EVENTS

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2019: UPCOMING EVENTS

16 May 2019: SKYKICK - SIMON MALYNICZ QC ON THE CJEU TRADE MARK CASE

IPSoc is delighted to be joined by Simon Malynicz QC to speak on the potentially ground-breaking Sky v SkyKick CJEU trade mark case.

The case will look at, inter alia, whether a trade mark registration can be wholly invalidated as a result of filing a trade mark application without an intention to use the full range of the goods or services it covers. The Court will also consider what constitutes a bad faith filing. The case will have ramifications for trade mark filing practitioners, in-house IP specialists and trade mark litigation strategies. Simon will also be taking questions from the floor.

Where: Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishop Square, London, E1 6AD

When: Thursday 16 May, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Please sign up through the Eventbrite invitation that has been sent to all members. If you have not received it, please contact education@ipsoc.org.

23 May 2019: SPRING SOCIAL

Please join us for the IPSoc Spring Social to toast the warm summer that is (hopefully) just around the corner. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Where: The Anthologist, 58 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7BB

When: Thursday 23 May, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Please sign up through the Eventbrite invitation that has been sent to members. If you have not received it, please contact social@ipsoc.org.


2019: RECENT EVENTS

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16 JANUARY 2019: Q & A WITH BARONESS HALE

IPSoc was delighted to welcome Baroness Hale to talk to its members about her career and answer any questions IPSoc members may have.


Baroness Hale was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1969 and worked as a barrister and in academia, becoming Professor of Law at Manchester in 1986. She was appointed a Recorder in 1989, and in 1994 became a judge in the Family Division of the High Court. In 1999 she became only the second woman to be appointed to the Court of Appeal; in 2013 she was appointed as Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and in 2017 she became its President, becoming the first woman to hold the role.

Thank you to everyone who attended. Please see the IPKat’s helpful summary of the evening if you were not able to join us - http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/01/from-star-wars-to-diversity-audience.html

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Please note: All educational events qualify for 1 CPD hour each. SRA CPD reference number is 3471/IPSOC.