Academic IP

Tuesday 22nd of June

2.30 - 4.30pm

Amy ThomasUniversity of Glasgow


Amy Thomas is a Research and Teaching Associate at the School of Law, University of Glasgow, CREATe. Her main research interests and teaching expertise are in copyright law and other forms of intellectual property.  

About this Session

This session explores how intellectual property law impacts doctoral researchers, and how this can be used protect the commercial potential of their intellectual outputs. 

The session will provide an overview of the main types of intellectual property, with a focus on copyright law. Throughout, we will consider how copyright operates in the ‘real world’ for researchers, and how it can be applied to effectively protect and exploit their intellectual outputs. In particular, we will consider issues relating to social media, the ownership of research data, and publication considerations. The session is intended to be interactive, and researchers are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences and submit their intellectual property-related questions for the facilitator(s) ahead of the session. We will accommodate space for a Q&A session and copyright ‘mythbusting’. 

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main types of intellectual property and differentiate between them.
  • Apply intellectual property law to assess the status of their own creative outputs and the work around them.
  • Consider how intellectual property may be used to protect and exploit their creative outputs.

Who might be interested? 

Doctoral researchers of any stage of their research and in any arts and humanities related discipline. The session accommodates researchers who are interested in both intellectual property over their research itself or their own personal creative outputs. 

Participant Pre-requisites

No prior knowledge of intellectual property is assumed or required, though researchers are welcomed to reflect on their own experiences working with intellectual property and prepare questions for the facilitator(s). 

Event contact: 

Click Here to Register (Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis) 

First published: 29 May 2020