The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is inviting all rights holders to participate in its upcoming EDB Forum, which takes place at the OHIM headquarters in Alicante, Spain, on September 8–9, 2015.
Created by OHIM, the Enforcement Database (EDB) of the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights is a bridge between rights holders and enforcement authorities. It is completely free to use and provides a direct link between businesses and enforcement, making it easier to detect counterfeit goods and prevent them reaching the marketplace. A detailed explanation of the benefits of registering with the EDB can be found in the June 15 issue of the INTA Bulletin.
The EDB Forum offers attendees a unique opportunity to:
- Meet enforcement officials from the 28 member states of the EU (120 enforcement officials have been invited, including two customs officials and two police officials from each member state);
- Network and share experiences with other rights holders in their sector; and
- Attend educational sessions on the state of regulation with regard to goods as transit, effects of new trademark regulation and the future of enforcement, and more.Click here to register, participation is free for enforcement authorities and rights holders*. Registration closes June 30, 2015.
*Rights holders are expected to register an account in the EDB and at least one product created in their portfolio.