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Friday, 18th January 2019
Hilton Hotel, Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG Amsterdam

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09.30 hrs Reception and registration of participants
10.00 hrs  Welcome
  Gregor Versondert, Procter & Gamble International Operations S.A, Switzerland
Chair of the MARQUES Council
10.05 hrs  Session 1 - Jurisdiction issues in EU trade mark law
The opening session will explore the jurisdictional questions raised by the various layers of EU and national courts, different treaties and the potential for overlapping judgments
  Moderator:  Claus Eckhartt, Bardehle Pagenberg Partnership, Munich, Germany
Chair MARQUES Programming Team
  Speakers: Judge Anne Ekblom-Wörlund, Market Court, Finland
  Prof Dr Alexander von Muhlendahl, Bardehle Pagenberg Partnership, Germany
10.45 hrs  Session 2 - How case law from Luxemburg has helped build trade mark law in the EU
This session will provide practical information on how CJEU and General Court judgments affect the EUIPO and particularly the task of the Boards of Appeal; what lessons can be learnt with the benefit of hindsight; and whether there is a “wish list” for future judgments
  Moderator:  Carles Prat, Baker & McKenzie Barcelona, Spain
Member of MARQUES Council and the MARQUES Designs Team
  Speaker: Philipp von Kapff, EUIPO
Member of the First Board of Appeal, Member of the Presidium of the Boards of Appeal, Mediator
11.30 hrs  Coffee Break

11.45 hrs 

Session 3 - Round table
Views from the courts and from the Board of Appeal

This discussion will address questions such as: How can representatives improve their advocacy before the courts in your jurisdiction? How can the system be improved? How to find the correct limits between facts and law?
  Moderator:  Philippe Péters, NautaDutilh, Brussel, Belgium
Member of the MARQUES Programming Team
  Speakers: Octavia Spineanu-Matei, Member of the General Court, Luxembourg
    Sven Stürmann, Chairperson of the Second Board of Appeal, EUIPO
12.45 hrs  Lunch

14.00 hrs 

Session 4 - Complex marks and those with weak/non-distinctive components

Many current cases in trade mark law concern conflicts between complex trade marks or between trade marks with weak or non-distinctive components. Panellists will examine how these types of cases are decided in practice, and what lessons can be learned.
  Moderator:  Shane Smyth, FRKelly, Ireland
Member of the MARQUES Council and MARQUES Education Team
  Speakers: Prof. Dr. Joachim Bornkamm, Germany
    Geoffrey Hobbs, QC, One Essex Court, United Kingdom
15.00 hrs  Session 5 - What makes copycats successful? A consumer perspective
Insights in the actual perception of consumers. Femke van Horen gives an update on her research into the perception of consumers as to copycats and brands.
  Speaker: Femke van Horen, Associate Professor Marketing Department, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15.30 hrs  Coffee Break

15.45 hrs 

Session 6 - Round table
Perspectives on trade mark trends from across Europe

The final session will discuss topical issues in trade mark law, with speakers from various jurisdictions sharing their experiences and views
  Moderator:  Gregor Vos, Brinkhof, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Vice-Chair MARQUES Programming Team
  Speakers: Judge Eleonora Viegas, Portugal
  David Stone, Partner at Allen & Overy and (part-time) Deputy High Court Judge (England & Wales), United Kingdom
  Els Herregodts, Court of Appeals Brussels, Belgium
17.00 hrs  Summation and Close
  Gregor Versondert, Procter & Gamble International Operations S.A, Switzerland
Chair of the MARQUES Council
17.15 hrs  Drinks








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