As indicated in our "hold the date" notice last week, the venue is the London office of Reed Smith LLP at 20 Primrose Street (here) and the two star attractions are the speakers: for the IPKat, fellow blogger Eleonora Rosati (University of Southampton) will present the case in favour of protection of sensory works while, all the way from the Netherlands, IP practitioner and academic Tobias Cohen Jehoram, who has litigated this very topic in his native Dutch courts, will be taking the contrary position. IPKat blogmeister Jeremy will be in the chair.
The order of ceremonies runs like this: doors open at 4.30 pm for a 5 pm start. After the serious side of the programme there will be some sensory delights -- whether protected by copyright or not -- in the form of refreshments kindly provided by our hosts. As is the case for all IPKat events, there is no admission fee. We thank BLACA for agreeing to this. It is believed that the desires of solicitorial CPD-seekers will also be catered for (details to follow).
The venue only holds 100 people so if you are planning to come, do email Polly Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and be put on the guest list. It is likely that this event is going to be oversubscribed and we are unable to reserve places. The seats will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis on the day so do arrive early to ensure yourself a place.