Tuesday 31st October 2006
Media, Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law




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Conference Contents

“Recent Developments In Copyright And Performers' Rights”

Stephen Bate - 5 Raymond Buildings

- The Internet, interpretation of the Copyright, etc Regulations 2003, recent cases on the Internet.

- The Da Vinci Code and other cases: the interface of fact, information, ideas and expression.

- New guidance on summary judgment applications.

- HRH The Prince of Wales v Associated Newspapers: copyright and privacy.

- Developments in performers' rights.

- The Intellectual Property (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2006.

- A round up of other copyright cases.

- Trends and future issues.

“On Your Marks”: A Review Of Recent Legal Developments Relating To Trade Marks, Trade Names And Brands

Jonathan Cornthwaite - Wedlake Bell

Brands, trade marks, trade names and domain names constitute one of the most ubiquitous categories of intellectual property, and there have been many interesting and important legal developments in this area in the last year or so. This presentation will provide an update on some of these developments, including leading cases from the UK and Europe, a review of the .eu domain name, and a discussion of the new London Olympic Association Right.

“Database Rights”

Robert Deacon - 11 Stone Buildings

- How databases are protected: literary copyright and sui generis right.

- The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997.

- First ownership.

- Infringement.

- The ECJ ruling and the British Horseracing Board case.

“Contracts: The Overlap Between Sport And The Media”

Oliver Hunt - Onside Law LLP

- Player contracts with Tournaments - image rights and the media.

- Player contracts with Sponsors - typical media obligations.

- Tournaments - interaction between TV and Sponsors.

- General media issues for Players.

“TV Formats - An Update On Protection And Disputes”

Tim Perry - Spring Law Ltd.

- TV formats - what are they?

- Protecting TV formats - can you? 

- Disputes about TV formats - some recent examples of ‘copycat’ TV formats.

- Methods to resolve disputes about TV formats.

“Regulating The Press Without A Press Complaints Commission - The Prospect Explored”

Professor Robert Pinker - International Consultant at the UK Press Complaints Commission

Lord Justice Sedley recently suggested that “deterrence, which is a necessary part of the protection of reputation and arguably of privacy too, is best handled by an independent statutory regulator”. He went on to say that, under such a system, there would be “no serious case for preserving anything of the Press Complaints Commission … except its Code of Practice…”. This presentation will examine some of the implications of these proposals for press regulation and freedom of expression.