London Design Festival: Design Protection – Hindsight Giving Insight

Our annual London Design Festival event about design protection is now in its fifth year!

As part of the London Design Festival programme, this year’s event will be a Q&A with a number of world-famous designers with different experiences, giving you insight into protecting design from their hindsight. The event will be followed by an opportunity to meet fellow designers, entrepreneurs and other professionals over drinks with a spectacular view over the Thames.

Chaired by John Coldham, an Intellectual Property expert and head of the design team at law firm Gowling WLG, join the following panel to discuss their experiences of protecting and exploiting designs. Here is a little more info about each of the speakers:


Martin Darbyshire, CEO at tangerine. Martin founded tangerine in 1989 and under his stewardship it has created award-winning solutions for internationally recognised brands such a British Airways.

Rob Law MBE, founder and CEO of Trunki, the brand behind the much loved children’s ride-on suitcase.

Ellie Runcie, future programmes director at Design Council, leading the organisation’s development of new products and services.

Milan Patel, general counsel at Ceravision Limited. Milan is general counsel of Ceravision Limited which has invented and commercialised a unique, plasma lighting solution

John Coldham, director in Gowling WLG‘s intellectual property team. John’s particular focus is on designs and brands law, representing brands like Dyson and Hasbro.


If you are interested in attending this ticketed London Design Festival event,
please express your interest to attend here.

Event Details

Ticketed London Design Festival Talk / Seminar, Bankside Design District
Monday 18 September 2017, 16:00 – 20:00
4 More London, London, SE1 2AU
Event registration 16.00, Q&A panel discussion 16.30 – 17.45 (Drinks & canapés will be served from 18:00)
Pre-registration is mandatory

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