Intellectual Property Basics
This useful introductory session will focus on trade marks and copyright, including:
• the requirements that need to be satisfied to establish entitlement to the grant of intellectual property rights;
• the procedures by which grant of intellectual property rights are obtained; and
• enforcement and commercialisation of these intellectual property rights.
• what copyright is and how it is different to other intellectual property rights (patents, trade marks and designs)
• what types of things copyright does and doesn’t protect
• the common issues arising from copyright protection and enforcement
Data and Privacy
This session will provide an introduction to Australia’s data and privacy laws, including:
The session will also touch on the GDPR and its relevance to Australian businesses
Blockchain and lawyers
Blockchain, and its related Distributed Ledger Technology is the centre of attention not only for tech-savvy enthusiasts, but also the legal profession. Blockchain and related digital systems challenge the legal profession on a variety of legal issues, including:
• privacy breaches
• use of smart contracts,
• intellectual property infringements
• consumer protection contraventions
This session introduces the concept of Blockchain and explores specific legal issues relating to its use and the use of related digital systems.
Author Profiles - click on image for full profile
Principal, Bennett and Co
In 2013-2018 inclusive Dave has been listed in the WTR1000, an assessment of the world’s leading trade mark lawyers. In 2017, Dave was recognised by AsiaLaw as a “leading lawyer” in the region. Since 2000, Dave has won 22 of the 27 trade mark hearings (in both Australia and Hong Kong) in which he has appeared as counsel. Dave was admitted as a lawyer from 1995, as a registered trade mark attorney from 1999, and as a notary public from 2012. Dave has worked in Osaka, Japan and from 2000-2003 practiced in IP in Hong Kong. Dave was awarded a Masters in IP Law in 2000 and appointed an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University in 2013. He has lectured at Murdoch University, the Australian Graduate School of Management in Hong Kong, Edith Cowan University, and in 2004 and 2005 in Phnom Penh for The Asia Foundation on the IP implications of Cambodia joining the World Trade Organisation. In 2018, Dave attended the Oxford University Saïd Business School programme on negotiation. Dave has appeared as counsel in trials, interlocutory injunctions, and many hearings. In 2009, Dave established a law firm for a large patent attorney firm and was managing director of that law firm. Dave has received advanced management training and has considerable experience in running a law firm, especially in business development. Dave attended the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Advanced Domain Name Workshop in Geneva in 2011 and has run many UDRP disputes. He is a regular attendee at the conferences of the International Trade Mark Association and the Pharmaceutical Trade Mark Group. Dave has written for or been covered by The New York Times, the South China Morning Post, the Australian Financial Review, The Guardian, and The West Australian newspapers. Dave was recommended by Doyle’s Guide in their category “Recommended Intellectual Property and TMT Lawyers – Perth 2018″. He was listed as a leading lawyer in IP and a recommended lawyer in technology, media and telecommunications by Doyle’s Guide in 2016, and a preeminent lawyer in IP and a leading lawyer in technology, media, and telecommunications by Doyle’s Guide in 2015. Dave is listed as a Preeminent Lawyer by Doyle’s Guide in the ‘Leading Intellectual Property & TMT Lawyers – Western Australia, 2019′.
Lecturer, The University of Notre Dame Australia; Consultant, Tecstack
Ms van der Westhuizen completed her LLB and LLM at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She lectured undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Banking and Commercial Law in the Mercantile Law Department at the University of South Africa. She was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2013. In 2017, Ms van der Westhuizen graduated with a further Master of Laws by Research at The University of Notre Dame Australia, focusing on the Regulation of Cryptocurrencies in Australia. Ms van der Westhuizen is also currently completing her Doctor of Laws degree.
Date & Time:
Tues, 24 September 2019 9.00am – 12.30pm
The Law Society of Western Australia Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH WA
Morning tea will be provided.
3.0 Points Competency 4: Substantive Law
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Member): $170
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Non-Member): $245
CPD Freedom: $0
Member (J)*: $350
*Law Society Members less than 5 years practising and/or under 35 years of age
Date & Time:
Tue, 24 September 2019 9.00am - 12.30pm
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH waGet Directions on Map
none Points Professional Management
none Points Professional Responsibility
3 Points Skills
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