September 7-9, 2014 - Vancouver, Canada. Join your colleagues at this premier event. IPO’s Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs led by distinguished presenters, committee meetings, exhibits, and networking functions. Patent topics include AIA Trial Proceedings; Corporate IP Management; Views from the Bench at the Canada–U.S. Border; How to Effectively Protect & Enforce Your Company’s Trade Secrets; and more. Trademark topics include Recent Trademark/Copyright Case Law Update; Protection and Enforcement of National and Municipal Symbols; The Intersection of Social Media, the Rights of Publicity, Privacy and IP; and more. To view the brochure or to register, visit www.ipo.org/AM2014.
The theme of the MARQUES 28th Annual Conference in Copenhagen 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 business models on the internet, website selling of counterfeit goods and limits in the digital market, as well as updates on OHIM, WIPO and European Trademark reform.
September 14-17 2014 – Toronto, Canada The World Intellectual Property Congress brings together many leading IP practitioners, judges and officials from around the world to participate in debate and discussion of many critical and important IP issues. The congress provides the perfect opportunity to network, gain new insight and participate in meaningful discussion with like-minded peers and colleagues. The programme is also expected to feature a pharma day, an extensive number of workshops, a women in IP session, mock trials or judges panels, working committee meetings, and much more.
The CIPA Congress is part of the UK’s largest Patent Event and will be returning to the Lancaster London Hotel, London on 2 - 3 October 2014. The Lifecycle of Intellectual Property is a two-day programme covering intellectual property from cradle to grave featuring sessions on: Portfolio Management, TM New Directive and Regulation, Prosecution, Oppositions (Post-Grant Issues), Licensing In and Licensing Out Technology, Litigation and IP and Access to Medicine. With ample opportunities to network, and an impressive line-up of Keynote Speakers, the CIPA Congress is the UK’s high-profile Patent Attorney event and will run in conjunction with the IPAG Conference.
December 7-9 Shanghai The next IP Business Congress Asia (IPBC Asia) will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Shanghai from December 7 to 9 2014. It will build on the huge success of last year’s event in Singapore, which attracted close to 400 delegates drawn from 33 countries. The IPBC Asia is focused on the business of intellectual property as it develops across the Asia-Pacific region. The event provides three days of high-level discussion and unparalleled networking opportunities, bringing together thought leaders from Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America – including many senior figures from the corporate IP world. For more information on the IPBC Asia 2014 please visit the event website.
AIPLA is gearing up for another exciting Annual Meeting, this October, in Washington, DC! Here are just a few of the exciting sessions we've planned: • Post-grant proceedings after the AIA • 101 invalidation in view of CLS Bank, Bilski, and Prometheus • 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 • Year in Review: Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secret and Patents • And BOTH the Thursday and Friday Luncheon Speakers have been confirmed—get your tickets early so you don't miss out on these exciting opportunities! You'll hear from EPO President Benoît Battistelli on Thursday, and the Honorable Raymond T. Chen, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Judge, on Friday.