Opening speeches

Europe’s economic recovery and the associated industrial property challenges.

Eric Dupond-Moretti
French Minister of Justice
Agnès Pannier-Runacher
French Minister Delegate for Industry
Thierry Breton
European Commissioner for the Internal Market
Daren Tang
Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization
Christian Archambeau
Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office
Antonio Campinos
President of the European Patent Office
Pascal Faure
CEO of the French patent and trademark office

The Unified Patent Court and the unitary patent: « How businesses will benefit »

Businesses, of all sizes, are an invaluable source of economic growth and recovery. They will soon be able to benefit from the implementation of the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court, which will create a single European market for technologies by providing standardized protection at a lower cost across all contracting Member States, as well as increased legal certainty.
The discussion will centre around the status of the new system and its benefits.

Jérôme Debrulle, Director general a.i. of the Directorate-general “Economic Regulation” of the Belgian Ministry of Economy.
Margot Froehlinger, Former principal Director of Patent Law and Multilateral Affairs, European Patent Office
Géraldine Guéry-Jacques, Chairman of the Association of IP Specialists in Industry, ASPI
Alexander Ramsay, Chairman of the UPC Preparatory Committee
Thierry Sueur, Chairman of UJUB - Union for the Unified Patent Court
Edouard Treppoz, Professor, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Moderator : Jean-Christophe Rolland, President of the National Company of Industrial Property Attorneys, CNCPI

Sovereignty and SMEs: « IP’s contribution to the recovery for SMEs »

This discussion will focus on the growth and vitality of European businesses and how these can be stimulated by industrial property, and more particularly by a framework and tools that are adapted to their needs and to market developments, notably at the international level.

Andrea Di Carlo, Deputy Executive Director – European Union Intellectual Property Office,EUIPO
Jacques Lewiner, Professor and Honorary Scientific Director of the École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris, ESPCI
Rosemonde Maillet, Head of Research and development, LACTIPS
Jean-David Malo, Director of the Agency for EIC and SMEs
Yann Ménière, Chief Economist at European Patent Office
Audrey Plantureux, Head of Intellectual Property, OVH
Véronique Willems, Secretary General, SME United
Moderator : François-Xavier de Beaufort, Director of Economic Action, INPI

Artisanal and industrial geographical indications

In addition to innovation, protecting existing know-how is also recognized as a key growth driver. In response to the European Commission’s legislative initiative to introduce EU-wide protection, part of the conference will be dedicated to discussing non-agricultural geographical indications.

Laurence Besse, Porcelaine de Limoges GI Association
Delphine Marie-Vivien, Researcher in Law, Deputy Head of UMR Innovation
Claudia Martinez-Felix, Deputy Head of Unit, Intangible Economy, DG GROW
Pilar Montero, Professor at the University of Alicante, expert in Intellectual Property Law
Benjamin Moutet, Linge basque weaver firm
Moderator : Thomas Gouzènes, Deputy Director of Industrial Policy in the Industry Department of the Directorate-General for Enterprise, DGE

Anti-counterfeiting: « The new way to combat counterfeiting: Innovation and enforcement of IP rights »

In light of the anti-counterfeiting reform bill currently being discussed in the French Parliament, we will talk about the need to adapt anti-counterfeiting mechanisms to ensure they can be activated easily and in a timeframe compatible with business life.

May Berthelot, Reputation and Fight against counterfeiting Manager/Head, Le Bon Coin - Vide Dressing
Marie-Laure Bonnaffous, Head of Intellectual Property for the Italian Couture House FENDI
Corinne Cleostrate, Head of Legal affairs and anti-fraud department of the French customs general directorate
Jan Kleijssen, Director of Information Society and Action against Crime, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, of the Council of Europe
Paul Maier, Director of the EU Observatory on infringements of intellectual property rights
Christian Peugeot, President of the French association for the promotion and defence of intellectual property rights,UNIFAB
Lucia Toffanin, INDICAM General Secretary
Moderator : Yann Basire, Director General and the Director of the French Section of CEIPI

Closing remarks

Kerstin Jorna
Director General of Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW) at the European Commission
Jean-Marie Cavada
President of iDFRights - Institute of Digital Fundamental Rights