A conference for retailers and consumer brands on the effective development, exploitation and protection of intellectual property.
Wednesday 12th March 2014
Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP
The conference is free and will attract 4 CPD points
Retailers have a varied and valuable range of intellectual property which requires thought-out and cost effective, protection across brands, sub-brands, styles and designs. Understanding and exploiting the full range of IP rights - trade marks, designs, patents and copyright - is key to building brand value.
HGF is a specialist intellectual property practice with a retail team offering experience and expertise. Our half-day conference gives you an up to date account of current law, commentary and practical advice on the key intellectual property issues affecting retailers. The conference will be held in Manchester on 12th March.
The retail environment requires specific skills from external advisors. Tight margins mean that cost is usually paramount. Short deadlines require advice to be prompt, succinct and clear. Commerciality and sector knowledge is paramount. And, with brand value being at the core of most retail businesses advice has to be practical, constructive - and right. Many issues, particularly brand acquisitions or disposals and contentious matters, require guidance and support from trade mark agents, lawyers and, sometimes, patent attorneys so seamless co-ordination between team members is essential.
Who should attend?
In-house counsel, company secretaries, finance directors and others responsible for developing and protecting your intellectual property.
How to register
Please email Sylvia Jowett or call 0113 233 0169. Email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of registration.