The Enforcement of IP Rights in the EU Member States

Egmontstraat 11
1000 Brussels
Link to the organizer's site

14 Feb

Taking legal action in one or several countries in the EU to enforce intellectual property rights is quite a challenge. The adoption of European Directive 2004/48/EC on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights was meant to put a halt to considerable discrepancies in national legislations which caused uncertainty and a difference in enforcement between the EU Member States. Over the past decade, the Enforcement Directive has been transposed into all EU Member States, in national legislation and through its application in national and EU case law. In order to prepare and undertake an action in different countries – potentially simultaneously – knowledge of national legislation, local custom and practice, as well as procedural law, national and EU case law is essential.

During this seminar, speakers from top tier law firms in Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway and Switzerland will map the maze of intellectual property rights enforcement in Europe. They will address important topics relevant to their jurisdiction and provide attendants with an overview of the possibilities and pitfalls when taking action nationally or cross-border.

This seminar is intended for both practitioners, who are active cross-border and internationally, and IP owners and general counsel, who want in-depth information to coordinate actions in different Member States.

Language: English


1h30 Registration - coffee/tea

2h00 Enforcing IP in the EU – Setting the stage
Flip Petillion (PETILLION)

2h20 Procedures in the Netherlands with a particular focus on recovering costs
Alfred Meijboom (Kennedy Van der Laan)

2h40 Romania: a particular example of integration following the accession to the EU
Ana-Maria Baciu (NNDKP)

3h00 UK: Brexit: impact on IP enforcement 
Matthew Harris (Waterfront Solicitors)

3h20 Coffee Break

3h50 Germany: Patents – focus on the rightsholder’s protection 
Daniel Hoppe (Preu Bohlig & Partner)

4h10 Norway: Enforcement in a non-EU State inspired by EU law 
Mathias Lilleengen (Bing Hodneland)

4h30 Switzerland: Enforcement in a non-EU State 
Bernard Volken (Fuhrer Marbach)

4h50 Panel debate: strategy in IP enforcement proceedings 

5h20 Drinks

Language: English



Thursday 14 February 2019 | Brussels

University Foundation
Egmontstraat 11 rue d’Egmont, 1000 Brussels


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€ 181,50 (incl. BTW)
The new book Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the EU Member States can be bought at a 50% reduced fee


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