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Clerkenwell Design Week - Combat the Copycats!



An introduction to IPR with Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) and City, University of London (Research & Enterprise)

The significance of protecting one’s work in the design world is often overlooked.  The consequences of not knowing how to do so can result in designer's new and original products being copied or infringed. 

The aim of our event, ‘Design Infringement,’ is to offer much needed guidance on the topic of IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) to designers and interested parties.   We will shed light on the importance of design rights and other intellectual property rights, and you will learn what the remedies for infringement can be.

Join us for an enlightening afternoon about what IPR is, and how you can use it to protect your design inventions.  You will hear firsthand from designers and entrepreneurs how their designs have created value, and brought value to society.


14.00 Registration

14.10 Welcome: Mandy Haberman, IPAN; Dr Carol Daniel, City, University of London

14.15 Stories from real life: Pete Codling, Industrial designer

14.35 How we can help you: Professor David Musker, Queen Mary University of London; William Miles, Solicitor, Briffa

15.10 How you can help yourself:

  • Keep it quiet: Professor Ruth Soetendorp, IPAN
  • IP Online resources: Lawrence Smith-Higgins, Intellectual Property Office
  • IP Guide for Creatives: Dr Janice Denoncourt, Nottingham Trent University
  • Trademarks and Branding: Dr Luke McDonagh, City, University of London

16.10 Conclusion

16.30 Event closes

About the speakers

Mandy Haberman, Designer & inventor

Mandy Haberman, Vice-Chair of IPAN, is a British inventor/entrepreneur and graduate of St Martins (UAL). Famous for the Anywayup® cup and her patent enforcement battles to stop copycats, 40-60 million cups using Haberman technology are sold every year. Mandy is a passionate advocate for intellectual property.

Dr Carol Daniel, Head of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, City, University of London

His role is to assist academics with commercialising their Intellectual Property including novel processes, methods, innovative solutions to problems, software and patents covering research and development outcomes from all of City's Schools.  The focus of his commercialisation activities is on spin out companies and licensing.

Pete Codling, MA, RCA / MSc, Imperial UoL

Design Director at FutureNova, founder of Le Penseur, a bathroom innovation startup. Previously worked for PDD and Dyson, and consulted for startups and multinationals including Samsung, Ford, Hitachi and BP. Regular TEDx and other events speaker, has exhibited work in UK, South Korea, Australia, India and the Netherlands.

Professor David Musker, BSc Hons, LLM

Professor Musker is a UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney.  He teaches at Queen Mary University of London, specialising in protection of designs. He founded the Class 99 design law blog, and is the author of Community Design Law: Principles and Practice (2002).

William Miles, Solicitor

Senior intellectual property solicitor at Briffa (a specialist firm based ­­­within the Business Design Centre in Islington). He advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters with a particular focus on design infringement, copyright disputes, trade mark proceedings and passing off claims.

Professor Ruth Soetendorp

IPAN Education Group convenor; Professor Emerita, Associate Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management, Bournemouth University. HEA National Teaching Fellow (2002). Current IP Management education: City University London, Bournemouth University, WIPO short courses.  Recent IP Education research with UK NUS, EU IPO.  Currently researching Design Infringement with UK IPO.

Lawrence Smith-Higgins, Head of Campaigns and Education, Intellectual Property Office

Lawrence and his team take the lead on all IPO innovative educational programmes. Lawrence is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, has a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and Intellectual Property and is a Chartered Marketer.

Dr Janice Denoncourt, Nottingham Trent University

Teaches Intellectual Property, Business and Company law at Nottingham Trent University. Chairs European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN) Organising Committee. Publications include ‘The Creative Identity and Intellectual Property’ (2016) Nottingham Law Journal, ‘Using Film to Enhance Intellectual Property Law Education: the Social Network’ (2013) European Journal of Law and Technology. The Nottingham Intellectual Property Guide for Creatives (2015) and The Intellectual Property Notebook (2016).

Dr Luke McDonagh, Senior Lecturer, City Law School, City, University of London

Researches Intellectual Property Law & Constitutional Law. Previous positions at Cardiff University, LSE and Waseda University Law School, Tokyo, Japan. IP law research primarily involves the interplay between property owners and users in free-sharing creative environments (such as those of theatre, open-source software and traditional music)

A Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe event.

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2.00pm - 4.30pmTuesday 23rd May 2017

C309 Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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