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 as well as 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 Patent, Trademark and Copyright. Two days will not be enough to deal with the future IP guidelines in Europe.
For the Patent part, the IP Summit 2014 will try to answer the last questions before the Unitary Patent 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.
Regarding Trademarks, the focus will be on the new challenges that Trademarks have to face such as specific protection criteria, plain packaging, geographical indications... Strategies brought by the launch of the gTLDs have changed and still have to be understood. The European reform will be of course part of the Trademark 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.
- 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…