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:

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.

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.


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, Friday 26th November 2021.