- 7 December 2023
- 4:30 – 6:30 pm
- Paul Mellon Centre
This event is for Early Career Researchers Network (ECRN) and the Doctoral Researchers Network (DRN). You can find out more about the networks here.
The ECRN and DRN have come together to give its members a chance to upskill in this session on Intellectual Property (IP).
Understanding IP is essential for researchers and writers, whether this involves image use and citation in publishing (whether in print or online), exhibition design and interpretation, producing catalogues or using images and other materials in presentations.
Bernard Horrocks, the Tate Gallery’s Head of Intellectual Property, will give researchers essential information on understanding intellectual property with a focus on copyright. The session will cover:
- a brief outline of the intellectual property rights family (designs, patents, trademarks, copyright etc.) for context
- copyright in detail – what it is, what it protects, the rights you get, ownership, duration and the all-important exceptions (what you can do without consent)
- signposts for further resources (IPO, copyrightuser.org, WATCH file etc.)
- discussions, examples, questions etc.
This two-hour session will be followed by the ECRN and DRN winter social – a chance for network members to meet, connect and round off 2023 together.
About the speaker
Bernard Horrocks is the Tate Gallery’s Head of Intellectual Property. He is responsible for the management of IP across the whole Tate family in relation to the collection, exhibitions and archive, as well as Tate Enterprises (the Gallery’s commercial arm). Previously he was IP Manager at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Bernard is also an independent consultant and trainer who has provided advice to a wide range of clients including the Palace of Westminster, Royal Collection Trust, Courtauld Institute, Museums Sheffield, Royal Academy of Arts, University of Westminster, University of the Arts London, Paul Mellon Centre, Contemporary Art Society, Oxford University Press, Lambeth Palace, Hepworth Wakefield, British Museum, University College London, Linnean Society and Sotheby’s Institute amongst others.
Bernard sits on the Executive of the Heritage IP Network (of which he was a founding member), which advises the National Museums Directors’ Council on IP matters.
Bernard specialises in IP training, risk assessment, best practice, due diligence and all aspects of cultural heritage copyright, covering both commercial and non-commercial areas. Bernard has practised in the IP field since 1997 and has a postgraduate merit in UK, EU & US Law of Copyright and Related Rights from King’s College London.