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Retromark: the conference 2020 - an afternoon of trade mark law and practice

Darren Meale, Simmons & Simmons

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 from 14:00 to 19:30 (GMT)

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Retromark: the conference is returning for its third year with another afternoon of trade mark law and practice. Darren Meale of Simmons & Simmons and the IPKat, supported by a range of speakers, will again be joining forces to probe at some of the most important issues in trade marks today.

The event will take place at Simmons’ London office in Moorgate from 2pm, culminating in drinks and canapés. The preliminary agenda is below and will be updated with additional speaker details in due course. The event has always sold out pretty quickly, so register while you can.

14:00-14:30 – Registration

14:30-14:40 – Introduction and welcome

14:40-15:40 – Panel 1 – “If you could change one thing in trade mark law, what would it be?”

Moderator: Eleonora Rosati, Professor in Intellectual Property Law at Stockholm University and Of Counsel at Bird & Bird

Panellists:

  • Ed Lucas, Manager, Legal Brand Protection at GSK

  • Frederick Mostert, President of the Luxury Law Alliance and past INTA president, Professor of Practice at King’s College, London

  • William Corbett, Senior Legal Counsel (IP and Litigation) at Sky

  • Rebecca Mitton, Lead IP Counsel, Europe at Diageo

15:40-16:00 – Retromark: the Gameshow (aka Beat the Robot), Darren Meale, Simmons partner and Deputy District Judge

16:00-16:30 – Coffee/tea break

16:30-17:15 – Keynote address, Allan James, Senior Hearing Officer at the UK Intellectual Property Office 

17:15-18:15 – Panel 2 – “How to win and how to lose trade mark cases – tales from the court room”

Moderator: Darren Meale

Panellists:

  • Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke, Senior Circuit Judge, Designated Civil Judge for Thames Valley, Beds & Herts at the Courts of England Wales

  • Amanda Michaels, Deputy High Court Judge, Recorder, Appointed Person and Barrister at Hogarth Chambers

  • Douglas Campbell QC, Deputy High Court Judge, Recorder and Barrister at 3 New Square

  • Heather Harrison, Senior Hearing Officer at the UK Intellectual Property Office

18:15-19:30 – Drinks and canapés

Do you have questions about Retromark: the conference 2020 - an afternoon of trade mark law and practice? Contact Darren Meale, Simmons & Simmons

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Simmons & Simmons
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
EC2Y 9SS London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 from 14:00 to 19:30 (GMT)


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Darren Meale, Simmons & Simmons

Darren is an IP partner at S&S as well as a reputed blogger, writer and judge (sitting in the UK County Court and IPEC).

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