CITMA Autumn Conference - Birmingham: IP and social media (sold out)

12th October 2017, 10am - 7pm, Birmingham

Earn five hours' CPD


Welcome to CITMA’s 2017 Autumn Conference which returns to Birmingham for an eighth consecutive year.

We have once again secured an exciting range of speakers who will provide you with a comprehensive education on the interaction of social media and intellectual property law. We will also introduce the tools available to practitioners in this context. 

This event is now sold out, please contact to be added to the waiting list. 

You can still buy tickets for our drinks reception, click here for more information.

The morning session will include a walk-through of the practical steps involved in having infringing content removed from social media platforms, an introduction to the technology that can be used to monitor infringement, tips on how to use social media to find evidence of infringement, and a review of recent CJEU copyright case law in relation to hyperlinking.    

Presentations after lunch include a view from the marketing industry, a guide to the law on "memes" and other user generated content, and reviews of the impact of social media on IP valuation and advertising. 

The event will be followed by a drinks reception to allow for discussions and networking to continue.

2017_Aut_Con_comms2Our speakers 

  • Catherine Wiseman (Barker Brettell)
  • Helen Saunders (INCOPRO)
  • Azhar Sadique (Keltie LLP)
  • Nick McDonald (Potter Clarkson)
  • Charlotte Robson (Yawn Creative)
  • Vanja Kovacevic (Schmitt & Orlov)
  • Alex Watt (Browne Jacobson)
  • Richard Haigh (Brand Finance Plc)

Twitter: #AutumnCITMA


Delegate place including drinks reception and canapés

  • CITMA members - £225 (VAT exempt)
  • Non-members - £275 (VAT exempt)

Click here to book your place now

Drinks reception with canapés only

  • CITMA members £30 + £6 VAT = £36
  • Non-members £40 + £8 VAT = £48

Click here to book for the drinks reception ONLY

Deadline for booking: 9am, 4th October 2017

Included in the delegate fee:

  • Entry to all conference sessions
  • All conference presentations post-event
  • Delegate pack
  • Coffee & tea breaks
  • Two-course seated lunch
  • Drinks reception & canapés


IPReg - 5 hours

The Venue - Hyatt Regency, Birmingham

2017_Aut_Con_HyattWe return to the popular Hyatt Regency in Birmingham, a modern, four-star hotel that enjoys a prime central location. The luxury hotel is just opposite the Library of Birmingham and five minutes' walk from the exclusive Mailbox and Bull Ring shopping centres, as well as Broad Street and Brindley Place.

We have secured a limited number of bedrooms at the Hyatt Regency. For more information on this please click here. Alternatively, we have put together a unique Hotel Map that shows our hotel deals at nearby hotels including the Hyatt Regency. If you require hotel accommodation during your stay with us, delegates are encouraged to secure their booking via Hotel Map as early as possible due to high demand in the area at this time of year.

The Hyatt Regency's full address is 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham B1 2JZ. 





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