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IP Litigation & the Fight against Counterfeiting in the EU


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This seminar will examine the implementation of Directive 2004/48/EC on the civil enforcement of intellectual property rights from a practical angle. It will also provide training on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights. Procedural issues related to intellectual property litigation will be discussed on the basis of national and CJEU case law. The legal concepts will be illustrated by practical examples and applied through case studies. Alternative measures such as ADR and voluntary mechanisms will be explored

Key Topics:
* Implementation of Directive 2004/48/EC
* Procedural issues in court proceedings: solutions provided by CJEU and national court judgments on remedies and legal costs, gathering of evidence, right of information
* Cross-border execution of injunctions
* Liability of intermediaries
in intellectual property infringement cases
* The Border Measures Regulation (EU) 608/2013
in practice
* Benefits and risks of mediation in intellectual property matters
* Seizure of goods in transit

* Jeremy Blum, Partner, Bristows LLP, London
* Pascal Böhner, Attorney-at-Law, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich
* Sam Granata, Judge, Commercial Court, Antwerp
* Roland Knaak, Affiliated Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich
* Benjamin Raue, Professor for Civil Law, Law of the Information Society and Intellectual Property, University of Trier
Olivier Vrins, Partner, Altius, Brussels
* Folkert Wilman, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels