Programs and Events
Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators reception

Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators Mock Trial and Reception at the BOIP

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

Friday, April 20, 2018

The program starts at 1:00 pm.
Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to allow for registration. 

Benelux Office for Intellectual Property
Bordewijklaan 15
2591 XR The Hague
the Netherlands


1:00 pm
1:15 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

1:45 pm
Legal Tech—an overview of the latest technology used in the practice of law
(Charles Hill, TrademarkNow, Helsinki, and Rik Minoodt, darts-ip, Brussels)
2:30 pm
Mock Trial on European Trademark Law
At least two weeks prior to the event, the participants will be divided into groups and will be furnished with a short case along with their assigned role of either claimant or defendant. The members of the individual groups are strongly encouraged to get in touch with each other to discuss the case, structure their arguments, and elect two group members to plead at the hearings. At the event itself, one hour will be allocated for further preparation of the arguments. Following this, the teams that have been assigned to the same case (as claimant and defendant) will plead against each other. The judges will provide feedback after each individual hearing and pick the winning team after all cases have been pleaded. 

Paul Maeyaert, ALTIUS
Manon Rieger-Jansen, Bird & Bird LLP
Micaela Schork, TIGGES Rechtsanwälte
Diter Wuytens, Benelux Office for Intellectual Property

5:30 pm
Reception with refreshments and finger food

7:00 pm

Co-hosting firms: 
ALTIUS (Brussels, Belgium)
Bird & Bird (The Hague, the Netherlands)
darts-ip (Brussels, Belgium)
TIGGES Rechtsanwälte (Düsseldorf, Germany)
TrademarkNow (Helsinki, Finland)

Please RSVP via the “RSVP TODAY!” button no later than Friday, March 30

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.

Please send an email to for any questions relating to the event.