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8th GRUR Int./JIPLP Joint Seminar

REGISTER NOW: 8th GRUR Int./JIPLP Joint Seminar „A Distinctive Mess? Current Trade Mark Law and Practice in the EU and UK”, 24 November 2017, London

Since January 2013, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) has partnered with the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) to exchange content between JIPLP and GRUR Int., as well as organising events aimed at IP enthusiasts - wherever based!

On Friday, 24 November 2017, join JIPLP and GRUR for an exciting half-day event devoted specifically to the latest trade mark developments and trends in the EU and UK.

The conference will be held at the London offices of Allen&Overy. It will consist of two panel sessions composed of leading IP practitioners and academics who regularly contribute to JIPLP and GRUR Int, and feature a keynote address by Sir Richard Arnold.

Here's the programme:

14:00-14:30                 Registration

14:30-14:40                 Welcome remarks

14:40-15:40                 EU trade mark law

Moderator: Eleonora Rosati (University of Southampton and JIPLP Co-Editor)

Yann Basire (Université de Haute Alsace and CEIPI - Université de Strasbourg)
Karin Sandberg (Harmsen Utescher and GRUR Board Member)
Marius Schneider (Attorney-at-law at the Brussels and Mauritius bar and JIPLP Co-Editor)
David Stone (Allen&Overy and JIPLP Board Member)
Gert Würtenberger (WK-IP and GRUR President)

15:40-16:00 - Coffee/tea break

16:00-17:00 - Keynote address: Sir Richard Arnold

17:00-18:00 - Trade marks in the UK

Moderator: Stefano Barazza (University of South Wales and JIPLP Co-Editor)
Anna Carboni (Redd Solicitors and JIPLP Board Member)
Birgit Clark (Baker & McKenzie and JIPLP Board Member)
Gill Grassie (Brodies and JIPLP Board Member)
Darren Meale (Simmons&Simmons and JIPLP Board Member)

18:00-19:30 - Conference ends; drinks and nibbles

Attendance is free, but registration is required. If you are interested in attending, hurry up and register here.

Contacts for requests: Eleonora Rosati, JIPLP ( and Sandra von Lingen, GRUR (

Note: Text by courtesy of JIPLP.


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Date (from) 2017-11-24
Time (start) 14:00
City London

Allen & Overy LLP

One Bishops Square


E1 6AD

United Kingdom

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