Licensing 2018

Licensing 2018

Pages: 169

ISBN: 978-1-912377-42-8



  • £300.00

Expert contributors answer the key questions of concern to corporations and their counsel when dealing with licensing laws in 23 jurisdictions. Areas covered include: kinds of licences, law affecting international licensing, intellectual property issues, software licensing, royalties and other payments, currency conversion and taxes, competition law issues, indemnification, disclaimers of liability, damages and limitation of damages, termination of licensing agreements, bankruptcy, governing law and dispute resolution.

Published in February 2018, this edition features the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

  • Global Overview
    • Fiona Nicolson and Claire Smith, Bristows LLP

Jurisdictions

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Fiona Nicolson, Bristows LLP

Fiona joined Bristows as a partner in 2009. She is an IP transactional lawyer with many years experience in working with a large range of clients across a number of sectors including IT, software, life sciences, engineering, brands and academia. In addition to working for a number of public bodies including universities and blue chip companies, Fiona works with growing technology companies, assisting them to enter new markets through licensing and other collaborative ventures.

Fiona chairs the Law Society of Scotland's accreditation panel for IP and is Board Member and Vice President of Licensing Executives Society International and is a member of the BIA's Regenerative Medicine Industry Group. She is a past Chair of the IP section of Lex Mundi and past President of the Licensing Executives Society (Britain and Ireland). Fiona is a Trustee and Vice Chair of Medical Research Scotland (Scotland's largest independent medical charity) and honorary Vice President of St. Andrews Clinics for Children. Fiona joined Bristows as a partner in 2009. She is an IP transactional lawyer with many years experience in working with a large range of clients across a number of sectors including IT, software, life sciences, engineering, brands and academia. In addition to working for a number of public bodies including universities and blue chip companies, Fiona works with growing technology companies, assisting them to enter new markets through licensing and other collaborative ventures.

Fiona chairs the Law Society of Scotland's accreditation panel for IP and is Board Member and Vice President of Licensing Executives Society International and is a member of the BIA's Regenerative Medicine Industry Group. She is a past Chair of the IP section of Lex Mundi and past President of the Licensing Executives Society (Britain and Ireland). Fiona is a Trustee and Vice Chair of Medical Research Scotland (Scotland's largest independent medical charity) and honorary Vice President of St. Andrews Clinics for Children.

Claire Smith, Bristows LLP

Claire is an intellectual property lawyer. She specialises in commercial arrangements that involve the development and commercialisation of IP rights and in corporate and investment deals where IP is an important asset. She advises on a wide variety of transactions (the large majority of which are cross‑border) across a range of industries, most notably in the life sciences, TMT and consumer product sectors. Examples of her recent experience include advising:

  • life science companies on agreements for the licensing and development of novel compounds (both with commercial organisations and academic institutions);
  • a leading pharmaceutical company on sales of rights in its pharmaceutical products and on arrangements for the supply of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs);
  • SMEs and multinational companies on supply and distribution agreements for a wide range of consumer products;
  • medical device, digital health and engineering companies on joint ventures, collaborations and strategic partnerships; and
  • a well-known global technology company on the IP aspects of its acquisitions of e-commerce and software platforms.

Before becoming a lawyer, Claire spent a number of years working for Abbott Laboratories' medical device business. She started out in the company's quality assurance team, and then moved into its operations division to become a project manager. Since being at Bristows, Claire has also spent time seconded to the in-house legal team of a leading global pharmaceutical company.  


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