Wednesday 18 June

08.00-18.30 Registration and Information Desk

08.30-13.00 Committee Meetings (by invitation only)
08.30-11.15 Professional Affairs Committee
08.30-13.00 Anti-Counterfeiting Committee
Law Committee
09.00-12.30 Design Committee
Internet Committee
10.00-13.00 Geographical Indications Committee
Harmonization Committee
13.00-14.30 Advisory Committee lunch meeting
OHIM-Link Committee lunch meeting
Publications Committee lunch meeting
Membership and Disciplinary Committee lunch meeting

13.00-14.30 Lunch for Council and Committee Members

14.30-18.30 Council Meeting (by invitation only)

14.30-17.30 WORKSHOP - Looking overseas - US trade mark prosecution, opposition and infringement proceedings
Moderator: Jim Bikoff, Member of the ECTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, Attorney at Law, Silverberg Goldman & Bikoff LLP, and Chair of the Intellectual Property and Internet Practice Group of the firm, US

Filing a trade mark at the US TM Office (Basis, intent to use, list of g/s, extension of Madrid)
Dwayne K. Goetzel, ECTA Member, Attorney at Law, Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C., US, represented by William Seiter, Seiter Legal Studio, US

The opposition procedure (Basis, costs, discovery, time, risks)
Curtis Krechevsky, Partner and Chair of Trademark & Copyright Department, Cantor Colburn LLP, US
16.00-16.15 Coffee Break
16.15-17.30 WORKSHOP (continued)
Infringement Proceedings
Paul Fields, ECTA Member, Attorney at Law, Leason Ellis LLP, US

Discussion with the audience

20.30-midnight Welcome Reception - offered by OHIM

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire