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IMRO | The Business of Music Seminar Series | The importance of Copyright to your Creativity

October 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This is an ideal opportunity for you if you are an aspiring artist, manager, lawyer or if you are simply looking to develop a better understanding of the fundamentals of copyright law as it applies to your music.

The notion of intellectual property, intellectual property law, the basics of copyright law, performers’ rights, image rights and trademarks are just some of the many topics that will be covered at this upcoming event.

Join us and connect with other aspiring industry players and professionals.


Dr Mark Hyland

Dr Mark Hyland is a lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at Bangor University Law School, Wales. He was recently appointed as the inaugural IMRO Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Law Society of Ireland. He has a strong interest in Copyright Law and in the interface between Intellectual Property Law and related fields such as Information Technology Law and, Competition Law. Besides International Intellectual Property Law, Dr Hyland also teaches Competition Law and International Banking Law at Bangor Law School. He is co-director of the Bangor Centre for International Law and, in 2016, was awarded a Bangor University Teaching Fellowship. Dr Hyland was awarded his PhD by Newcastle University in 2014 for a thesis that critically evaluates the application of the tort Private International Law rules to the internet, using online copyright infringements as a case study. His current research focuses on the use of website-blocking injunctions in an IP context. He analyses such injunctions through two prisms: effectiveness and legitimacy. Separately, he is also looking at how geolocation and geo-blocking technologies can be used to facilitate the territorial licensing of digital copyright works. Dr Hyland’s research will examine possible tensions (in the specific context of digital copyright content) between two important EU laws: the Geo-blocking Regulation and the Portability Regulation. Both these Regulations came into force last year. Dr Hyland is a qualified solicitor and, from time to time, contributes articles on EU IP/IT Law developments to the Eurlegal section of the Law Society Gazette.

Eileen O’Gorman | Partner | Gleeson McGrath Baldwin Solicitors, Dublin | Corporate & Intellectual Property

Eileen O’Gorman is a Solicitor, practising in Dublin and a Partner in the firm Gleeson McGrath Baldwin Solicitors. She advises on commercial and intellectual property issues relevant to wide and varied business interests both in Ireland and abroad. She is well-known in the entertainment industry in Ireland for her practical and focused advice. Eileen works closely with a range of authors, artists and musicians in relation to all legal elements of their creative pursuits. She works with many start-up businesses providing a comprehensive approach to their business structures and specialist intellectual property needs. Eileen is a registered Irish and European Trade Mark Agent. She is currently the Chair of the Copyright and Entertainment Law Committee of the International Bar Association.



October 8, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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