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Friday, 14 September 2007

Friday felicitations

This post was prepared before the advent of the Jewish New Year and has kindly been posted by one of Jeremy's colleagues.

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Forthcoming attractions: don't forget ...

Intellectual Property in the Fashion Industry (Grange City Hotel, London, 20 September 2007). This is a second-time-round event, following the success of last year's, and its cast includes the following speakers:

* John Sykes (Lupton Fawcett) gives a no-nonsense appraisal of the basic legal provisions, their advantages and their limitations;

* Helen Newman (Olswang) looks at the role played by trade marks in protecting the identity of fashion designers and their labels;

* LK Shields' Deirdre Kilroy, who comes all the way from Dublin to tell us about the strains and the symbioses that characterise the relationship between the fashion houses and the big retail chains.
For the brochure, booking arrangements and all details of this conference click here.


Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution: the latest law, procedure and good practice (Hatton Conference Centre, London, 8 October 2007). Speakers include
* Andrew Mills (Freeth Cartwright), who looks at the issues surrounding class actions and the collective enforcement of IP rights;

* McDermott Will & Emery partner Larry Cohen looks at some of the nuts-and-bolts developments in the machinery of justice in respect of IP litigation;

* Tony Willoughby (Rouse Legal) asks - and answers - some hard questions concerning domain name disputes.
For the brochure, booking arrangements and all details of this conference click here

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