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The 33rd MARQUES Annual Conference
BRANDS CONFRONTING CHANGE
Tuesday 17th - Friday 20th September 2019
The 2019 MARQUES Annual Conference will be held in Dublin, located on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin's historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and the imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191.

Brands are being buffeted by changes in today’s fast-moving world, driven not just by legal and regulatory developments but also by politics, technology and new business models. This year’s MARQUES Conference looks at the impact of these changes, and how brand owners and IP practitioners can navigate them. Topics covered in the panel sessions will include: megatrends, the impact of global developments on IP; trends in damages awards; evidence of disclosure; tax havens; and the latest developments at WIPO, EUIPO and the CJEU. There will also be workshops on China, comparative and sponsored advertising, split brands and cultural appropriation.
 

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INTRODUCTION
Dublin is the largest city in Ireland and capital of the Republic of Ireland. The city is spread over the broad valley of the River Liffey, with the Wicklow Hills sheltering it on the south. Many of Dublin's principal buildings and its main street layout date from the end of the 18th Century and streets of Georgian four-storey town houses are a distinctive feature of the city's architecture. Modern Dublin is a prosperous city with busy streets and restaurants. Most visitors to Ireland will spend some time in the cit as there is plenty to enjoy.

ACCOMMODATION
We have secured accommodation at the Citywest Hotel, Gartners Lane, Saggart, Co Dublin.  City West Hotel boasts a stunning location and is just 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre and Airport.

Accommodation 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.

NON-RESIDENTIAL AND MODULAR
REGISTRATIONS
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.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
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 17th September
Relax and enjoy meeting up with colleagues and new acquaintances alike at our informal Welcome Reception being held at The Citywest Hotel.
Dress Code: Smart/Casual/Comfortable
(Gentlemen are not required to wear suits or ties)

Wednesday 18th September
Our Cultural Evening will an interactive experience at the Guinness Storehouse. Fusing their brewing heritage with Ireland's history this will be an unforgettable evening at the city's most popular tourist attraction.
Dress Code: Smart/Casual/Comfortable
(Gentlemen are not required to wear suits or ties)

Thursday 19th September
Our Gala Dinner will be held at the Citywest Hotel. Dancing till the early hours will follow this signature evening.
Dress Code: Black Tie/Tuxedo/Formal

CPD CREDITS
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.

REGISTRATION FEES
Members of MARQUES are offered an 'Early Bird Discount' for registration for full residential or non-residential packages booked by Friday 28th June 2019.

Please note that early registration is strongly recommended and that the latest possible date for receipt of registrations AND payment of fees is FRIDAY 30th AUGUST. Unfortunately MARQUES are unable to guarantee acceptance of your registration after this date.

Registrations after FRIDAY 30th AUGUST will only be accepted if payment is made by credit card at the time of registration.







 

 

 

 

 

 


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