CITMA Webinar, Designs and Copyright: What Cofemel means for you, 31 March 2020

31 March 2020, 12:30pm - 1.30pm 

Discover what design law changes could be instore in light of Brexit and the recent CJEU decision. 

John Coldham and David Musker will dive into the Cofemel v G-Star Raw design case and examine the tricky interplay between design law and copyright.

You will gain a better understanding of the interaction between designs and copyright and what it means in practical terms for designers and those advising on broader protection strategies.

This event is free to both CITMA and CIPA members. Should you be a member of CIPA please contact to receive a promo code.

Meet your Speakers

David Musker

David is a professor of international design law and is also a Chartered Patent Attorney and a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. David is a founder editor of the community design handbook and has written his own book called Community Design Law: Principles and Practice. 

John Coldham 

John is a partner at Gowling. He is the chair of the CITMA design and copyright working group and is the winner of the Client Choice Award 2019 for Designs. John's experience covers cases big and small, from running multi-jurisdiction patent litigation to design right cases in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.


  • 12pm: Login available
  • 12.30pm: Presentation
  • 1.15pm: Q&A
  • 1.30pm: End

Learning outcomes

  • A better understanding of the interaction between designs and copyright 
  • Knowledge of what could be in store for designers and those advising protection strategies  

To note 

  • Payment online via debit or credit card only; proforma invoices are not available.
  • Full terms and conditions apply.
  • Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 31st March 2020