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World IP Day Conference 2024

Book for the World Intellectual Property Day Conference 2024 - Friday 26 April 2024

This year’s conference will be held in the Mackenzie Building, Edinburgh and online.

Open to all advocates, solicitors, devils, trainees, students and other professionals with an interest in IP, it will be chaired by Roisin Higgins KC, an IP law specialist, and Graeme McWilliams, retired in-house lawyer and former IP manager at Standard Life.

This year, for World IP Day, the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva has suggested the theme of ‘Intellectual Property and the Sustainable Development Goals: Building our future with innovation and creativity’. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs include Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Good Health and Well-being, Affordable and Clean Energy, and Sustainable Cities and Communities.

We will welcome two guest speakers who are well-placed to help us celebrate this annual Intellectual Property event. 

  • Stephen Stenning, Director Culture in Action, British Council
  • Philip Hall, Senior Legal Counsel in the Outsourcing, Technology & IP legal team at NatWest Group in Edinburgh

The Faculty has kindly agreed to provide luncheon at the end of our event, so we are keen to encourage attendance and networking in person, although joining online via zoom will be available.

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