Retromark: the conference is back on 24 May – sign up now!

After two sell-out years and two pandemic years, Retromark: the conference is back in the form of an afternoon of in-person trade mark law and practice hosted by Darren Meale of Simmons & Simmons and the IPKat on Tuesday 24 May (an earlier date was previously advertising, but we’ve pushed back owing to pandemic concerns). This year, Sir Robin Jacob leads a stellar cast of speakers who will explore some of the most important and interesting of trade mark topics.

Starting at 2pm and finishing with drinks and canapes from 6:15pm at Simmons’ offices in Citypoint, Moorgate, the full line up is below:

14:00-14:30 – Registration

14:30-14:40 – Introduction and welcome (Darren Meale)

14:40-15:40 – Panel 1 – “If you could change one thing in trade mark law, what would it be?”

Moderator: Eleonora Rosati, IPKat, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Stockholm University
  • William Corbett, Senior Legal Counsel (IP and Litigation) at Sky
  • Rebecca Mitton, Lead IP Counsel, Europe at Diageo
  • Spyros Maniatis, Director at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Alicia Chantrey, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Associated British Foods plc

15:40-16:00 – Can you beat the robot? The future of AI in trade marks (Darren Meale)

16:00-16:30 – Coffee/tea break

16:30-17:15 – Keynote address: Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, University College London

17:15-18:15 – Panel 2 – “How to win and how to lose trade mark cases – tales from the court room”

Moderator: Darren Meale
  • Nicholas Caddick QC, Deputy High Court Judge and Barrister at Hogarth Chambers
  • Philip Johnson, Appointed Person, Barrister and Professor of Law at Cardiff University
  • Heather Harrison, Senior Hearing Officer at the UK Intellectual Property Office
  • Charlotte May QC, Deputy High Court Judge and Barrister at 8 New Square Chambers

18:15-19:30 – Drinks and canapes

Tickets are strictly limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The event usually sells out, so don’t delay. Tickets are free, but there is an option to make a donation to charity by purchasing a special ticket This year, the event will be supporting Bowel Cancer UK (please give generously!).

Either way, you can sign up via Eventbrite here.

We look forward to seeing you in person – it has been a while!

Retromark: the conference is back on 24 May – sign up now! Retromark: the conference is back on 24 May – sign up now! Reviewed by Eleonora Rosati on Monday, February 28, 2022 Rating: 5

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