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UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) Lecture

How Japanese IP Litigation Really Works

with Chief Judge Toshiaki Iimura of the IP High Court, Tokyo


Chaired by The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, UCL Faculty of Laws

Wednesday 19 February 2014 from 6.00- 7.30pm
Followed by a reception 

About the event
The Chief Judge will cover all the following topics, answer questions and entering into debate: 

  • General: the court structure, numbers, speed and trends, who the judges are and how they are selected;
  • Interim injunctions;
  • Procedures on the way to trial including discovery, party and court experts, what happens when the defendant attacks validity and the Japanese approach to bifurcation;
  • Remedies, injunctions (mandatory or discretionary) damages, account of profits, legal costs, international jurisdiction
  • Invalidation actions
  • Post-trial procedure and the active involvement of judges in settlement discussions.



Bentham House Foyer
18:00 Welcome
Professor Sir Robin Jacob 
The Lecture
19:15 Reception in the Keeton Room
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UCL Faculty of Laws - Moot Court
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
WC1H 0EG London
United Kingdom


UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL)

The Institute of Brand and Innovation Law was established in 2007, by the late Sir Hugh Laddie, to reflect UCL’s strategy of expanding its activity in the field of intellectual property law. IBIL is based in the UCL Faculty of Laws. IBIL's Director, from April 2011, will be The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob who has been appointed to the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in IP Law. 

IBIL is sponsored by: Taylor Wessing LLP;  8 New Square and GlaxoSmithKline; Arnold & Porter, Carpmaels & Ransford LLP, Powell Gilbert , Rouse, Simmons & Simmons, WilmerHale, and Gowling WLG (UK) LLP.

For information about the Institute please see their website at: 

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