September 7-9, 2014 - Vancouver, Canada
This event offers a mix of educational programmes led by distinguished presenters, committee meetings, exhibits and networking functions. Patent topics include America Invents Act trial proceedings; corporate IP management; and protection and enforcement of trade secrets. Trademark topics include protection and enforcement of national and municipal symbols; and the intersection of social media, the rights of publicity, privacy and IP.
September 23-26 2014 – Copenhagen, Denmark
The theme of the MARQUES 28th Annual Conference is “Traditional Brands in a Digital Market”. Many of the sessions will address different aspects of this question, focusing on the legal issues and challenges of creatively using social media. The conference will include discussions on issues such as new online business models, counterfeiting in the digital market and updates on trademark reform around the world.
September 14-17 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property World Intellectual Property Congress brings together leading IP practitioners, judges and officials from around the world to debate critical IP issues. It provides the perfect opportunity to network, gain new insight and participate in meaningful discussion with likeminded peers and colleagues. The programme is also expected to feature a pharma day, workshops, a Women in IP session, mock trials or judge panels, working committee meetings and more.
October 2-3 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Congress is part of the largest UK patent event. The two-day programme covers intellectual property from cradle to grave, featuring sessions on portfolio management; the new Trademark Directive and Regulation; prosecution; oppositions (post-grant issues); in and out-licensing; litigation and IP; and access to medicine. With ample opportunities to network and an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, the event is run in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Administrators Group Conference.
December 7-9 2014 – Shanghai, China
The IPBC Asia 2014 will build on the phenomenal success of last year’s event in Singapore, which attracted close to 400 delegates from 33 countries. The event will focus on the business of intellectual property as it develops across the Asia-Pacific region, providing three days of high-level discussion and unparalleled networking opportunities with thought leaders from Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. For more information on the IPBC Asia 2014 please visit the event website.
October 23-25 2014 – Washington DC, United States
The American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting will cover topics including post-grant proceedings after the America Invents Act; IP and regulatory protection in the pharmaceutical field in Latin America; the Unified Patent Court in the European patent litigation landscape; best practices in trade secret protection and the latest in cyber-security law and standards. Delegates will hear from European Patent Office President Benoît Battistelli and the Honourable Raymond T Chen, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit judge.