2019 WIPO Roving Seminar programme and registration

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2019 WIPO Roving Seminar programme and registration

IPONZ is pleased to announce the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will be returning to New Zealand as part of its worldwide series of free roving seminars in April.

Registration is online and takes less than two minutes.

The seminars feature important updates from WIPO and IPONZ on legislative rules, office practice, and services. This is a great opportunity to communicate with WIPO and IPONZ staff directly. The seminars are invaluable for anyone with an interest in global intellectual property protection and doing business internationally. Attorneys may also be able to claim CPD hours.

The sessions will run from 9am until 3:30pm:

  • Auckland on 8 April 2019, at The Maritime Room, Princes Wharf, Corner Quay and Hobson Streets
  • Wellington on 9 April 2019, at ICON, TE PAPA, Cable Street
  • Christchurch on 11 April 2019, Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester Street

How to register

Registrations close 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

Register online now to attend a WIPO Roving Seminar.

WIPO Roving Seminar programme

9am -9.30am

Registration

9.30am - 10am

Opening session

Welcome addresses by:

  • Mr. Simon Gallagher, National Manager, IPONZ
  • Mr. Eric Wilbers, Senior Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Patents and Technology Sector, PTS, WIPO

10am -10.20am

Topic 1: WIPO introduction

Speaker: Mr. Erik Wilbers, WIPO

10.20am - 11am

Topic 2: The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT): Updates, Challenges and Successful Examples

Speaker: Mr. Matthew Bryan, Director, PCT Legal and User Relations Division, PCT Legal and International Affairs Department, Patents and Technology Sector, PTS, WIPO

11am -11.30am

PCT Updates and Tips from the Office Perspective

Speaker: Dr. Neroli Ayling, Patents Team Leader, New Zealand Intellectual Property Office (IPONZ)

11.30am - 11.45am

Coffee break

11.45am - 12.25am

Topic 3: The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks: Updates, Challenges and Successful Examples

Speaker: Ms. Asta Valdimarsdottir, Director, Madrid Information and Promotion Division, Madrid Registry, Brands and Designs Sector, BDS, WIPO

12.25pm - 1pm

Madrid System Updates and Tips from the Office Perspective

Speaker: Ms. Rosa Gould (LLB), Senior Trade Mark Examiner, New Zealand Intellectual Property Office (IPONZ)

1pm - 2pm

Lunch break

2pm - 2.30pm

Topic 4: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Speaker: Mr. Erik Wilbers, WIPO

2.30pm - 3pm

Topic 5: Global Databases for Intellectual Property Platforms and Tools for the Connected Knowledge Economy

Speaker: Ms. Sandrine Ammann, Marketing and Communications Officer, Global Infrastructure Sector, WIPO

3pm - 3.20pm

Questions and Answers

3.20pm - 3.30pm

Closing session

 

Attorneys may be able to claim CPD hours. Places are limited, register today.

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