Programs and Events
Programs and Events
European Trademark Reforms Conference


Gain the latest information on trademark law and practice in the EU from leading trademark professionals!

Dublin, Ireland
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Thursday, December 8 is your opportunity to gain first-hand information from leading trademark professionals from the bench, bar, government, academia, trademark offices and users, on:

  • Consistency and harmonization of EU trademark law and practice
  • Exclusive rights and protection of competition – exceptions, limitations and defenses
  • Alleged cluttering of the Community and National Trademark Registers
  • Acquired distinctiveness – potential effects of the Study results
  • Jurisdiction and enforcement issues

Invest a day at this advanced-level conference in Dublin, Ireland and take away the latest information on changes relating to trademark office practices that will affect your everyday operation. You will also learn more about the proposals to improve the European trademark system, and be able to network and build relationships with high level professionals and officials.

Background information
Over an eighteen-month period, EU institutions, trademark offices, academics and users engaged in a review of the trademark system in Europe. The legal environment, as well as areas in need of harmonization and change, have been scrutinized in an attempt to develop procedures and processes that are fit for the challenges of the 21st century. The study prepared by the Max Planck Institute for IP and Competition Law–a 290 page document – was published by the European Commission in March 2011. On May 26, 2011, the Commission convened a Hearing of User Associations to discuss a number of specific proposals contained in the MPI study. The trademark community is now looking forward to the proposals of the Commission, expected in the near future.

 Download preliminary program

Maximize your time in Ireland and stay an extra day to attend INTA's European Conference on Trademarks and the Internet, on Friday, December 9.

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