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Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators

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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Course overview

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.

Why you should attend

Key topics to be covered at this annual update:

  • EUIPO updates – latest case law and practice changes
  • Office online tools and projects
  • Brexit implications for brand owners and practitioners
  • EU, US GB and foreign designs – differences and pitfalls
  • Update on USPTO practice – trade marks
  • Responding to office actions
  • Foreign filing pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Country-specific issues
  • International registration of trade marks and designs
  • The Madrid and Hague Systems – recent developments

Who should attend?

  • Senior trade mark administrators
  • Formalities managers
  • Senior design administrators
  • IPR and legal assistants
  • Paralegals


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This course can be customised to meet your requirements, and delivered to your colleagues at your location or online. For more information, call us on +44 (0)20 7749 4730, email us at or contact us below:

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This course qualifies for 12 hours for your CPD records.
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  • Koninklijke KPN N.V.
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  • MorphoSys AG
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  • Philips International BV-IP&S
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Claudia Görgey, IP Paralegal, Senior Specialist, MorphoSys AG, Nov 19

I really think that the course fulfilled my expectations. As a small group, we all had a chance to chip in with comments and it really felt nice that there was the time for that.

Christine Bruhn Sander, Trademark Paralegal, Chr. Hansen A/S, Nov 19

I hoped to learn more on designs and to get an update on the latest case law and this was definitely accomplished. I also appreciated the demo of the latest TM & design search tools and the interaction between all speakers and how they shared their knowledge with us in discussions.

Annelies Dobbelaere, IP Paralegal, Mithra Pharmaceuticals, Nov 19

I felt it was a serious and interesting course that covered important topics which we as administrators need to follow. It's hard to cover everything in a two-day course but I felt inspired to keep myself more updated regarding case law and also to use the international filing systems even more. I liked that we got a chance to hear more about WIPO from a person who works there, and got the opportunity to ask him our questions.

Helen Magnusson, Paralegal, Essity Hygiene & Health AB, Nov 19

I was overall very pleased with the course. I was also pleased that the venue this year offered accommodation. It just makes it easier to plan when you are flying in from another country.

Dorthe Vangsgaard Sorensen, Trademark Portfolio Administrator, Rockwool International A/S, Nov 18

I think the course was very informative and very interesting. Especially when it comes to case laws and examples. It was a very interactive course and didn't feel bored at all

Hala Nagah, Legal & Corporate Affairs Manager, MBC FZ-LLC, Nov 18

Very good, enjoyable, great presentations and great interaction.

Hannah Webb, IP Formalities Manager, Dyson Technology Limited, Nov 17

Very good speakers

Elisabeth Ippolito, Paralegal, Noréns Patentbyrå AB, Nov 17

Very relevant

Lilli Merete Fanefjord Pedersen, Trademark Administrator, Chas. Hude A/S, Nov 17

Well organised. interesting update - experienced teachers.

Katrien Geerts, Trademark Paralegal, ETEX Services NV, Nov 17

The course as ever runs smoothly, is well organised and a pleasure to attend

Laura Newby, Formalities Officer, Ministry of Defence, Sep 16