IP Case Law Conference

Substantive and procedural issues of trade mark and design dispute resolution

Alicante, 15-16 October 2020


Following the resounding success of the previous two colloquiums in 2016 and 2018, the EUIPO Boards of Appeal, together with EUIPO’s International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department and the EUIPO Academy, will host the third IP Case Law Conference (IPCLC) on 15 and 16 October 2020.

This third conference in the series draws on a wide range of global intellectual property expertise for a two day forum of debate and discussion.

The IPCLC brings together leading intellectual property experts from around the globe, representing a broad spectrum of professional interests.

Users of the international IP systems, practitioners, judges from national jurisdictions and from the General Court as well as representatives from National Offices will gather in order to discuss the latest developments in IP case law.

The conference will focus on some of the live issues currently engaging the IP community, such as:

  • The multiple facets of bad faith
  • The interaction between trade marks and human rights
  • Analysing reputation at Member State and EU level
  • How IP rights intersect with new technologies (video games, 3D printing and blockchain)
  • The interplay between geographical indications, certification and collective marks

As with previous conferences, the IPCLC 2020 is designed to be as innovative and user-focused as possible. It will be held in an interactive format with ample opportunity for questions from the audience.

An attendance certificate will be provided for those who request it. The language of the conference is English.


View the conference programme