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about UNION-IP


UNION-IP is an association of practitioners in the field of Intellectual Property, that is, of individuals whose principal professional occupation is concerned with Patents, Trade Marks or Designs and related subjects and who carry on their profession independently or as employees.

UNION-IP is a private, free, international association that is not dependent on any national or international authority: it approves its own members, in accordance with its statutes, in total independence, and likewise decides on its own activities and its own budget.

It aims on the one hand to work continuously on current developments in Intellectual Property in Europe, especially by making early submissions during the preparation of proposed laws and treaties with the intention of influencing them; and on the other hand to devote itself to the improvement of professional and personal understanding between European practitioners in the Intellectual Property field in different countries and different branches of the profession.


UNION-IP SPRING Round Table


On 25 June 2021 the UNION-IP Spring Round Table, which takes place virtually, will provide the latest news about current practice in the field of preliminary injunction proceedings and inform about advantages of mediation as a suitable procedure for settling conflicts in the field of intellectual property. Legal strategies, advantages and risks of both types of rapid dispute solution will be explained by judges and leading experts from the WIPO, private practice and academia.

The Round table includes an online broadcasting environment which allows to interact with the speakers in an open discussion.


PROGRAM


09:30 - 09:45 | (CET)

Welcome Words

09:45 - 10:45 | (CET)

IP MEDIATION

09:45 - 10:05 | (CET)

IP MEDIATION - A CASE STUDY

10:05 - 10:25 | (CET)

RESOLVING PATENT DISPUTES
THROUGH WIPO MEDIATION

10:25 - 10:45 | (CET)

IP MEDIATION DURING
COURT PROCEEDINGS

10:45 - 11:00 | (CET)

BREAK

11:00 - 12:00 | (CET)

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS –
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN FRANCE,
GERMANY, AND THE NETHERLANDS

11:00 - 11:20 | (CET)

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS
IN FRANCE

11:20 - 11:40 | (CET)

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS
IN GERMANY

11:40 - 12:00 | (CET)

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS
IN THE NETHERLANDS

12:00 - 12:30 | (CET)

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
WITH ALL PANELISTS

12:30 | (CET)

CLOSING REMARKS


Speakers


Maximilian Haedicke

Maximilian Haedicke
Professor for Intellectual Property Law at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg (DE)

Elke Schwager

Elke Schwager
Presiding Judge at Regional Court Munich I (DE)

Matthias Zigann

Matthias Zigann
Presiding Judge at Regional Court Munich I (DE)

Heike Wollgast

Heike Wollgast
Head of IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (CH)

David Masson

David Masson
Chief Legal Officer at Scalefast (F)

Edger F. Brinkman

Edger F. Brinkman
Senior Judge at Court of The Hague (NL)