Wednesday, 29 April 2015

CLA organises IPEC event

The Competition Law Association (CLA) is holding a forthcoming event under the title "Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Practice". The speakers on this topic are IPEC's Judge Richard Hacon himself, District Judge Melissa Clarke and Angela Fox (RGC Jenkins & Co, author of this book on the subject). Despite its misleading name, the CLA is an organisation that brings together IP lawyers and competition lawyers on matters that ideally should be of mutual interest.

The date of this event is Monday 18 May, 2015, 6 pm. The venue: Courtroom 1, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, London WC1A 2EB. 

This blogger remains highly impressed with this court, and thinks that it is substantially underused.  He also has the impression that some potential litigants assume that it has no jurisdiction to deal with patent matters -- something that is true only for the IPEC's Small Claims Track (see Guide to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Small Claims Track,  here, at p 4).

If you are planning to attend this event, click here for details.

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