Past Educational Events

Please note: All events qualify for 1 CPD hour each. SRA CPD reference number is 3471/IPSOC.


10 May 2017

Latest Developments in Copyright

Dr Eleonora Rosati (Associate Professor in IP Law at the University of Southampton and major contributor to the IPKat blog)

This event was kindly sponsored by Simmons & Simmons LLP


2 March 2017

Hints for practitioners bringing cases in the IPEC

HHJ Hacon

This event was kindly sponsored by Bristows LLP


20 October 2016

Life after Cartier: The Future of Blocking Injunctions

Simon Malynicz QC 

This event was kindly sponsored by Osborne Clark LLP


23 September 2016

Europe/Japan Mock Trial - Gathering evidence in patent proceedings

The event was supported by the European Patent Lawyers’ Association (EPLAW) which represents patent litigators across Europe.


8 Septemebr 2016

Practising IP: The in-house perspective

Calum Smith (Barclays) and Jennifer Bryant (Sky)

This event was kindly sponsored by Gowling WLG LLP


7 April 2016

An Interview with Lord Justice Neuberger

Mr Justice Henry Carr

This event was kindly sponsored by Irwin Mitchell LLP.


8 September 2015

The UPC. A Panel Debate

Alan Johnson (Partner, Bristows) and Tim Frain (Director of IP and IP Regulation, Nokia)

This event was kindly sponsored by Bristows LLP.


7 July 2015

Recent Developments in Design Rights

Michael Hicks

This event was kindly sponsored by Fieldfisher LLP.


30 April 2015

The Interplay between IP and Competition Law: The view from the CJEU

Christopher Vajda QC, the current serving UK judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

This event was kindly sponsored by Allen & Overy LLP


4 March 2015

Victoria's Secret, Rihanna and the law of trade marks and passing off

Charlotte May QC

This event was kindly sponsored by Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co


29 September 2014

Kirin-Amgen: 10 years on

Lord Hoffman

This event was kindly sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills


3 July 2014

The first months of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and the Future Direction of the Court

HHJ Richard Hacon

This event was kindly sponsored by Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co


20 May 2014

Anti-counterfeiting - a Panel Discussion

Jeremy Newman (Partner, Rouse), Mark Bearfoot (Brand Protection Manager EMEA, Harley-Davidson), Tim Waring (Director, Netmonita)

This event was kindly sponsored by Carpmaels & Ransford LLP


3 March 2014

Confidential Information - Recent Developments and the Future

Tom Moody-Stuart (8 New Square)

This event was kindly sponsored by Mayer Brown International LLP


23 October 2013

Digital Glastonbury - Copyrights, Contracts and Trade Marks from the field

Ben Challis (General Counsel, Glastonbury Festival)

This event was kindly sponsored by Bird & Bird LLP


26 September 2013

Design Law - A panel discussion

Mr Justice Birss, Gill Smith (Group IP Director, Dyson) and David Stone (Partner, Simmons & Simmons & author of "European Union Design Law - A Practitioners' Guide")

This event was kindly sponsored by Hogan Lovells International LLP


16 May 2013

Trade Marks - Leading judgments from the CJEU and the UK courts: Key developments in the Law

Emma Himsworth QC


7 March 2013

The Evolving Nature of EPO Oppositions and Appeals

Christopher Rennie-Smith (Chairman of Board 3.3.04, Technical Board of Appeal, EPO) and Andrew Sheard (Independent Patent Attorney)


26 November 2012

Abuse of Process in Trade Mark Litigation

Michael Edenborough QC


16 July 2012

An IP Practitioner's Introduction to Data Protection

Stewart Room, Field Fisher Waterhouse

This event was kindly sponsored by Freshfields


31 May 2012

Design Rights - Recent Developments in the Law

David Musker, Jenkins


24 January 2012

America Invents - US Patent Reforms

Anthony C Tridico Ph.D, Finnegan


10 October 2011

Patents - Key Issues Update

Mark Chacksfield, 8 New Square


25 July 2011

Leading UK and ECJ Judgments: Key Issues in Trade Mark Law (including Interflora v M&S)

Professor Lionel Bently


31 March 2011

Is Online Music Licensing Going Offline? Copyright and the Challenges in the Cloud

Will Page (Chief Economist, PRS for Music) and Tom Frederiske (Partner, Clintons)


15 February 2011

The Reformed Patents County Court: Opportunities for Junior IP Practitioners

HHJ Birss


20 September 2010

The Current ECJ and Intellectual Property

Daniel Alexander QC, 8 New Square


28 July 2010

Copyright - My Top 5 Cases

Denise McFarland, 3 New Square


20 May 2010

Trade Marks - Leading UK and ECJ Judgments: Key Developments in the Law

Henry Carr, 11 South Square


31 March 2010 

Selection Patents - Alive or Dead?

Simon Thorley QC & Colin Birss, 3 New Square


Inaugural Event

IP - Past Present & Future

The Hon. Sir Robin Jacob

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