Special Interest Group on Intellectual Asset Management



Preparing and handling IP disputes and IP enforcement actions from Asia


Special Interest Group on Intellectual Asset Management

4 & 5 April 2019, Sevilla, Spain


Last session, we talked about trade secrets and patents in China.

For the spring session, we will start our journey in Asia and follow third party products manufactured there and infringing your company’s IP (trademarks, designs, patents) on their way to Europe.

We will discuss the handling of IP disputes and IP enforcement actions regarding such infringing products both in Asian countries of origin, in re-shipping countries and in entrance countries of the European market, and we will talk about how to use IP & business intelligence and the internet to effectively prepare such actions.

We will present case studies and practical experiences from different industry sectors. The focus will be on best practices & pitfalls how to stop pirate products from entering the European market.

In the following meetings, we plan to continue the topic of how to handle IP disputes & IP enforcement with focus on the United States and on emerging markets outside Asia.

PDF  Programme available here


Issues addressed

  • IP disputes in Asia: how to be successful?

  • IP enforcement at the European borders: best practices and pitfalls

  • IP intelligence: what is it and where does it come in? What is the difference to IP analysis? 

  • How can you follow the pirate products from where they are produced to where they are sent to?

  • How can you help customs to identify pirate products?

  • What can you do to block them at the European boarders?

  • What to do to stop the sale of counterfeiting products over the internet?

Target Audience

R&D, innovation & intellectual asset managers and experts, IP and licensing managers, patent attorneys as well as business strategy, business development managers, production & Open Innovation managers.


Dr. Werner Fröhling, Managing Director, Flooring Technologies Ltd. and Chief IP Counsel for the Swiss Krono Group

On-line Registration Form

If you wish to participate to this event, please complete the registration form as soon as possible but certainly before 26 March 2019.

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A block booking with special rates has been secured in the Hotel Meliá Lebreros for the nights of 3 and 4 April 2019. Rate for a single room is 143 € € (VAT and breakfast included), for a double room 154 € (VAT and breakfast included),. The group rate is secured until 17 February 2019.
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Event's fee: 650.00€ (VAT excluded) for members excluded Belgium - 786,50 € (VAT included) for Belgian members.

Early bird fee (valid until 17 February 2019) : 550,00 € (VAT excluded) for members excluded Belgium - 665,50 € (VAT included) for Belgian members.

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  • Dr Ralf Behnke (Umicore)
  • Mr Giulio Bollino (National Council of Research (CNR))
  • Dr Hans-Peter Brack (Sulzer)
  • Mr Marco Bruno (Convey S.r.l.)
  • Mr Luke Collins (Independent)
  • Dr Olivier Françoisse (Lhoist)
  • Dr Werner Fröhling (Flooring Technologies Ltd)
  • Mr Federico Gamba (ABB)
  • Ms Aurélie Jablonski (EIRMA)
  • Mr Edward Kiernan (Philip Morris Products SA)
  • Dr Nicole Michels (Sulzer)
  • Ms Emma Montevecchi (Cantaluppi & Partners S.r.l.)
  • Mr Michele Provera (Convey S.r.l.)
  • Dr Christian Schott (Melexis)
  • Ms Valérie Van Hecke (Umicore)
  • Ms Silvia Volponi (ABB)
  • Mr Mathias Zintler (KNPZ Rechtsanwälte)


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