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Friday, 28 January 2011

"Win the game or lose the plot?" seminar on plots, formats and themes

"Win the game or lose the plot?" This seminar on the copyright aspects of plots, themes and formats takes place in London on 9 March, at Hardwicke, Lincoln's Inn.  It has a half-day structure (11am to 3pm) and carries three CPD points.  The programme runs is as follows:
* Fact and fiction: recent UK case law on protecting plots (Mark Engelman, Hardwicke)
* Protecting computer games and business programs: is it possible? (Shireen Peermohamed, Harbottle & Lewis)
* Music themes (Nick Kounoupias, DHM Stallard)
* Plots, themes and formats - a US overview (Annsley Merelle Ward, Collyer Bristow)
* How do other countries handle these problems? (Rebecca Dimaridis, Jeffrey Green Russell)
* If copyright won’t provide protection, what of other IP rights? (Birgit Clark, Berwin Leighton Paisner)
Jeremy Phillips (1709 Blog; IP consultant, Olswang LLP) will be in the chair.

Registration is £70, inclusive of VAT and lunch. For further details click here or email Lisa Pick or phone her on +44 20 7242 2523.  Early booking is advised.

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