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).
Full programme here
Get ready for another extraordinary ECTA Conference!
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.
CJEU - Broadcast by streaming of hearings, judgments and opinions as of 26 April
As of today, the CJEU will offer a streaming service to facilitate the public’s access to its judicial activity.
In particular, the delivery of CJEU judgments and the reading of Advocate General opinions in cases assigned to the Grand Chamber will be broadcast live on its website.
The hearings will also be the subject of a later broadcast for a pilot period of 6 months - Morning hearings will be available the same day from 14.30 pm, afternoon hearings the following day from 9.30 am, but it will not be possible to consult them subsequently.
Viewers will benefit from the simultaneous interpretation of the pleadings in the languages necessary for the proper conduct of the hearing.