The trade of illicit goods, from counterfeits to parallel imports and grey markets, forced or child labor, environmental crimes and smuggling, continues to cause significant concerns not only for the general public, as it jeopardizes consumer safety and health, but also for owners of IP rights.

The legal framework for fighting counterfeits is well-established. However, the phenomenon of counterfeiting and illegal trade in general appears to be far from being brought under control. The growth of e-commerce has amplified online brand infringement on platforms, domain names, app stores, filesharing sites as well as on social media. Other aspects of illicit trade, such as forced or child labor, environmental crimes and smuggling are even more difficult to control.

Therefore, owners of IP rights and all companies active in the international trade, need to set up a suitable, efficient and cost-effective strategy and find solutions to fight against these phenomena of illicit trade; and we think that they can! Join our IP event and meet other in-house IP professionals to discuss how to effectively fight illicit trade by using state of the art technology and knowledge.

Hurry up and sign up for our seminar; the highly coveted places are limited! Participation for in-house counsels is free of charge.

Timing: 12:00 – 17:00 plus networking drinks

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Événement IP
Droit des marques, Dessins et modèles, Droits d’auteur, Droit des ententes
Date
14.02.2019
Adresse
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partberschaft mbB
Prinzregentenplatz 7
81675 Munich
Langue de la Conférence
Anglais

Matthieu Hug

Founder and CEO of Tilkal
(LinkedIn profile)


Martin Küchenthal

LEMARIT GmbH, Member of the board of DENIC eG
(LinkedIn profile)


Pascal Böhner, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

Pascal Böhner

Attorney-at-Law, Certified IP Lawyer, Partner

Use of Blockchain against counterfeiting and illicit trade

Could new technologies in the area of traceability, and specifically blockchain technology, provide an effective response to the «scourge» of counterfeiting and illicit trade?

Matthieu Hug, Founder and CEO of Tilkal, a platform for transparency and end-to-end traceability using blockchain technology, will join us to address the following questions: 

  • What is blockchain technology?
  • What guarantees of authenticity and origin can it provide?
  • What applications in terms of product traceability but also transparency, both in the virtual world of e-commerce and in traditional distribution channels, are there?

Digital IP Rights Enforcement 

Owners of IP Rights need to set up their digital strategies in new structures in order to detect, monitor, evaluate, weigh and fight infringement of IP Rights online. Tailor-made solutions with respect to the companies’ market, its values, but also the possible acts of infringement, need to be implemented.

Martin Küchenthal is the co-founder and CEO of LEMARIT GmbH, an ICANN accredited registrar and specialist in digital brand protection since 2002, and also is a member of the executive board of DENIC eG (the .de registry). He specializes in business domains and digital brand protection. Martin will address the following topics:

  • What risks are owners of IP Rights facing online?
  • How can infringements be detected, analyzed and evaluated?
  • Is there a tool-box to fight infringements online?

12:00

Registration | Lunch | Networking

13:00

Welcome Address | Introduction
(Pascal Böhner)

13:15

SESSION 1: Blockchain and Anti-Counterfeiting
(Matthieu Hug)

14:45

Coffeebreak

15:30

SESSION 2: Digital IP Rights Enforcement
(Martin Küchenthal)

17:00

Networking drinks on the rooftop terrace and at the lounge area