Annual IP Seminar

29 November 2018

16:00 - 18:00

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. 

We hope to see as many of you there as possible. 

Would you like to attend?

The programme

16:00 - 16:30

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

16:30 - 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