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IP in Retail Conference 2019 – London & Leeds

September 2019

Event date: 24th September 2019

HGF’s seventh annual IP in Retail Conference will take place in Leeds and London this Autumn.

A bumpy and uncertain year ahead for UK consumers means that many retailers are adapting and innovating, both in-store and online, in order to retain market share, as well as responding to consumer-driven trends such as recommerce, personalisation and social influencers.

As retail models develop and change, the role of intellectual property will remain central to many strategies. In IP in Retail 2019 we consider the IP dimension of current trends and issues in the sector.

The conference will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 24th September – HGF Office, Leeds
  • Tuesday 1st October – Royal Society of Chemistry, London

To RSVP please contact Liz Davies or call +44(0) 113 233 0189.

HGF is one of the largest full-service IP firms in Europe, with over 200 IP professionals and 21 offices across the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Our Retail Team acts for a growing number of the UK’s high street and international online brands, and offers a full range of IP services in retail and fashion including advising on social media, e-markets, advertising and design clearance, rebranding and portfolio management, plus online/bricks and mortar brand protection.

Our LinkedIn groups, Retail+IPFashion+IP and Food&Drink+IP have over 7,000 members and are designed to bring together those in retail and fashion to discuss stories, recent IP developments and legal updates.

For more information on the Retail Team please visit our Retail and Fashion page.

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