Event preview: ECTA 2018

01-06-2018

Event preview: ECTA 2018

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ECTA’s Annual Conference this year will be held in Athens, from June 13 to 16, as WIPR finds out.

Between June 13 and 16, IP professionals from various parts of the world will have the opportunity to exchange their most recent practical knowledge, develop perspectives and enjoy networking at the European Communities Trade Mark Association’s (ECTA) event, which will focus on trademarks, designs, geographical indications and copyright.

Highly focused IP topics—such as Brexit, EU copyright reform, the EU Trade Mark Directive and the latest challenges of anti-counterfeiting—will be addressed and discussed by internationally-recognised advisors and speakers in Athens.

“Highly focused IP topics—such as Brexit, EU copyright reform, the EU Trade Mark Directive and the latest challenges of anti-counterfeiting—will be addressed.”

ECTA has planned the event according to its 37 years of experience in order to meet the expectations of its 1,400 members and the lawyers, trademark and patent attorneys, and in-house counsel who may want to also join the association.

Athens as the city of choice was a great decision for mid-June—not only will it please the attendees with superb weather conditions, but it is easily reachable with direct flights from EU and non-EU countries.

The professional events will be held at the Hotel Intercontinental; the various social programmes will include the Gala Dinner at the Nasioutzik Museum, home to 2,000 unique works of art.

The organisers have thought of accompanying partners as well, offering excursions to explore Athens for its cultural attractions, first-class Greek cuisine and shopping, to visit the Acropolis and to take part in an archaeological walk in Plaka.

Follow #ECTA37 on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, and visit http://conference.ecta.org/ for more details.

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