July 5, 2021 4:30 pm Published by

We are a little less than 10 weeks away from opening the doors to London IP Week 4.0 and we are taking it back to basics.Throughout this blog series we will be going through the four types of Intellectual property: Trade Secrets, Patents, Copyright and Trademarks. 

This week, we will take a look at copyright. 

Copyright is a type of intellectual property protection that safeguards original works of authorship, such as literature works, music, and art. Today, copyright laws are widely used to protect computer software and architecture. 

In all countries where the Berne Convention applies, copyright laws are automatically applied once the idea has reached a tangible form, let it be a song, a drawing, blueprints, a computer program etc. 

In addition, copyright laws do not last forever. After the original copyright owner dies the rights last for 50 to 100 years depending on the country.

In recent years, Youtube has been the frontline for one big legal dispute regarding the responsibility of copyright infringement committed by users. Although the platform is not liable, they will be if they have the specific knowledge of protected content being available and refraining from blocking access to it.

Well, that’s copyright in a nutshell. To learn more about copyright and the world of IP, join us for our IP conference, London IP Week 4.0, 6th-7th September 2021.

London IP Week is an interactive IP summit filled with networking opportunities over 2-full day conferences with thought-provoking discussions on the most contemporary trends in the world of IP. This is our 4th annual event, and a great opportunity to meet with IP Managers, In-House Legals & IP Counsels, CEOs, CTOs, Founders and Managing Directors, Heads of IP and other IP experts from our targeted industries from around the world.

The first day of London IP Week 4.0 is The Big Corporate IP Summit hosted by 

The 6th of September we will open our doors to Day 1: The Big Corporate IP Summit which brings together IP Managers, In-House Legal & IP Counsels, IP experts to discuss key topics in the world of big corporations. 

We are also looking forward to having Marianne Frydenlund, Legal Director at Nordic Semiconductor and Dr. Stephan Wolke, Head of Intellectual Property and Services from thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property GmbH speaking during the summit. London IP Week 4.0 promises to give you all the insight into Intellectual Property you need for 2021, answering all the big questions!

Don’t just take our world for it, check out what our testimonials had to say about our previous events!

2021 is very exciting for all of us at Cosmonauts, and London IP Week is no different. 

If you’re not in London, we also have a Dublin edition, though of course you can follow online too.

If you are still looking to find the right conference for your business needs, we’ve got you covered too, you can contact us, or browse through other Cosmonauts events below.

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