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Rico Calleja

Rico Calleja

Rico Calleja is a legal know-how and marketing consultant to a number of City and West End firms and provides legal training to law firms including Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, Speechly Bircham LLP and Michael Simkins LLP. Rico also provides know-how and training services to a number of in-house legal departments, including Amazon, talkbackTHAMES and BSkyB. He specialises in IP, IT, media and communications.

He is a qualified solicitor (1987) and an experienced legal editor. He is the editor of Entertainment Law Review and is on the editorial boards of World Data Protection Report, E-Commerce Law & Policy and the IT journal Computer & Telecommunications Law Review. He is also a correspondent on a number of IP journals. Rico writes and edits his own current awareness publication, The Reporter, which has been described as “best of breed” in the industry.

Louisa Hetherington

Louisa is a senior solicitor with over ten years experience practising in City firms in London. Louisa trained at Ashurst before moving to Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP in 2006 and joining Calleja Consulting in 2010. She specialises in commercial, media and intellectual property law, both contentious and non-contentious, with a particular emphasis on trade marks, copyright and design right law, as well as contract and media law.

Louisa has acted in various High Court and Court of Appeal cases including Pearce v Ove Arup (2001), Associated Newspapers v Express Newspapers (2003) and Leofelis v Lonsdale Sports Limited. Before joining Calleja Consulting, clients included The Ritz Hotel, Bloomsbury Publishing, Sports World, Betfair, Johnson & Johnson, the Fashion Business Club, Kookaï, Hennes, Temperley and Monsoon. Louisa was a regular contributor of articles to the International Law Office and has published articles in Trademark World, Entertainment Law Review and Copyright World.

Deborah Sewagudde

Deborah Sewagudde

Deborah is a research associate at Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London where she is working with Professor Roger Cullis on the analysis of the part played by intellectual property in the successful commercial development of organic copolymer semiconductor devices at the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge.

Deborah passed the Queen Mary MSc in Management of Intellectual Property and Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, both with distinction, and was awarded the GlaxoSmithKline prize for excellence in patents. She also has a BSc in Biochemistry with a year in Industry at GlaxoSmithKline from Imperial College. She contributes to The Reporter, and to other legal reviews and IP journals. She also gives lectures on the commercial role of IP to students on product design degrees in universities around the UK, as well as mentoring students on the Queen Mary MSc in Management of Intellectual Property.