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Enjoy what VIPs, speakers and delegates have to say about past IP Summits:

Neelie Kroes
Vice President, Commissioner for the Digital Agenda
EUROPEAN COMMISSION \ Belgium
“Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak at this important forum.”
Eric Besson
Minister of Industry, Energy and Digital Economy
FRENCH MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, FINANCE AND INDUSTRY \ France
“I would like to thank you for having invited me at this congress. Indeed the industry is the very example of a market segment where innovation is vital. It's through innovation, its valuation, its protection, that our industry which represents 84% of our R&D spending, will be able to remain competitive.”
Geneviève Fioraso
Minister of Higher Education and Research
FRENCH MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH \ France
“I thank the organizers of this forum for their invitation. [...] I am honoured to speak in front of you about the question of intellectual property, as en essential component of growth through innovation.”
Francis Gurry
Director General
WIPO WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION \ Switzerland
“Thank you very much for your kind invitation. The Summit looks like it will be another outstanding event.”
Benoît Battistelli
President
EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE \ Germany
“I would like to praise the organizers of the IP Summit which is becoming an increasingly more important rendezvous each edition for the whole community of Intellectual Property Protection.”
Antonio Campinos
President
OHIM OFFICE FOR HARMONIZATION IN THE INTERNAL MARKET \ Spain
“Thank you for inviting me to be with you when so many of the leading stakeholders in the European IP industry are gathered, to consider together our shared future. I consider this event to be a golden opportunity for us to listen to each other, keep what’s valuable, consider what must be changed, and move forward together in a new spirit of cooperation.”
Philippe de Buck
Director General
BUSINESSEUROPE \ Belgium
“Thank you for your greetings and congratulations for your event. There is no reason to not pursue our collaboration further!”



Join your competitors and partners, learn their new strategies and share best practices regarding patents and trademarks in your own industry:

> High-tech, IT, Internet, Telecoms, Media
> Pharmaceuticals, Biotechs, Medical Equipment
> Banking, Finance, Audit/Consulting, PE & NPEs
> Aerospace, Automotive
> Appliances, Consumer Electronics
> Energy, Green Tech, Oil & Gas
> Retail, Consumer, Arts, Luxury goods
> Food & Beverages
> Higher Education & Research
> Materials, Chemicals, Industry
> Government, Institutions, NGOs
> Professional Organizations

 


High-tech, IT, Internet, Telecoms, Media

Corporate Counsel, Patents
ALCATEL-LUCENT \ France
“I very much enjoyed Brussels IP Summit and found it informative and helpful.”
Vice-President of Licensing
ALCATEL-LUCENT \ France
“A great event with a lot of participants. You are the reference.”
Director, EU Intellectual Property Strategy
BLACKBERRY \ Germany
“I would like to thank you again for the kind invitation and your flexibility during the organization of the event. Personally, I found the conference very well organized and I appreciated the various speeches as well as the enriching discussions I had on the fringes of the event.”
Chief IP Counsel
BMC SOFTWARE \ United States
“Thank you for the warm welcome, the opportunity to speak to your honored participants, and congratulations on a successful Summit.”
President
CARPYZ SAS \ France
“Rendez-vous next year!”
Global Domain Name Manager
EBAY, INC. \ United States
“Thank you so much for inviting me to the IP Summit. It was extremely interesting, well orchestrated and I enjoyed the sessions.”
Head of litigation and Law Enforcement
GOOGLE \ France
“I really enjoyed speaking at this conference as well as attending other workshops.”
Senior Patent Manager, Legal Department
HTC CORPORATION \ Taïwan
“It is very nice to meet you all in Brussels and great experience joining the conference. I appreciate your carefully taking care of everything during the two days and hope to see you soon in the future.”
Vice President, Intellectual Property and Licensing
IBM CORPORATION \ United States
“I was very impressed with the quality and diversity of the people you were able to recruit… Sessions addressed many of the most important IP issues.”
Vice President, Group IP Counsel & Associate General Counsel
INVENSYS PLC. \ United Kingdom
“I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and appreciated very much the opportunity to attend as a speaker.”
Senior Lawyer, Legal and Intellectual Property
KYOCERA \ The Netherlands
“I really enjoyed the event, listening to the other speakers as well as making my presentation. I had some good feedback from other participants.”
Regional Anti-Counterfeit Manager
SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS \ Sweden
“Thank you for a good summit.”
Executive VP, Licensing, Research and Innovation
TECHNICOLOR \ France
“Thanks for the excellent organization, as usual.”
Assistant General Counsel & Director, Intellectual Property
TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES (TTI GROUP) \ Hong-Kong
“It has been a pleasure to participate to the IP week. Sessions were of a great interest and the organization was excellent.”
IPR Director
ZTE CORPORATION \ Canada
“It was my pleasure to attend the IP Summit, it's a great platform to hear and interact with the distinguished industry leaders and peers.”

… and also Alcatel-Lucent Russia, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Amazon.com, Apple, Argos Comunicacion, ASML, AT&T IP Corporation, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Bharti Enterprises, Bracco Imaging SpA, BSkyB, Canal+, CapGemini, Carré & Strauss, Cellport Systems, Inc., Computer Zone, Dassault Systèmes, Ebay EMEA, ECA Group, English Premier League, Ericsson AB, Ericsson Television Inc., FIFA, France Télécom-Orange, Gemalto, Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd., Google EMEA, Google, Inc., HetNet, Hologram Industries, Home Technology, HP, Huawei Technologies, IBM Belgium, IBM EMEA (UK), Infineon Technologies AG, Intel Corporation, Intel Labs Europe, IRIS, JC Decaux, Kayentis France, Keima, Kyklos Entertainment Srl, Linxens, Mapper Lithography BV, Markem-Imaje, Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft EMEA, MIH Group, Motorola, Moustic Multimédia, NEC Europe Ltd., Nexans, Nokia Corporation (U.S.), Nokia Oy, Nokia UK Ltd, NXP Semiconductors, Océ Technologies B.V., Oracle Corporation, Oracle France, Orange Labs, Orange-France Télécom, Panasonic, Parasoft NL, Progis Software, Qualcomm Europe, Qualcomm Inc., Qualcomm Technology Licencing, Rambus, Renesas Mobile Corporation, Ricoh Europe, Royal KPN NV, RS Solutions, RTL Group, SAES Getters, Sagemcom, SaM Solutions, SAP AG, SAP North America , Sax.Net, Sensaris, Siemens, Skype, SolidQ, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Sony Europe Limited, STMicroelectronics, Symantec Corporation, Tandberg ASA, Tata Technologies, TDF, Telefonica, TietoEnator Oy, Time Warner Inc., Tom Tom International, Unisys, UTStarcom Inc., Verizon Communications, Virgin Enterprises Limited, Vivendi, Vodafone, Xerox PARC, Yahoo! Inc., etc.



Pharmaceuticals, Biotechs, Medical Equipment

Director, Global Intellectual Property Strategy
ASTRAZENECA \ United Kingdom
“Good feature was the wide range of speakers and shareholders – in particular having people from the European Commission. This variety stimulated cross-sector thinking and discussion.”
Secretary General, Vice-President of Intellectual Property Group
FIRMENICH \ Switzerland
“You expertly organized the IP Summit.”
Senior IP Counsel, Europe & EAGM
GE HEALTHCARE \ France
“Thank you for both days of presentations, which were interesting and fruitful in networking. [...] I congratulate Premier Cercle’s team for that success, and I am convinced there will be many others.”
Head Global Intellectual Property
INTERCELL AG \ Austria
“I would like to return the warm thank you and express my gratitude of having been invited as a speaker.”
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
OSIRIS THERAPEUTICS \ United States
“I found the conference to be engaging and quite successful.”
Legal Manager, Product Management & Defense and anti-counterfeit Coordination
SANOFI \ France
“Congratulations for organizing this very interesting summit.”
General Patent Counsel
TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. \ IL
“Some sessions were excellent. The organization was superb. Thanks for all your efforts to make my stay pleasant.”

… and also Bayer Bioscience N.V., Bayer Healthcare, Biocentras, Biotec (Thailand), Chr. Hansen, Diverchim, Eisai Pharmaceutical Company, Eli Lilly & Company, Essilor International, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Fresenius Kabi, Fresenius Medical Care, Genticel, Georgia Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline, Grupo Ferrer, H.Lundbeck A/S, Inverness Medical Innovations, Johnson & Johnson, Keygene, Laboratoires Urgo-Vivasanté, Les Laboratoires Servier, Logo SA, Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Medtronic, Merck & co. Inc., Merck KGaA, Mondogen AG, Monsanto International, MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mylan, Novagli Pharma, Novartis International AG, Novozymes, Nucletron, Omega Pharma N.V., Pfizer Europe, Pfizer Inc., Plannejare Group, Protéus, Qiagen GmbH, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Sandoz, Smith & Nephew, Stem Cells Sciences Ltd., Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Synthon BV, Takeda Europe, Teva Europe, UCB Pharma, Virbac, Yara International, etc.



Banking, Finance, Audit/Consulting, PE & NPEs

Head of Legal - Communication & TM
BBVA \ ES
“I congratulate Premier Cercle for the great organization work and the high level of the attendance.”
Partner
DELOITTE FINANCIAL ADVISORY \ LU
“Good (some very good) content, excellent networking. Great timekeeping.”
Legal Counsel
NATIXIS \ France
“Good organization and high quality speakers.”
Managing Director
OCEAN TOMO LLC \ United States
“I just wanted to thank all of you for all your help and work on our recent summit and auction in London. I think the event was a great success.”
Director
OCEAN TOMO LLC \ United States
“The response from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive, which is a great reflection of your efforts and planning.”
Global Lead Intellectual Property
UBS AG \ Switzerland
“I've liked this IP Summit that was of good quality and well organized.”

… and also Accenture, Amicorp Group, Arthur D. Little, Banque Populaire-Caisse d'Épargne, Barclays plc, BDO LLP, BNP Paribas, Boston Consulting Group, Bristol Microfinance, Caisse des Dépôts, Capital4ip, Capricorn Venture Partners, CDC Entreprises, CDC Intellectual Property, Coller Capital, Deloitte (Belgium), Deutsche Bank AG, Eiger Ventures, Ernst & Young (Netherlands, United States), Fitch Ratings, Fortis Banque Luxembourg, France Brevets, GIMV Ventures, Goldman Sachs, ICAP Patent Brokerage, Intellectual Ventures, IP Insurance Services Corp., IPXI Holdings, KPMG LLP (UK), McKinsey & Company, Morgan Stanley, MOSAID Technologies Inc., New Venture Advisors LLC, NYSE Euronext Brussels, NYSE Euronext Paris, Open Invention Network, Orangefield Trust, Oséo, Parsa Wireless Communications, PEMicon, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Belgium, Luxembourg, UK), Quinn Pacific, Rockstar Consortium, RPX Corporation, Scottish Enterprise, Sisvel, Société Générale, Swiss Re, TPL Group / Alliacense, Via Licensing Corporation, Vinnova, VISA International, etc.



Aerospace, Automotive, Transport

Head of Intellectual Property
AIRBUS \ France
“A unique opportunity to cultivate one's network and to keep aware of the latest trends. […]Sharing best practices and get information about what is on air is really important in our profession.”
Senior Patent Counsel
AIRBUS \ France
“A good mix of professional representatives and officers from public organisations.”
Corporate Counsel - EAME Intellectual Property, Legal Services Division
CATERPILLAR INC. \ United Kingdom
“I just wanted to express my appreciation for an excellent conference. I was so impressed, that after discussion with our Chief IP Counsel he was convinced about the quality of this summit.”
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
EADS NV \ Germany
“Conviviality and sharing of experience. [...] The best mean to maintain a personal network of IP professionals. The general organization was very good!”
Director of External Relations for Europe, Africa & Middle-East
EMBRAER \ BR
“Congratulations for the event. Your company did an excellent job.”
Senior Legal Counsel
MAN TRUCK & BUS AG \ Germany
“Interesting contacts. New ideas.”
Head of Innovation Promotion and Intellectual Property
MBDA FRANCE \ France
“High level of knowledge.”
Director of Innovation and Intellectual Property
SAFRAN GROUP \ France
“Very well overall.”
Head of Intellectual Property Unit
SNCF \ France
“Very good, well organized. Thank you!”

... and also Audi AG, BAE Systems, Bolloré, Caterpillar Inc., CNH Belgium NV, Daimler AG, Dredging International N.V., ECA Sinters, F. Burel Holding, Faiveley Transport, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Fiat Group, Hansen Transmissions, Honda Motor Europe, Inergy Automotive Systems Research, Kuhn, La Poste, LMS International, Look Cycle, Messier Bugatti Dowty, Michelin, Noremat, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Novitech, Pellenc, Porsche AG, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Qinetiq Ltd., Renault, Rolls Royce plc, Snecma, Thales Communications & Security, Thales Group, THEAM, TNT Express, Toyota Motor Europe, Valeo Management Services, Volvo Technology, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, etc.



Appliances, Consumer Electronics

Intellectual Property Manager
ARÇELIK A.Ş. \ Turkey
“It was a pleasure for me to be part of such a lively panel session.”
Trademark Manager
ARÇELIK A.Ş. \ Turkey
“Good topics.”
Head of Global Brand Licensing
ELECTROLUX \ Sweden
“Everything was well organized and give the highest mark for a well run event.”
Head of legal
FLAMAGAS \ Turkey
“Very good organization. Good network and very interesting programme”
Senior Vice President Strategy
GROUPE SEB \ France
“Thanks to the whole Premier Cercle team.”
Project/Case Handler
HOLDING F. BUREL SA \ France
“Well respected timing. The team was very friendly and efficient.”
Director of Intellectual Property
HUSQVARNA AB \ Sweden
“Thanks for a very well organized conference.”
Industrial and Product Development Director
LOGO SA \ France
“It is through this type of congress that we will all become innovative.”
Head of Corporate Intellectual Property
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH \ Germany
“I was a participant in a workshop. I could only be at the conference on the second day. What I could attend, I enjoyed.”

… and also European Touch Oy, Legrand, Libeltex bvba, Niko NV, Philips Innovation Services, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, Royal Philips Electronics, SIA Green Trace, Whirlpool Properties Inc., Xtralis, etc.



Energy, Green Tech, Oil & Gas

Vice-President of Intellectual Property
AIR LIQUIDE \ France
“The next dates are marked in the agenda for this meeting that you have established in the IP community.”
Vice President, Intellectual Property
GENERAL ELECTRIC \ United States
“I’m impressed!”
Global Chief IP Officer & Associate General Counsel
IMERYS \ United States
“The best IP summit/conference that I have attended either in Europe or in the US, in the past 17 years. I would certainly recommend it to other IP professionals, and look forward to attending in the future.”
President & CEO
LA TUILE Germany BOIS-SOVECO \ France
“Proud to be here. Professionalism.”
Head IP Counsel
SUNPOWER CORPORATION \ United States
“I had a great experience.”
Director Intellectual Property
TOTAL \ France
“Well-sized! A good format.”

… and also Areva, BP International Ltd., Danfoss A/S, E.On Kernkraft, Fortum Power Solutions, GDF Suez, Honeywell EMEA, Lanzatech, Lurgi GmbH, Santos, Schneider Electric, Shell International, Statoil, Technocarbon Technologies, Total petrochemicals Research Feluy, Tredas, Veolia Environnement, Vestas Technology R&D, Vestas Wind Systems, Wärtsilä Corporation, etc.



Retail, Consumer, Arts, Luxury goods

IP Counsel
BULGARI \ Italy
“Compliments for the organization and the quality of content.”
Head of Legal
FÉDÉRATION FRANÇAISE Germany TENNIS \ France
“The conference was very interesting and a very good tool for networking.”
Legal Counsel
GALA-SALVADOR DALI FOUNDATION \ Spain
“Thank you very much for the organization and all your effort to make the summit possible.”
General Counsel
INTER IKEA GROUP \ Belgium
“A nice size of attendees. Interesting and relevant topics.”
Director of Licensing & Business Development
L’ORÉAL R&D \ France
“Beautiful event! [...] It was great to participate to this workshop.”
Brand protection manager
NIKE \ Spain
“Good organization. Relevant speakers.”
Senior IP Counsel
SWAROVSKI AG \ Lichtenstein
“A wonderful opportunity to share and learn in a professional open ambiance. Friendly & professional.”

… and also Abercrombie & Fitch, Amer Sports, Artsana Group, Auchan, Beiersdorf, Bic SA, Chanel, Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Geox, Helly Hansen A/S, Henkel, Hermès International, Hunter Douglas Industries, Inditex, Jacob Norden Fine Antiques, Koton, Laboratoires SVR, Lacoste, Lego, LVMH, Mega Brands, Moulinsart, Nike EMEA, Ontex Bvba, Oxylane Decathlon, Picasso Administration, PPR Group, Puig Beauty & Fashion Group S.L., Rakuten, Richemont International, SCA Hygiene Products, Silab, Swiss Krono Group/Flooring Technologies Ltd., The Colomer Group, The Procter & Gamble Company, Unilin Division Technologies, Van de Velde N.V., Yves Rocher, etc.



Food & Beverages

Senior Brand Manager, Licensing
CHUPA CHUPS \ Spain
“The summit has a dynamic format.”
Director of Trademarks and Designs
DANONE GROUP \ France
“Very practical and down to results - Thank you very much.”
Group Head of Patents
NESTLÉ \ Switzerland
“It was well worth attending the IP Summit in view of the wide range of presentations and the composition of the people present.”
Head of Patents, Nutrition & Dairy
NESTLÉ \ Switzerland
“I will be honoured to be a speaker next year again.”
Group Intellectual Property Director, Legal Department
PERNOD RICARD \ France
“Absolutely perfect organization!”
Intellectual Property Counsel
PERNOD RICARD \ France
“Interesting and high level conference. [...] A very high level of speeches, a very good welcome and venue. A congress of very high quality.”
Chief Compliance Officer, VP Brand Integrity
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT \ Switzerland
“I wanted to thank you again for your support during the IP Summit. The programme and people were very interesting and I thought my panel went very well.”
Senior Patent Counsel
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT \ Switzerland
“Debates were generally good. I liked the plenary sessions - workshops set-up.”
Vice President, Global Head of Patents and Chief Patent Counsel
UNILEVER \ United Kingdom
“Very professional job. I enjoyed the meeting.”

… and also Altadis, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Arla Foods, British American Tobacco, Cargill, Coca-Cola Company, Danisco, Danone Baby ABD Medical Nutrition, Freixenet, Hindustan Lever Ltd., Karl Fazer Oy AB, Kraft Biscuits Europe, Lactalis, Mars Incorporated, Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët, Moët & Chandon, Moët Hennessy, Purina Nestlé France, Roquette Frères, Sidel, Soremartec Italia (Gruppo Ferrero), Tequila Regulatory Council, Tetra Pak, etc.



Higher Education & Research

Legal Counsel
ADEME \ France
“Interactive topics debated with talent by their speakers.”
Adviser to the Director of Valuation
CEA COMMISSARIAT A L’ENERGIE ATOMIQUE \ France
“An interesting and very well organized conference, notably due to a serious coverage of the economic aspects of intellectual property.”
Head of Department
CEA COMMISSARIAT A L’ENERGIE ATOMIQUE \ France
“Conférence très complète, avec une orientation pratique et une grande qualité des intervenants.”
Project/Case Handler
CEA COMMISSARIAT A L’ENERGIE ATOMIQUE \ France
“Very professional conference.”
Doctor in Cellular and Molecular Biology
CNRS-UNIVERSITÉ Germany STRASBOURG \ France
“This forum has allowed me to gain a beautiful and professional approach of intellectual property and its challenges. Thank you!”
Researcher
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE \ France
“An informative conference which brings up questions and answers them. A place for meeting others as well.”
Research Fellow
FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI \ Finland
“Successful conference.”
IP Specialist
FIST SA \ France
“I have learnt a lot, as well from general strategies as through the experience of each speaker.”
Lecturer and Director of the Intellectual Property Management and Markets Program
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY \ United States
“Thank you for the opportunity to speak at the conference and I hope, if an appropriate opportunity exists with next year's conference, that you will consider inviting me to speak once again.”
Professor, Director of the IP Programme
NEW YORK CARDOZO LAW SCHOOL \ United States
“The conference has been a great success. The speakers were interesting, the organization excellent, the programme substantial, and the gala reception was splendid.”
Lecturer
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD \ United Kingdom
“Thanks a lot for a great event!”

… and also Bergen Teknologioverforing As, Bocconi University, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Centexbel, Centimfe - Technological Center for the Mouldmaking, Special Tooling and Plastic Industries, Centro Tecnológico de Cerâmica e do Vidro, CNRS, Create-Net, CTCOR - Centro Tecnológico da Cortiça, CTIC - Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias do Couro, Delft University of Technology, Ecole des Mines d'Albi, EDHEC, Esade Business School, European University Institute, Femto-ST, Fraunhöfer Institute, Ghana University of Technology and Economics, Ghent University, Hasselt University, IBBT, IFP Energies Nouvelles, IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Spatial Planning, Development and Networks), IMEC VZW, INRA Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Inserm Transfert, Institut d'Etudes Judiciaires de Paris V, Institut Pasteur, IRED Innovation et Reseaux pour le Développement, ITI Scotland Limited, Jülich Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Magister Lvcentinvs, Max-Planck Innovation GmbH, Max-Planck Institute for IP and Competition Law, Onera, Politechnical University of Madrid, PRES-SATT, Telecom Paris Tech, TNO, Tomas Bata University, Toulouse School of Economics, Universidad de Valencia, Université Bordeaux Montesquieu, Université de Rennes 1, Université Ibn Zohr - Agadir, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université Pantheon-Assas Paris II, Université Paris Sud, University of Abertay Dundee, University of Birmingham, University of Cambridge, University of Chicago, University of Helsinki - IPR University Center, University of Reading, etc.



Materials, Chemicals, Industry

Senior IP Counsel
AKZONOBEL \ The Netherlands
“Excellent job.”
Intellectual Property Manager
ARCELORMITTAL \ France
“Two very rich, and very awaited days, which allow us to step back, to bring food for thought, in order to evolve our daily practices.”
Assistant General Manager, Legal
TATA CHEMICALS LTD. \ India
“Good.”
Directeur Division Propriété Industrielle
VALLOUREC & MANNESMANN TUBES \ France
“See you next year!”

… and also 3M Belgium, 3M Company, ABB Group, Adixen Vacuum Products, Alstom, Alstom EU Delegation, Antalis, Arc International, Arjowiggins, Bekaert, Borealis, Cytec Industries, Donaldson Europe Bvba, Dow Corning (Europe), DSM Dyneema, DSM Expert Center B.V., DSM Group IP, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC, DuPont de Nemours, Eurotab, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Grundfos Holding, Infineum UK Ltd, Johnson Matthey Plc, Lafarge, LANXESS, Quertech Ingénierie, Rhodia Operations, Rhodia Services, Saint-Gobain, Sandvik, Solvay, Technogenia, Umicore, Vernet, etc.



Government, Institutions, NGOs

Director - Head Office
CZECH INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY OFFICE \ Czech Republic
“Thank you for the excellent organization of the IP Summit.”
Principal Administrator, Automotive Industry Unit
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DG ENTR \ Belgium
“Useful and nice event.”
Legal Officer, Technology transfer and industrial policy Sector
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DG RTD \ Belgium
“Very good. It should be organized each year to discuss the IP hot topics and new developments in this area.”
Policy Officer, Unit B-1
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DG TAXUD \ Belgium
“Very well organised.”
Policy Officer, International aspects of IP rights
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DG TRADE \ Belgium
“The sessions I attended were interesting.”
EC Representative
EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANIZATION \ Germany
“A great success.”
Ministry Adviser on Research, Space and Industry
FRENCH MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH \ France
“Thank you, I was very happy to speak at the summit.”
former Associate Judge of Appeal, Senior Legal Advisor
GERMAN MINISTRY OF JUSTICE \ Germany
“It was an honour for me to speak at the conference and the arrangements were excellent!”
Deputy Head, Legal and International Department
HIPO HUNGARIAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE \ Hungary
“Great venue. Friendly atmosphere-Enjoyable and informative conference.”
Regional Director
INPI MIDI-PYRÉNÉES \ France
“A time for constructive exchanges.”
Regional Director
INPI RHONE-ALPES GRENOBLE \ France
“The roundtables were rich in variety and quality. A beautiful venue and a good organization.”
Superintendent - Chief of IP Crime Unit
İZMİR POLICE DEPARTMENT \ Turkey
“Thank you for everything you did before and during the Summit, all was fine for me, I thank you and Premier Cercle for this nice event.”
Examiner Trademarks
OHIM OFFICE FOR HARMONIZATION IN THE INTERNAL MARKET \ ES
“Great. Very informative.”
former Chairman
OHIM OFFICE FOR HARMONIZATION IN THE INTERNAL MARKET \ France
“Your organization was a perfect success. Anyone has enjoyed the smooth running of the programme without incident. Congratulations to Premier Cercle.”
Judge, Vice President
THE HAGUE DISTRICT COURT \ The Netherlands
“It was a pleasure being in Paris this week and the conference was very interesting.”
Head of the Fight against Counterfeiting and Piracy
WCO-OMD (WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION) \ Belgium
“We are grateful for the trust you have placed in us by inviting us to this meeting.”
Director WIPO Coordination Office in Brussels
WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION \ Switzerland
“The Summit had been superbly organized.”

… and also Apex-Brasil, Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, Chinese State Intellectual Property Office, Commercial Court Antwerp, Commissariat Général à l'Investissement, Cour d'Appel de Paris, Cour de Cassation, EACI Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, Embassy of The Republic of Korea, Mission of The Republic of Korea To The EU, Estonian Patent Office, Eureka Network, European Commission (DG COMP, DG ENTR, DG INFSO, DG JLS, DG JRC, DG MARKT, DG RTD, DG SJ, DG TAXUD, DG TRADE), European Investment Fund, European Patent Office, Europol, French Ministry of Economy, Finance & Industry, French Ministry of Justice, French Parliament, German Federal Patent Court, German Federal Supreme Court, Government of Spain, ICANN, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), IMPI Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial, Industrial Property Office of The Czech Republic, INPI Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (France), INPI Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (Portugal), Intellectual Property Office of Taiwan, JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), KIPI-PIPC (Korea Institute of Patent Information), Korean Intellectual Property Office, Mission of Brazil to the European Union, Norwegian Industrial Property Office, OECD, OEPM Oficina Espanola de Patentes y Marcas, Österreichische Patentamt, Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Cyprus to the EU, Polish Ministry of Economy, Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office, State Patent Office of the Republic of Lithuania, Swedish Patent and Registration Office, Swedish Pirate Party, Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO), Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, Tribunal de Marca Comunitaria, USPTO United States Patent & Trademark Office, UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), UK Intellectual Property Office, etc.



Professional Organizations

Chief Operating Officer
AIPLA-AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION \ United States
“Thank you and the Premier Cercle team for an excellent meeting. We really appreciate all that you did for us. I hope that we have the opportunity to work together again in the future!”
Adviser, Legal Affairs Department
BUSINESSEUROPE \ Belgium
“I attended the two days of the Summit and I found it a very interesting event with many informative sessions.”
Secretary General, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee
CEFIC-EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY COUNCIL \ Belgium
“What an impressive programme...!”
President
CIPA CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PATENT ATTORNEYS \ United Kingdom
“Given the large scope, very good.”
President
CNCPI (FRENCH INSTITUTE OF PATENT & TRADEMARK ATTORNEYS) \ France
“The respect of the timing was fabulous, at the minute! Premier Cercle showed a perfectly smooth organization and top-level speakers.”
President
CNIPA (CONFEDERATION OF NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATIONS) \ France
“I found it a very well organised and successful occasion. […] Well done, a good conference.”
Secretary General
FICPI (INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEYS) \ United Kingdom
“It was a pleasure to see you again this week in Brussels. I hope that you felt the Summit was a success. I enjoyed participating in my workshop.”
President
LES FRANCE \ France
“Bravo for the quality of your organization.”
Director
PHARMACHEMICAL IRELAND \ Ireland
“There was a great level of audience participation- always a good sign.”

… and also ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association), ACT (Association for Competitive Technology), Afnor, AIM (European Brands Association), Amcham EU, Amcham France, ANDEMA (Asociación Nacional para la Defensa de la Marca), ANRT (French National Association of Research & Technology), APRAM (Association of Trademark Practitioners), ASTP (Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals), AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers), BASCAP (Business Action to stop Counterfeiting and Piracy), CISAC (International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies), CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers), Digital Europe, ECTA (European Community Trademark Association), EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations), EGA (European Generics Association), ESIA (European Semiconductor Industry Association), EuroChambres, EuroCommerce, FFII (Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure), FNAFI, GESAC, GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), LES Licensing Executive Society (International, Belgium, France, Italy chapters), MARQUES, Patentanwaltskammer, Progress & Freedom Foundation, React - The Anti-Counterfeiting Network, UNIFAB-Union des Fabricants, etc.