In 2020, HGF will be delivering its 8th Annual IP in Retail Conference differently.

As usual, we have put together an agenda which considers topical IP issues encountered by in-house counsel for retailers and fashion brands. However, rather than our usual face-to-face events, we have planned a programme of 15 webinars, giving delegates the opportunity to select those topics of particular interest to them.

The topics will be delivered weekly throughout autumn and winter, all being held from 11.00am - 11.45am BST, with the dates set out below.

A full copy of the programme containing detailed descriptions of all the modules is available for download here. As you can see, the modules are grouped into three categories; Brands & designs, Problems & problem solving in retail and Commercial issues for retailers. For logistical reasons, we have changed the order in which the sessions are being delivered.

Registration for Modules available for registration now

Module 4: A guide to ASA complaints – what, why & how?, Antony Gold

Module 5: Position brands, me-toos & anti-counterfeiting post-Louboutin, Alexander Hagen

Module 6: Domain name infringements, how to create & maintain a cost-effective online monitoring programme, Antony Gold

Module 7: Non-traditional trade marks, Claire Jones

Module 8: Oppositions & infringements – combining tactics, Lauren Somers

Module 9: Debating Designs, Martyn Fish

Module 10: IP disputes on e-markets – strategies & tactics, Lauren Somers & Claire Jones

Registration for modules 11 to 15 available soon

Module 11: Logo Law, Lauren Somers

Module 12: Practical steps for risk minimisation & effective communication across your business, Michelle Davies

Module 13: Trading in, from & through China, Lee Curtis & Rebecca Field

Module 14: E-commerce – getting your website documents right, James Talbot

Module 15: Software projects: development, licencing & Saas – what needs to be covered, James Talbot