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Friday, 11 December 2009

Trade secrets, a seminar and a chance to say "hello"

LATE PLUG: this seminar, which is free and takes place this coming Monday, already has over 90 participants signed up -- but it's still possible to squeeze in some more. Contact Sarah Turner at the link below if you'd like to attend. There will be some delicious mince pies and some first-rate networking.


If you can't come, don't despair entirely. This seminar is going to be video'd and, if it comes out all right, the video will be made available to all. The IPKat will be wearing a respectable tie, just in case ...

"Protection of trade and other secrets: a property right, equitable right or contractual obligation? Does it matter?" That's the title of the IP Finance weblog seminar, which will be conducted by Neil Wilkof (Herzog Fox & Neeman, Tel Aviv) and Robert Anderson (Lovells LLP, London).

This seminar will be well worth attending. IP Finance team member Neil -- in the course of a series of posts on this weblog on IP-based business strategies in a changing world -- has asked questions about the juridical nature of the trade secret and its role in modern business. He and Robert Anderson will engage in what should prove a most enlightening debate.

The seminar (which should last for about 45 minutes) will start at 1pm on Monday 14 December 2009. Lovells has kindly agreed to host the event in its London office: that's Atlantic House, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG (nearest tubes are St Paul's, Farringdon or Chancery Lane). The seminar will be followed by some appropriately tasty light refreshments and a golden opportunity for some prime networking.

If you're coming, there's nothing to pay. Just email Sarah Turner here. Good news if you're in practice and could do with CDP points: Lovells are arranging for them.

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