• This Event was held 5 months ago
  • CITMA Designs Seminar 2018

  • 19/04/2018 14:15

  • 19/04/2018 17:30

  • Allen & Overy LLP
    One Bishops Square
    E1 6AD


  • Chair: David Stone, Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division and partner at Allen & Overy LLP

    The CITMA Designs Seminar will provide a comprehensive review of UK’s accession to the Hague System and will touch on recent design and copyright cases.

    You will hear a UKIPO and a WIPO representative give an introduction to the Hague System and how it is going to operate via the IPO. Simon Bentley from Abel & Imray will then discuss filing strategies from a practitioner’s perspective.

    Hugo Cuddigan QC from 11 South Square will consider themes arising from recent design decisions and Mr Justice Henry Carr will provide some thoughts from the Bench on design cases.

    The event will be followed by a question and answer session when attendees will be invited to ask questions on any design related issues.

    Attendees will be able to network with fellow delegates and speakers at the post event drinks.


    1.30pm: registration

    2.15pm: UKIPO and WIPO joint presentation relating to UK's accession to Hague, by Nathan Abraham of UKIPO and Grégoire Bisson of WIPO

    Nathan will open the session by explaining the fundamentals of Hague and will describe how the UKIPO has prepared for accession in June of this year. In addition to explaining how Hague fits into a broader programme of UK designs modernisation and its benefits to UK business, Nathan will also explain some of the procedural aspects being implemented by UKIPO. To ensure that everyone is ready to make fuller and better use of the Hague System, Grégoire will then share some more advanced recommendations on how to make successful international registrations for all jurisdictions, particularly those with a substantive examination regime.

    3.15pm: tea break

    3.45pm: Hague filing - the practitioner’s perspective, by Simon Bentley, Abel & Imray

    Simon will discuss the UK accession, concentrating on the position post-Brexit and assuming that UK applicants only have direct route into Hague via UK rather than EU. He will look at factors which may dictate which route is better and will conclude considering issues which exist in other countries.

    4.15pm: themes arising from recent design decisions, by Hugo Cuddigan QC, 11 South Square

    4.45pm: thoughts from the Bench on design cases, by Mr Justice Henry Carr

    5:15pm: panel Q&A

    5.30pm: networking drinks

    : 3 hours (IPReg)


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


    • CITMA members: £120 (VAT exempt)
    • CIPA members: £120 (VAT exempt) by using promotional code 'CIPA rate' at checkout
    • CITMA student members: £100 (VAT exempt)
    • CIPA student members: £100 (VAT exempt) by using promotional code 'Designs2018NM' at checkout.
    • Non-members: £140 (VAT exempt)
    • In-house practitioners: £100 (VAT exempt) by using code 'Designs2018M' if member or code 'Designs2018NM' if non member, at checkout.


    Please register via the 'Book & Pay' option. If you're not a CITMA or CIPA member and don't have a CITMA account, at the 'Login' screen, simply select 'Register'.  At the next screen, select the category 'Signed up' and complete your details in order to create an account.

    • Payment is online via debit or credit card only; proforma invoices are not available.
    • One booking per person.
    • Full terms and conditions apply.
    • Closing Date: 9am, Monday 16th April 2018

    * other than to those who are visually impaired.

  • £140 (VAT exempt)


  • marzia@citma.org.uk

  • Marzia Sguazzin

  • 02071016090

  • Jane Attreed