Date: June 13, 2023
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Burness Paull Office (50 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh, EH3 9WJ)

LES Britain & Ireland’s Scotland Committee are thrilled to announce their 2nd event of 2023 taking place in EDINBURGH on 13 June!

SPEAKER: Geoff Steward, IA Director, Stobbs

Geoff Steward is a trial lawyer with over twenty-five years’ experience and has long been recognised in Chambers and Legal 500 as a leading individual for IP disputes. He joined Stobbs in 2018 after being a partner and head of the IP group at leading London firm, Macfarlanes.

He has handled IP disputes for some of the leading brands of the world, including Budweiser, Nike, Pernod Ricard and various Formula One teams. His expertise includes disputes relating to trade marks, passing off, copyright, designs (registered and unregistered), database rights, data protection, breach of confidence and anti-trust. As well as undertaking pure IP claims, Geoff has acted on a broad range of contractual disputes relating to brand protection and brand monetisation such as licensing, franchising, manufacturing, supply and distribution. He has acted for clients in industries as diverse as retail, publishing,  television, sports (soccer, cycling, golf and Formula One), food and drink; automotive and aviation.

Geoff will discuss the following:

  • Sleight of hand by the supermarkets
  • The fixed action patterns at work
  • No need for costly confusion evidence
  • What is the unfair advantage?
  • How is it proved?
  • The best registration strategy


LES Member – FREE

Non Member – £20

Non Member Group Rate (up to 5 people) – £50