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IP Update - Developments in Europe
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Full Day Seminar in Washington, DC

When: Friday, November 4, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Sidley and Austin
1501 K Street, NW #600
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States
Contact: Ray Van Dyke

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Changes in patent laws are occurring at a faster pace than ever all around the world. The Brexit vote in the UK may lead to significant changes in patent practices and strategies in Europe.

Attendees will receive first-hand information from experienced practitioners who will update you on the latest developments in patent practice in Europe. Valuable information on how these developments may affect your company‘s or client’s patent prosecution and enforcement strategies will be shared.

This one-day practice-oriented course offers valuable insights for all who are interested in, deal with, or own intellectual property rights.

This course is interactive and built around real-world examples and hands-on exercises.


8:30 am Registration      
 Morning -Topics with Focus on Present State in Europe    
9:00 am 
Claim Construction and Drafting - Michael Zeitler
Specialties to watch out for in Europe, clarity and added subject matter will be discussed with practical examples
10:00 am Specialties to watch out for in Europe, clarity and added subject matter will be discussed with practical examples - Michael Zeitler
This topic will be presented with case law relating to replacement goods like oil filter cartridges, coffee capsules, etc.
11:00 am

International Enforcement with Focus on Participating Member States of UPC - James A. Forstner
This presentation deals with Comparisons of different jurisdictions, in particular member stats of UPC.

12:30 pm Light Lunch (provided)      
Afternoon - Europe in the Future
1:30 pm Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court - Michael Zeitler
This completely new system will be explained and strategies for dealing with the new developments will be presented
3:00 pm Brief Overview of Changes Relating to the Former Community Trademark, now the European Union Trademark (EUTM) - Detlef von Ahsen
This session shows the most important changes, especially regarding the new fee structure sand wording of list of goods and services
3:30 pm Overview of Changes for US Applicants Interested in Protecting Their Designs Outside of the US - Detlef von Ahsen
The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a practical solution for registering up to 100 designs in over 65 territories by filing a single international design application; however, requirements for design drawings are different in Europe as compared to the US.
4:00 pm Trade Secrets and Europe - Detlef von Ahsen
A respective new directive from the European Union is on the way and is the subject of this presentation.

LES Members $ 275.00 (USD)
Non-Members $ 350.00 (USD)
LES Student Members $ 75.00 


Dr. Michael Zeitler, KUHNEN & WACKER IP Law Firm, Germany
Detlef von Ahsen, KUHNEN & WACKER IP Law Firm, Germany
Dr. James A. Forstner, KUHNEN & WACKER IP Law Firm, Germany
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There is no official hotel for this event. This is a brief list of hotels within an easy walking distance:

Hilton Garden Inn (3-star)
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Capital Hilton (4-star)
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Hyatt Place Washington (3-star)
1522 K. Street, NW
WAshington, DC 20005
Hay Adams (5-star)
800 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006


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