Tuesday 19 October

Introduction to Copyright 2021

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Start: Tuesday 19 October 2021, 12:30 PM

End: Tuesday 19 October 2021, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

Join Varuni Paranavitane, Solicitor at AA Thornton, for this webinar on Copyright aimed at CIPA IP Paralegals.

Are you interested in movies, art, music, software or theatre? If so, you will enjoy learning more about Copyright in this high level introduction to the topic. Varuni will provide answers to the following:

  • How does Copyright arise?
  • What works does it relate to?
  • What rights does it give to the owner?
  • How does copyright relate to the digital world?

Varuni will also provide some practical advice as to how Copyright is relevant to the patent profession.

The webinar would be useful to anyone interested in Copyright.


IP Paralegals


Dr Varuni Paranavitane, AA Thornton

Dr Varuni Paranavitane, AA Thornton

Dr Varuni Paranavitane is a solicitor whose main practice area is IP litigation. Whilst she has extensive litigation experience for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors which draws on her previous technical experience as a research Biochemist, she also advises clients in other sectors including fashion, marketing and advertising, finance, food and sports. Varuni is a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Committee (IPAC) of the UK Bioindustry Association and this year has been invited to lead the sub-committee which focuses on Access and Benefit Sharing and the Nagoya Protocol which focuses on the legal obligations that fall on research organisations and companies in using genetic resources.

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