Annual IP Seminar

Date: 29 November 2018
Time: 16:15 - 18:00    Venue: South Bank Centre, St Paul's Roof Pavilion, 6th Floor, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

It's that time of year again and the IP team at Bird & Bird would like to invite you to their annual flagship event at the South Bank Centre, overlooking the beautiful views of the city. The seminar will feature a series of talks on a range of hot topics in the IP industry.  

Unfortunately due to an incredible response, we are now at full capacity for the seminar. We do still have availability for the drinks reception from 18.00pm onwards so please do contact the events team, by clicking here to register your place or alternatively to be added to the waiting list for the seminar.

The programme

16:15 - 16:45

Arrival & registration - St Paul's Roof Pavilion, 6th Floor

16:45 - 18:00


Clients from all sectors have woken up big time to Brexit. We present 3 key briefings that will put some of the IP challenges of Brexit into perspective:

Talk 1: What Brexit means for your trade mark and design protection strategy – Mark Holah, Partner, Bird & Bird

Talk 2: The Impact of Brexit on EU Customs enforcement programs – Ewan Grist, Partner, Bird & Bird

Talk 3: Sector focus: Brexit & and the Life Sciences sector: The challenges (assuming a "no deal") and the opportunities to differentiate the UK market, Sally Shorthose, Partner, Bird & Bird

What's goin' on:

We bring you bite sized morsels of some of the most interesting developments and IP issues of the past year: 

Talk 4: Episode II – Pain, Policy and Pregabalin: Reviewing the 2nd instalment of the Supreme Court's 2017-19 patent trilogy, Eleanor Root, Partner and Chris de Mauny, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird

Talk 5: Shapes, colours and more - protection of unusual trade marks - Peter Brownlow, Partner, Bird & Bird

Talk 6: New rights, new duties – as the Copyright Directive enters the final straight, a look at the likely winners and losers,  Phil Sherrell, Partner, Bird & Bird
Talk 7: Country focus: Doing business in the Middle East and the IP implications to consider -  Melissa Murray, Partner and Graeme Payne, Partner, Bird & Bird 


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