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10-11 Novembre 2011 - Annual Conference on Trademarks and Designs in Europe 2011 - Alicante PDF Stampa E-mail


Experts from OHIM, legal practitioners and academic specialists will analyse significant developments in EU law on trademarks and designs since the last ERA conference at OHIM in March 2010.


Key topics

§  Uniform protection of Community trademarks: territorial scope of protection, distinctiveness though use, genuine use

§  Non-traditional trademarks: numerals, logotypes, shapes, etc.

§  EU case law on relative and absolute grounds for refusal

§  Key decisions on trademarks and designs from the OHIM Boards of Appeal and the ECJ

§  The advertising function of trademarks

§  Trademark use on the internet: liability issues

§  The future of trademark law in the EU: issues raised by the European Commission study on the overall functioning of the trademark system in Europe


Conference organiser: ERA (Florence Hartmann-Vareilles) with the support of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)
Areas of Law: Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law, Consumer Law
Language: English, German, Spanish


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Arnaud Folliard-Monguiral, Industrial Property Litigation Unit, OHIM, Alicante

Dr Niilo Jääskinen, Advocate General, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg

Sven A. Klos, Lawyer,  Klos Morel Vos & Schaap, Amsterdam

Dr Roland Knaak, Head of Unit at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich

Paul Maier, President of the Boards of Appeal, OHIM, Alicante

Dr Spyros Maniatis, Professor of IP Law, Queen Mary University of London

Ralf Neugebauer, Judge, Court of Appeal (Oberlandesgericht), Düsseldorf

Vincent O’Reilly, Head of IP Academy, OHIM, Alicante

Dr José Manuel Otero Lastres, Professor of Commercial Law, Lawyer in Private Practice, Madrid

Iván L. Sampere Massa, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Alicante, Lawyer, Padima, Alicante

Guy Tritton, Barrister, Hogarth Chambers, London

Jean-Christophe Troussel, Partner, Bird&Bird LLP, Brussels

Pieter Veeze, Legal division, Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, The Hague


For more information, please visit www.era.int.