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  • ITMA Designs Seminar - The Trunki Case

  • 27/04/2016 14:30

  • 27/04/2016 18:00

  • Gowling WLG, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU

  • ITMA

  • Trunki


    If you would like to join the waiting list for the seminar, please email jane@itma.org.uk 

    ITMA Designs Seminar

    Wednesday 27 April, 2.30pm - 6pm followed by networking drinks

    The ITMA Designs Seminar will provide a comprehensive review and analysis of a number of topical design law issues involving the key participants in the recent Supreme Court case involving registered designs for the Trunki suitcase.

    The barristers for each party, Mark Vanhegan QC for PMS, and Michael Hicks for Magmatic, will discuss the positions taken by the parties, and Nathan Abraham, Head of Examination Practice, Trade Marks & Designs at the IPO will explain why they intervened at the Supreme Court. The panel will go on to discuss what the case means for designers – including suggestions on how to approach the filing of designs in future, and what other lessons can be learned from Magmatic’s experience. Judge Hacon will discuss the best ways to present a design case in the IPEC, with reference to design cases heard in the past and the particular characteristics of the Court.

    Chaired by: John Coldham, Gowling WLG


    • 2.00 - 2.30pm  Registration including light refreshments
    • 2.30 - 2.40pm  Welcome and introduction, Tania Clark, ITMA Vice President & John Coldham, Gowling WLG 
    • 2.40 – 3.40pm  Trunki at the Supreme Court: what next for designers? Panel Discussion
    • 3.40 – 4.25pm   'Flos' and the overlap between registered designs and copyrights, Martin Howe QC, 8 New Square
    • 4.25 - 4.45pm  Tea & coffee break
    • 4. 45 – 5.30pm The intersection of trade mark and design law for three dimensional objects, Guy Tritton, Hogarth Chambers
    • 5.30 – 6.00pm  Presenting Design Cases in the IPEC, HHJ Hacon 
    • 6.00 – 7.00pm  Networking drinks


    • IPReg - 3 Hours
    • SRA - 3 Hours (Ref: WP/ITMA)
    • BSB - 3 Hours (Ref: 1494)

    In-line with ITMA’s Environmental Policy, speaker handouts/presentations will be sent to all registered delegates via a link to the ITMA website 48 hours after the ITMA event. Handouts will not be distributed in printed form at the event*.


    • ITMA members: £120 (VAT exempt)
    • Non-members: £140 (VAT exempt)

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    • Closing Date: 11pm, Wednesday 20 April 2016

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  • jane@itma.org.uk

  • Jane Attreed

  • 020 7101 6091

  • Jane Attreed