November 2, 2016 Brown Bag CLE: Strategies for the protection of brands in Europe, and the impact of Brexit

Topic:  Strategies for the protection of brands in Europe, and the impact of Brexit

Slides: November 2016 Brown Bag CLE Materials

Speaker: Please join us as speaker Julius Stobbs gives a presentation on current trends in protecting brands in Europe, and the anticipated impact of Brexit.

Speaker bios: Julius established STOBBS, with offices in Cambridge, Sheffield and London of the United Kingdom, in March 2013. Prior to this he was a Partner at major European firm Boult Wade Tennant for seven years, before moving to be Head of Trade Marks at IPULSE between 2009 and early 2013. Julius has an unparalleled knowledge of trade mark, registered design and copyright law, and applies this in a commercial way to provide practical and proactive advice for his clients. Clients appreciate Julius’s ability to combine a relaxed manner with an ability to grasp key issues quickly and provide focused advice. He has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters. He provides advice on management and organisation of IP portfolios, trade mark and domain name policies, as well as IP strategies. He has substantial experience in IP issues relating to tax restructuring and in respect of licensing issues, domain name issues and company name issues.

Julius is widely recognised as a clear leader in the field of IP and brand law, acting for high-profile clients. Chambers & Partners UK have described Julius as “the best Trade Mark Attorney anywhere”. Chambers’ research also found that clients admire Julius’ “pragmatic, well-rounded and down-to-earth” practice, and that they find him straightforward to deal with.

Legal 500 say: “Julius Stobbs has ‘exceptional industry knowledge, business acumen and a high level of expertise that is invaluable’, and leads a ‘capable and practical’ team advising clients from a diverse range of sectors.”

Julius has been on the Organising Committee for the International Trade Mark Attorneys’ Annual Meeting and is a regular speaker at INTA and other events. He trains candidates for the UK professional exams. He has also lectured on International Trademark Law at Manchester University, and is now lecturing at Cambridge University (CIPIL) on trade mark law.

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations. (CLE materials will be uploaded soon after the CLE.)

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:             November 2, 2016

Time:              12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:            The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland

403 SW 10th

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 228-2277