UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) and MARQUES, the European Association of Trade Mark Owners, invite you to meet and question some of the judges that are or were until recently deciding our trade mark disputes.
Question the Trade Mark Judges
The chair The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob will pose a set of pre-selected questions from the audience to:
on Monday 17 October 2016, from 6 - 7.30pm
This event is accredited with 1.5 CPD hours by the SRA and BSB. It constitutes relevant CPD with IPReg.
About the panellists:
Sir Henry Carr studied jurisprudence at Hertford College Oxford and obtained an LLM from the University of British Columbia for a thesis on legal protection of computer programs. He was called to the bar in 1982 and took silk in 1998. He specialised in all aspects of intellectual property law. He was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2007 and was chairman of the Intellectual Property Bar Association from 2012 until his appointment to the High Court Bench, Chancery Division, in October 2015.
Judge Christhopher Vajda was Born 1955; law degree from Cambridge University; licence spéciale en droit européen at the Université libre de Bruxelles (grande distinction); called to the Bar of England and Wales by Gray's Inn (1979); Barrister (1979-2012); called to the Bar of Northern Ireland (1996); Queen's Counsel (1997); Bencher of Gray's Inn (2003); Recorder of the Crown Court (2003-12); Treasurer of the United Kingdom Association for European Law (2001-12); contributor to 3rd to 6th eds of European Community Law of Competition (Bellamy and Child); Judge at the Court of Justice since 8 October 2012.
Oliver Morris is a Principal Hearing Officer in the Trade Marks and Designs Tribunal. He is a life-long trade mark specialist having worked in the Intellectual Property Office’s trade marks division since 1991. He has performed a number of key technical and managerial roles over the years including work on the introduction of various new pieces of legislation including the relative grounds changes and the proof of use regime. As a Principal Hearing Officer, Oliver performs a quasi-judicial role, hearing and deciding the full range of contentious trade mark opposition, post registration, and design validity disputes. In 2008 he became one of the first Company Name Adjudicators appointed under the Companies Act to resolve conflicts between registered company names and trade names.
17:30 Registration - Cruciform Building foryer
18:00 Welcome - Question the Panel
19:30 Reception in the UCL North Cloisters
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.
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