How is designs law actually applied in the UK? We are in Leeds for a rare opportunity to gain a thorough insight into design infringement cases.

“No registered design owner has ever won in any appeal court on infringement since the new regime came in,” notes our speaker Andrew Clay.

Andrew will take you through a whole range of registered and unregistered design cases, sharing his insight into what they mean and their significance.

Andrew has conducted a thorough review of recent UK designs cases, and will cover:

  • Cantel Medical (UK) Ltd and another v ARC Medical Design Ltd [2018] EWHC 345 (Pat), Spin Master Ltd v PMS International Group [2017] EWHC 1477 (Pat),
  • Samsung v Apple [2012] EWCA Civ 1339,
  • Pulseon Oy v Garmin (Europe) Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 138,
  • Neptune (Europe) Limited v DeVol Kitchens Limited [2017] EWHC 2172 (Pat),
  • Shnuggle Ltd v Munchkin, Inc. & Anor [2019] EWHC 3149 (IPEC)
  • Plus many others

The ground covered will be completely different from the recent talk given by Sir Richard Arnold at the Intellectual Property Society of Yorkshire (TIPSY) event in Leeds.

Meet your speaker:

Andrew Clay trained to be a solicitor with Herbert Smith in London but returned to his native Yorkshire in the early 1990’s to join Squire Patton Boggs where he was at partner level for over 20 years and was head of the firm’s IP department for nearly a decade.

He set up his own law firm (Andrew Clay Legal) in 2018. He has been a deputy chairman of the Copyright Tribunal since 2016 and is an editor of the CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts (2019 edition).

He is also a director and the chief technology officer of Fripura Limited for whom he is the inventor of various patented inventions, relating to improvements in frying technology.

What to expect:

Join us from 6pm at Womble Bond Dickinson in Leeds. Light refreshments will be provided before the talk followed by networking drinks from 7pm to continue the discussion.