Registration information


To register for the 37th ECTA Annual Conference, please visit the ECTA website (, select ‘37th Annual Conference’ (under events) and then select ‘register online’. Follow the steps and choose your payment method. You will receive a confirmation of your registration upon payment.


Registration fees are valid only if payment is received on or before the deadline dates. A completed registration must be submitted for each participant, including accompanying persons, speakers and invited guests.

You can either pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or by bank transfer. The payment will be charged in euros. Please note that all bank charges for bank transfer payments must be covered by the sender.

Registration fee for: Early Bird before and including 12 April 2018 Regular from 13 April 2018
ECTA Member 1,490 EUR 1,690 EUR
Member first time attendee 1,290 EUR 1,390 EUR
Corporate Member (1st registration) 1,490 EUR 1,690 EUR
Corporate Member (2nd registration) 1,360 EUR 1,560 EUR
Corporate Member (3rd and subsequent registration) 1,260 EUR 1,460 EUR
Non-member 1,890 EUR 2,090 EUR
Non Member first time attendee 1690 EUR 1790 EUR
Accompanying Persons (A/P) 700 EUR 800 EUR
ELSA Member *
(ELSA Membership number to be provided)
200 EUR * 200 EUR *

* Kindly note that the registration fee for ELSA Members is valid for participation in
the working programmes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only. Participation in the evening events on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is not included in these fees.


Delegates registration includes:

  • Attendance at all Conference working sessions, coffee breaks and lunches
  • Publication of your name and company’s name in the list of participants.
  • Conference Briefcase
  • Welcome Reception at Zappeion, Wednesday 13 June
  • Dinner at the Ble Azure, Thursday 14 June
  • Gala Dinner at Nasioutzik Museum, Friday 15 June

Accompanying person registration includes:

  • Welcome Reception at Zappeion,Wednesday 13 June
  • Dinner at the Ble Azure, Thursday 14 June
  • Gala Dinner at Nasioutzik Museum, Friday 15 June


Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to the Conference Organiser,

Cancellations will be accepted up to 5 March 2018 (inclusive) with a refund of all prepaid fees, less 1% cancellation charge; from 6 March to 16 April 2018 (inclusive) with a refund of all prepaid fees, less 25% cancellation charge. From 17 April 2018 no refunds will be made.


Confirmation of registration will be sent to all delegates on receipt of payment. In addition, joining instructions will be sent out in May 2018 by e-mail to assist with your visit to Athens. Please ensure you provide your personal e-mail address when


EECTA is an authorized course provider namely:

  • UK Solicitors Regulation Authority Accredited (ref. DBL/ECTA), UK
  • UK Bar Standards Board Accredited, UK
  • CNF, (Consiglio Nazionale Forense) (time sheet has to be completed), IT
  • Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (IT) (time sheet has to
    be completed);
  • Swedish IP Attorney Association, SE
  • Romanian Bar Association (A participation certificate should be filed)
  • French Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (CNCPI);
  • German Bar Association in principle appropriate to 15FAO, DE (Ultimately a matter for the respective Bar Association).

ECTA constantly provides high level educational content sessions during Annual meetings for attendees working in various fields of trade mark and design law. Please check with your local authorities if these sessions are recognized as credit
point granters in your respective country. Kindly sign the relevant attendance register available at the Registration desk. Certificates of attendance will be available upon request after the meeting from the ECTA Secretariat (


ECTA Secretariat
Rue des Colonies 18-24
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 513 5285
Fax: +32 2 513 0914


P.O. Box 42.,
H-1364 Budapest 4, Hungary
Phone: +36 1 374 7032
Fax +36 1 317 8657


IMT Travel Services S.A.
46 El Venizelou Avenue
176 76 Kallithea - Greece
Phone: + 30 210 957 8441
Fax: + 30 210 957 8490


Athenaeum InterContinental
Athens Hotel *****
Address: 89-93 Syngrou Avenue,
Athens 117 45
Tel.: +30 210 920 6000


The ECTA Conference will take place from Thursday 14 June to Saturday
16 June 2018. ECTA Council and Committee Meetings will be held on Wednesday 13 June 2018.


The desk for registration and distribution of documents will be located in Conference centre of the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens Hotel and will be open as follows:

  • Tuesday 12 June 14.00-20.00
  • Wednesday 13 June 08.00-20.00
  • Thursday 14 June 08.00-18.30
  • Friday 15 June 08.00-18.00


Delegates, guests and accompanying persons are requested to wear their identification badges at all times during the event.


The official language of the ECTA Conference is English. No simultaneous translation will be offered.


ECTA request that during the entire period no other nonofficial Conference events should be arranged.


Participants are highly advised to arrange personal travel insurance in case they have to cancel their participation in the conference, and hotel accommodation as well as for other risks associated with travel.


Greek time is GMT plus two hours


The Greek unit of currency is Euro


In Greece, you will find electrical current at 220 volts, 50-cycle AC


All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops


Banks are open Mon-Fri from 08.00 to 14.30 (except Friday when they close
at 14.00)


Summer officially begins in June in Athens and the weather reflects this.
The average temperature in June is 24°C, while the average low is just 20°C
and the average high is a warm 28°C.