Registration information


To register select ’register online’. Follow the steps and choose your payment method. You will receive a confirmation of your registration upon payment.

Please check your Junk mailbox if you completed a registration/ modification but did not receive Registration submission/ Registration update or the respective e-mail.


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. A 2% administration cost will be charged to cover the additional administrative costs to ECTA for handling conference registrations (excluding bank transfer payments).

Registration fee for: Early Bird before and including 27 March 2019 Regular from 28 March 2019
ECTA Member 1,590 EUR 1,790 EUR
Member first time attendee / retired professional 1,440 EUR 1,640 EUR
Corporate Member (1st registration) 1,590 EUR 1,790 EUR
Corporate Member (2nd registration) 1,460 EUR 1,660 EUR
Corporate Member (3rd and subsequent registration) 1,360 EUR 1,560 EUR
Non-member 1,890 EUR 2,090 EUR
Non Member first time attendee / retired professional 1740 EUR 1940 EUR
Accompanying Persons (A/P) 350 EUR 350 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 Bag
  • Welcome Reception at Dynamic Earth, Wednesday 26 June
  • Dinner at Hopetoun House, Thursday 27 June
  • Gala Dinner at National Museum of Scotland, Friday 28 June
  • Gift

Accompanying person registration includes:

  • Welcome Reception at Dynamic Earth, Wednesday 26 June
  • Dinner at Hopetoun House, Thursday 27 June
  • Gala Dinner at National Museum of Scotland, Friday 28 June
  • Gift


Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to the Conference Organiser: Cancellations will be accepted up to 1 April 2019 (inclusive) with a refund of all prepaid fees, less 1% cancellation charge; from 2 April to 15 May 2019 (inclusive) with a refund of all prepaid fees, less 25% cancellation charge. From 16 May 2019 no refunds will be made.

Please note, the administration costs are non-refundable in case of cancellation (excluding bank transfer payments).


Confirmation of registration will be sent to all delegates on receipt of payment. In addition, joining instructions will be sent out in May 2019 by e-mail to assist with your visit to Edinburgh. Please ensure you provide your personal e-mail address when registering.


Participants will, during registration, be requested to provide their consent for their photographs to be taken during the event. These photographs will be published on the ECTA website after the Conference. If consent is not provided, it will be necessary for these participants to wear a coloured lanyard to enable the photographer to easily identify them.


ECTA 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 (Time sheet has to be completed), IT
• Swedish IP Attorney Association, SE
• Romanian Bar Association (A participation certificate should be filed), RO
• French Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (CNCPI), FR
• German Bar Association in principle appropriate to 15FAO (Ultimately a matter
for the respective Bar Association), DE

ECTA constantly provides high level educational content sessions during the Annual Conference for attendees working in various fields of trade mark and design law. Please check with your local authorities if these sessions are recognised 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 conference 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
Office: +36 1 374 7032


39 Commercial Street
Office: +44 (0) 131 560 2850
Fax:+44 (0) 870 132 9820


Edinburgh International
Conference Centre (EICC)
The Exchange,
150 Morrison St
Phone:+44 (0) 131 300 3000


The ECTA Conference will take place from Thursday 27 June to Saturday 29 June 2019 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The ECTA Council and Committee Meetings will be held on Wednesday 26 June 2019 in the Sheraton Hotel & Spa. The Wednesday afternoon workshops will also be held at EICC.


The desk for registration and distribution of documents will be in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and will be open as follows:
Tuesday 25 June 14.00-20.00
Wednesday 26 June 08.00-20.00
Thursday 27 June 08.00-18.30
Friday 28 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 requests 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.


Edinburgh Time Zone is set on GMT - Greenwich Mean Time.


The most common banknotes are £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100.
The coins in circulation are 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1 and £2.
In Scotland Sterling banknotes issued both by the Bank of England and Scottish banknotes are used. Scottish banknotes will always be accepted in Scotland, but in some parts of the UK they are not as easily accepted. Therefore we recommend that Scottish banknotes are used as much as possible while in Scotland and reserve the Bank of England pounds if you are planning to visit the rest of Britain.


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


Standard banking hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 9:30 until 15:30 - 16:00.


In Scotland power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.


The overall average daily temperature in June is a pleasant 13°C (55 F). Mornings and overnight, of course, are still the coldest parts of the day with average low temperatures falling to 9°C (48 F). However, afternoon temperatures will rebound nicely and eventually climb to 17 °C (63 F).


EU Members may travel to the UK with no visa requirements. Citizens from the USA, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand do not require a visa to visit the UK.
Citizens from other countries require a visa which can be obtained from their nearest British Consular office. See HERE


Most shops in Edinburgh open six days a week from 09.00 to 18.00.
On Sunday, stores have shorter opening hours, usually from 11.00 to 17.00.
Souvenir shops on Princes Street and on the Royal Mile are opened generally until
20.00 every day.


Most museums in Edinburgh open from 10.00 to 17.00 five or six days a week and some remain open until 19.30 on Thursdays. We suggest you to check the opening times of the individual museums before visiting.


The Scots usually eat quite early; therefore, if you want to have dinner later than 21.00, we suggest heading to more touristy restaurants.
Pubs are generally open seven days a week from 11.00 to 23.00 or midnight.