On 15 March 2017, Seamus Andrew and Danielle Carr, from ONTIER UK, were invited as elite panellists for the Global IP ConfEx in London. The Global IP ConfEx is a premier conference for professionals in the intellectual property industry and is attended by IP private practice lawyers, in-house counsel, technology/outsourcing professionals, consultants and government representatives from UK and around the globe to discuss the challenges and opportunities they encounter every day.
The full day event provides a key forum for professionals to network, develop relationships, discuss trends and issues in the global legal IP world. ONTIER UK managing partner, Seamus Andrew, and senior litigation specialist, Danielle Carr, joined Tony Thiaray (Legal Director of London City Airport) in delivering a well-attended seminar titled 'Trade Secrets and Their Impact on Business and IP'. The panel discussed protecting confidential information and other IP, best practices for business, and maintenance, enforcement and remedies. ONTIER UK´s notable IP litigation success representing a client in proceedings against Lucasfilm (concerning IP rights in relation to the Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets) stirred considerable interest and led to a lively debate.