World Intellectual Property Day 2018 - Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity

The Faculty of Advocates is proud to present the 11th Annual World Intellectual Property Day Conference from 11:30am to 2pm on Friday 20 April 2018.

This global event was set up in 2000 by the Geneva based World IP Organization, a United Nations agency dedicated to the use and promotion of intellectual property (IP) -

World IP Day aims to raise awareness of the impact IP has on daily life, to teach us about how IP protection promotes creativity and innovation and to celebrate the contribution of creativity and innovation to society.

Every year around April 26, we celebrate World IP Day in order to learn more about the role that IP rights (patents, trade marks, industrial designs, domain names, copyright etc.) play in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year we mark the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. This event is an opportunity to highlight how the IP system can support innovative and creative women (and indeed everyone) in their quest to bring their own amazing ideas to market.

This is an opportunity for us to celebrate IP in general and to reinforce the importance of IP to Scotland and the UK, and why it needs to be respected and protected. And we have a new UK IP Minister, Sam Gyimah MP.

This free event will once again be chaired by Roisin Higgins QC, Advocate and IP law specialist and Graeme McWilliams, Legal Counsel, Standard Life. Our guest speakers are being finalised and will be confirmed shortly. This conference is open to all solicitors and advocates, trainees, devils, students, and any other professionals with an interest in IP and is an excellent networking opportunity. As in previous years, we expect this conference to sell out fast!


Mackenzie Building

Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh

For more information and to book your place, click here.