Intellectual property rights conference opens

  • 2013-10-07
  • From wire reports

VILNIUS - On the occasion of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council, the State Patent Bureau of Lithuania will organize the conference ‘Intellectual Property Protection in the EU: Risks, Challenges and Prospects,’ which will take place in Vilnius, reports ELTA.

This will be the biggest event on intellectual property issues in the Baltic States. Topics at this high profile political conference will primarily look into current contemporary intellectual property issues within the European Union.
The following topics will be discussed: revision of the Community trademark system, unitary patent and Unified Patent Court, enforcement of IPRs, trade secrets protection, as well as alternative IP dispute resolution procedures according to the rules of international arbitration and mediation.

It is planned that about 200 participants will be attending the conference. Among them - Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization Francis Gurry, President of the European Patent Office Benoit Battistelli, President of the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market Antonio Campinos, European Commission Director of Intellectual Property Directorate Kerstin Jorna, also, other high-level officials from the national intellectual property offices.
The event will take place at Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square Vilnius, on Oct. 8-9.