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ICEL IP Conference 2016

Trademarks, patents and designs

Friday 25th November 10:00-16:30 (Registration 09:30)

Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
5 CPD Points

 The influence of European law in the area of intellectual property is immense and the ICEL is happy to hold a full day conference on trademarks and patents.  Online registration is now open, or download a registration form here.  The draft programme is available here but this may be subject to change.


The following speakers and topics are confirmed:

  • The Hon. Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken - Chair
  • Noel Travers SC - Chair
  • Professor Alexander von Mühlendahl, Visiting Professor, Queen Mary University of London; Attorney at Law, Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB, Munich - Multi-state infringements of trademarks and design in Europe: Jurisdiction and applicable law
  • The Right Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, University College London and 8 New Square Chambers - The patent system under attack – the threat to innovation
  • Gordon Humphreys, Chairperson of the 5th Board of Appeal -  Organisation and procedural aspects of the EUIPO’s Boards of Appeal
  • Sven Stürmann, Leader of Knowledge and Legal Support Team at the Boards of Appeal - Recent changes to the EU Trademark Regulation
  • Théophile M. Margellos, President of the Boards of Appeal - The relationship between trademarks and designs
  • John Gordon SC - The role of trademark injunctions in online IP infringements
  • Christina Gates, Partner, Tomkins - Ireland's Knowledge Development Box
  • Kate Colleary, Kate Colleary & Co Solicitors - Plain packaging legislation – a review of global trends and their potential repercussions for all trade mark owners



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