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LES Annual Lunch

13 June 2013 13:00 to 15:30
The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR

We are delighted to invite you to the LES (Britain and Ireland) Annual Lunch to be held at the Ritz Hotel, London on Thursday 13th June at 13.00.  We are particularly pleased to announce that Sir Robin Jacob has agreed to be our lunchtime speaker. The lunch will follow the LES morning seminar being held at the Royal Overseas League which is just a few minutes’ walk away.


The lunch this year is being held in memory of Barry Quest. Barry was President of LES (Britain and Ireland) and Secretary of LES International and was a good friend to many LES Members worldwide. Barry made an invaluable contribution both to LES (Britain and Ireland) and to LES International over a long number of years and is much missed.


It is hoped that after a break of a few years the LES Annual Lunch will once again become a regular fixture on the LES B&I Annual calendar. It is a great opportunity to network and to meet with LES friends old and new and their guests in a relaxed setting and we are particularly pleased to be holding the event this year at the Ritz which is such a prestigious venue and very well located in the West End.


The price for the lunch includes a welcome reception and a three course lunch with wine and coffee. You are very welcome to bring along non members. However please note that numbers at the venue are limited  so please book your place  early to avoid disappointment. Table bookings will be considered subject to availability.



Rt.Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob


Sir Robin is a retired Lord Justice of Appeal who, in addition to his work as a professor of IP Law at University College London, accepts appointments as an arbitrator and mediator.

He read Natural Sciences (physics) at Trinity College Cambridge (1960-1963) and law at the LSE (1963-1967) He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1965 (Treasurer 2007). He was appointed a High Court Judge in 1993 and to the Court of Appeal in 2003.

At the Bar he practised mainly but not exclusively in all types of intellectual property and has written many leading judgments in that field. He has written and lectured extensively around the world on IP. He is a co-editor of the Encyclopaedia of UK and European Patent Law and advisory editor of Kerly's Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names.

He is director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation law (IBIL) at University College London.

In 2012 Sir Robin was appointed a member of the Economic & Scientific Board of the European Patent Office.



Registration Information


If you would like to attend the Annual Lunch and/ or the half day meeting which will take place before, please download and complete the Registration Form.