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Annual Conference on Trade Marks and Designs in Europe 2013

  • Preparing for reform of the European trade mark system
  • Sharing analysis of the latest case law

Alicante, 7 November 2013 – 8 November 2013
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213R23

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Objective

The aim of this year’s conference is to help practitioners prepare for the review of the trade mark system as proposed in the package of reforms adopted by the European Commission on 27 March 2013 (COM(2013)162 and COM(2013)161).

Participants will also be offered a round-up of the latest essential case law that they must consider in their legal practice.

Key topics

Trade mark review
  • Update on the decision-making process
  • The most important changes including: definition of a trade mark, bad faith, trade mark function, well-known trade marks, goods in transit, packaging and get-up as infringements
  • Convergence programme between national offices and OHIM
  • The impact of the reform for trade mark holders

Latest case law from the CJEU and the OHIM Boards of Appeal
  • The trade mark “use” criteria
  • “Composite” trade marks
  • Domain names and geographical indications
  • The registration of non-traditional trade marks: 3D marks, slogans, complex marks and families of marks
  • Litigating in trade mark law: recent procedural issues
  • Case law on designs and borderline cases on trade marks and designs

Who should attend?

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


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