The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union
The year 2013 marks an important milestone in the history of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, as we celebrate the filing of the very first registered Community design on 01/04/2003.
Since that day, there have followed more than 460 000 registrations, with an increase of around 75 000 each year.
To mark this special anniversary with as many professionals and experts from the design community as possible, OHIM is hosting a two-day, non-profit conference in Alicante on 8 and 9 April 2013.
This high-profile event will take place in the municipal ADDA auditorium and will boast an impressive list of keynote speakers from the worlds of industry and design – as well as in-house IP experts from OHIM.
Internationally renowned designer Javier Mariscal and world famous chef Quique Dacosta will be just two of the top-level innovators and creative artists addressing the attendees.
From the IP world and industry we will have with us top names such as Gerhard R. Bauer, 2011 President of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and Chief Trademark Counsel of Daimler AG or Jean-Jacques Canonici Procter & Gamble, Director & Patent Manager, Innovation, EMEA, to mention just a few.
There will be plenary sessions on legal issues like design case-law, filing practice and enforcement as well as organised breakout sessions on everything from gastronomic to urban design.
The design case-law of the Court of Justice and the enforcement of Community designs will also be discussed by the legal experts present, with judges reflecting on ten years of the Regulation.
Artists, designers, businessmen and top IP professionals from around the globe will come together for this unique event.