Watch a live mediation to help you uncover their importance as a way of resolving potential trade mark oppositions.

You will see first-hand how a mediation is conducted and hear the points put forward by each side to help you provide the best for your clients. 

The case we will be using for the mediation is adapted from last year’s mock CMC and hearing event.

Joy Davies: Principal Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, dispute resolution lawyer and accredited mediator will act as our narrator. Throughout the mediation, Joy will offer top tips on what you should be looking for as well as major pitfalls to avoid.  

In turn, UK IPO mediators and colleagues from Nottingham Law School will play out the roles of each party and their attorneys. 

The mediation will be bookended by thoughts from our expert mediators. 

You will also find out more how mediations sit within the Advanced Competency Framework for Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys. 

Join us for this two-hour live event and see how a mediation could work out best for you and your clients.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  •  Demonstrate an understanding of mediation as a method of dispute resolution and, in some cases, a viable alternative to litigation 
  •  Explain the value of the UK IPO’s mediation service to the trade mark profession
  •  Identify how a successful mediation may provide creative outcomes for future business. 

Meet your speakers:

Joy Davies, Nottingham Law School 
Joy Davies is a Solicitor Academia at Nottingham Law School (NLS) and is a CIArb accredited mediator and a RICS assessor for mediation training. She has been a member of the Working Group for the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition Rules (Paris) since 2011 and a judge in the competition since 2015. 

Joy has also been an expert assessor in the VIAC-IBA CDRC Negotiation/Mediation Competition (Vienna) since 2018. 

Joy is Principal Lecturer for the Practitioner Portfolio, Director of The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution and oversees NLS’ Internal Negotiation/Mediation Skills Competitions.

Alain Godement, Murgitroyd
Alain joined Murgitroyd’s Croydon team in 2017 after completing his postgraduate degree where his dissertation analysed the practice of mass surveillance and wiretapping of ISSPs in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation. He qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney in 2021.

Andrew Isgrove, Patent Examiner at the Intellectual Property Office
Since joining the IPO Andrew has worked in the Patents Examining department working on a wide range of subject matter before specialising in Engineering. His role also involves working on ex-parte and inter-parte hearings. Andrew joined the IPO Mediation department in 2019.

Mark King, UK IPO, Trade Marks Hearing Officer and Company Names Adjudicator
Mark has been a Trade Marks Inter-partes Hearing Office, Company Names Adjudicator and Commercial Mediator at the UK IPO for over four years.
Prior to joining the UK IPO, Mark was on the EUIPO Board of Appeal and Opposition Division. 

Charlotte Lavery, Allen & Overy
Charlotte is newly qualified trade mark attorney at Allen & Overy LLP.  Charlotte attained her LLB at Queen's University, Belfast in 2015. She then continued her legal studies at Queen Mary, University of London's CCLS campus attaining an LLM in Intellectual Property Law in 2017. Charlotte has also recently completed and attained her Chartered Trade Mark Attorney qualification at Nottingham Law School, whilst carrying out a virtual secondment to an in-house IP Team of a multi-national and FSTE 100 company.

Before joining Allen & Overy's International IP Practice in 2019 as a trainee, Charlotte worked in-house with as part of their media, marketing and content legal team. Prior to this, she worked for QMUL on a European Commission funded project delivering European wide workshops on the impact and implementation of the GDPR for eHealth start-ups and SMEs.  

Charlotte assists her clients in contentious and non-contentious trade mark and design matters. She has experience in managing global trade mark portfolios across a variety of sectors, including the retail, entertainment, media and banking industries.

June Ralph, UK IPO
June Ralph is a Tribunal inter-partes hearing officer at the Intellectual Property Office and became a CEDR Accredited Mediator in 2013.

Since joining the IPO in 1992 she has worked solely in the IPO’s Trade Marks Directorate, and is currently the acting head of the IPO Mediation Service.

June specialises in mediations for trade mark cases.


CITMA member (until 1st November) - £135
Standard (until 1st November) - £165

CITMA member (after 2nd November) - £145
Standard (after 2nd November) - £175

To note

  • Payment online via debit or credit card only; proforma invoices are not available.
  • Full terms and conditions apply.
  • Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 30th November 2021.