Visit of the EUIPO's Boards of Appeal to BOIP - Seminar with IP professionals

We have the great pleasure of welcoming the EUIPO's Boards of Appeal on Wednesday 22 March at our office. From 13:30 to 17:00, we will co-organise a seminar for IP professionals, which is a great opportunity to bring together representatives of the Boards and regional IP practitioners and discuss trends in decisional practice.

The seminar aims to present the BoA Action Plan 2021-2026 together with recent developments in case-law on absolute and relative grounds, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and the internal and external key initiatives which are focused on development and maintenance of coherent and consistent trade mark and design practices.

  • Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
  • Time: 13:30 to 17:00
  • Venue: At our office at Bordewijklaan 15 in The Hague
  • Seminar language: English

Advance registration is required. Please register via this link


Seminar agenda


13:30 – 13:45
Opening statements by Mr. Hugues Derème, Deputy Director General BOIP and Mr. João Negrão, President of the Boards of Appeal EUIPO

13:45 – 14:15
At the service of its users: Vision and Mission of the
EUIPO’s Boards of Appeal
Speaker: Mr João NEGRÃO, President of the Boards of Appeal

14:15 – 15:15
Update on Boards of Appeal case law

Speaker: Mr. Sven STÜRMANN, Chairperson of the Second Board of Appeal

15:15 – 15:30
Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:00
EUIPO’s Boards of Appeal contribution to the consistent and coherent application of the EU trade mark and design law
(Consistency Circles + Judges´ Quality Assurance and Legal Practice Panels, European Cooperation Projects)
Speaker: Ms. Janka BUDOVIČOVÁ, Project Manager, Boards of Appeal

16:00 – 16:30
Alternative Dispute Resolution at the EUIPO’s Boards of Appeal

Speaker: Ms. Kirsten BAUCH, Head of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

16:30 – 17:00

End -
 Network drink

Bordewijklaan 15 in The Hague
Intellectual property
Free of charge

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