Full Programme

Wednesday 8 June

08.00-20.00

Registration

09.00-11.00
11.30-13.30

ECTA Committee Meeting

15.00-18.00

ECTA Council Meeting

18.30-21.30

Welcome by Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
Concert and Reception at St Johns Smith Square


Thursday 9 June

08.00-18.00

Registration

09.30-11.00

Annual General Meeting

11.30-13.00

Conference: PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

Welcome by

  • David Tatham
  • Robin Webb
  • Max Oker-Blom

ECTA, 25 years caring for a balance of rights

Role of ECTA in the early years and its evolution

Florent Gevers

What is the expected role of ECTA in the future?

Max Oker-Blom

Role of ECTA and other NGOs in the legislative process

  • Alexandra Poch
  • Wubbo de Boer
  • Ernesto Rubio

14.30-17.30

The evolution of the European system, have promises and compromises been kept?

Chairman: Luis-Alfonso Durán

  • Maryse Philbert
  • Vincent O’Reilly
  • Spyros Maniatis

Could any external non-European features be imported into the European system?

  • Fabrizio de Benedetti
  • Cynthia C Weber
  • Jeremy Philips

19.00-midnight

Evening at the Café Royal near Picadilly Circus


Friday 10 June

08.00-18.00

Registration

09.30-12.30

Update of the present situation (Part 1)

Chairman: Michael Harison

Case law review

  • Marianne Grabrucker
  • Alexander von Mühlendahl

The Madrid Protocol: Sharing experiences

European viewpoint:

Emanuele Montelione

US viewpoint:

Paul Fields

Enforcement of IP Rights: Customs and Anticounterfeiting

  • Annick Mottet Haugaard
  • Nikki Sheath

14.00-17.00 Update of the present situation (Part 2)

Chairman: Stephen James

The new Internet Top Level Domain “.eu”

  • Knud Wallberg
  • Bart Lieben

ADR – a solution for future IPR conflicts?

  • Katrina Burchell
  • James Bridgeman

19.30-midnight

Gala dinner at the London’s Guildhall in the heart of the City of London.


Saturday 10

Excursion – Blenheim Palace