Institute of Brand and Innovation Law


UCL students learn more about the career opportunities in IP

5 March 2024

IBIL sponsor, Mishcon de Reya LLP, hosts over 50 UCL students interested in a future career involving intellectual property (IP) law.

Portraits of speakers

On 4 March, over 50 UCL students attended the offices of Mishcon de Reya to learn more about the various career paths available for those interested in intellectual property law. 

Chaired by Nina O'Sullivan, (top left), Partner and Head Knowledge Lawyer in the Innovation Department of Mishcons, the audience heard presentations from IP solicitor at Mishcons, Eleanor Wilson (top middle); IP barrister, Kendal Watkinson from Hogarth Chambers (top right); Vasiliki Antoniadou, in-house IP counsel at gaming company Bally's (bottom left); trade mark attorney at Mishcons, Felicia Oduntan (bottom middle); and Conor McLaughlin, a patent attorney at Mishcons (bottom right). 

Following the presentations, the panel then took questions from the students in the audience and there was a further opportunity for discussion over drinks at the following reception.

While around half of the students attending were already studying IP law as part of their LLB or LLM degrees, the attendees also included 2nd year law students who will soon have to select their option subjects, and were comtemplating IP law as one of their choices. In addition, STEM students from other faculties and a few Laws alumni signed up for the event. A number of Laws' PhD IP researchers were also on hand to discuss the options available to those interested in further IP study.

We are very grateful to Mishcon de Reya for hosting such an informative and enjoyable event, as well as to the other speakers on the panel.