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Intellectual property conference

Date: 30th January 2020

Time: 09:00 - 16:15

Location:
Law Society of Scotland
Atria One
144 Morrison Street
Edinburgh
EH3 8EX

CPD Hours: 6hours

Join us as we explore the latest developments in intellectual property law, from protecting your clients creative rights to insights into GDPR we'll get you up to speed on how to best advise your clients.

6 hours verifiable CPD

How to protect your client’s creative rights? How to draw a future-ready contract and deliver a winning brand protection strategy? What are the key court reforms and recent decisions from the Scottish IP Court that impact your practice?  Brexit or GDPR on your mind?

Join our expert speaker to answer these questions and much more. Whether you are new to the fast-paced world of intellectual property or have many years of experience under your belt, we have something for everybody. With plenty of opportunities to engage in lively and extensive discussions during this full day conference put together in a dynamic format of briefing and in-depth analysis, you will be 2020 ready.

 Are you a solicitor who specialises in Intellectual Property law and would like to develop your career and marketing in this area? If so you may want to think about applying to  become an Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist. To find out more see Accredited Specialisms

*Agenda subject to change

Learning outcomes

By attending this conference, you will: 

  • Understand creative rights and how to draft future-ready contracts
  • Get top tips from delivering a winning brand protection strategy to your clients 
  • Insights into GDPR and social media issues for IP practitioners
  • Update on Scottish IP Court reforms and recent decisions
Confirmed speakers
  • Colin Hulme, Partner, Burness Paull - Accredited Specialist in Intellectual Property Law
  • Usman Tariq, Ampersand Advocates
  • David Goodbrand, Partner, Burness Paull
  • Alison Bryce, Partner, Dentons 
  • Roisin Higgins QC, Axiom Advocates
  • Neeraj Thomas, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP - Accredited Specialist in Intellectual Property Law
  • Gemma Kelly, Associate, Thorntons
  • David Gourlay, Partner, MacRoberts LLP 
  • 09:00 - 09:20

    Registration and refreshments
  • Speaker

    Colin Hulme is head of Burness Paull LLP’s top ranked IP practice, which protects iconic Scottish brands such as Harris Tweed, the Scottish FA, Scottish Rugby Union and Highland Spring.  His team also supports Sky, Phonographic Performance Limited’s (PPL) and PRS for Music’s copyright enforcement campaigns in Scotland. 

    He is the only litigator in Scotland with an IP Band 1 ranking in the Chambers & Partners Directory, and recognised in the IP “Hall of Fame” in the Legal 500 Directory.  He is an “IP Star” in Managing IP.  

    Colin’s team were the 2019 Managing IP Contentious Patent Firm of the Year (Scotland) and Contentious Copyright Firm of the Year (Scotland).

    Colin is accredited as an IP specialist by the Law Society of Scotland and has an LLM in IT and Telecommunications Law.   He is a guest lecturer at The University of Edinburgh.

    He is an Ordinary Member of ECTA, an Associate Member of CITMA and sits on the ADR Committee of INTA.

  • 09:30 - 10:10

    Creative rights and IPR contracts

    10:10 - 10:15

    Questions and discussion

    10:15 - 10:55

    Delivering a winning brand protection strategy

    Speaker
    David Gourlay, Partner, MacRoberts LLP

    10:55 - 11:00

    Questions and discussion

  • 11:00 - 11:15

    Refreshments and networking
  • 11:15 - 11:45

    GDPR issues for IP lawyers

    Speaker

    David is a partner in our technology & commercial team. He specialises in advising clients on outsourcing arrangements, IT projects, IP licensing, complex commercial contracts and the use of information. He also advises clients on areas including competition compliance, contractual restrictions and merger control.

    His sector expertise includes financial services, technology, media, food & drink and the public sector.

    11:45 - 11:50

    Questions and discussion

    11:50 - 12:20

    IP infringement and social media - an overview of the issues and remedies

    Speaker

    Neeraj Thomas in an Of Counsel in our Technology, Intellectual Property and Media team specialising in contentious intellectual property and sports and disciplinary work.

     

    Neeraj has significant expertise in all areas of contentious intellectual property including trade marks, patents, copyright, confidential information and designs. On the contentious IP side Neeraj has acted for a number of large international, UK and Scottish companies. Neeraj is very experienced in managing and running contentious IP litigation, the majority of which takes place in the Court of Session (Scotland’s Supreme Court). He is one of a handful of IP litigators accredited as an IP specialist by the Law Society of Scotland and sits on the Law Society of Scotland’s IP sub-committee.

     

    Neeraj’s other main area of expertise is in the sports and disciplinary area. Neeraj has provided lead advice to the largest Scottish sports governing bodies on a number of high-profile disciplinary issues involving clubs and players over the last few years. Neeraj has also been heavily involved in advising on, drafting and implementing and thereafter managing the new disciplinary rules for various sports governing bodies. Neeraj has also acted for number of, clubs and players/athletes in a wide range of sports and regulatory matters.

    12:20 - 12:25

    Questions and discussion

    12:25 - 12:55

    Learning from negative spaces of intellectual property

    Speaker

    Alison is a Partner in our Intellectual Property and Technology team. She has been with the Firm since 1999 and is primarily based in Glasgow. Alison specializes in providing strategic, commercial advice on intellectual property, information technology and commercial contract matters. In addition, Alison provides advice on Data Protection, e-commerce, outsourcing and technology issues. Her clients are from a range of sectors including Food and Drink, Oil and Gas and the fashion/ branding sector. Alison is an accredited specialist on Intellectual Property law with the Law Society of Scotland. She is also a Director of Greenock Morton Football Club.

    12:55 - 13:00

    Questions and discussion

  • 13:00 - 13:45

    Lunch and networking
  • 13:45 - 14:45

    Reform of the Scottish IP Court

    Speakers

    Colin Hulme is head of Burness Paull LLP’s top ranked IP practice, which protects iconic Scottish brands such as Harris Tweed, the Scottish FA, Scottish Rugby Union and Highland Spring.  His team also supports Sky, Phonographic Performance Limited’s (PPL) and PRS for Music’s copyright enforcement campaigns in Scotland. 

    He is the only litigator in Scotland with an IP Band 1 ranking in the Chambers & Partners Directory, and recognised in the IP “Hall of Fame” in the Legal 500 Directory.  He is an “IP Star” in Managing IP.  

    Colin’s team were the 2019 Managing IP Contentious Patent Firm of the Year (Scotland) and Contentious Copyright Firm of the Year (Scotland).

    Colin is accredited as an IP specialist by the Law Society of Scotland and has an LLM in IT and Telecommunications Law.   He is a guest lecturer at The University of Edinburgh.

    He is an Ordinary Member of ECTA, an Associate Member of CITMA and sits on the ADR Committee of INTA.

    Usman Tariq is an Advocate specialising in Intellectual Property disputes. He is ranked as a leading counsel in this field by the legal directories including Band 1 for Intellectual Property by Chambers & Partners 2019; Tier 1 for Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media by the Legal 500 2019; the Legal Who’s Who (UK Bar) for Intellectual Property; and the World Trademark Review 1000. He was named by the Legal 500 as its Junior Counsel of 2019 at the Scottish Bar. He has experience across the whole spectrum of IP rights, including trade marks, copyright, design rights and patents.

    14:45 - 15:10

    Recent decisions from the Scottish IP Court

    Speaker

    A key member of our IP/IT and Media team, Gemma has extensive experience advising a broad range of clients on contentious and non-contentious Intellectual Property matters, including; protecting and enforcing trade marks, patents, copyright, designs, confidential information and domain names. Gemma also regularly advises clients on commercialisation and licensing of IP.

     

    Her diverse client base, including - individuals, SMEs, public and private sector clients, universities, multinational companies and research institutions, give her a deep understanding of the issues faced by clients in different industries.

     

    Gemma has a particular interest in the Fashion industry, media and life sciences, and with personal experience of starting, managing and selling a successful Edinburgh based business, she has a in-depth knowledge of business start-ups and the challenges faced by business owners.

    15:10 - 15:15

    Questions and discussion

  • 15:15 - 15:25

    Refreshments and networking
  • 15:25 - 16:10

    The impact of Brexit on UK IP law - no more CJEU?

    Speaker

    Roisin practised as a solicitor for two years before calling to the Bar in 2000. Since then, she has pursued a practice in commercial litigation and has developed a particular specialism in intellectual property law. In that sphere, she has significant experience in: (i) pharmaceutical and medical patent disputes; (ii) oil and gas patent disputes; (iii) parallel importation of trade marked goods; (iv) trade mark protection for large businesses; (v) protection of copyright and design rights; (vi) broadcasting rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; and (vi) providing advice to football clubs and cricket and rugby associations in relation to trade mark rights, image rights and rights in footage of sporting events. She is a door tenant at 8 New Square, Lincoln's Inn.

  • 16:10 - 16:15

    Closing remarks

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£226.35
 
New member:
£187.91
 
Accredited Paralegal:
£187.91
 
Trainee:
£187.91
 
Unemployed member:
£170.84
 
Non-member:
£247.41
 

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