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LES B&I 2019 Legal Update Meeting

14 March 2019 14:00 to 18:00


Afternoon Meeting

Vue Cinema Piccadilly (19 Lower Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4LR)

Please join us in the comfort of cinema seats for our popular Annual Legal Update Meeting. As is the focus of this meeting, we will try and bring everyone in the business of IP and IP transactions up-to-speed with a series of talks focussing on what’s new and relevant, delivered by a panel of expert speakers.

Among other things, the panel will:

  • look at developments in contract and licensing law over the past year and how they inform contract drafting
  • take a stock-take of patent litigation over the past 12 months;
  • address the practical application of cases such as Actavis v Lilly, Generics v Teva, Fisher & Paykel v ResMed and more;
  • consider questions such as when is a licence an exclusive licence which has come up in a number of recent cases;
  • look at Swiss Form claims (Warner Lambert v Generics) and Arrow declarations (GSK v Vectura);
  • main impact of changes to trade mark laws following implementation of the latest changes to EU law; look at the big issues in trade marks at the moment and how things may be impacted by Brexit (deal or no-deal) which professionals including transactional lawyers need to know
  • what’s hot in competition law and policy at the moment; the impact of decisions such as Coty and risk areas associated with vertical restraints in licence agreements; and the new geo-blocking regulation


We are thrilled to announce our Speakers:

Contracts - Gina Bicknell, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Patents - Antony Craggs, D Young

Brands - John Colbourn, Wiggin

Competition - Sophie Lawrence, Bristows

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LES Members  - £40
(must be renewed for 2019)

LES Member Guest - £80
(must register with LES Member)

Non Members - £125