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Intellectual Property Litigation and the Fight against Counterfeiting in the EU

  • EU legal acquis put into practice
  • Best practices in Court proceedings
  • Case study on damages and border measures

, 19 April 2018 – 20 April 2018

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This seminar will examine the implementation of Directive 2004/48/EC on the civil enforcement of intellectual property rights from a practical angle. It will also provide training on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights .

Procedural issues related to intellectual property litigation will be discussed on the basis of national and CJEU case law. The legal concepts will be illustrated by practical examples and applied through case studies. Alternative measures such as ADR and voluntary mechanisms will be explored.

Key topics

  • Implementation of Directive 2004/48/EC
  • Procedural issues in court proceedings: solutions provided by CJEU and national court  judgments on remedies and legal costs, gathering of evidence, right of information
  • Cross-border execution of injunctions
  • Liability of intermediaries in intellectual property infringement cases
  • The Border Measures Regulation (EU) 608/2013 in practice
  • Benefits and risks of mediation in intellectual property matters
  • Seizure of goods in transit

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice specialised in IP law, in-house counsel, intellectual property litigators, judges, IP enforcement authorities.
Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code (see details below)
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
10 % before 19.03.2018

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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