Wednesday 26 June

08.00-20.00 Registration and Information Desk - Strathblane Hall, EICC
08.00-14.30 Committee Meetings (by invitation only) -
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
08.00-09.00 Advisory Committee - Eilean Donan
08.30-12.00 Anti-Counterfeiting Committee - Edinburgh Suite 2
Copyright Committee - Stirling
Design Committee - Culzean
Geographical Indications Committee - Dunvegan
Harmonization Committee - Edinburgh Suite 1
Internet Committee - Glamis
Law Committee - Melville Suite
Professional Affairs Committee - Braemer
12.00-14.30 EUIPO-Link Committee lunch meeting - Eilean Donan
Membership and Disciplinary Committee lunch meeting - Glamis
Programme Committee lunch meeting - Atrium Area (reserved table)
Publications Committee lunch meeting - Braemer
WIPO-Link Committee lunch meeting - Culzean
12.00-14.00 Lunch for Council and Committee Members (by invitation only)
14.30-18.30 Council Meeting (by invitation only) - Edinburgh Suite 2
14.30-17.00 WORKSHOP Constructing evidence based on disclosure
on the Internet
- Sidlaw Auditorium, Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Moderator: Luis-Alfonso Durán, ECTA Past President, Durán-Corretjer, S.L.P., ES

EU view, Sergio Rizzo, Member of the ECTA Design and EUIPO-Link Committees & representing ECTA in CP10, Daudén, ES

US view, Robert W. Sacoff, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP, US

JP view, Nami Togawa, Trade Mark Attorney, Manager of Trade Mark Department, Seiwa Patent & Law, JP

The Hon Lady Wolffe, Commercial Judge, Court of Session, UK

Myrtha Hurtado Rivas, Chair, ECTA WIPO-Link Committee, Novartis, CH
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
17.00-18.00 WIPO/EUIPO WORKSHOP: New IT tools and useful statistics - Sidlaw Auditorium, EICC
Moderator: Luis-Alfonso Durán, ECTA Past President, Durán-Corretjer, S.L.P., ES

Update on the latest development of the Madrid System, Debbie Roenning, Director of Madrid Legal Division, WIPO, CH

Ignacio De Medrano, Head of Service of the International Cooperation Area, EUIPO, ES
20.00-23.00 Welcome Cocktail Reception at Dynamic Earth
Dynamic Earth is a visitor attraction and a conference and event venue by day, while at night it transforms into a unique and exciting evening venue. The striking building with its magnificent translucent roof and glass walls is set against the dramatic backdrop of Salisbury Crags on the edge of Holyrood Park.
Dress code: Smart Casual


Bus transfers will be provided from EICC. The transfer schedule will be listed in the Final Programme

Thursday 27 June

08.00-18.30 Registration and Information desk - Strathblane Hall, EICC
08.30-09.00 Annual General Meeting
09.05-09.25 Welcome
Sozos-Christos Theodoulou, ECTA President, The Law Offices of Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou LLC, CY

Natasha Chick, Divisional Director Tribunals, Trade Marks and Designs, IPO, UK

Eric Ramage, Local Organising Committee, ECTA Council member, UK

Maggie Ramage, Local Organising Committee, Vice-Chair of the ECTA Membership & Disciplinary Committee, Edwin Coe, UK

Keith Havelock, Local Organising Committee, Past ECTA Secretary General, UK

Anette Rasmussen, ECTA First Vice-President, Awa Denmark A/S, DK
09.30-11.10 Latest IP News and Trends
Moderator: Mladen Vukmir, ECTA Second Vice-President, Vukmir & Associates, HR

An Interview with the new EUIPO Executive Director, Christian Archambeau, Executive Director, EUIPO, ES

The Hague System, Gregoire Bisson, Director, The Hague Registry, Brands and Designs Sector, WIPO, CH
11.10-11.40 Coffee Break
11.40-13.00 Scenery from a Highland hilltop
1st Session: Trade marks - new legislation and new practices
Moderator: Moderator: Klaudia Blach-Morysinska, Secretary of the ECTA Law Committee, Zaborski Morysinska, PL

Implementing the TM Directive – where does national law differ from regulation and EUIPO practice, Elena Miller, Vice-Chair of the ECTA Harmonization Committee, Bojinov & Bojinov, BG

Industry view on new rights – are they being used / specific challenges/experience so far?, Nastassia Saint-Severin, Member of the ECTA Internet Committee, Procter & Gamble International Operations SA, CH

Update on the new types of marks including names of plant varieties, Dimitris Botis, Deputy Director, ICLAD, EUIPO, ES

Colour marks and the undefined association of colours, Dr. Andreas Renck, ECTA member, Hogan Lovells, ES

Discussion
13.00-14.30 Lunch
14.30-15.30 Emerging from the Highland haze
2nd Session: Brexit – status thus far
Moderator & Speaker Fabio Angelini, ECTA Council Member and Vice-Chair of the ECTA Copyright Committee, Of Counsel, BUGNION S.p.A, IT

Colin Hulme, ECTA member, Burness Paull LLP, UK

Natasha Chick, Divisional Director Tribunals, Trade Marks and Designs, IPO, UK

Discussion
15.30-15.45 Coffee break
15.45-17.30 Keeping to well-worn tracks or treading new paths?
3rd Session: Strategies for enforcing unregistered / no examined rights
Moderator: Olivier Vrins, Chair of the ECTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, ECTA Council member, Member of the ECTA GI Committee, Altius, BE

Designs, Peter Schramm, Chair of the ECTA Design Committee, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Rechtsanwälte, CH

Copyrights, Chris Hoole, Member of the ECTA Copyright and EUIPO-Link Committees, Appleyard Lees, UK

Unregistered trade mark rights incl passing off and get up/marketing law, Frank Jørgensen, ECTA Council member and Member of the ECTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, NJORD Law Firm, DK

Blockchain – digital tool to register, monetize and enforce unregistered rights, Olivia Klimis, Member of the ECTA Copyright Committee, Klimis Law, FR / BE

Discussion
18.00-19.15 ECTA Committee Chairs meeting (by invitation only)
20.00-23.00 Buffet at Hopetoun House
Secluded with 100 acres of landscaped gardens, Hopetoun House is widely considered Scotland’s finest stately home. Hopetoun has been the ancestral home of the Hope family for over 300 years; the present Earl of Hopetoun lives in the house with his wife Lady Hopetoun and their four children. The 4th Marquess of Linlithgow (the head of the family and Lord Hopetoun’s father) lives on the estate. From the first breath-taking glimpse of the grand façade of the House to the last fond farewell, Hopetoun is certain to capture your imagination. The magnificent house and grounds create a dramatic and impressive setting and ensure an unforgettable
experience.

Dress code: Smart casual, Scottish trews for gentlemen and Scottish sash for ladies are welcome. High heels are not recommended due to uneven surfaces.

Bus transfers will be provided from EICC. The transfer schedule will be listed in the Final Programme.

Friday 28 June

08.00-18.00 Registration and Information desk
09.00-13.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS
09.00-11.00 Hills and valleys to conquer
4th Session: IP challenges within sports
Seeing through the haze
5th Session: Digital content: how can you make it available to the public within EU?
Moderator: Mireia Curell, ECTA Past President, Curell Suñol SLP, ES Moderator: Dr. Christian Freudenberg, Chair of the ECTA Copyright Committee and ECTA Council member, Schomerus & Partner, DE
Michael Short, Legal Counsel, Event Legal Services, UEFA, CH The CJEU saga, Dr. Eleonora Rosati, Associate Professor in IP Law, Southampton University, UK
Anna Guix, IP Lawyer in FC Barcelona’s Legal Department, ES Political background of the Copyright Reform, Speaker TBC
Stamatia Tsirozi, Brand Enforcement Attorney Europe,
Red Bull GmbH, AT
Enforcement on digital content; main issues and current strategies, Dr. Cédric Manara, Head of Copyright, Google, FR
David Gill, Trade Mark Attorney, Gill & Gill, UK
Discussion Discussion
10.45-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-13.00 New horizons of protection
6th Session: GIs
A highland battle?
7th Session: ICANN / WHOIS update and discussion
Moderator: Paola Ruggiero, Chair of the ECTA Geographical Indications Committee, Bird & Bird, IT Moderator: Delia Belciu,
Chair of the ECTA Internet Committee and ECTA Council member, DB Law Offices, RO
Francis Fay, Head of Unit B3, Geographical Indications, DG AGRI, European Commission, BE Alexander Heirwegh, PETILLION, BE
Prof. Dev Gangjee, Member of the ECTA GI Committee, Oxford University, UK Olivier Bringer, Head of the Next Generation Internet Unit/Future Networks Directorate E, DG CONNECT, BE
Dr. Simon Crabbe, Head of Geographical Indications, DEFRA, UK Geo Van Langenhove, Legal Manager, EURID, BE
Fernando Cano Treviño, Chief Representative Officer for Europe Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT), CH Nathalie Dreyfus, Member of the ECTA Internet Commitee, Dreyfus & associés, FR
Discussion Discussion
13.00-14.30 Lunch
14.30-14.45 ECTA 2019 Award Presentation

Sozos-Christos Theodoulou, ECTA President, The Law Offices of Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou LLC, CY

Dr. Péter Lukácsi, Chair of the ECTA Professional Affairs Committee, SBGK Attorneys at Law, HU
14.45-15.15 Strength from the Spirit of Scotland
8th Session Helicopter Speech
Alan Park, Member of the ECTA GI Committee, Director - Legal Affairs, Scotch Whisky Association, UK
15.15-15.45 Coffee break
15.45-17.15 Seeking new horizons
9th Session: EU Case-Law
Moderator: Carina Gommers, ECTA Council member, Secretary of the ECTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and Member of the ECTA EUIPO-Link Committee, Hoyng Rokh Monegier LLP, BE

The unitary character and the influence of national rights and case law, Judge Ulloa Rubio, EU General Court, LU

The unitary character and the multiplicity of languages, Alexandra Kusturovic, Member of the Second Board of Appeal, EUIPO, ES

Dimitris Botis, Deputy Director, ICLAD, EUIPO, ES

Tobias Dolde, Chair of the ECTA EUIPO-Link Committee and Member of the
ECTA Harmonization Committee, Noerr Alicante IP, S.L., ES
Discussion
17.15-17.25 Summary
Anette Rasmussen, ECTA First Vice-President, Awa Denmark A/S, DK
19.30–02.00 Gala Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland
With its soaring pillars and high windows, the light-filled atrium of the Grand Gallery is one of Scotland’s most beautiful spaces and provides a spectacular setting for dinner.

The dramatic objects on display – from a huge 12-foot long South Pacific feast bowl to a nineteenth-century lighthouse lens – provide a vivid introduction to the National Museum of Scotland and the rich and diverse collection housed there.

Rising up through the four storeys of the Grand Gallery, the Window on the World is the largest single museum installation in the UK.

The display celebrates the variety and scope of the Museum, showcasing a spectacular array of over 800 objects drawn from a wide range of cultures and disciplines, from tiny glass sculptures to a girder from the original Tay Bridge, from whale bone scrimshaw to Art Nouveau design.

Dress-code: Cocktail or evening dress, Scottish kilt or trews for gentlemen and Scottish sash for ladies are welcome.

Bus transfers will be provided from EICC. The transfer schedule will be listed in the Final Programme.