ICEL IP Conference 2016

Trademarks, patents and designs

Friday 25th November 10:00-16:30 (Registration 09:30)

Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
5 CPD Points

The influence of European law in the area of intellectual property is immense and the ICEL was happy to hold a full day conference on trademarks and patents.

Speakers and topics:

  • The Hon. Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken – Chair
  • Noel Travers SC – Chair
  • Professor Alexander von Mühlendahl, Visiting Professor, Queen Mary University of London; Attorney at Law, Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB, Munich – Multi-state infringements of trademarks and design in Europe: Jurisdiction and applicable law
  • The Right Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, University College London and 8 New Square Chambers – The patent system under attack – the threat to innovation
  • Gordon Humphreys, Chairperson of the 5th Board of Appeal –  Organisation and procedural aspects of the EUIPO’s Boards of Appeal
  • Sven Stürmann, Leader of Knowledge and Legal Support Team at the Boards of Appeal – Recent changes to the EU Trademark Regulation
  • Théophile M. Margellos, President of the Boards of Appeal – The relationship between trademarks and designs
  • John Gordon SC – The role of trademark injunctions in online IP infringements
  • Christina Gates, Partner, Tomkins – Ireland’s Knowledge Development Box
  • Kate Colleary, Kate Colleary & Co Solicitors – Plain packaging legislation – a review of global trends and their potential repercussions for all trade mark owners