Save the date - Retromark: A Review of the Year in Trade Marks

Have you said 'trade mark event'? 
Are you looking for an afternoon devoted to discussing the most recent developments in the area of trade mark law?

Then save the date and register for the event that The IPKat and Simmons & Simmons are organising together.

Based on Darren Meale’s popular Retromark blog posts (Volume I and Volume II), the event will be held at Simmons & Simmons London offices near Moorgate on Wednesday 14 March. 

We can now confirm the full agenda and part of the line-up, as follows:

14:00-14:30 – Registration

14:30-14:40 – Introduction and welcome

14:40-15:40 – Panel 1 – “The fragile state of relations between service providers and brand owners: life after the UK Supreme Court decision in Cartier v Sky

Moderator: Eleonora Rosati (University of Southampton and JIPLP Co-Editor)
Confirmed Panellists: Catherine Palmer (Legal Director at Joseph), Mark Cruickshank (IP Legal Counsel at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group)

15:40-16:00 – The future of trade marks (speaker: Darren Meale)

16:00-16:20 – Coffee/tea break

16:20-17:00 – Keynote address: a year in trade marks [TBC]

17:00-18:00 – Panel 2 – “The colour and the shape: a terrible year for non-traditional trade marks?”

Moderator: Darren Meale (Partner at Simmons & Simmons and Deputy District Judge of the IPEC)
Confirmed Panellists: Giovanni Visintini (Trade Mark & Copyright Counsel at BP),
Amanda Michaels (Barrister at Hogarth Chambers, Appointed Person and Deputy Enterprise Judge of the IPEC)

18:00-19:30 – Drinks and canapes

The first panel will take an in-context look at the UK Supreme Court’s decision in a case due to be heard at the end of January.

The second panel will reflect on the recent decision involving colour marks and Red Bull, as well as various other developments in colour and shape trade marks.

You can register here, but hurry up because places are limited! 
Save the date - Retromark: A Review of the Year in Trade Marks Save the date - Retromark: A Review of the Year in Trade Marks Reviewed by Eleonora Rosati on Monday, January 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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