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Intellectual Property Enforcement and the Fight against Counterfeit Goods in the EU

  • EU legal acquis
  • Procedural issues in court proceedings
  • Building an effective IP enforcement policy in the EU

, 18 May 2017 – 19 May 2017
(simultaneous interpretation)
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This conference will assess the implementation of Directive 2004/48/EC on the civil enforcement of intellectual property rights and its proposed revision. Procedural issues related to intellectual property litigation will be discussed on the basis of national and CJEU case law. Alternative measures such as ADR and voluntary mechanisms will be explored.

Key topics

  • Implementation of Directive 2004/48/EC
  • Focus on recent CJEU rulings on (punitive) damages, legal costs, the right to information and the extension of the notion of intermediary to the offline environment
  • First experiences with the “follow-the-money” approach and consensual agreements addressing (online) infringements of IP rights
  • Procedural issues in court proceedings, including solutions based on judgments of the CJEU and national courts
  • The Border Measures Regulation (EU) 608/2013 in practice 
  • Benefits and risks of mediation in IP matters

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice specialised in IP law, in-house counsel, intellectual property litigators, judges, customs and IP enforcement authorities.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Lawyers in private practice
before 28 April 2017
after 28 April 2017
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
10 % before 28.04.2017

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions; Lawyers in private practice

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier)

40 % - Fellows of the European Law Institute

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