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2017-11-09 2017-11-09 EUIPO European Union Intellectual Property Office Avenida de Europa, 4 03008 Alicante +34 965 139100 +34 965 139173

16th International Trademark Conference 2017

FORUM Institut’s 16th Trademark provides trademark practitioners from around the world with the opportunity to meet EUIPO examiners and international trademark law experts and facilitates fruitful discussions.


  • EU Trademark Reform: implementing regulation and delegated acts,
  • hot‘ material law questions explained in detail
  • BoA and CJEU: trademarks and designs case-law update
  • Brexit: practical consequences for trademark owners - recommendations
  • Get in touch: with EUIPO experts and learn best practices

This distinguishes our event

'A lot of conference materials presents the important things for IP practitioners. An interesting conference and useful for all IP practitioners.'
'Well organized, friendly atmosphere, many information and facts given by specialists.'
'Practical aspects concerning the changes that will apply to CTMR were discussed. Good conference, quality discussions and topics.'

Aims and objectives

FORUM Institut’s 16th Trademark Conference will be held in Alicante directly at the EUIPO from 8 - 10 November 2017.
This annual summit provides trademark practitioners from around the world with the opportunity to meet EUIPO examiners and international trademark law experts and facilitates fruitful discussions. The conference brings world-class international experts from private practice together with officials and industry representatives in order to debate and deliberate on the most important issues affecting today’s trademark and design law from all practical perspectives.
The first day focuses on recent developments in EU trademark law, especially the implementation of the EU trademark reform. Case-law of the courts in Luxemburg and EUIPO decisions and appeals on trademarks complete the first day.
The second day is devoted to the details of the EU trademark reform and EU designs case-law by the European Court of Justice, the European Court and by the EUIPO Boards of Appeal. Moreover, the experts will discuss the most recent questions in trademark law.
The third day gives you the opportunity to book one of two workshops that deal with opposition and appeals at the EUIPO.
We look forward to seeing you in Alicante.

Who should attend?

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • General/IP/Trademark Counsels
  • Heads of Trademark/IP Department
  • IP/Trademark Advisors/Managers/Portfolio Managers/ Specialists
  • Brand Enforcement/Brand Protection Managers
  • European Trademark/Patent Attorneys
  • IP/Trademark Attorneys
  • IP/Trademark Paralegals


Christian Archambeau
Deputy Executive Director, EUIPO, Alicante

F. Peter Müller
German and European Patent Attorney, Mediator, Partner, Special Adviser to the EUIPO, Müller Schupfner & Partner, Munich

Thierry van Innis
Attorney at Law, Van Innis & Delarue, Brussels (Belgium)

Your speakers
Ruta Olmane
ECTA President, European Trademark and Design Attorney, Metida, Riga (Latvia)

Dr. Luigi A. Sansone
Advocate, Salomone Sansone, Valetta (Malta)

Georgios Gryllos
Legal Secretary, Chamber of Judge D. Gratsias, General Court of the EU, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Cristina Bercial-Chaumier
Attorney at Law, Casalonga, Alicante (Spain)

Myrtha Hurtado Rivas
Global Head Trademarks and Domain Names, Novartis International AG, Basel (Switzerland)

Dr. Andreas Renck, LL.M. (Essex)
Attorney at Law, Hogan Lovells, Alicante (Spain)

Dr. Henning Hartwig
Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich (Germany)

Prof. Dr. Jan Nordemann
Rechtsanwalt und Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Berlin

Sven Stürmann, LL.M.
Chairperson of the 2nd Board of Appeal, EUIPO, Alicante (Spain)

Benjamin Fontaine
IP attorney and solicitor, Partner, E.G.Y.P, Alicante (Spain)

Elizabeth Fink
Member of the 3rd (EU Design) Board of Appeal, EUIPO, Alicante (Spain)

Philipp von Kapff
Member of the 1st Board of Appeal, EUIPO, Alicante (Spain)

Hugh O’Neill
IP Legal Advisor, International Cooperation & Legal Affairs, EUIPO, Alicante (Spain)

Konstantinos Mitrou
Operations Department, EUIPO, Alicante (Spain)

Théophile Margellos
President of the Boards of Appeal, EUIPO, Alicante (Spain)

Gordon Humphreys
Chairperson, 5th Board of Appeal, EUIPO, Alicante (Spain)

Charles-Henry Massa
Law Clerk/‘Référendaire‘ General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Farah Bhatti
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