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MIP IP Enforcement Forum 2018

November 14, Le Méridien Piccadilly, London


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8:50 Registration

9:20 Opening remarks by Patrick Wingrove, senior reporter, Managing IP

9:30 IP rights, jurisdiction and enforcement post-Brexit

  • How to protect your IP efficiently across jurisdictions
  • Exploring the enforcement of judgements in other territories
  • Brexit implications
  • Why is design protection a less explored IP right?

Maximin Gourcy, group intellectual capital manager, DS Smith
Nick Kounoupias, chief counsel, ACID

10:10 Tackling global anti-counterfeiting

  • Practical advice for an ‘active’ anti-counterfeiting strategy
  • Implementing a global and adaptable strategy for different jurisdictions
  • How AI can identify fakes and fight counterfeits

Rachel Alexander, partner, Wiggin (moderator)
Huw Watkins, head of intelligence, UK Intellectual Property Office
Sophie Edgerton, brand protection counsel, ghd
Kate Neal, IP and international anti-counterfeiting, Hasbro
Ritesh Kumar, head marketplaces & brand protection, KF Beauty
Helen Saunders, chief operations officer, INCOPRO

11:00 Coffee break and networking

11:20 Online infringement: The battle for search

  • Understanding how other people are using your brand
  • Tips to controlling search terms wherever possible
  • Owning trade mark portfolios around search terms
  • Using social media for cease and desist
  • Overcoming online infringement and illegal streaming

Lisa Mottes, associate, Venable (moderator)
Catrin Turner, IP counsel, Dr Martens
Christine Maury Panis, EVP, general counsel and security, Viaccess-Orca
Mark Paton, European IP counsel, Canon

12:10 Blocking injunctions

  • ISP liability – what Cartier v BT means for rights holders
  • Costs: what should be covered in the order?
  • What are the implications on your enforcement budget?
  • Multi-party injunctions

Marie Keup, counsel, Taylor Wessing
Jaani Riordan, 8 New Square
Michael Yates, senior associate, Taylor Wessing

13:00 Lunch and networking

13:50 The importance of effective enforcement for luxury and fashion brands

  • Enforcement trends in fashion and retail
  • Examining the key issues for brands in this sector: why consumers buy counterfeits; how to deal with unsold products;
  • optimising limited resources
  • Using exotic marks and design rights to protect your brand

Alice Stagg, principal associate, Gowling WLG (moderator)
Tom Broughton, founder, Cubitts
Xuemei Bian, professor, Northumbria University
Naiara Cunha
, senior client manager, Yellow Brand Protection

14:40 Looking to the future of IP protection and enforcement

  • Understanding the role of IP in the digital economy
  • Considering your enforcement budget in light of recent decisions for 2019
  • How can blockchain be used to manage IP rights?
  • Copyright application in the digital world

Charlotte Wilding, senior associate, Keltie (moderator)
Alexia Willets, director operations, CoinWeb
Adam Baldwin, head of approvals, BNP Paribas
Stephanie Toubol-Lazarus, legal counsel, Monzo

15:30 Coffee break and networking

16:00 Close of conference



Gowling WLG


Taylor Wessing Wiggin

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