750 € until March 31, 2017

What’s the programme ?


8.30 - 9.00 am

Welcome Coffee

9.00 to 9.15 am

Keynote Address

Future of tech and fashion industries

How to protect wearable technology?

EU (TM registration), design, copyright vs. US (patent design, TRIPS art. 25 and 26)

Industry 4.0 technologies and the data ownership battle

The Copyright Package in 2017


The launch of the Unified Patent Court

unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court

Trademarks and online infringement

1. Domain names; Websites selling counterfeiting goods; Online market place

2. Cross-border injunctions: costs and international litigation

Copyright package

New Regulation, Directive & Exceptions

Afternoon Workshops

FRAND & SEP's: the interplay between patents and standards in the EU Single Market

Gaming: IP related to this double life online in virtual games

Related or neighbouring right for press publishers

Coffee Break

Plausibility - International prosecution aspects: from EU to China, Japan, US

Design Europa Awards: future design reform

Technological platforms

Right holders; digital hubs & user generated content

Coffee Break

How Great Britain can stay part of the UPC jurisdiction post-Brexit?

Global Trademark search

How to screen the current Trademark landscape as a SME?

How to register your shapes or colour Trademarks?

Remuneration of authors and performers via new transparency rules


8.30 - 9.00 am

Welcome coffee

Self-driving cars, housing & lawyer robots: IP’s impact and challenges

Framing the virtual copyright challenge: augmented and virtual reality

Coffee break


Trade secrets and information security

Global Trademark search

Colour or shapes’ trademark registration in various countries at a glance




Block chain

Focus on Copyright applications, smart contracts and record aspects

Should patent trolls be excluded from cease and desist rights?

Should patent claims for trolls be limited to damages?

Automatic injunctions in case of infringement?


How to establish an IP protection strategy and fight counterfeiting goods?

Copyright aspects of Artificial intelligences and machine learning

Lunch Break

Afternoon Workshops

New technologies’ IP protection and litigation

US vs EP prosecution do’s and don’ts

Consequences of Brexit on Design and Trademarks in the European Union


Cocktail reception


Thursday 7 December 2017 Evening (7.00 – 11.00 pm)

Gala Dinner

Join us at our Gala Dinner on Thursday night in one of the Brussels place to be

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