About the 2018 Conference

Protecting your brand is as critical as ever, with Brexit on the horizon and an ever-increasing number of threats in the online world. Brand owners and their advisers, need to be proactive and vigilant, ensuring all the right mechanisms are in place to defend and strengthen their brand, whilst at the same time looking to increase its value.

In a challenging environment with a plethora of competitors, risks and opportunities, where should you focus your time and investment?

Back for 2018, Thomson Reuters Practical Law 4th Annual Trade Mark Conference will offer an overview of key case law and trade mark legislative reform, as well as providing practical solutions for dealing with Brexit and handling global infringement and anti-counterfeiting.

Conference topics include:

  • The impact of Brexit on trade marks
  • Recent trade mark cases of interest to IP lawyers and trade mark attorneys
  • Implementation of Trade Mark Directive into a new Trade Mark Act
  • Registration of non-traditional trade marks
  • Global brand protection and enforcement

Breakout options include:

  • China – trade mark registration issues and counterfeits
  • Improving the ROI and performance of your trade mark portfolio
  • Design law and interface with trade mark law
  • Social media and brand protection, use and reputation

Who should attend?

The conference will present an excellent opportunity to meet with senior IP counsel, IP lawyers, trade mark attorneys, heads of IP teams, brand protection managers and other IP professionals involved in protecting and enforcing trade marks.

To view the 2015 website, including the agenda, speakers, sponsors and more please click here.

2015 delegates included:

  • ARM
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Bawden & Associates
  • BBC Worldwide
  • Birkett Long
  • Boult Wade Tennant
  • Burges Salmon
  • Carter-Ruck
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • CPA Global Limited
  • Dentsu Aegis Network
  • DLA Piper
  • FieldFisher
  • Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors
  • Gannons Solicitors
  • IBML
  • Kempner & Partners
  • Ladas & Parry
  • Lane IP
  • Lee Bolton Monier-Williams
  • Lewis Silkin
  • M&G Investments
  • N.J. Akers & Co.
  • NM Rothschild & Sons
  • Northumbria University
  • Patent Lawyer Magazine
  • Penningtons Manches
  • Pentland Brands
  • Rouse Legal
  • Royd & Savage
  • RPC
  • RSPB
  • SGH Martineau
  • Sintons
  • Thomas Eggar Services
  • Vodafone Group Services
  • Wiggin
  • WIPR
  • Wynne Jones