Haseltine Lake around the world series 16

22 June 2017

It has been a busy and an eventful couple of months for us here at Haseltine Lake. See what we’ve been up to in this month’s edition of our HL around the world blog.

The 139th annual International Trademark Association (INTA) conference, was held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain from 20th - 24th May. To mark the occasion, Haseltine Lake celebrated in style, by hosting a drinks reception at the historic Palau de la Musica Catalana. Guests enjoyed an appetising selection of Catalonian canapes and fine wines, accompanied by the music of Spanish guitarist, Nadim Robert Majure.

Guests in the Lluis Millet Hall

On June 13, Haseltine Lake hosted its fifth annual masterclass at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with the theme of the masterclass being “Opposition proceedings”. Haseltine Lake’s team of experts, David O’Connell, David Brown, David Lewin and David Hammond shared the hosting with keynote speakers Sim van Overbeeke, a highly experienced EPO Opposition Division member and chairman and Bas Pinckaers, an Intellectual Property lecturer and lawyer at Van Doorne NV, a top-tier independent Dutch law firm.

Daniel Chew and Kirwin Lee, our China experts, both attended the Guangdong Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference (14th June, London) which was hosted by the China-Britain Business Council and was mainly attended by official and business representatives from Guangdong as part of their delegation visit to the UK. The delegation was led by the Party Secretary of Guangdong Province and they discussed investment and cooperation opportunities with UK companies. During the conference Daniel and Kirwin caught up with some existing clients based around the Guangzhou/Guangdong area, while also networking and building relationships with various local businesses.

The annual PraxisUnico conference was held at Sheffield Hallam University (14th - 16th June) and both David Hammond and Lisa Williams attended as delegates and hosted the welcome drinks which was sponsored by Haseltine Lake.

Lisa Williams, Maxine Ficarra (Executive Director of PraxisUnico) and David Hammond

Soni Basra and Jana Crewett from our Munich office attended the MedTech Summit in Nuremberg, Germany, from the 21st - 22nd June. This event was organised by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology and had attendees from the fields of medical technologies, diagnostics, digitization and mobile health.

Look out for our next Haseltine Lake around the world blog to see what we’ve been up to…

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