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Unlocking Success in Corporate Acquisitions: A Seminar on Intellectual Property Due Diligence

In the fast-paced world of corporate acquisitions, intellectual property (IP) often takes center stage. However, its importance isn’t always recognized until it becomes a deal-breaker. Our seminar delves deep into the crucial aspects of conducting thorough due diligence in corporate acquisitions, ensuring a smooth and successful transaction.

Key Discussion Points Include:

  1. Tailored vs. Broad Inquiry Strategies: Discover the strategic advantages of tailored questioning in due diligence processes, maximizing insights into the target company’s IP assets.
  2. Navigating GDPR Sensitivities: Learn essential considerations for GDPR compliance when researching domain names, avoiding potential pitfalls in data protection regulations.
  3. Managing Third-Party IP Licenses: Uncover the complexities surrounding IP licensed to third parties, addressing potential complications that may arise during acquisition negotiations.
  4. Mitigating Risks with Open-Source Software: Gain insights into managing risks associated with open-source software in acquisitions, ensuring compliance and minimizing legal challenges.
  5. Understanding Change of Control Provisions: Explore the intricacies of transferability provisions in licensing agreements, ensuring smooth transitions post-acquisition.
  6. Addressing Chain of Title Gaps: Learn effective strategies for remedying gaps in the chain of title, safeguarding the integrity of IP assets throughout the acquisition process.
  7. Optimizing Independent Contractor Agreements: Discover essential provisions to include in agreements with independent contractors, minimizing risks and ensuring IP protection.
  8. Legal Landscape of Non-Compete Agreements: Gain clarity on the enforceability of non-compete agreements in the UK and Europe, navigating legal frameworks to protect business interests.
  9. Maximizing Data Room Effectiveness: Explore best practices for utilizing data rooms in various circumstances, streamlining the due diligence process for enhanced efficiency.
  10. Leveraging Indemnity Insurance: Understand how indemnity insurance can facilitate M&A transactions, providing financial protection and peace of mind for all parties involved.

Led by Blair Carlton, Associate – Intellectual Property, Pinsent Masons

Duration: Approximately 1.0 hour

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