DESIGNS - INTO THE FUTURE: Leveraging the Value of Design Rights as Key Protection & Enforcement Tools

29-02-2016 - 01-03-2016

 Join the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Singapore—a leading hub of commerce in Asia—for a look into the future of design law and practice. No longer the poor relation of trademarks, patents and copyright, designs have come into their own as a powerful tool in IP protection and enforcement. Meet with and learn from experts in the field, including government representatives and brand owners from around the world. Sessions include:

Global protection strategies, and hot tips based on experience of how best to use the Hague Agreement to designate countries that have recently joined (including the United States and Japan); 
Exploiting the overlap between design rights and other IP rights, notably trademarks, copyright and unfair competition/passing off;
A panel from industry experts on how they are using design protection to protect and grow their businesses;
Multi-jurisdictional disputes;
Alternatives to litigation, including hearing from Singapore’s experts in mediation and arbitration; and
Current issues in design law, including 3D printing and designs on-line.
Delegates will also hear from the AIPPI and INTA Design Rights Committees for an update on the lobbying and education efforts of both organizations.
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