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Annual Meeting 2022

The Regional Group Middle-East of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) cordially invites you to the GRUR Annual Meeting from 5 to 7 October 2022 in Dresden.

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The conference will start with a keynote speech by João Negrão, President of the Boards of Appeal, EUIPO, Alicante. In the special committee sessions, current legal issues from academia and private practice will be analysed and discussed with you:

  • Anti-Suit Injunctions
  • EU Data Act
  • Market power of digital platforms and protection of innovation-driven competition
  • Enforcement and remuneration in practice following implementation of the DSM Directive
  • Transparency under unfair competition law and liability in the platform economy

In addition to the committee sessions, you can participate in expert workshops on the following topics:

  • GRUR Special: Plant varieties - does the current system of protection for plant varieties have to be reformed?
  • EUIPO Special: Current jurisprudence of the Boards of Appeal of the EUIPO
  • BGH Special Civil Senate X: Focal issues in the jurisprudence of Civil Senate X on patent law
  • BGH Special Civil Senate I: Focal issues in the jurisprudence of Civil Senate I on trade mark and competition law
  • AIPPI Special: Protection of trade secrets in patent infringement proceedings before national courts and the Unified Patent Court
During the Annual Meeting, the GRUR dissertation prizes will be awarded for particularly outstanding doctoral theses.

The Special lecture at the Annual Meeting will be dedicated to the topic „“Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?” Jonathan Demme’s psychological thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” dating from 1991 is one of the most spine-chilling works in film history. The lecture analyses the aesthetic film resources used in this masterpiece, reveals its connection to surrealistic works of art and deciphers the subtexts written into the film by way of concealed citations.

The IP-Community of the Regional Group Middle-East invites you to the small palace courtyard of the Residential Palace Dresden.

Details on the conference programme as well as the registration and participation modalities can be found in the conference brochure and at

We look forward to welcoming you again in person in Dresden this year!

The Organisation Team of the GRUR Annual Meeting


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Date (from) 2022-06-23
City Dresden

Internationales Congress Center Dresden

Devrientstraße 10–12 / Ostra-Ufer 2, 01067 Dresden

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