2018 Autumn Conference - Birmingham

Relative disharmony - earlier rights and resolving conflicts

8th November 2018, 10am - 7pm, ICC Birmingham

Earn five hours' CPD


Welcome to our 2018 Autumn Conference. It promises to be a great day of CPD sessions and networking opportunities. 

Join us as we look at EU oppositions from all angles - whether they are based on registered or unregistered rights or geographical indications.

We will also look at ways to resolve matters amicably through mediation. Plus you will hear an expert roundup of recent decisions over the last year.

We have once again secured an exciting range of speakers who include Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys, solicitors, an Appointed Person and in-house Counsel.

Not only will you gain valuable knowledge, but during the breaks you will be able make full use of our break-out areas to network with IP professionals from across the UK's key business regions. 

Click here to view our full conference programme.

Birmingham is the host city for our Autumn Conference and we are once again expecting a full-house.

We look forward to welcoming you to a new venue. Our move to the world-class ICC allows us to attract a bigger audience as well as enjoy more break-out space, all right in the centre of Birmingham.

Click here to book your place now

If you cannot attend the full day, why not join us for the drinks reception - individual tickets can be purchased so you will not miss out. 


Our speakers 

  • Ese Akpogheneta, Nucleus IP Limited
  • Leanne Hall, Serjeants
  • Peter Brownlow, Bird & Bird
  • Roland Mallinson, Taylor Wessing
  • James St Ville, 8 New Square 
  • Amanda Michaels, Hogarth Chambers
  • Kelly Saliger, CMS
  • Bonita Trimmer, Browne Jacobson
  • Richard Goddard, BP p.l.c.

Twitter: #AutumnCITMA


Delegate place including drinks reception and canapés

Early rate - before 9am, 10th September 2018

  • CITMA members - £250 (VAT exempt)
  • Non-members - £300 (VAT exempt)

Regular rate - after 9am, 10th September 2018

  • CITMA members - £295 (VAT exempt)
  • Non-members - £345 (VAT exempt)

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Drinks reception with canapés only

  • CITMA members £35 + £7 VAT = £42
  • Non-members £45 + £9 VAT = £54

Click here to book for the drinks reception ONLY

Deadline for booking: 9am, 1st November 2018

Included in the delegate fee:

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


Five hours

The Venue - ICC, Birmingham


We have moved to the International Convention Centre (ICC) this year.

This contemporary purpose built conference and exhibition centre enjoys a prime location in central Birmingham. The ICC incorporates Symphony Hall and is just next to 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.

The ICC's full address is Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA. 

We are pleased to offer you 25% off train travel if you are travelling to the conference via Virgin trains. Full details are available here.

If you are driving to Birmingham, we have a limited number of £5 parking tickets which are available on the day on a first come first served basis. Full details are available here and a map of the car parks (P1a - North and P1b - South) can be viewed here.  


We have put together a unique Hotel Map that shows our hotel deals at nearby hotels including the Hyatt Regency which is directly linked to the ICC.

If you require hotel accommodation during your stay with us, you are encouraged to secure your booking via Hotel Map as early as possible due to high demand in the area at this time of year.





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The main exhibition floor is combined with our break out areas creating a real buzz whilst maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. The perfect conditions to network and discuss your service needs. 

If you are a service provider, click here to register your stand today.

Click here to book your place now