Date: April 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Womble Bond Dickinson LLP (4 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AU)



Join us for a seminar discussing the latest trends in the legal industry.  Our expert speakers will examine hot topics and provide practical, easy-to-digest, guidance.  The seminar will cover a range of areas, including the world of IP insurance, brand collaborations, global patent trends, the copyright implications of the Cofemel case and a quick round-up of recent contractual case law.


– David Bloom (IP Specialist, Safeguard iP)
David will cover recent developments in the IP insurance market, including the wide range of exposures that IP insurance can cover, how the policies operate in practice and how much they cost.  In particular, David will look at how insurance can mitigate exposures arising under IP warranties and indemnities given by both licensors and sellers of IP.
– Malcolm Dowden (Legal Director, Womble Bond Dickinson)
Malcolm will give a ‘whistle-stop’ tour through recent developments in the law involving contract formation, contractual interpretation, good faith, rectification, force majeure (and Brexit), material breaches, damages, and exclusions and
limitations of liability.
– Catriona Hammer (IP Consultant & Immediate Past President of Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys)
Catriona will provide a global overview of the latest patent trends.
– Abigail Wise (Senior Associate and Trade Mark Attorney, Bristows LLP)
Abbie will take a look at the growing trend of brand collaborations, including: the benefits and pitfalls; thinking “outside the box”; and the key to making successful partnerships.
– Sara Ashby (Partner, Wiggin LLP)
Sara will highlight the key ‘take home’ messages from the COFEMEL decision and consider how developments in the law may impact existing and future licensing transactions involving subject matter which, pre recent CJEU case law, have previously been considered only to be protected by registered and unregistered design rights.


LES Member – £35

LES Member Guest – £55
(must register with LES Member)

Non Member – £100


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