Annual Conference on Trade Marks and Designs in Europe 2016, Trier, 20-21 October 2016

Annual Conference on Trade Marks and Designs in Europe 2016, Trier, 20-21 October 2016

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
  • Adoption of the Trade Mark Reform and implications in practice
  • Online advertising and trade mark use: from L’Oréal to Daimler AG
  • Trade mark protection requirements: functionality, “limping signs” and acquired distinctiveness
  • Likelihood of confusion and the assessment of weak trade marks
  • Trade mark registration for colours and the Louboutin saga
  • Latest update on CJEU case law on relative and absolute grounds for refusal
  • Spare parts for designs: lessons from Ford v Wheelstrims
  • >> Click here for further information and online registration
    • Prof Graeme Dinwoodie, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (tbc)
    • Tomás Lorenzo Eichenberg, Principal Administrator, DG GROW, Intellectual Property and Fight against Counterfeiting Unit, European Commission, Brussels
    • Imre Gonda, Deputy Head, Trade Mark and Design Department, Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, Budapest
    • Marko Ilešič, Judge, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
    • Sven Klos, Attorney at Law, Klos c.s., Amsterdam
    • Prof Annette Kur, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich
    • Prof Alexander von Mühlendahl, Visiting Professor, Queen Mary University of London; Attorney at Law, Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB, Munich
    • Andrej Stec, Legal Secretary to Judge Schwarcz, General Court, Luxembourg
    • David Stone, Partner, Intellectual Property, Simmons & Simmons, London (*)
    • Diana Versteeg, Senior IP Counsel, AkzoNobel Legal Group, Arnhem
    • Knud Wallberg, Attorney at Law, Wallberg IP Office; Post Doc, Centre for Information and Innovation Law, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen
    • Representative of EUIPO (tbc)

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