Intellectual Property and Crime
Wednesday 19 November, 6 - 7.30pm
- Phil Owen (Trading Standards Institute)
- Matt Cope (Deputy Director, IP Enforcement, Copyright & IP Enforcement Directorate, UK IPO)
- DCI Andrew Fyfe (Head of Policy IP Crime Unit, City of London Police)
- Mark Fenhalls QC (Deputy Chairman, Criminal Bar Association)
- HHJ Anuja Dhir QC - (South Eastern Circuit)
Chaired by The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob
1.5 CPD Points are available for this course from SRA and BSB
If you have any queries about this course please contact Lisa Penfold at the UCL Faculty of Laws by emailing email@example.com
About the speakers
Phil Owen Before taking up his current position of Service Director at TSI in 2007, Philip was a former Trading Standards Officer at Staffordshire County Council and Oxfordshire County Council where he gained operational and management experience in local government.
Keeping his competencies up to date when employed as a Trading Standards Officer he was able to cascade his knowledge to others by taking on part-time lecturing at Manchester Metropolitan University and other training organisations.
He is now responsible for providing strategic leadership and development of the Institute’s professional qualifications and competency requirements. This role also includes working at a national and EU level with partners in local and central governments to lead innovation and change across the consumer protection and regulatory policy landscape.
Philip is a committed trading standards professional with experience across the private, public and not for profit sectors, with a focus on delivering excellence in regulatory outcomes.
Matt Cope took up the post of Deputy Director responsible for IP enforcement in June 2014, but has worked for the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) for over 14 years. A Mechanical Engineer by training, Matt originally joined the IPO as a Patent Examiner before moving into policy work, first as the CEO’s Chief of Staff, and then running a policy team responsible for digital and online copyright issues. During his time with the office, Matt led work on the IPO’s contribution the Digital Economy Act, as well as working on a number of other primary and secondary legislative vehicles including the recent changes to copyright exceptions.
Her Honour Judge Dhir QC was a barrister at 5 Paper Buildings. In 2012 she was appointed Circuit Judge to sit at the Crown Court at Woolwich. She is ranked as a Leader at the Bar in crime and fraud in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. She took silk in 2010, sits as a Recorder in the Crown Court and is a bencher of Gray's Inn. Anuja prosecutes and defends in cases involving serious crime and fraud. She is also an expert in Human Rights Law. She is regularly instructed to act as a special advocate in terrorism cases (including control orders) in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Special Immigration Appeals Commission and in cases involving top secret sensitive material in the Crown Court. In 2010 she prosecuted three high-profile multi-handed cases, the 'Ritz' fraud, a six-handed international boiler room fraud (involving the sale of bogus shares in companies said to be linked to the 2012 Olympic Games), and a billion dollar Nomura International banking fraud. In 2011 she defended in the Victoria Station murder trial at the Old Bailey, defended in a multi-million pound Missing Trader Intra-Community fraud, defended in a drug dealing case and acted as Special Counsel in four cases. Anuja is also an experienced and accredited advocacy trainer. She is the current head of teacher training for Gray's Inn. She is also an External Advocacy Assessor for the Crown Prosecution Service. Anuja is a past member of the Bar Council's Equality Committee, Race Relations Committee, Professional Conduct Committee and Law Reform Committee.
DCI Andrew Fyfe is the new Head of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit which was established by the City of London Policy and the IPO. The independent law enforcement unit dedicated to tackling serious and organised intellectual property crime (counterfeit and piracy) affecting physical and digital goods (with the exception of pharmaceutical goods). The unit is a law enforcement gatekeeper for a range of interventions against online intellectual property crime, accepting intelligence / evidential packages from stakeholders to an agreed minimum standard and recommending appropriate action.
Mark Fenhalls QC is Vice Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association. He is ranked as a leader at the Bar in both Crime and Fraud in the last five editions of Chambers and Partners, and Legal 500. He prosecuttes and defends the most serious and complex of criminal cases. In recent years he has been increasingly advising companies and individuals facing investigations of alleged regulatory and/or ciminal misconduct relating to their business activities.
When & Where
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.
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