2024-04-12 2024-04-12 , online online, 1,290 € plus tax Sergio Rizzo https://www.forum-institut.com/seminar/24101133-design-protection-in-the-european-union/referenten/24/24_10/24101133-online-course-design-protection-in-the-european-union_rizzo-sergio.jpg Design Protection in the European Union

Our speakers will suggest authoritative answers to key problems of EU design law and give an update on most recent case-law.

Topics
  • Key issues regarding the Community Designs
  • Application and invalidity proceedings before the EUIPO
  • Infringement and defences to infringement
  • Remedies and jurisdiction
  • CJEU case-law update
  • Case study: 'Papierfabriek Doetinchem'


Who should attend
Do you work in a corporate IP/trademark/design/legal department or as a patent, trademark or design attorney in private practice and need a systematic overview of EU design law?

Then this course is designed for you. Knowledge of IP law is required.
Aims and objectives
The trend is clear - design protection is increasingly attracting attention from both SMEs and global players.

This comparatively inexpensive IP right is a means of driving not only product imitations but also design variations produced by competitors out of the market. In this respect, growing case law from the CJEU as well as a rich body of decisions from EUIPO and national Community design courts provide helpful guidance on the application of the sophisticated legislation. This practical online course will be a much-needed guide to law and practice.

Attendees will get a systematic overview and will examine the interpretation provided by EUIPO and the European Courts, as well as direction on issues which remain unsolved. Our speakers will suggest authoritative answers to key problems of EU design law and give an update on most recent case-law.
Your benefit

You will

  • have an overview on the current EU design law
      • be up to date on the latest EUIPO and ECJ decisions on design law
      • know pitfalls in the practice of applying for Community Designs

Online Course - EU Design Law

Design Protection in the European Union

A One-Day Practitioners' Guide

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  • Learn from the experts

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Appointment

08/10/2024

08/10/2024

Period

09:00 to 17:00 CET

09:00 to 17:00 CET
Venue

online

online

Fee
Your contact

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

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

Details

Our speakers will suggest authoritative answers to key problems of EU design law and give an update on most recent case-law.

Topics

  • Key issues regarding the Community Designs
  • Application and invalidity proceedings before the EUIPO
  • Infringement and defences to infringement
  • Remedies and jurisdiction
  • CJEU case-law update
  • Case study: 'Papierfabriek Doetinchem'


Who should attend
Do you work in a corporate IP/trademark/design/legal department or as a patent, trademark or design attorney in private practice and need a systematic overview of EU design law?

Then this course is designed for you. Knowledge of IP law is required.

Aims and objectives

The trend is clear - design protection is increasingly attracting attention from both SMEs and global players.

This comparatively inexpensive IP right is a means of driving not only product imitations but also design variations produced by competitors out of the market. In this respect, growing case law from the CJEU as well as a rich body of decisions from EUIPO and national Community design courts provide helpful guidance on the application of the sophisticated legislation. This practical online course will be a much-needed guide to law and practice.

Attendees will get a systematic overview and will examine the interpretation provided by EUIPO and the European Courts, as well as direction on issues which remain unsolved. Our speakers will suggest authoritative answers to key problems of EU design law and give an update on most recent case-law.

Your benefit

You will

  • have an overview on the current EU design law
      • be up to date on the latest EUIPO and ECJ decisions on design law
      • know pitfalls in the practice of applying for Community Designs

Detailed programme

09:00 to 17:00 CET

Community Design law - introduction and key issues
  • What is a design, what is a product, what are component parts of complex products?
  • Subject matter of a design: 'what you see is what you get'
  • Classification, indication of product and description
  • Unitary character and territorial effect

Application proceedings before the EUIPO
  • Filing requirements: advantages, best practice, international registrations
  • Priority claims: substantive requirements, formalities
  • EUIPO practice: formalities examination, deficiencies, reply to office actions
  • Latest Board of Appeal case-law

Invalidity proceedings before the EUIPO
  • Grounds for invalidity: novelty, individual character, earlier rights
  • Consequences of invalidity
  • How to show invalidity: facts, evidence and arguments
  • Interplay with infringement issues: tactics, counterattacks, stay ofproceedings
  • Latest case-law from the Boards of Appeal and the General Court of the EU

Infringement and defences to infringement
  • Presumption of validity of a registered Community design
  • Scope of protection and freedom of the designer (degree and constraints)
  • Right to use and right to prevent third party use (infringing acts)
  • Defences to infringement: private use, prior use, exhaustion, right to make citations
  • Lack of unity as a valid defense

Unregistered Community Designs
  • Establishing protection (disclosure in the territory of the EU)
  • Protection against copying
  • Term of protection

Infringement actions: jurisdiction and sanctions (remedies)
  • Competent courts, international jurisdiction, forum shopping
  • Sanctions (injunction, damages, other remedies) and applicable law
  • Territorial scope of sanctions
  • Provisional measures
  • Possible defences and counter-attacks (counterclaim, request for a declarationof invalidity or action for declaration of non-infringement)

CJEU case-law update


Case study: 'Papierfabriek Doetinchem', 'Lego', and 'Monz'


Tips & Hints

Your agenda

starts at 09:00 CET
ends at 17:00 CET

breaks at:
- 10:15 CET
- 11:45 CET
- 14:15 CET
- 15:15 CET

Testimonials


- 'It was to the point.' J. Vaquer, Legal Counsel, Nokia (Finland)
- 'Good overview, no need for deep prior knowledge.' A. Leijon, European Patent Attorney, Alfa Laval (Sweden)
- 'I've had my questions answered.' R. Olteanu, Design Consultant, Guardian IP (Denmark)

CPD: 6.5 hours

Attendees of this event will get 6.5 CPD hours certified.

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The course has met my expectations, it is a good overview, there was no need for deep prior knowledge. What I liked most about this event: good examples.

Andreas Leijon, European Patent Attorney

Alfa Laval Corporate AB, Lund (Sweden)

15.03.2018


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The course has met my expectations. I liked most that it was a one-day overview.

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The course has met my expectations. What I liked most about the course: the case-law discussion about protection strategies.

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Guardian IP Consulting I/S, Lyngby (Denmark)

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What attendees in March 2018 have told us about the course:
The course has met my expectations. It was to the point.

Jeremie Vaquer, Legal Counsel, Trademark and Design Lawyer

Nokia Corporation, Espoo (Finland)