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About IBIL, Sir Hugh Laddie and the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair

Hugh Laddie
Professor Sir Hugh Laddie was a leading English judge and academic in the field of intellectual property law. He had a formidable international reputation and did much to shape IP law, both here and overseas.

When Sir Hugh retired from the bench in 2005 he was appointed Professor of Intellectual Property Law at UCL and went on to found the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law. Following his death in November 2008, and with the endorsement of his family, UCL set about creating an academic Chair funded by charitable contributions in his memory. The inaugural holder of the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in Intellectual Property Law is Professor Sir Robin Jacob who is also Director of the UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law.

How you can support IBIL

You can support us by becoming an Institute sponsor or by making a donation to the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair fund. You can also support us by attending one of our public events or CPD courses.

Institute Sponsorship

The Institute of Brand and Innovation Law would like to thank all of its past and current sponsors for their generosity which makes our activities possible. The support that we receive from our sponsors helps us to:

  • support first class academic research which helps to inform and shape IP law, policy and practice
  • award PhD scholarships to the brightest IP thinkers of the future
  • strengthen the community of IP scholars and their ties with the wider 'real-world' IP community
  • encourage excellence in our IP students, through prizes, networking opportunities, work experience and mentoring
  • support our team's research excellence with research assistance.

Details of our sponsors for the year ending 31 July 2022 follow.

Major Professional Partners

Mishcon de Reya LLP logo

Professional Partners

Sponsorship Options

IBIL has three tiers of annual sponsorship for the year August - July 2022.

Global Partner - £10,000 (plus VAT) per annum

Benefits

  • Ten free places at the Innovation and Brands seminars and 15% discount on additional places
    Annual Innovation Seminar (November 2021) Annual Brands Seminar (March 2022)
  • 15% discount at other IBIL fee paying events during sponsorship period
  • 20% discount on one place at the award winning CPD course on Intellectual Property Transactions: Law and Practice to be held in November 2021 AND the Privacy CPD course in February 2022, and other IP CPD courses
  • Three invitations to the dinner following the Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture in November 2021.
  • Advance notification and booking at all IBIL events

Recognition

Name and logo of donating firm listed as a Global Partner in the following places:

  • Institute of Brand and Innovation Law Website, with a link to the firm's URL
  • Event slide at the three key annual IBIL seminars

Opportunities

  • A named LLM or LLB IP Prize/s for excellence, in the sum of £500 each, to be awarded at the Annual UCL Prizewinners’ reception. 
Major Professional Partner - £6,000 (plus VAT) per annum

Benefits

  • Six free places at the Innovation and Brands seminars and 15% discount on additional places
    Annual Innovation Seminar (November 2021) Annual Brands Seminar (March 2022)
  • 15% discount at other IBIL fee paying events during the sponsorship period
  • 15% discount on one place at the award winning CPD course on Intellectual Property Transactions: Law and Practice to be held in November 2021 AND the Privacy CPD course in February 2022, and other IP CPD courses
  • Two invitations to the dinner following the Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture in November 2021.
  • Advance notification and booking at all IBIL events

Recognition

Name and logo of the donating firm as a Major Professional Partner on the following:

  • Institute of Brand and Innovation Law Website, with a link to the firm's URL
  • Event slide at the three key annual IBIL seminars

Opportunities

  • One named LLM IP prize for excellence in an LLM course, in the sum of £200, to be awarded at the Annual UCL Prizewinners’ reception
Professional Partner - £3,000 (plus VAT) per annum

Benefits

  • Three free places at the Innovation and Brands seminars and 15% discount on additional places
    Annual Innovation Seminar (November 2021) Annual Brands Seminar (March 2022)
  • 15% discount at other IBIL fee paying events during the sponsorship period
  • 15% discount on one place at the award winning CPD course on Intellectual Property Transactions: Law and Practice to be held in November 2021 AND the Privacy CPD course in February 2022, and other IP CPD courses
  • One invitation to the dinner following the Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture in November 2021.
  • Advance notification and booking at all IBIL events

Recognition

Name of donating firm as a Professional Partner on the following:

  • Institute of Brand and Innovation Law Website, with a link to the firm's URL
  • Event slide at the three key annual IBIL seminars

More information

Sponsorship Brochure
Contacts

Co-Directors 

Contact for Sponsorship Queries 
Lisa Penfold - Events & CPD Manager - lisa.penfold@ucl.ac.uk - +44 (0)20 3108 8508

The Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in Intellectual Property

The Sir Hugh Laddie Chair is an integral part of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, the living, practical IP academic centre founded by Sir Hugh at UCL Laws. Like Sir Hugh, the Chair is reserved for one of the most respected voices in the legal world.

Support the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair

UCL welcomes the participation of friends, alumni and others in the legal profession in securing this lasting legacy in tribute to Sir Hugh. 

If you would like to make a donation to the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair fund, please use the online form here or click on the 'Donate' button below.

If you prefer, you can telephone and speak to the Alumni & Supporter Care team. They can be contacted by calling +44 (0)203 108 9037 and quoting 'Sir Hugh Laddie Chair' (account code 501643.100.156698).