Programme

8th November 2018

ICC, Birmingham

Relative disharmony - earlier rights and resolving conflicts

Chaired by Tania Clark, CITMA President, and Richard Goddard, CITMA First Vice-President

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Time Title
9am Registration with light refreshments, exhibition open
10am Introduction
10.05am

Relying on passing off as earlier unregistered trade mark rights in oppositions
Ese Akpogheneta, Nucleus IP

10.40am

Amendments to EU Trade Mark Directive and regulation and its impact on oppositions
Leanne Hall, Serjeants

11.15am

Tea and coffee break, exhibition open

11.45am

Unregistered trade mark rights - a European perspective
Peter Brownlow, Bird & Bird LLP 

12.20pm

Geographical indications and designations
Roland Mallinson, Taylor Wessing

12.55pm Lunch, exhibition open
2.25pm

Commercial ways to resolve disputes
James St Ville, 8 New Square

3pm

How to get your ducks in a row
Amanda Michaels, Hogarth Chambers 

3.35pm Tea and coffee break, exhibition open
4.05pm

Honest concurrent use
Kelly Clarke, CMS

4.40pm

A round up of UK Appointed Person/court decisions involving earlier rights in the last 12 months
Bonita Trimmer, Browne Jacobson

5.15pm Summary and closing words
5.20pm Drinks, canapés and networking, exhibition open
7pm Close