Registration Opens for International Conference on IP Rights Protection in Prague

Apr 14 2009 - 16:31

Registration for the “International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights Protection in Europe” in Prague, Czech Republic, opened on March 19, 2009. Online registration can be done at

The conference will take place on 21 and 22 May, 2009, as one of the events that mark the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, as well as the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Czech Patent Office and the Czech Patent Court.

According to the Czech Industrial Property Office, the conference will address the following general topics:

  1. Strategy of industrial property protection in Europe;
  2. Quality of patents;
  3. Community patents;
  4. Judicial patent system in Europe.

In addition to heads and representatives of patent offices from various EU member states, keynote speakers will include Alison Brimelow, president of the European Patent Office (EPO), Margot Fröhlinger, head of the European Commission’s Directorate of Internal Market and Services, Willem A. Hoyng, president of the European Patent Lawyers Association, Hubert Plugge, director of Quality Management at EPO, and
Thierry Sueur, vice-president of BusinessEurope.

The conference is jointly organized by the Czech Industrial Property Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

For more information, please contact Jovana Miocinovic in our Balkan Regional Office.

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