Programs and Events
Protection of Product Appearance using Trademarks and Designs

Sign up today for an INTA Roundtable discussion in Amsterdam and learn how to protect Product Appearance using Trademarks and Designs.

Thursday, March 14, 2013
2:30 pm–5:00 pm

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It is almost seventeen years since the first Community Trade Marks and almost ten years since the first Community Designs were registered by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.

The protection of product appearance by trademarks and designs however remains a hot topic in the European Union. Over the last two years, the first design judgments have been handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union. Also the second major pan-European dispute on design infringement has created significant new case-law.

The roundtable will be an interactive session, whereby the speakers will discuss filing strategies for trademarks and designs. After the presentations, the participants will be divided into small groups and will be asked to come up with the best possible protection for their client. Their protection strategies will be then be tested: have they provided their clients enough protection to stop infringement?

The roundtable will end with a discussion of the most recent case law in relation to the protection of product appearance.

The roundtable will be conducted in English.

Simmons & Simmons LLP
Claude Debussylaan 247

Simmons & Simmons LLP

Guest Speakers

David Stone, Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP, London

David Stone is a partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP in London and an expert on design law. A member of the Board of Directors of INTA, he also chairs the designs team of MARQUES and is author of three MARQUES reports on OHIM Registered Community Designs invalidity decisions. David’s European Union Design Law: A Practitioners’ Guide was published by Oxford University Press in December 2012.

Hidde Koenraad, Senior-Associate, Vondst Advocaten, Amsterdam
Hidde Koenraad is a senior-associate at Vondst Advocaten in Amsterdam and has extensive experience in litigating and advising in the field of intellectual property, with a strong emphasis on trademarks, designs and copyrights. Hidde is an active member of AIPPI, the Dutch Copyright Association, BMM and ECTA and is co-author of the new chapter on design rights included in the loose leafs intellectual property textbook ‘Intellectueel Eigendom’, to be published later this year.

Registration and Information
Registration for this roundtable is free.

To ensure your participation, please register by Monday, March 11:
by email:
by fax: 0031 (0)20 722 2731