About the Conference
“Intellectual Property and Beyond” conference is organized by the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia within the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The event is organized in order to analyse recent developments, share experiences and discuss current issues of intellectual property rights protection and correlation with individual companies, economic growth and international cooperation.
The conference will bring together policy makers from the EU Member States in the field of intellectual property as well as representatives from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the European Parliament, national patent and trademarks offices and different industry sectors.
Venue and Contact Information
National Library of Latvia
Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga LV-1423, Latvia
Additional information about conference:
Patent office of Republic of Latvia
Conference "Intellectual Property and Beyond"
“Intellectual Property and Beyond” conference was organized by the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia within the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The event was organized in order to analyse recent developments, share experiences and discuss current issues of intellectual property rights protection and correlation with individual companies, economic growth and international cooperation.
Opening of the conference
- Sandris Laganovskis, Director of the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia
- Dzintars Rasnačs, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Latvia
- Dace Melbārde, Minister for Culture of the Republic of Latvia
- Keynote speech
Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
- The EU IPR policy on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States
Kerstin Jorna, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Director – Industrial Property, Innovation & Standards, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
- Latvian innovation policy
Raimonds Aleksejenko, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Latvia
Topical Issues of Trademark and Industrial Design Protection
- ETMDN – new challenges ahead
Christian Archambeau, Vice President of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), Alicante, Spain
- Does the trademark reform meet expectations?
Roland Knaak, Attorney-at-Law, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany
- Certification marks – new territory for Europe?
Christoph Ernst, Deputy Director General, Division of Commercial and Economic Law, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Berlin, Germany
Jutta Figge, Head of Division Trade Mark Law, Design Law, Law against Unfair Competition, Federal Ministry of Justice and for Consumer Protection, Berlin, Germany
- AirDog IP strategy
Agris Ķipurs, Founder and COO, Helico Aerospace Industries, Ltd., Jelgava, Latvia
Development of the European Patent System (part I)
- The EPO’s role in the European patent system
Alberto Casado Cerviño, Vice-President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Munich, Germany
- The European patent with unitary effect – a significant support for innovation (Implementation of the European Patent with unitary effect)
Jérôme Debrulle, Chair of the EPO Select Committee, Director of the Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economy, Belgium
- The Unified Patent Court Nordic-Baltic regional division and setting up of UPC
Susanne Ås Sivborg, Director General of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, Stockholm, Sweden
- Patent strategy and practical problems
Jānis Ošlejs, Chairman of the Board, PRIMEKSS Ltd., Riga, Latvia
Development of the European Patent System (part II)
- European Patents – a contribution to quality and value in a global IP portfolio
Maaike van Velzen, Head of IP portfolio management, Royal Philips, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
- Problems of IP protection – from the viewpoint of a public sector player
Ivars Kalviņš, Director of the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia
- Protection and commercialization of research results – the view of a technical university
Alexandros Papaderos, Head of Patents & Licenses, Deputy Head of the Office for Research and Innovation, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
The Impact of Innovation Protection on Economic Growth
- The Oxford University model for IP commercialisation
Elena Andonova, Consultant, Isis Enterprise, Isis Innovation Ltd, Oxford, UK
- The role of the European Patent Attorney in promoting the Economic Growth
Antonius Tangena, President of the European Patent Institute, Munich, Germany
- Building sustainable IP support services for SMEs in Europe
Serge Quazzotti, Director, Intellectual Property Institute, Luxembourg
- The challenges of IP enforcement: some initiatives of the EU Observatory
Paul Maier, Director of the EU Observatory on infringements of IPR, Alicante, Spain
- IP aspects of 3D printing
Anselm Kamperman Sanders, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
- Simplify, clarify and enforce – is it really so? Does the Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 meet our expectations?
Rūta Olmane, First Vice President of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), Latvian and European Trademark and Design Attorney, METIDA Law Firm, Riga, Latvia
- Enforcement of IPR from the perspective of IPR owner
Indra Jonāne-Oša, Head of Patent Division, GRINDEKS JSC, Riga, Latvia