Friday 20 June

08.00-18.30 Registration and Information desk

09.00-10.15 Legislative Package
Moderator: Joe Cohen, Member of the ECTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, Solicitor, Collyer Bristow LLP, UK

Christoph Ernst, Deputy Director General, Division of Commercial and Economic Law, Federal Ministry of Justice and for Consumer Protection, DE

François Arbault, Head of Unit, DG Internal Market, European Commission, BE

Lawyers Perspective, Oscar Benito, Vice-Chair of the ECTA Law Committee, Assistant General Counsel – Legal: Global Trade Marks, GSK, UK

Discussion with the audience

10.15-10.45 Coffee Break Do we need IP Rights in a modern world? Why trade marks and what about lookalikes and trade dress
Moderator: Max Oker-Blom, ECTA Secretary General, Adjunct Professor, Hanken School of Economics

Prof. Manuel Desantes, Elzaburu SLP, ES

Discussion with the audience OHIM, National Offices and the Practitioners – any competition around? The Law Firm and Advertising - Fire and Water?
Moderator: James Nurton, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (MIP), UK

Information Services of OHIM
Inge Buffolo, Head of Service, Institutional Relations (ICLAD), OHIM, ES

Services of National Offices
Patricia García-Escudero, Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office, ES

10 Reasons why trade mark and design practitioners are still needed despite legal services of National Offices and OHIM
Shane Smyth, Member of the ECTA Design Committee, Attorney at Law, FRKelly, IE

Membership in IP Associations - advantages and challenges
Etienne Sanz de Acedo, Chief Executive Officer of INTA, US

Discussion with the audience

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00 Trade Mark Enforcement "on the rim" of the EU
Moderator: Marius Schneider, Chair of the ECTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, Member of the European Observatory of Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, Cruyplants Eloy Wagemans & Partners, BE

Counterfeit goods in transit – where do we stand where do we go?
Luigi Sansone, ECTA Council Member and Member of the ECTA Anti-Counterfeiting and Professional Affairs Committees, Attorney at Law, Salomone, Sansone & Co., MT

Small consignments of counterfeit goods
Christophe Maillefer, Member of the ECTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, Attorney at Law, Gros & Waltenspühl, CH

The secret paths of counterfeiters
Sozos-Christos Theodoulou, ECTA Council Member and Chair of the ECTA Professional Affairs Committee, Intellectual Property Agent and Attorney at Law, The Law Offices of Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou, CY

Observatory of intellectual property right infringements – has there been progress now that the Observatory is in Alicante?
Paul Maier, Director of the EU Observatory on infringements of intellectual property rights, OHIM, ES

16.00-17.00 20th Anniversary Surprise Session and Summary - Another 20 years to come
Moderator: F. Peter Müller, ECTA First Vice-President, Müller Schupfner & Partner, DE

20.00-Midnight Gala Dinner at Jardines de Abril

Jardines de Abril offers an environment that perfectly describes the name of the property. Flowers, plants, trees and fountains are harmoniously united , perfect for a gala dinner

Dress Code: Dark Suit