Warm up for our Spring Conference with Superdry, Caterpillar and The Hon Mr Justice Richard Arnold at our Intensive Design Seminar. 

The afternoon offers new knowledge and practical learning for Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys and IP lawyers who file designs.

You’ll hear from Daniel Alexander QC, as well as senior members of the UKIPO and WIPO. They will discuss a number of subjects, most notably Brexit, currently due to come into effect two weeks after the seminar. 

Join us for a drink nearby at Brigade Bar + Kitchen afterwards, and celebrate the start of the 2019 conference with the delegates. Network with national and international attorneys, solicitors, barristers and support service providers.

But be quick and register now. Places are limited. 


1.30pm Registration

Welcome and introduction
Tania Clark, CITMA President and John Coldham, Chair


How businesses approach design protection - an inhouse perspective
John Coldham of Gowling WLG will chair a panel discussion between Superdry’s James Sweeting and Caterpillar’s Lia Young


Update on Hague System for International Protection of Industrial Designs

Gregoire Bisson of WIPO and Andrew Sadler of the UKIPO will provide an overview of the WIPO Hague system for protecting design rights internationally
4.10pm Break

Brexit – Impact on Designs
Tom Sharman of Reddie & Grose will focus on the practical implications Brexit in relation to designs.


Litigating options: the landscape of multi-rights claims
Daniel Alexander QC


The effect of descriptions and representations on the scope of protection of designs
The Hon Mr Justice Richard Arnold

6pm Drinks reception, Brigade Bar + Kitchen


  • Member - £190 (VAT exempt)
  • Non member - £220 (VAT exempt)

Discounted rates for CITMA Spring Conference attendees (bookable via your Spring Conference purchase) are:

  • Member attending CITMA Spring Conference - £100 (VAT exempt) 
  • Non member attending CITMA Spring Conference - £140 (VAT exempt)

To note

  • Pay online via debit or credit card only; pro forma invoices aren’t available
  • Full terms and conditions apply.
  • Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 6th March 2019