We’re delighted to announce this year’s one-day seminar for litigators, kindly hosted by Laytons LLP at their London offices beside the River Thames.

Enjoy a full day of talks and sessions with solicitors and members of the IP bar. 

Charlotte Blythe, Hogarth Chambers, will share updates on the disclosure pilot scheme before Jacqueline Reid, 11 South Square, covers uses of notice to admit fact and requests for further information.

After lunch, Chris Hall, 11 South Square, examines UK IPO appeals to the High Court. 

Later in the afternoon, John Abbott , Laytons LLP, will discuss ADR in IP disputes, before Chris Ryan shares when and how to get off the record if things go wrong between you and your client.

We’ll provide lunch at 1pm and, after the seminar, invite you for drinks and opportunities to catch up and network.

We hope you can join us for this annual event.

Please note, this seminar is open exclusively to Ordinary and Fellow CITMA members.

Programme

9.30am

Registration

10am

Introduction and housekeeping

10.15am

IPEC and Shorter Trial Scheme procedures, Andrew Norris, Hogarth Chambers

11am Pre-trial remedies, Nick Zweck Hogarth Chambers
11.45am Tea Break

12pm

Update on the disclosure pilot scheme, Charlotte Blythe, Hogarth Chambers

12.45pm

Lunch

2pm

Uses of ‘notice to admit facts’ and ‘requests for further information’ and their interaction with the disclosure scheme, Jacqueline Reid, 11 South Square

2.45pm

UK IPO appeals to the High Court; a comparison of procedure and which route to take, Chris Hall, 11 South Square

3.30pm

Tea break

3.45pm ADR in IP disputes, John Abbott, Laytons

4.30pm

If things go wrong between you and your client—when and how you can get yourself off the record, Chris Ryan, IP Consultant, Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University

5.15pm

Closing thoughts

5.30pm

Drinks reception


Meet the speakers

10.15am - IPEC and Shorter Trial Scheme procedures
Andrew Norris, Hogarth Chambers

Andrew's practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law and related commercial litigation. His clients range from individual rights holders to multinational brand owners, and include record companies, performing artists, high profile individuals, broadcasters and intergovernmental organisations. 

He has acted for clients in a wide variety of courts including the Court of Justice of the European Union, the General Court, all levels of the High Court and IPEC. Andrew also frequently appears in the UK Trade Mark Registry and advises in relation to EUIPO proceedings.

 
 

11am - Pre-trial remedies 
Nick Zweck, Hogarth Chambers

Nick practises in all areas of intellectual property law and related commercial litigation.

Nick brings to the Bar over a decade of experience as an IP litigation solicitor. He has extensive experience working with clients and legal teams on all aspects of the litigation process, from pre-action strategic planning through to trial or settlement.

As a solicitor, Nick handled cases across a wide range of technical fields, including life sciences, mobile telecommunications, consumer electronics, video compression, trading software, sub-sea oil extraction and security scanning.  

Nick has particular experience of large, complex disputes with multi-jurisdictional aspects.


12pm - Update on the disclosure pilot scheme
Charlotte Blythe, Hogarth Chambers

Charlotte practises in all fields of intellectual property, with a particular focus on soft IP such as trade marks, passing off, copyright and design right. She regularly appears in both the High Court and the IPEC (including the small claims track) for trials, CMCs and interim applications, including interim injunctions. Charlotte also appears frequently in the Trade Marks Registry and before the Appointed Persons; according to the CITM Review 2017, Charlotte was the barrister with the most appearances at the UK IPO in 2017. She also recently conducted a hearing in the General Court of the CJEU.

In addition, Charlotte teaches on the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice for Trade Mark Attorneys course at Nottingham Law School and is a contributor to Copinger & Skone-James on Copyright.

 
2pm - Uses of ‘notice to admit facts’ and ‘requests for further information’ and their interaction with the disclosure scheme
Jacqueline Reed, 11 South Square

Jacqueline practices in all areas of IP and in IT law. In recent years she has become sought after for her expertise in the areas of Trade Marks, Data Protection and Confidential Information and often advises high profile clients in these areas.

She has an equally impressive reputation for her work in the areas of design right and copyright cases. She has built up longstanding relationships with well known beauty and fashion brands and is regularly instructed by them to appear in court and to advise more generally.

Jacqueline is the Chair of the Bar Council IT Panel and plays an active role in deciding on key issues affecting the profession and the wider community in relation to the implementation of IT developments and how this will affect the Bar and the Bar Council.

Jacqueline is a Bencher of Middle Temple.

 
2.45pm - UK IPO appeals to the High Court; a comparison of procedure and which route to take
Christopher Hall, 11 South Square

Chris is well-established in all intellectual property disciplines. His technical background gives him an edge in IT and technology actions, and he has a wealth of experience in patent, design, confidential information and trade secrets, copyright, database, trade mark and passing off disputes. Chris also advises on commercial disputes with an IP angle.

Chris has appeared in a wide range of matters in the High Court and in the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court concerning, for example, copyright (Bodo Sperlein), music publishing disputes (John Cummings), designs (Dalco), trade marks and passing off (Lumos).  Chris has appeared in the General Court (IGLOTEX) and regularly appears in the Intellectual Property Office.  He has a detailed knowledge of the rules in the IPEC, the IPO, the EUIPO and before the General Court.

 
3.45pm - ADR in IP disputes
John Abbott, Laytons LLP

John is a partner, Mediator & Arbitrator in the Dispute Resolution Team where he handles a wide range of complex and high-value commercial litigation and international arbitration, often involving multi-jurisdictional issues.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (International Arbitration) and is also an experienced mediator accredited in the UK by the Civil Mediation Council.

 
 

4.30pm - If things go wrong between you and your client—when and how you can get yourself off the record
Chris Ryan, IP Consultant Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University

Chris offer a consultancy service targeted at Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys who wish to exercise litigator’s rights in disputes over patents, trade marks, copyright and designs.

He also offers consultancy to law firms and commercial clients on intellectual property and information technology law.

 

To note

  • Places are limited
  • Payment online via debit or credit card only; proforma invoices are not available.
  • Full terms and conditions apply.
  • Closing date: 9am, Friday 1st November 2018.