W@IP Talk

How to communicate the socio-economic value of IP in policy debates?

3 June, 2019



On 3 June, join the first W@IP Talk – a lunch discussion featuring a panel of intellectual property (IP) professionals representing policy-making, interest representation and practitioner perspectives.

The event will start with a keynote address by Amaryllis Verhoeven, Head of Industrial Property and the Fight against Counterfeiting Unit, the European Commission.

The panel will discuss the political discourse around IP, the tensions one can observe and the impact they have on our daily work. While it is generally accepted amongst IP professionals that intellectual / industrial property plays a critical role in the European economy, the value of IP is far from being a widely accepted view in the policy debate. This tension was acutely illustrated by the heated “save the internet” polemic that dominated the EU Copyright Directive legislative process.

The panel will also discuss recent legislative developments, such as the recent EU trademark package, exploring how it may affect your work as a trademark attorney, or the implications of the new EU SPC manufacturing waiver. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A.

The event, supported by the FEB and Brunswick, is open to everybody interested, regardless of gender



WHEN: Mon, 3 June, 2019, 12:00 – 14:30 CET, light lunch will be served.

WHERE: Fédération des Entreprises de Belgique, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels

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