WS Society event: Intellectual Property Conference

CPD: 3 hours Cost: See details Venue: Edinburgh: Signet Library


Former President of the UK Supreme Court, the Rt Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, will give the keynote address to open our annual conference on IP law. Lord Neuberger will reflect on IP cases over which he has presided during his career. Lord Neuberger will be joined by other expert speakers to explore current issues in IP regulation and dispute resolution. Book now to participate in a varied technical morning of IP law, policy and regulation.


  • The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
  • Robert Buchan (Partner, Brodies)
  • Joanna Boag-Thomson (Partner, Shepherd + Wedderburn)
  • Martin Cooke (General Counsel and Secretary, The Edrington Group)
  • Usman Tariq (Ampersand Advocates)
  • Martin Sloan (Partner, Brodies)
  • Jason Chester (Trade Mark Attorney, Marks & Clerk)


  • Reflections on IP litigation across the UK Courts
  • Scotland as a jurisdiction for the resolution of IP disputes
  • GDPR one year on – issues for IP lawyers
  • The implications of the ‘Gig Economy’ and flexible working on IP protection
  • An in-house perspective on IP and brand protection
  • IP case law update – the top 3 cases of 2018

Delegate rates:

  • Writers to the Signet: £150 + VAT
  • Non members: £200 + VAT
  • Trainee/Student: £80 + VAT

All rates include lunch at the Signet Library
CPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)
For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS

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