IP and Entertainment Law

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

CLE points:    Four (4)    

1.30pm  Introduction from Chair
Chair:    Ian ROBERTSON, National Managing Partner, Holding Redlich

Topic1:    Website Blocking – Recent Developments
Speakers: John HENNESSY SC, Angus LANG and Frances ST JOHN,Barristers and members of 10 IP, the intellectual property practice group at 10 Wentworth Chambers
•    Background to site blocking (including the UK experience)
•    A discussion of Australia’s first two site blocking cases that have been determined so far:
o    Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Limited [2016] FCA 1503; and
o    Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v TPG International Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 435
•    Different issues arising for determination in these two cases
•    What is likely to happen in the future

Topic 2: Death and the Maiden - Dealing with the Estate of a Deceased Person Involved in Creative Industries
Speaker: Therese CATANZARITI, Barrister, 13 Wentworth Chambers
•    Nature of rights owned by deceased – physical materials, copyright, moral rights, contractual rights
•    Executor’s rights including right to grant licences
•    Beneficiary’s rights
•    Testamentary trusts and companies

3.25pm    Afternoon Tea

Topic 3: IP and Entertainment Law – The Changing Landscape
Speaker: Peter BANKI, Partner, Banki Haddock Fiora
•    IP – a recap of familiar territory: patents, trade marks, designs and copyright
•    Entertainment law – what does this usually cover?
•    Is a new field of legal practice emerging in which the skills traditionally associated with entertainment law and IP overlap?
•    If so, what do clients whose legal service needs are in this field expect from their service providers?

Topic 4: The Exploitation of IP Rights in the New Media Environment
Speaker: Nick COLE, Legal Practitioner Director, Cole Media and Entertainment Law
•    The nature and definition of IP rights
•    How technology is redefining rights
•    The main markets for the exploitation of IP rights for film and television
•    Issues to consider when licensing IP rights for film and television

5.25pm – 5.30pm    Questions and Close


Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000