UIBM – Italian Trademark and Patent Office
OHIM – Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market – Special Advisor
Julio Laporta Insa – Legal Affair, Head of Service
ASIPI – Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property.
Location: Rome, Italy (Palazzo Leopardi, Piazza di S. Maria in Trastevere, 23)
Working language: English.
Description: This Congress will provide participants with an overview of general and specific aspects relating to opposition proceedings in Italy as well as in other EU and Latin Amerian countries. It will also provide an overview of the most relevant case law. The Congress will focus on procedural aspects and trade mark protection strategies, as well as on issues related to the drafting and negotiation of contractual clauses allowing the licensee to enforce trade mark rights. The Congress will also analyze legal pre-filing activities in order to minimize the risk of infringment. Specific tools will be addressed to enable attendees to apply critical strategies in order to arrange profitable agreements between the parties involved in opposition procedures.
Claudia Bernini, Italian Patent and Tradermark Office.
Enrico Maccallini, Attorney at Law, Italian Patent and Tradermark Office.
Fabio Angelini, Attorney at Law De Simone & Partners (Italy)
Salvatore Orlando, Professor at University of Rome “La Sapienza” and Attorney at Law , Studio Legale Macchi di Cellere Gangemi (Italy)
Fulvio Sarzana, Attorney at Law Sarzana & Partners Law Firm (Italy)
Edith Van Den Eede, Attorney at Law -SIB – Società Italiana Brevetti (Italy)
Massimiliano Caforio – IP Legal Director at Artsana Spa (Italy)
Cristiano Alliney – IP Legal advisor at Selex Sistemi Integrati – Finmeccanica group (Italy)
Spanish, UK and Latin American IP firms
Fernando Rodriguez – Attorney at Law and Partner at Salvador Ferrandis & Partners (Spain)
Leigh Smith, Attorney at Law – McDermott Will & Emery London (United Kingdom)
Eli Salis, Attorney at Law Landwell PricewaterhouseCoopers (Spain)
Karina Muller – Attorney at Law at Momas Advogados (Brasil)
Studio Legale Roma Sarzana & Associati