Join us as we explore litigation in detail to equip you with the tools you need to conduct successful litigation.

Our annual Seminar for Litigators will take place online with six topics spread across two days.

Our expert speakers, including members of the independent bar and experienced litigation solicitors, will cover current topics including; 

  • Is a trading name enough to start a claim? Pre-action disclosure and how to engage with and serve process on anonymous and indeterminate defendants.
  • Primary, secondary and vicarious liability for infringing acts. Who should be the parties to a claim and what factors should you consider?
  • Costs, summary costs and the on costs budgeting. What happens if there is a significant discrepancy between the project's costs of a claimant and a defendant? 
  • Pleading and defending copyright claims in the courts and corresponding grounds of the challenge before the UK IPO. Titles, originality, particulars of copying, presumptions and corresponding remedies, including declaratory remedies. 
  • Update on the disclosure pilot scheme. 
  • How do you craft a letter of claim on threats? Latest case law, decisions and guidance on where the risks are likely to lie

Meet your speakers

Wednesday 4th November

12pm - Pleading and defending copyright cases in court
Andrew Lomas, One Essex Court

Andrew has a broad practice encompassing international arbitration, all aspects of intellectual property law, and commercial disputes involving technical or complex subject matter such as computing, financial services and pharmaceuticals. As a result, he is also experienced with questions relating to jurisdiction, choice of law, and enforcement.

 

12.45pm - Update on the disclosure pilot scheme
Charlotte Blythe, Hogarth Chambers

Charlotte is a specialist soft IP practitioner at Hogarth Chambers. Charlotte has a strong presence in the UK Trade Marks Registry: she had the highest number of attendances by Counsel in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Charlotte also regularly appears in IPEC, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Most recently Charlotte was junior counsel for the defendant in Bentley Ltd v Bentley Motors Ltd  and was sole counsel for the successful respondent in Aiwa Co Ltd v Aiwa Corporation.

Charlotte also teaches Trade Mark Attorneys at Nottingham Law School.

1.30pm - How do you craft a letter of claim on threats? Latest case law, decisions, and guidance on where the risks are likely to lie
Chris Ryan, IP Consultant Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University

Chris Ryan recently retired as a consultant to Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys wishing to exercise litigator’s rights. He continues as IP Consultant to the Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University, where he designs and tutors on post-graduate courses

 

 

Wednesday 11th November

12pm - Is a trading name enough to start a claim? Pre-action disclosure and how to engage with and serve process on anonymous and indeterminate defendants
Mitchell Beebe, 11 South Square

Mitchell has a broad practice across all areas of intellectual property law and has been instructed in matters concerning trade marks, designs, copyright and confidential information. He has appeared, both led and unled, in matters in the High Court and in proceedings before the UK IPO. In particular, he appeared for the successful claimants (led by Hugo Cuddigan QC) in a four-day trial concerning trade mark infringement (Bentley 1962 Ltd & Anor v Bentley Motors Ltd).

12.45pm - Primary, secondary and vicarious liability for infringing acts
Edward Cronan, Hogarth Chambers 

Edward specialises in intellectual property law and disputes with a scientific or technical element. Edward has worked on disputes in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the European Court of Justice, as well as in the UKIPO and the EPO. He also has experience of advising in relation to the validity and essentiality of Standard Essential Patents alongside technical experts, including review of working group submissions. 

1.30pm - Costs and 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.

 

Programme

Wednesday 4th November 2020

12pm

Pleading and defending copyright cases in court, Andrew Lomas, One Essex Court

12.45pm

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

1.30pm

How do you craft a letter of claim on threats? Latest case law, decisions, and guidance on where the risks are likely to lie, Chris Ryan, IP Consultant Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University

2.15pm

Close

Wednesday 11th November 2020

12pm

Is a trading name enough to start a claim? Pre-action disclosure and how to engage with and serve process on anonymous and indeterminate defendants, Mitchell Beebe, 11 South Square

12.45pm

Primary, secondary and vicarious liability, Edward Cronan, Hogarth Chambers

1.30pm

Costs and remedies, Nick Zweck, Hogarth Chambers

2.15pm

Close

Cost

When you purchase a ticket, you will gain access to both afternoons of the seminar and exclusive rights to the event recording once the seminar has finished - giving you the flexibility you need to take part in our annual Seminar for Litigators. 

  • Member £165 (VAT exempt) 
  • Non-member £185 (VAT exempt)

To note

  • Payment online via debit or credit card only; proforma invoices are not available.
  • Full terms and conditions apply.
  • Closing date: 9am, 2nd November 2020.