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Diploma in Technology and IP Law

Enhance your skills and opportunities with this diploma delivered by the Diploma Centre at the Law Society of Ireland.

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Event Details

13 October 2021 to 5 March 2022
Online lectures released on Wednesdays at 2pm, with online workshops on Saturdays. Sessions also available to view on-demand.
Contact Name
Ríona Leahy, Solicitor, Course Leader
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Ireland has a booming tech market and has become the digital hub for Europe. It is of vital importance that all organisations understand the law relating to technology and intellectual property and that all legal advisers have the requisite knowledge to advise on these matters. This advanced level programme is designed to give comprehensive coverage to the broad range of legal issues arising from technology and intellectual property in this digital age.

In this diploma, we will chart the latest trends in technology and will provide a wide-ranging analysis of issues relating to intellectual property rights, advising on data protection strategies, and managing transactional issues. Leading experts will consider the myriad of potential liabilities, including IP-infringements and defences, domain disputes, e-commerce and consumer regulations, software licensing, and data security breaches. The course will offer an insight into the world of cyber-crime and suggest possible corporate risk-management strategies that companies can implement. Separately, we will analyse applicable torts, such as defamation, and the rights and duties attaching to social media, blogging, and internet usage. Finally, the course examines the law relating to key technology such as the Cloud, nanotechnology, biomedical technology, biometrics, wearable technology, driverless vehicles, Fintech, and Blockchain.

Programme objectives
On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse the legal issues pertaining to intellectual property and how to protect IP rights including dealing with cases of infringement;
  • Apply for registration of trademarks, patents, and designs and understand how to protect one’s copyright;
  • Critically evaluate the legal issues relating to the latest trends in technology, such as augmented reality, driverless cars, the “Internet of Things”;
  • Advise on the data protection issues arising in the technology sphere – data security, CCTV, data breaches, cybersecurity;
  • Draft essential clauses for a range of technology/IP contracts – software licensing agreements, website terms and conditions, outsourcing, cloud computing, apps;
  • Summarise the legal issues relating to key aviation matters, such as engines, maintenance reserves, security, taxation, insurance, records, and repossession;
  • Assess the laws relating to social media – defamation, trolling, hosting, caching, and internet usage.

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