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Thursday, 20th January 2011

Sheraton Airport Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

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09.00 - 09.30 Registration
09.30 - 09.45 Opening
  Nunzia Varrichio, DSM Intellectual Property, The Netherlands
Vice-Chair MARQUES
Bert-Jan van den Akker, Dijkstra, Voermans Advocatuur & Notariaat, The Netherlands
09.45 - 10.30 The Legal Framework and Community-wide Exhaustion
  the Silhouette/Sebago/Davidoff trilogy
  implied consent - Mastercigars
  transit - Eli Lilley, Class International, Montex
Ian Lowe, Nabarro, UK
10.30 - 11.00 Practical Issues in Taking Action Against Parallel Traders
  burden of proof Van Doren
  establishing provenance
  website offers from outside the EU

Maarten Haak, Hoogenraad & Haak, Advertising + IP Advocaten, The Netherlands

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee

11.30 - 12.00 Interplay Between Competition/Single Market Issues and IP Enforcement
  Euro defences to trade mark infringement
  enforcement strategies and Article 34 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (formerly Article 28 EC)
  block exemption, selective distribution agreements and restrictions on authorised resellers - Articles 101-102 TFEU (formerly 81-82 EU)
David Hull, Covington & Burling, Belgium
12.00 - 12.30 European Policy
parallel trade and Community-wide exhaustion
tension between single market principles and IP rights enforcement
Zuzana Slovakova, Unit D2 Industrial Property, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 14.30

Parallel Trade Within the EEA
Article 13(2) CTM Regulation 207/2009
pharma repackaging cases - Boehringer Ingelheim, Wellcome

Philippe Peters, NautaDutilh, Belgium
14.30 - 15.00 Role of Customs Authorities in Parallel Trade
interplay with counterfeit/pirated goods
information from Customs seizures
possible reform of Customs Regulation Spanish proposal
Sonia Santos, Grau & Angulo, Spain
15.00 - 15.30 Economic Impact of Grey Market in Europe
Niamh Hall, FRKelly, Ireland

15.30 - 16.00 Tea

16.00 - 17.00 Parallel Imports in Practice Brand Owners' Perspective
Tim H Sperling, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Germany
Joachim Hofmann, Syngenta, Switzerland
17.00 - 17.15 Seminar summation and close
  Bert-Jan van den Akker, Dijkstra, Voermans Advocatuur & Notariaat, The Netherlands

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