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									List of Speakers and Chairpersons                              Contents
Chairpersons and Welcome Words                                 The seminar will focus on significant developments
                                                               since 2005, when the last ERA seminar was held at
Mr Tomás de las Heras Lorenzo, Chairperson of the Second       the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market
Board of Appeal, OHIM, Alicante                                (OHIM).
Mr Paul Maier, President of the Boards of Appeal, OHIM,        In the field of designs, the accession of the
Alicante                                                       European Community to the Geneva Act of the
Mr Theophile Margellos, Chairperson of the First and Third     Hague Agreement concerning the international
Boards of Appeal, OHIM, Alicante                               registration of industrial designs will be presented
                                                               and its consequences discussed.
Mr Vincent O’Reilly, Director, Department for IP Policy,
OHIM, Alicante                                                 Concerning trademarks, the seminar will focus on           COMMUNITY TRADEMARKS
                                                               conflicts of laws: Impact of Rome II for trademarks                  AND DESIGNS
Ms Ulla Wennermark, Member of the First Board of Appeal,       and consequences of the recent ECJ cases (GAT
OHIM, Alicante                                                 and Roche Nederland) for multinational litigation       SIGNIFICANT RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
                                                               and infringement proceedings in national Courts.
                                                               Also in the field of jurisprudence, the most
Mr Achim Bender, Member of the First Board of Appeal,          significant Community case law on invalidity                                     Organiser:
OHIM, Alicante                                                 decisions concerning trademarks and designs will            Florence Hartmann-Vareilles, ERA
Mr Giuseppe Bertoli, Legal Secretary, Court of First
                                                               be presented.
                                                                                                                                               with the support of the
Instance, Luxembourg                                           The last part of the seminar will be dedicated to the               European Union and the Office for
                                                               mechanisms aiming to reinforce intellectual                        Harmonisation in the Internal Market
Dr Henning Hartwig, Attorney-at-Law, Munich
                                                               property rights. The implications of the proposed
Mr Geoffrey Hobbs QC, One Essex Court, London                  directive on criminal measures aimed at ensuring                                 Languages:
                                                               the enforcement of intellectual property rights                     English, German, Spanish
Mr David Keeling, Member of the Second and Third Boards        (COM(2005)276 final) will be discussed.
of Appeal, OHIM, Alicante
                                                                                                                                (simultaneous interpretation)
                                                               Experts from OHIM, academics and practitioners
Professor Annette Kur, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual   will be invited to give their point of view.                                     Event number:
Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich                                                                                                              107D20
Mr Martin Schlötelburg, Coordinator, Designs Department,
OHIM, Alicante                                                                    PROFESSIONAL
                                                                                  TRAINING (CPD)
Ms Verena von Bomhard, Partner, Lovells, Alicante                                  see

Mr Antonio Pérez Van Kappel, Legal Secretary, European
Court of Justice, Luxembourg
                                                                            For further information:
Mr Philipp von Kapff, Member of the First Board of Appeal,                       Uta Ellerhorst
OHIM, Alicante                                                             Tel. +49 (0)651 937 37 41
                                                                           Fax. +49 (0)651 937 37 90
Invited (*)                                                          E-mail:                  Alicante, 22-23 November 2007
                                                                       Online Registration:                OHIM, Avenida de Europa 4, E-03008 Alicante
Thursday, 22 November 2007

09:00        Arrival and registration of          Chair: Theophile Margellos                        10:45     Procedural aspects regarding
             participants                                                                                     preliminary rulings
                                                  14:45      Links between national and                       Antonio Pérez Van Kappel
09:30        Welcome and introduction                        Community courts: a German
             Vincent O’Reilly                                perspective                            11:30     Discussion
             Florence Hartmann-Vareilles                     Achim Bender
                                                                                                    12:00     The concept of extended
Chair: Paul Maier                                 15:30      Coffee Break                                     protection for marks with a
09:45        Consequences of GAT and              16:00      Single letters and single                        Geoffrey Hobbs
             Roche Nederland ECJ cases                       numbers as trademarks?
             on multinational litigation                     David Keeling                          12:45     Discussion
             and infringement
             proceedings in national              16:45      Discussion                             13:00     Lunch
             Henning Hartwig                      17:00      Trademark categories: their            Chair: Tomás de las Heras Lorenzo
                                                             filing and their protection
10:30        Discussion                                      Philipp von Kapff                      15:00     EC accession to the Hague
                                                                                                              Agreement and its
11:00        Coffee Break                         17:45      Discussion                                       consequences for designs
                                                                                                              Martin Schlötelburg
11:30        “Rome II” Regulation on non-         18:15      End of first conference day
             contractual obligations and                                                            15:45     Discussion
             its impact on trademark law          Friday, 23 November 2007
             Annette Kur                                                                            16:15     Unitary IP rights in the
                                                  Chair: Ulla Wennermark                                      Community- unitary
12:15        Discussion                                                                                       protection ?
                                                  09:00      Recent case law from the CFI                     Verena von Bomhard
12:45        Lunch                                           Giuseppe Bertoli
                                                                                                    17:00     Discussion
                                                  09:45      Discussion
                                                                                                    17:30     End of the seminar
                                                  10:15      Coffee Break
    Programme may be subject to amendment
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