In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Civil Litigation Section membership, Peter Ellis outlines changes to IP law, including in the Intellectual Property Act 2014

The Intellectual Property Act 2014 will come into force between October 2014 and the end of 2015.Stemming from the Hargreaves Review on intellectual property reform, the act seeks to modernise and simplify certain aspects of intellectual property law including the law relating to designs, in order to promote innovation. It puts design rights on an even footing with copyright and trademarks and introduces criminal liabilities for infringers.

This webinar will cover:

Peter Ellis

Speaker: Peter Ellis

  • key changes in the act;
  • changes in the pipeline to patents – the Unified Patent Court;
  • copyright;
  • recent cases;
  • what to look out for in the future; and
  • what practical changes you should make in your business in the light of the changes.

This webinar took place on 26 May 2015, but you can listen again via the link below.


Peter Ellis is a partner at Browne Jacobson

As head of the firm’s intellectual property team, Peter advises clients on both commercial and intellectual property disputes. He also sits on the Law Society’s national intellectual property working party. Peter is also a past president of Nottinghamshire Law Society.