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Annual Conference on EU Trade Marks and Designs 2018

Alicante, 4 October 2018 – 5 October 2018

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The aim of this conference is to meet the requirements of trade mark and design law practitioners to keep informed about the recent case law and the latest EU legislative developments.

Key topics

  • Current issues on trade marks: absolute and relative grounds for refusal
  • Follow-up on the implementation of the EU trade mark reform
  • Recent rulings from the General Court of the EU on likelihood of confusion and on procedural issues
  • Key recent judgments adopted by the Court of Justice on trade marks and designs
  • Latest update on registered and non-registered Community designs
  • Recent activities of the EUIPO

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel and other practitioners of law dealing with trade marks and designs.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code (see details below)
before 4 September 2018
after 4 September 2018
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discount
10 % before 04.09.2018

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

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please click on the option above and enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Belgium, 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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Conference Organisers
ERA (Florence Hartmann-Vareilles) in cooperation with the European Union Intellectual Property Office


Florence Hartmann-Vareilles

Julia Reitz



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