This annual update, specifically designed for senior trade mark and design administrators, includes the latest updates from WIPO with discussion on the Madrid and Hague systems and a review of the differences between US, EU and UK practice and what to do about them.
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This must-attend annual event has been specifically designed for all senior trade mark and design administrators. It will bring you up to date with any recent EUIPO legal reforms, focusing on changes to the law and practice, including a case law summary.
The EUIPO is constantly innovating and updating its online systems and tools, and you will get a tour through not only EUIPO but some of the linked databases. The programme will show you the differences between EU, US, UK and foreign design filing practices and how you should approach these. It will also highlight the pitfalls to be aware of in relation to trade marks in the US, as well as focusing on other country-specific issues that you need to be aware of.
There will be extensive coverage of the common issues that can be encountered and how to deal with them to best effect. You will also learn about the international registrations of trade marks and designs under both the Madrid System and the Hague System and how recent developments will affect you.
Key topics to be covered at this annual update:
Matthew Ridley, Partner, Boult Wade Tennant
JoAnna Emery, Head of Pure Ideas and Group Formalities, Pure Ideas Ltd
The Madrid system
The Hague system
Juan Rodriguez, Senior Legal Officer, WIPO
Felicity Hide and Matthew Ridley
Felicity Hide (More...)
Felicity Hide, partner at Boult Wade Tennant, is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney and European Design Attorney in the Trade Mark and Domain Name Group. She advises on a selection of marks, trade mark searches, strategic filing and portfolio management, and handles large overseas portfolios. She has substantial experience in relation to prosecution and opposition work before both the UK and European Union Trade Mark offices, in particular in the area of co-existence agreements. Felicity also advises on domain name registration and dispute resolution including UDRP and Nominet procedures. She has worked with counsel on appeal cases from the European Union Intellectual Property Office up to the Court of Justice of the European Union. She gives tutorials to candidates for the Institute’s final examinations, and is a regular speaker on trade mark matters both in the UK and overseas.
JoAnna Emery (More...)
JoAnna Emery, Head of Pure Ideas and Group Formalities at Pure Ideas Ltd, is an experienced intellectual property specialist with over two decades of transatlantic expertise in various roles within the IP industry. She has worked in various industries from US defence, water, financial and the FMCG sector. During her career she has gained knowledge in all areas of intellectual property law as well as gaining experience in corporate transactions and social media. Inspiring, training and managing teams, she is a seasoned speaker at international conferences. JoAnna is a certified legal assistant specialist in intellectual property in the US and a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals in the UK.
Juan Rodriguez (More...)
Juan Rodriguez is a Senior Legal Officer for the Legal Division of the Madrid Registry at the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) in Geneva. He is an attorney with a law degree from the Universidad de Lima (Peru) and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Notre Dame (USA). Before joining WIPO he worked as the Head of Promotion at the Intellectual Property Office of Peru.
Matthew Ridley (More...)
Matthew Ridley is a European Design Attorney, UK Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the Engineering and Designs Group. He frequently prepares and prosecutes UK and EU design applications and liaises with local attorneys to file applications globally, particularly in the US, South Korea and China. He frequently handles freedom-to-operate design searches for his clients and acts before the EUIPO in applications for the invalidation of EU designs. Matthew also works with large US companies to file EU and UK designs based upon US first filings, and has significant experience in handling the associated issues that arise.
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