ECTA 40th Annual Conference 2022 Day 3

This year’s ECTA conference looks at some of the practical topics relevant for any contemporary IP professional in the constantly evolving modern environment. You can look forward to interesting speakers and moderators doing their best to provide informative sessions and lively discussions on topics such as dispute solutions, licensing, appeal proceedings, communication, data, ethical and practical aspects of using the AI tools, most recent IP news and case law developments and much more. Being in Denmark invites us to zoom in on the areas of fashion and design, food industry challenges, IP & start-ups with dedicated conference sessions. And of course, as one cannot design the future without looking at the past, we will also look at lessons learned from the past of the IP profession in light of the practical issues for new generations.

Day 3 Agenda

08.00 – 18.00     Registration and Information Desk

08.30 – 09.15     Breakfast for In-House Counsel (by invitation only)

with Sylvie Harding, member of the ECTA Membership and Disciplinary Committee, FR

09.15 – 10.45     4th Session: What Does the Past of Our IP Profession Teaches Us about Its Future? – History of ECTA and of the IP Profession in Light of the Practical Issues for New Generations

Moderator: Max Oker-Blom, Hanken School of Economics, FI

5th Session: Whatever Happened to Licensing – What Does the Spin-offs and Academia Licensing Have in Common with Coexistence Agreements?

Moderator: Andreas Thielmann, Cohausz & Florack, DE

10.45 – 11.15     Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.45     6th Session: Pitfalls of Evidence – CP12 Evidence of Trade Mark Appeal Proceedings: Tips and Tricks

Moderator: Giles Corbally, Bomhard IP SL, ES

7th Session: A Windy Bike Ride – IP and Start-ups

Moderator: Tania Clark, Withers & Rogers LLP, UK

12.45 – 13.10     ECTA Award 2022

13.10 – 14.30     Lunch

14.30 – 15.40     8th Session: Bacchic North – Food, Roots and Arts: Restaurant Industrym Pandemic Crisis and IP

Moderator: Paola Ruggiero, Bird & Bird, IT

15.40 – 16.10     Coffee Break

16.10 – 17.20     9th Session: Future of Cases? – EU Case Law Update

Moderator: Elena Miller, Bojinov & Bojinov, BG

17.20 – 17.30     Closing remarks

19.15 – 03.00     Gala Dinner and Show at Wallmans

The Circus Building on Axeltorv in the heart of Copenhagen is the oldest of its kind in Europe – it was inaugurated with an enormous public celebration in 1886. Today Wallmans popular dinner party is the Circus Building’s resident entertainment; the cast of the show comprises creative and professional dancers, singers and circus stars from many different corners of the world. On Friday evening a very unique programme is waiting for you with the ‘Wallmans Carnival’.


Dress-code: Cocktail or evening dress

The venue is within walking distance, no bus transfer will be provided. Meeting point is at Scandic Copenhagen, exact schedule will be provided in the Joining Information.


Please note that guests will be seated by the Wallmans staff, so if you wish to sit with friends or colleagues, please make sure to arrive at the venue together.

Due to adult content, not recommended for under 16 years old.

  • Date:
    June 17, 2022
  • Start Time:
    8:00 am CEST
  • End Time:
    3:00 am CEST
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