah & Tann Singapore. He has practised in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai (as a foreign lawyer) and has more than a decade of experience in advising clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, with a particular focus on intellectual property, technology and franchising/licensing transactions, technology outsourcing deals and data protection compliance.

He been featured in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as well as named as one of “Singapore’s 40 Most Influential Lawyers Aged 40 and Under” by Singapore Business Review. Benjamin has authored several published articles relating to IP issues in computing software and licensing.

Professor David Llewelyn

Deputy Dean, School of Law, Singapore Management University

David is Deputy Dean and Professor (Practice) in the School of Law, Singapore Management University and Professor of Intellectual Property Law, King’s College London.

He is joint author of ‘Cases, Materials and Commentary on Singapore Intellectual Property Law’ (2018), ‘Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names’ (13th – 16th eds.) and ‘Cornish, Llewelyn & Aplin, Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks & Allied Rights’ (5th – 9th eds.). His business book, ‘Invisible Gold in Asia: Creating Wealth Through Intellectual Property’ was published in 2010. David is an IP Adjudicator at IPOS.

 

Mr Lam Chung Nian

Head, Intellectual Property, Technology & Media, Telecommunications and Data Protection Practices, WongPartnership LLP

Chung Nian is the Head of the Intellectual Property, Technology & Media, Telecommunications and Data Protection Practices at WongP. He is a regular contributor to the Computer Law & Security Review, and other publications, and has also authored chapters in various professional texts such as IP Client Strategies in the Asia-Pacific (Aspatore Books, 2011), Communications: Regulation and Outsourcing Global Guide (Thomson Reuters, 2015), The Art Collecting Legal Handbook (Thomson Reuters, 2013 and 2016), Data Protection & Privacy: International Series (3ed) (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016), Data Protection & Privacy: Jurisdictional Comparisons (2ed) (European Lawyer Reference, 2014), and Communications and Competition Law: Key Issues in the Telecoms, Media and Technology Sectors (Wolters Kluwer, 2014).

Chung Nian is also a tutor for intellectual property law in the Preparatory Course Leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations, an Associate Faculty at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and a lecturer at the Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law programme, a course jointly organised by the IP Academy (Singapore) and the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Chung Nian is also an IP Adjudicator at IPOS.

Mr Tony Yeo

Managing Director, Intellectual Property Department and Director, Dispute Resolution Department, Drew & Napier LLC

Tony is the Managing Director of the Intellectual Property and Director of the Dispute Resolution Department at Drew & Napier LLC. He is also the President of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) – Singapore Group, a member of the Law Society’s Inquiry Committee and Disciplinary Tribunal, and a member of the Examination Board at IPOS for registered patent agents.

He also co-authored the Singapore chapter of Global Pharmacovigilance Laws & Regulations: The Essential Reference, published by the US-based Food and Drug Law Institute. He also co-wrote the article “Legislating medical devices in Singapore” in Financier Worldwide: Biotechnology & Life Sciences e-Book 2010. Tony is also an IP Adjudicator at IPOS.

 

Fees

$267.50 (incl. GST)

Includes 1 networking tea-break

Contact

Ms Nabilah Haron
Tel: +65 6330 8687 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601
Mr Benjamin Tan
Tel: +65 6331 6581 | Fax No: (65) 6221 8601