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Intellectual Property Conference

  • The Signet Library Parliament Square Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1RF (map)

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 experts 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) (Conference chairman)

  • 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

  • IP case law update – the top 3 cases of 2018

  • A day in the life of an IP in-house counsel

All rates include lunch at the Signet Library.

CPD: 3.5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

For more information, please contact Anna Bennett WS.

Delegate rates:

This event is kindly supported by

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BICBA Conference
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