UPC court fee consultation #upcfees
23 Jun 2015
The webinar will be broadcast live from this page at 6pm. There is no need to register to access the session. Use the tab to submit questions to the panel.
The Preparatory Committee's consultation on court fees, SME support and recoverable costs is now open until 31 July. It can be found on the Preparatory Committee's website  http://www.unified-patent-court.org/consultations
 
CIPA, The IP Federation and the IPO hosted this awareness raising event for individuals and businesses, which was simultaneously broadcast live on this webpage, in order for them to gain a better understanding of the background to the consultation, the details of the various elements contained within it and how best to get their views across.  
 
This was broadcast live and took place at Allen and Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London on 23 June 2015. 
 

Programme
18:00
Introduction
Chair: Carol Arnold, President of the IP Federation;

CIPA opening remarks
Catriona Hammer, Immediate Past President, CIPA;

Background to the consultation
Janis Makarewich-Hall and Tracey Webb (UPC Taskforce, IPO)

18:20
Introduction to key topics:
Court fee structure - Kevin Mooney, Simmons & Simmons;

SME support - Justice Birss;

Opt out - Richard Vary, Nokia;

Recoverable costs - Alan Johnson, Bristows.

18:33
Questions, discussion and concluding remarks
Moderated by Carol Arnold, President of the IP Federation.