Annual IP Seminar: Navigating the Future of IP


Date: 20 November 2014
Time: 14.00 - 18.00 (reception afterwards)    Venue: The Lincoln Centre, 18 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3ED


The seminar will include short, 10-15 minute topical updates on the following topics to ensure that whether you're general counsel, IP counsel or management, you will get a well-rounded look of what's happening in the world of IP to future-proof your business.

  • Personality & Image Rights: Developments in image and personality rights in the UK – Rhianna and Betty Boop
    Rebecca O'Kelly-Gillard, Associate - Bird & Bird
  • Trade Mark Law Reform: A practical look at changes to trade mark law in the pipe line including amendments to the requirement for graphical representation, the rules on "goods in transit" and changes to the "own-name" defence
    Peter Brownlow, Partner - Bird & Bird
  • Can I register my brand NOW?: A look at recent cases on the registration of descriptive terms as trade marks and the extent of the protection they give
    Allan Poulter, Partner - Bird & Bird
  • Parody, Quotation and Private Copying: Assessing the impact of the new permitted acts on UK copyright
    Nick Aries, Associate - Bird & Bird
  • Are we ready to share our secrets? A review of the proposed Trade Secrets directive
    Helen Conlan, Partner - Bird & Bird 
  • Advertising update
    Tom Snaith, Partner - Bird & Bird 
  • European Patents in the UK Courts:  Update on recent cases addressing pan-European jurisdiction issues and parallel proceedings
    Chris de Mauny, Associate, Bird & Bird
  • The Future: UP and UPC:  Looking ahead: how the European patent litigation landscape will differ under the UPC
    Katharine Stephens, Partner - Bird & Bird
  • IPEC: To boldly litigate in the PCC Mark 3
    Tim Harris, Associate - Bird & Bird

This year we will be holding our reception in the glamorous Mirror Room at the Rosewood London:

Rosewood London
252 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EN
(Please enter via the main lobby of the hotel)

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