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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to give the listener an overview of the intellectual property issues which are likely to arise in connection with the Royal Wedding. In addition to the range of registered and unregistered IP rights which are applicable, it looks at the Lord Chamberlain's guidelines for souvenirs and compares this to the legislation introduced specifically for the Olympics. This podcast also discusses the intellectual property rights that should be considered with regard to the wedding dress and the engagement ring. The rules regarding advertising and street parties are also considered. Finally, this podcast explores the rules that will arise next year for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the IP rights which could come into play in light of the Royal Wedding;
  • Appreciate the differences and similarities between the Royal Wedding and the Olympics;
  • Know the restrictions placed on souvenir production introduced by the Lord Chamberlain's Guidelines;
  • Know which royal names and symbols cannot be registered as a trade mark;
  • Be aware of the intellectual property rights applicable to the wedding dress and engagement ring;
  • Understand how the rules apply to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Market Update / Hot Topic
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988;
  • Royal Wedding souvenir guidelines;
  • Trade Marks Act 1994;
  • Trade Decriptions Act 1968.
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In this podcast, Rachel Montagnon from law firm Herbert Smith gives some guidance about the intellectual property issues that should be considered in connection with the Royal Wedding and the 2012 Diamond Jubilee.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-11-04

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