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Careers in IP Workshop

Careers in IP Workshop


Join Keltie on 6 July 2017 for a workshop and networking reception focusing on the role and career development of an in-house IP counsel with speakers from Harley-Davidson, WABCO, L’Oréal, IP Federation and LawInSport.

Date: Thursday 6 July 2017
Time: 3.30pm - 6.15pm
Venue: Keltie LLP, No. 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BA
Note: This workshop will be held under the Chatham House Rule

Please RSVP by 5th July 2017 here.



The workshop will cover the diverse roles of in-house Trade Mark and Patent Attorneys, Head of Intellectual Property and Chief Executive Officer and is aimed at those wishing to develop their careers in the intellectual property field.

Whilst the workshop will be targeted at in house counsel with an existing interest or practice in intellectual property, a small number of places are available for students looking to start their careers in this field. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to extend your invite to a student.


Workshop Agenda

3.30 pm - Welcome and introduction

4.00 pm - The Role of an In-house Attorney, Mark Bearfoot, Harley-Davidson.

4.30 pm - Career Development  - The Path to Chief Legal Officer,  Lisa Brown, WABCO Holdings Inc.

5.00 pm - Break

5.20 pm - Career Progression, Challenges and Changes -   Panel Discussion with speakers Carol Arnold, Mark Bearfoot, Lisa Brown, Sean Cottrell and Isabelle Dini

6.15 pm - Networking drinks


About the Speakers

Mark Bearfoot

Mark is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Brand Protection Manager at the Harley-Davidson Motor Company where he is responsible for managing their trademark enforcement and brand protection activities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  In this role Mark is predominantly focused on challenging infringing use of Harley-Davidson trademarks through civil proceedings.  Mark also leads their anti-counterfeiting strategy and regularly supports customs and other law enforcement agencies with criminal actions. 

Mark begun his career in private practice working as a paralegal for a number of UK law firms specializing in IP law, including FieldFisher, Nucleus IP and Rouse.  After 8 years in private practice he made the move in-house joining The Coca-Cola Company in 2006 where he assisted in the management of their intellectual property portfolio across Europe.   Mark was also responsible for establishing and implementing Coca-Cola’s ambush marketing strategy for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Mark is a Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys where he participates on several of their committees and working groups. He is also an active member of INTA and the UK’s Anti-Counterfeiting Group.

Lisa Brown

Lisa is the Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary of WABCO Holdings Inc, the global no.1 supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles.  Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and headquartered in Belgium, WABCO generated turnover of $2.8 billion in 2016, by delivering breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics for the world's commercial truck, bus, trailer, car and off-highway manufacturers. 

Before joining WABCO in 2012, Lisa served as Legal Director for Pet’s at Home, the largest pet care retailer in the United Kingdom. Prior to that, Lisa held various legal leadership roles for SSL International Plc, one the world’s leading providers of consumer healthcare products.

Before taking up her in-house roles, Lisa worked in private practice as an Intellectual Property Attorney specializing in brand protection. 

Lisa has international corporate, commercial and IP experience in automotive, retail, consumer healthcare and FMCG sectors.  In her current role, Lisa leads a global team delivering legal services as a business partner and driving shareholder value through optimizing commercial relationships and intellectual property assets.

Carol Arnold

Carol is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, and also an Associate Member of the Institution of Chemi­cal Engineers. Carol retired from Shell in 2016 as Associate Counsel for Intellectual Property after a career that spanned almost 40 years working both in private practice and industry. In her professional life, Carol worked on all aspects of patent work, in a range of subject areas in the oil products, refining, pharmaceuticals, chem­icals and agrochemicals sec­tors, mainly in the UK but also for a few years in the Netherlands.

Carol represented Shell on the Council of the IP Federation from 2008 to 2016; served as chair of the IP Federation patent committee from 2011 to 2014, and then as President from 2014 to 2016.

Carol is married, a mother of three, and very recently became a proud Oma (Dutch for grandmother!). Carol is also a Trustee of the charity Through the Roof, with particular respon­sibility for Wheels for the World (which restores and distri­butes wheel­chairs and mobility aids overseas).

Sean Cottrell

Sean is the CEO & founder of LawInSport, the "go to" sports law website for sports lawyers, sports executives, students & academics with over 11,500 members globally. 

LawInSport plays a key role in the development of international sports law policy & regulation. In addition to publishing high quality legal articles LawInSport hosts seminars & conferences. 

Sean is a visiting lecturer at several universities on subjects including sports law, business ethics, entrepreneurship & personal development. He has written articles, produced podcasts & videos on topics such as sports governance, match-fixing, doping, sponsorship and equality in sport and law.

Sean also provides marketing consultancy to law firms & chambers as well as career coaching for professionals, entrepreneurs, athletes & students.  

Before founding LawInSport, Sean worked in business support roles for international law firms for over 13 years, after leaving school at the age of 16 years-old, before returning to education and obtaining an Sports Science BSc hon and Postgraduate Certificate in Law.

Isabelle Dini

Isabelle started her career in-house at Procter & Gamble in France after graduating from university in Paris. She then moved to London and joined Keltie where she worked for a couple of years before moving back in-house where she has been since, holding trade mark attorney positions with Reckitt Benckiser, Norgine and now L'Oréal.

Isabelle qualified as a Chartered UK and European Trade Mark attorney in 2010.

Joanna Lucas Munce, (Host / Moderator)

Jo started her career at Keltie LLP in 2004 and qualified as a UK Chartered and European Trade Mark Attorney in 2008. She works for clients from varied industries including IT outsourcing, retail and food and drink and regularly advises businesses on trade mark clearance, filing strategies, portfolio management as well as contentious matters.

Jo has written articles on a variety of IP related topics for various industry publications as well as the CITMA Review. She is also a member of several of CITMA’s working groups. Jo is responsible for organising Keltie’s in-house counsel workshop program. 



Please RSVP by 5th July 2017 here. 

Event Properties

Event Date 06-07-2017 15:30
Event End Date 06-07-2017 18:15
Location Keltie LLP

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