Events Diary

31st MARQUES Annual Conference
Tuesday 19th - Friday 22nd September 2017
Hilton Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

The 31st MARQUES Annual Conference will look at how brands are shaped by cultural, political and social influences. IP rights are today more prominent worldwide, and consumers are more engaged. That results in growing tensions between trade marks and other IP rights, on one hand, and free speech, cultural sensitivities and political considerations, on the other. These tensions will be explored over the three days of the Conference.
Discover Prague
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.26 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million.

The River Vltava splits this wonderful city into two halves with Charles Bridge linking them together. Prague Castle and the Little Quarter are situated on one side, and the Old and New Towns and the Jewish Quarter on the other. Wander off the beaten track and explore narrow side streets and courtyards, where Prague is often at its most charming and beautiful. There’s something new and interesting around every corner.

We have secured accommodation at The Hilton Prague Hotel. Accommodation at the hotel will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis.

Subject to availability, special rates have been negotiated for delegates wishing to extend their stay either before or after the Conference. Rates quoted are inclusive of breakfast.

We are able to offer those delegates who choose to source their own accommodation or those who live locally, modular participation in both the conference seminars and the social activities.

We have organised an exciting social programme and attendance at these functions is restricted to registered delegates and registered partners only. Unfortunately we are unable to offer registrations for social functions only.

Tuesday 19th September
Relax and enjoy meeting up with colleagues and new acquaintances alike at our informal Welcome Reception being held at The Hilton Prague!
Dress Code: Smart/Casual/Comfortable
(Gentlemen are not required to wear suits or ties)

Wednesday 20th September
Our Cultural Evening will be held in the magnificent Neo-Renaissance Žofín Palace, which is located on the famous Slovansky ostrov in the centre of Prague.
Dress Code: Smart/Casual/Comfortable
(Gentlemen are not required to wear suits or ties)

Thursday 21st September
Prepare for an incredible evening of fine dining and entertainment at the Industrial Palace. Built in 1891, this Art Nouveau style building of glass and steel will be the perfect venue to dance the night away!
Dress Code: Black Tie/Tuxedo/Formal

MARQUES is an authorised course provider under the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD Scheme (Ref: BKD/MARQ) and this Conference qualifies for up to 12 hours credit.

The UK Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) will award 12 ITMA CPD points to the full conference programme and delegates who attend the Thursday workshops can be accredited with a further 2 ITMA CPD points.

For other jurisdictions Certificates of Attendance for Delegates, indicating the number of hours of educational content, can be issued on request to the MARQUES Secretariat. For those jurisdictions which require it, provisions will be made for registration of attendance at individual sessions.

Members of MARQUES are offered an 'Early Bird Discount' for registration for full residential or non-residential packages booked by Friday 30th June 2017.

Please note that early registration is strongly recommended and that the latest possible date for receipt of registrations AND payment of fees is FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER. Unfortunately MARQUES are unable to guarantee acceptance of your registration after this date.

Registrations after FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER will only be accepted if payment is made by credit card at the time of registration.