Secure your place at the World IP Day Conference 2023

28 Mar

BOOKINGS are now open for the Faculty of Advocates’ 15th World Intellectual Property Day Conference.

The annual event, which is free to attend, will be held in person at the Mackenzie Building in Edinburgh and online via Zoom on Friday 21 April. In keeping with previous years, it is expected to draw a large audience.

This year, for World IP Day, the World Intellectual Property Organisation has chosen the theme of ‘Women & IP : Accelerating Innovation and Creativity '. This year’s guest speakers will include Laura Edison, Director & General Counsel at Skyrora, whose talk is titled: “It’s not rocket science…actually, it is!”, and Leigh Kirkpatrick, Managing Legal Counsel (Outsourcing, Technology and IP) at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The conference is open to all advocates, solicitors, devils, trainees, students and other professionals with an interest in IP. In person registration on the day opens at 11.30am for a 12 pm start, with tea and coffee on arrival.

The conference will run until 1.30pm. 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.

In person and online bookings for the event can be made here.