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Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators Reception
A Look Beyond Trademarks

Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators Reception: A Look Beyond Trademarks

Who can attend:
Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators from Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands with less than five years of professional experience.  

Friday, September 30, 2016

The program starts at 3:00 pm. Please arrive around 15 minutes in advance to allow for registration.  

Stibbe - Central Plaza
Loksumstraat 25 Rue de Loxum
1000 Brussels, Belgium

3:00 pm
Welcome and introduction of the co-hosting firms
3:30 pm
What can INTA do for YOU? What can YOU do for INTA?

Presentation on the value of INTA for YPs and the best ways to become (more) involved with the organization
4:00 pm
The Unified Patent Court: Basics & Highlights 
  • Sam Granata, Judge Antwerp, Belgium
5:00 pm
Roundtable: Social media and Trademarks: do’s and don’ts
  • Prof. Marie Christine Janssens, Research Unit KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law
  • Céline Eyers, General Counsel Ice-Watch
  • Sam Granata, Judge Antwerp 
  • Véronique Dahan, August & Debouzy
  • Janna van Olst, Stibbe Amsterdam
  • Michiel Van Roey, Stibbe Brussels
  • Diter Wuytens, Benelux Trademark Office (Moderator)
Active audience participation is requested: Please furnish us with two questions for the participants of the roundtable when you register for the event (further information below). 
6:00 pm
What do you know about your & your neighbor’s IP rights? 

Quiz on IP law in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (including harmonized European law). The teams will be mixed to have at least one member from each country on them. 
7:00 pm
Reception with drinks and finger food 

During the reception, we will raffle off a ticket to the INTA “Digital World Conference: Navigating the Digital Yellow Brick Road” taking place from December 1-2 in Brussels, Belgium. 

Co-hosting firms 
Please RSVP via the “RSVP TODAY!” button below no later than Monday, Sept. 26. 

In addition to this, kindly send an email to (making reference to your RSPV) to let us know since when you are active in the area of IP and provide us with two questions addressed to the participants of the round table. One question should refer to the topic of the roundtable (i.e. Social media and Trademarks: do’s and don’ts), the other one should refer to the challenges and/or opportunities currently faced by YPs (in the area of IP).
The event is free of charge and space is limited. Please RSVP only if you are certain that you will actually be able to attend. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by email after all necessary prerequisites are met.