ECTA President Anette Rasmussen invites all IP colleagues to beautiful Copenhagen for the ECTA 40th Annual Conference 'Designing the Future' (15-18 June 2022)! Watch the Video!
We look forward to bringing back this edition at full-speed and in the usual format, including some upgraded features!
We kick-off on 8 June with two online workshops as part of the Conference package and continue on 15 June with Committee meetings (by invitation only) and 16-17 June with Conference sessions. You may expect great speakers, informative sessions on the latest IP trends.
Mladen Vukmir, ECTA First Vice-President in charge of the Conference academic program, walks you through this year’s educational offer. Watch the Video! .
The ECTA Annual Conference is not only educational sessions, but also networking, entertainment…and fun!
Watch the video by Frank Jørgensen (ECTA Local Organising Committee, Denmark) to find out about this year’s gatherings in the coolest settings.
Join us for the welcome reception at the Langelinie Pavillonen, a taste of Danish cuisine at the Royal Playhouse, the Gala Dinner with show at Wallmans and Saturday excursions with ECTA friends in and around Copenhagen. New to the Conference format is the first-time attendee gathering and in-house counsel breakfast (both by invitation only).
Can’t make it to Copenhagen or the whole in-person event? Instead, you can opt for one of the following alternative attendance options:
🔹Online Kick-off webinars, 8 June + Full academic program, 16 and 17 June *Committee meetings are not included
🔹Friday Pass (On-site) Kick-off webinars, 8 June + Academic program, 17 June + Gala Dinner, 17 June
Get ready for another extraordinary ECTA Conference!
EUROPOL/EUIPO Webinar: Beware of misleading invoices: Act smart against scammers! (24 May)
The EUROPOL and EUIPO are organising a joint webinar ‘Beware of misleading invoices: Act smart against scammers!’ on 24 May 2022 (10:00-11:00 CET).
Should you be interest in attending the webinar, please register here.
ECTA takes an active role in the fight against this type of fraud. To learn more about ECTA Anti-Scam Activities and also to report any such activity to ECTA, please visit our ECTA Anti-Scam Activities page.
The EUIPO’s Academy offers webinar courses every Tuesday. These sessions are open to all and a live chat with the speakers will be made available. Please note that the recorded webinars are available on the EUIPO learning portal after the broadcast.
The May schedule of the webinars is as follows:
Tuesday 10 May, 10:00-11:00 (CET): The good and bad side of drugs: accepted principles of morality under Article 7(1)(f) EUTMR - Intermediate
Tuesday 24 May, 10:00-11:30 (CET): Misleading invoices: How Europol and EUIPO fight crime? - Basic After this webinar, you will have up-to-date, first-hand crime prevention information on the EUIPO's and Europol's efforts in combating misleading invoices.
Visit the Academy's Calendar to access the webinars and see the latest updates for the upcoming months.
For further information about the EUIPO Academy's learning offer please visit the Academy's Learning Portal.
WIPO recently launched the eMadrid, a new digital gateway that provides users with secure self-service access to all the Madrid System online services and tools to manage international trade mark registrations.
The platform can be accessed via the MENU of the WIPO IP Portal, selecting ‘Trademarks > File & Manage’.
The launch of the eMadrid gateway is the first in an array of upcoming improvements that will ensure better user experience.
Note: While the eMadrid gateway is new, WIPO has not changed the functionality of the actual services that users are already using to manage their portfolio.
EUIPO Observatory and CPVO – Impact of the Community Plant Variety Rights system on the EU economy and environment
Today, the EUIPO Observatory in collaboration with the Community Plant Varity Office (CPVO) released a study on the Impact of the Community Plant Variety Rights system on the EU economy and the environment.
This document quantifies the economic contribution in the EU of the CPVR system, considering specific aspects of agriculture and horticulture, such as the contribution of the system to the global competitiveness of EU farmers and growers. Besides, it also quantifies the benefits to the environment and sustainability derived from the system.