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MARQUES seminar on first big RCD ruling
"First RCD Decision from CJEU" is the title of a seminar offered by MARQUES which offers both a summary and an informed discussion of the keenly-awaited ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-281/10 PepsiCo v Grupo Promer Mon Graphic (the 'pog' case) . The seminar takes place on 27 October 2011, just a week after the ruling. Details are as follows:

What: MARQUES is pleased to present a "first impressions" summary and discussion of PepsiCo v Grupo Promer Mon Graphic, the much awaited first substantive decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning a Registered Community Design (RCD) which is due to be handed down on 20 October 2011. This promises to shed some light on several aspects of design protection, including "the informed user", "the assessment of overall impression" and the "degree of freedom of the designer". 

Who: David Stone, partner of Simmons and Simmons and Chair of the MARQUES Designs Team will summarize the decision, followed by a panel discussion of RCD users and designers (panel to be announced). 

Where: MAQS Law Firm Copenhagen, Pilestraede 58 (just 15 minutes from the Copenhagen Airport, Denmark) 

When: 27 October 2011 from 16:00-18:30, followed by standing networking buffet. 

Why: For a long time, design rights have been the ugly duckling of the IP world. Recently, the "tablet wars" in Europe have shown just how powerful RCDs can be - particularly with respect to pan-EU injunctions. And the fact that design rights can also cover logos and stylised words means that understanding these rights is now essential for IP practitioners.

 How much: FREE 

How to RSVP: to register email your name and organisation to academy@dk.maqs.com
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