5.30pm for 6pm start
Speakers: Mr John Noble, Michael Edenborough QC
John Noble of the British Brands Group and Michael Edenborough QC of Serle Court will talk about the issue of Look-a-Likes. BIS conducted a consultation on this matter and concluded that no further action should be taken at this stage; in particular, that no private cause of action should be given to rights owners to commence proceedings under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. The popular press commonly confuses issues of counterfeiting, copycating and copying. Michael will set the scene by illustrating some recent examples, and will focus upon the current legal framework including trade marks, passing-off and copyright; John will concentrate upon the policy issues faced by rights holders, and the problems that they face and the solutions that they would like.This course is directed at all levels of practitioners with an interest in intellectual property and will provide them with an understanding of the issues relating to copycat packaging.
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