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IP Summit 2014
Thursday 4 and Friday 5 December 2014 - Steigenberger Grandhotel, Brussels

Patents, Trademarks & Copyright

For its 9th edition, the IP Summit is back to Brussels on Thursday and Friday, December 4 and 5 2014, hotspot for decision-making as regards of main Intellectual Property issues. Indeed, the newly elected European Commission will have to define its new IP strategy and strengthen the IP infrastructure in Europe. Again in 2014, the IP Summit will be a unique opportunity to meet decision-makers and industry leaders and, share their views on the IP future in Europe and beyond.


Modelled on the 3D printing topic, which raises several questions on its protection, the IP Summit 2014 will broach subjects as various as Patents, Trademarks and Copyright. Two days will not be enough to deal with the importance of IP in the boardroom on the one hand and the future IP guidelines in Europe on the other hand.


For the Patents part, the IP Summit 2014 will try to answer the last questions before the Unitary Patent (and the Unified Patent Court) comes into force. Indeed, some important questions should still find an adequate and effective answer. Will be tackled as well: new patents challenges, competition issues, patents strategies as well as topics related to life sciences, notably seeds patenting.


Regarding Trademarks, the focus will be on the new challenges that Trademarks have to face such as counterfeiting, filing issues and plain packaging... Strategies brought by the launch of the gTLDs  have changed and still have to be understood. The European reforms will be of course part of the Trademarks programme.


For the Copyright part, the Svensson decision has clearly set up a new deal. Indeed, if the ECJ decision was very awaited, this latter has also raised new questions for Copyright practitioners. As several countries are discussing the future of their Copyright law, reforms are in progress. The innovation and litigation sides will be also tackled during the yearly sought-after IP Summit 2014.

With a mix of keynote speeches, plenary sessions and workshops, these two days aim at discussing, with high level corporate and business professionals from the industry and representatives of competent public authorities, major and recent IP evolutions.

Key figures:

•3 Keynote Speeches
•6 Plenary Sessions
•26 Workshops

•600+ Delegates
•150+ Speakers
•50+ Countries


All Premier Cercle's team is already looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels in December, with an enhanced and prestigious social programme…


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