Intellectual Property

Your excellence. Our passion.

Welcome to FORUM’s patent department!

As you know, knowledge is power. However, in an increasingly fast-paced world, the half-life of knowledge is decreasing rapidly – which means that you and your colleagues need to constantly update your knowledge.

That is where we can help! As experts who have provided IP training for the last 35 years, we offer a wide range of high-quality conferences and courses in the various areas of IP law.

From the beautiful city of Heidelberg in the heart of Germany, we strive to offer first class professional training to patent and trademark practitioners in the industry and private practice all over Europe. We also offer IP courses for administrators and paralegals.Our co-operation partners include, among others, institutions as the WIPO, the EPO, the USPTO and the OHIM, and associations as AIPPI, GRUR, ISF and CIOPORA. The highlights among our events are the annual International Trademark Conference at the premises of the OHIM in Alicante and the biannual industry get-together IP Protection for Plant Innovation Conference in Amsterdam.

Contact

Jean-Claude Alexandre Ho, LL.M.
Lawyer, Conference Manager

+49 6221 500-675
jc.alexandreho@forum-institut.de

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Overview

Speakers

Our events feature as speakers renowned experts from industry, governmental and non-governmental organisations, judiciary and private practice. Here is a non-exhaustive list: 
  • Industry – Dr. Michael Fröhlich (BlackBerry), Dr. Michael Kock (Syngenta), Beat Weibel (Siemens)
  • Institutions – Dr. Shakeel Bhatti (International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture), António Campinos (Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market), Martin Ekvad (Community Plant Variety Office)
  • Associations – Stephan Freischem (AIPPI), Gert Würtenberger (GRUR), Stephen Smith (ISF)
  • Judiciary – Lord Justice Floyd (Court of Appeal of England and Wales), Dr. Klaus Grabinski (Bundesgerichtshof), Rian Kalden (Rechtbank 's-Gravenhage)
  • Private Practice – Koen Bijvank (V.O.), Alex Wilson (Powell Gilbert), Dr. Alexander Mühlendahl (Bardehle Pagenberg)
Do not miss the opportunity to strengthen your or your employees’ IP expertise! We would be glad to welcome you at one of our events.

Free documentation

If you would like to get an idea of our IP trainings, then you can download the files below and you will have access to samples of some recent event documentations with information which might help you or your colleagues in the daily work.

Patent Opinions

The Revision of the European Trademark System

 

Events

If you would like to know which events you can attend, then please click on the buttons below for patent events, trademark events, licensing events and IP management events: 
 

Patent Law

Trademark Law

Licensing Law

IP-Management

German events

If you speak German, then do not miss our program in German.

Documentation

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About us

Fast Forward

The FORUM · Institut für Management GmbH was founded in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1979. In 2012 the FORUM Institut became a subsidiary of SRH. SRH is a leading private provider of educational and health-care services. SRH operates private universities, training centers, schools and hospitals in Germany. More than 25,000 executives and professionals from across Europe and the U.S. participated in over 1,400 events organised by the FORUM Institut last year.
 

Our business segments are:

Energy Supply Industry
Financial Services / Banking
Intellectual Property Law
Information Technology
Insurance, Controlling, Taxation
Law
Management Skills
Pharmaceutical

FORUM Institut is also involved in other fields of interest that have mid- or long-term effects on corporate Management and strategy.
In Addition, we organise specail conferences such as the Tax-FORUM, the Product Liability Conference, the 'Pharma-Trends' Conference and the International Trademark Conference. These conferences have become 'jours fixes' among experts.

The excellent international Reputation that FORUM Institut enjoys is based on the Expertise of it's key Speakers. Among These are personalities such as:

Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog
Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt
Former UNEP Exec. Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Töper
Daniel Goeudevert
Pascal Couchepin
Jean-Claude Trichet
Dr. Murray M. Lumpkin, MD
Sir Edward Heath
The Hon. Lord Hoffmann
Prof. Dr. Martin Feldstein
Henry Kaufman
Kevin G. Rivette
Prof. Dr. Hannes Wahlroos

          
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