As part of the NABMA Diploma in Market Administration, students attend three two-day courses in Derby, one of which is dedicated to trading standards law in relation to trademark and copyright infringement. At this year’s session, Gavin Terry, Chartered Trading Standards Institute Lead Officer for IP, gave a fascinating overview of intellectual property law which prompted a wide range of questions from delegates and a healthy debate. Patricia Lennon’s follow-up presentation on the Real Deal was also well-received by those attending as it outlined how simple procedures and working closely with trading standards can be hugely beneficial to market managers in preventing IP infringement at their venues.
Market officers seeking simple hints and tips and the law relating to this subject, will find the leaflet How to Stay IP Legal helpful, it can be downloaded here. Another useful source of information is the CTSI Business Companion website.
Market officers interested in undertaking the DMA course in 2018, should contact NABMA’s Professional Development Consultant – Stephen Pickering by email on: firstname.lastname@example.org