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Free advice about product liability in the USA


Thursday 20th November 2014, the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, 11.30am to 3.30pm – Download the AGENDA.


With an ever growing compensation culture, product liability insurance can be extortionate, particularly for baby products entering the US. However, as one of the world’s biggest and most lucrative markets, UK companies should not be deterred from selling to this continent. Elaine Lamb, senior account executive of La Playa International Insurance Broker will be attending the BPA’s Exporting Conference in central London on Thursday 20th November to explain the ins and outs of product liability in the US and how to get over the hurdles faced.

La Playa is a boutique-sized international insurance broker based in London, Cambridge and New York and Elaine heads up its International Division providing insurance and risk management advice to companies looking to expand into the US. She explains: “I travel frequently between our offices in London and New York and understand the issues around exporting, especially to the US. I will be able to offer information and advice to companies looking to expand globally.”

Protecting you IP and avoid infringing other parties' IP rights

Ashley Benjamin and Jennifer Brown of Dehns Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys will be presenting on key Intellectual Property (IP) issues for companies operating internationally.  They will look at the different types of IP protection available, the value of protecting IP assets and the risks of infringing other parties’ IP rights.  

Founded in 1920, Dehns is one of Europe's largest firms of patent and trade mark attorneys, with offices in London, Brighton, Oxford, Leeds and Munich, as well as an international network of trusted associates.  Clients range from start-ups to some of the world’s biggest brands, including Coca-Cola, Honda and The Beatles.  Dehns’ attorneys advise on all aspects of UK, European and international patent, design and trade mark law.  As Ashley explains:  “All organisations, no matter how big or small, need to be aware of the IP issues in the countries in which they plan to sell, manufacture or otherwise operate.  Properly managed IP rights can also contribute massively to the value of a business and its ability to expand.”

Why you should sell to China

Athena Gong from CMBE Shanghai will be explaining the enormity of the Chinese baby products market and, with new parents coveting British brands for their babies, how UK companies can grab a slice of the market. Backing this up, Dr Jim Shaikh of Yoomi, one of eight participants in the UK Pavilion at CBME Shanghai in July 2014 –which collectively returned from the show with orders in excess of £1.25m – will describe his company’s outstanding experience and explain why Yoomi will definitely be returning in 2015.

This conference is free to attend and is open to everyone in the nursery industry (not just members). Attendees will be offered a light lunch, with soft drinks, tea and coffee, so for catering purposes, please pre-register  HERE.

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