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SMi proudly presents this highly interactive and hand-on workshop led by Rouse Legal at the 10th annual Parallel Trade conference.

Regulatory affairs and legal issues are still the key challenge for parallel distribution, as reflected from recent  cases. This workshop will provide an interactive environment with practical examples for delegates to learn about scenario planning as well as in-depth snapshot of regional pharmaceutical markets.

Attendees will gain invaluable takeaways from this workshop on

  • Critical regulatory landscape and legislations that can impact on their business planning and operations
  • How to mitigate legal risks and when to act?
  • Ensure business continuity and integrity

Directors, VPs, Heads, Chiefs, Managers of:

  • General and Legal Counsel
  • IP
  • Trademark
  • Attorneys
  • Parallel Traders
  • Trade
  • Anti-Competition
  • Regulatory Affairs

Workshop LEADER

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Arty Rajendra

Partner, IP Litigation, Rouse

Rouse

Arty Rajendra is a partner in the London office of global IP firm Rouse. She is a well-known authority on parallel trade having acted in Glaxo Group v Dowelhurst – one of the leading cases in this area. In addition, Arty can advise on the full range of IP rights, and has extensive experience in patent and trade mark litigation.


In the last 12 months, Arty has advised clients on parallel imports in the following industries: automotive, consumer electronics, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and pharmaceuticals.
 

Rouse is an international firm that specialises in IP. They provide the full range of IP services and solutions from strategic consultancy through to IP management, enforcement and commercialisation for a range of clients from start-ups to some of the world’s largest owners of IP rights. Whatever your IP needs, we can help with experts in 16 offices across the globe working as one integrated team.

www.rouse.com 

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration & Coffee

14:00 Workshop Leader Introduction

Arty Rajendra

Arty Rajendra, Partner, IP Litigation, Rouse

14:10 Legal Landscape on Parallel Trade

14:45 Coffee & Networking Break

15:15 Case Study

16:00 Q&A

16:30 Workshop Leader's Closing Remarks and Close of Workshop

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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

97 Cromwell Road
London SW7 4DN
United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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