Key Points
  • The Increasing Power of the Brand over the Product: Intellectual Property, Luxury Law, Knock-Offs and "Helpful Infringement"
  • Luxury, Brexit and Markets: Shopping Tourism, Licensing & Goods: The Opportunities and Challenges
  • "Made In Britain": Manufacturing, Trade and Supporting British Brands
Guest of Honour

Nick Pope Fashion & Luxury Lead, Deloitte UK

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Overview
Figures from Walpole released in 2015 place the value of the British Luxury Goods industry at £32.3bn. This forum is designed to facilitate discussion on the importance of the luxury industry in the UK and the ways to ensure the valuable sector continues to grow. The forum will be focusing on three key areas; the impact of counterfeit goods and brand infringement, the implication of Brexit on the sale of British brands and shopping tourism, and the government and industry priorities for supporting the manufacturing and trading of British luxury goods.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Coffee & Networking

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair and Policy-UK Welcoming remarks

 

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Professor Joanne Roberts Director, Winchester Luxury Research Group, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

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09:05 - 09:50
Prospects and Value of the Luxury Market to the UK

 
Questions, Comment, Discussion




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Alex Cole Economist, Deloitte

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Nick Pope Fashion & Luxury Lead, Deloitte UK

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09:50 - 10:40
Fakes, Knock-Offs & Replicas: Defending Reputations, Educating the Public and a Space for ‘Good’ Infringement

 
  • What is the value of a premium brand to the rights holder, the faker, and the public?
  • What are the emerging battlegrounds in the battle against online sellers?
  • In the context of eBay’s significant steps to remove counterfeit items what needs to be done to crack down further on the sale of fakes online?
  • Is all infringement bad – e.g. use of the images and brands in viral videos? Are brands willing and able to allow the use of their copyrights, trademarks, and patents without opening the door to further abuses?
  • In what ways does the sale of ‘knock-offs’ damage luxury brands? Are there measurable benefits for brands from the sale of fake items – in particular to recognition, aspiration and quickening of the design cycle? Does fast fashion have a similar impact to fakes?


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Tim Smith Principal, Rouse

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Ros Lynch Copyright and IP Enforcement Director, Intellectual Property Office

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10:40 - 10:45
Chair’s Closing Comments

10:45 - 11:10
Refreshments & Networking

 

11:10 - 11:15
The Chair’s Welcome Back

 
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11:15 - 12:05
Luxury Sector and the Brexit Opportunities: Shopping Tourism, Licensing and Potential Complications to Luxury Companies

 
  • What will be the likely implications of Brexit (and the run up to formal separation) to British luxury brands?
  • How can British luxury retailers capitalise on the volatility of currency markets to encourage more shopping tourism?
  • In what ways will the ability of British brands to secure and enforce copyrights, trademarks and patents change following Brexit? How will changes to the free movement of people affect the luxury sector in particular areas such as fashion where British designers regularly work in Paris and Milan?



Speakers

Ruth Burstall Senior Associate- Intellectual Property, Baker McKenzie

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Charlotte Keesing Director of Public Affairs & International, Walpole

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Marie Hickey Director, Savills Retail Research

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12:05 - 12:55
“Made In Britain”: Manufacturing, Trade and Supporting British Brands

 
  • What – in the context of luxury brands – need to be priorities the British Government when negotiating European and international trade deals?
  • In what ways can Government aid British brands to enter foreign markets but also to establish themselves and thrive?
  • How far has Government done enough to pressure foreign markets to enforce copyrights, trademarks, and patents?
  • What are the key priorities for British brands to protect their intellectual property rights when entering new markets?
  • How will British imports of luxury goods be affected – in particular goods from Europe such as Champagne?
  • How far will Britain’s exit from Europe affect international perceptions of our luxury goods? Will a solo Britain be as an attractive customer and place of manufacture?  What is the UK’s international USP in the luxury goods market and is this liable to change?

Questions, Comment, Discussion



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Heidy Rehman Founder and Managing Director, Rose &Willard

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John Pearce CEO, Made in Britain

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Jason Rawkins Partner and International Head of Fashion & Luxury Brands Group, Taylor Wessing LLP

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair’s and Policy-UK’s Thanks

 
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End

Speakers

Ruth Burstall Senior Associate- Intellectual Property, Baker McKenzie

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Alex Cole Economist, Deloitte

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Marie Hickey Director, Savills Retail Research

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Charlotte Keesing Director of Public Affairs & International, Walpole

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Ros Lynch Copyright and IP Enforcement Director, Intellectual Property Office

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John Pearce CEO, Made in Britain

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Nick Pope Fashion & Luxury Lead, Deloitte UK

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Jason Rawkins Partner and International Head of Fashion & Luxury Brands Group, Taylor Wessing LLP

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Heidy Rehman Founder and Managing Director, Rose &Willard

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Professor Joanne Roberts Director, Winchester Luxury Research Group, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

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Tim Smith Principal, Rouse

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Venue details

41 Portland Place Academy of Medical Sciences 41 Portland Place London W1B 1QH

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