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.
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.