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Parma 2013 AAAML Congress

Parma - March 15-16, 2013

 

Congress Venue

Camera di Commercio di Parma

Sala Aurea

Via Verdi, 2, Parma, Italy

 

Program in Pdf EN version.

Program in Pdf IT version.


Working language

English, Italian (simultaneous translation).

 

Description

This Congress will provide participants with an overview of international legal framework for Geographical Indications and its relationship with the trademark system. The Congress also focus the EU GIs sui generis systems (agricultural products and foodstuffs, wine sector and spirit drinks) and relevant new Regulation on quality schemes, as well as the new examination practice of Articles 7 (1)(j) and 7 (1)(k) CTMR and the protection of GIs in the CTM system.  Enforcement measures of GIs and crucial Case Law will be addressed to provide attendees valuable practical legal tools. The experience of the Groups and related Association will conclude the Congress.

 

Target groups

The Congress is aimed at IP professionals, Lawyers, Trademark Attorneys, In-house legal advisors, Business managers, Associations managers.

 

Vocational Training (Crediti Formativi)

8 credits will be granted to Italian Lawyers.

 

Content

Geographical Indications legal framework.

GIs and the Community trade mark system.

GIs Enforcement measures and Case Law.

The experience of:

~ Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma.

~ Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano.

~ Consorzio per la tutela del Formaggio Mozzarella di Bufala Campana.

~ Consejo Regulador del Tequila.

~ AICIG (Italian Association of Geographical Indications Consortia).

~ oriGIn  (Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network).

 

Friday 15 March

 

8:30 Registration.

 

9:00 INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME REMARKS

Representative of Camera di Commercio Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Parma, President.

Francesco Mattina, AAAML, President.

Name to be confirmed, Ministero delle politiche agricole, alimentari e forestali, Certified quality and protection of Geographical Indications for agricultural products and foodstuffs, Chief.

Raquel Evangelio Llorca, Director of Magister Lucentinus, Prof. Dr. Civil Law, University of Alicante.

Salvatore Orlando, Prof. avv. and Partner Studio Legale Macchi di Cellere Gangemi.

Matteo Bracigliano, Sales manager Italy, Quanta Agenzia per il Lavoro S.p.A.

Aldo Scaringella, Managing director legalcommunity S.r.l.

 

1st SESSION - GIS’ LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Chaired by Giorgio Bocedi, GB Avvocati.

9:30 The international legal framework for Geographical Indications: the TRIPS – principle of ‘first in time, first in right’ and the so called ‘Grandfather clause’ (Art. 24.5 TRIPS) / Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration (Prof. Avv. Stefano Sandri).

 

10:00 The protection of Geographical Indications in the EU: scope of protection and relationship between trademarks and GIs (Edith Van den Eede, Praxi Intellectual Property, ECTA Geographical Indications Committee, Secretary).

 

10:30 Debate

 

10:45 Coffee Break hosted by AAAML

 

Chaired by Pilar Montero, Prof. Dr. Derecho Mercantil, University of Alicante, XIX Magister Lucentinus, Academis coordinator Trade Marks, Designs and Competition Law Module.

11:15 The GIs and the Community trade mark system: latest developments in the practice of the OHIM (Richard Thewlis, legal Advisor. OHIM Opertations Department, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market).

 

11:45 Law and economics of protection for indications of origin. (Agnieszka Kupzok, LL.M. IP., Postdoctoral researcher CEIPI-BETA at Strasbourg University).

 

12:15 The EU GIs sui generis systems (agricultural products and foodstuffs, wine sector and spirit drinks): the most important differences among the three systems (Benjamin Fontaine, E.G.Y.P., ECTA Geographical Indications Committee, Chair).

 

12:45 The new Regulation on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuff: the most important novelties (Prof. Fausto Capelli, European College of Parma).

 

13:15 Debate

 

13:30 Lunch hosted by AAAML

 

2nd SESSION – GIS': IMPLICATIONS IN PRACTISE

Chaired by Alessandro Di Marco, inmentor

 

14:45 Enforcement measures of GIs through sui generis protection; unfair competition and consumer protection law (Daniela Ampollini, Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati).

 

15:15 Case-law on GIs/conflicts with trade marks (Aitor Pomares Caballero, Berenguer y Pomares Abogados).

 

15:45 Debate

 

16:00 Coffee break hosted by AAAML

 

Chared by Giovanni Casucci, Bardehle Pagenberg.

16:30 The experience of the Groups

- Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma (Federico Desimoni, In-house legal counsel and Vice-Director of the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma).

- Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano (Riccardo Deserti, Direttore del Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano).

- Consorzio per la tutela del Formaggio Mozzarella di Bufala Campana (Antonio Lucisano, Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, Director).

- Consejo Regulador del Tequila (Fernando Cano Treviño, Consejo Regulador del Tequila, Representative for Europe).

 

17:45 The experience of the associations of the Groups

- AICIG (Italian Association of Geographical Indications Consortia), Piermaria Saccani, AICIG, Secretary General.

- oriGIn  (Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network) How do the USA, Russia and China protect Geographical Indications? Ida Puzone,oriGIn, Project Manager).

 

18:30 The experience of Brazil and Ethiopia

- The protection of Geographical Indications in Brazil. Cristina Biscaia, Professor of Private International Law at Universidade Cândido Mendes of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

- Ethiopian Coffee, Intellectual Property Rights and Geographical Indication protection perspectives. Seble Baraki, Research Fellow at Open African Innovation (Open A.I.R.), Vice-resident of Ethiopian IP Professionals Association (EIPPA).

 

19:10 Debate

19:30 End of Congress

 

21:00 Gala Dinner (Booking required)

 

Saturday 16 March

(Booking required)

8:00 Visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano PDO dairy.

11:00 Visit to a Prosciutto di Parma PDO producer.

 

AAAML Contact

Tel.: (+34) 965 909 392

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AAAML Local Contact in Italy

Tel.: (+39) 06.97602592

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Institutional Partners

Magister Lvcentinvswww.ml.ua.es

 

Magister Lvcentinvswww.pr.camcom.it

 

Collaborating Partners


macchi-gangemiwww.macchi-gangemi.com

 

Quantawww.quanta.com

 

Pala Azienda Agricolawww.pala.it

 

GMR Avvocatiwww.gmr-legal.com

 

Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocatiwww.trevisancuonzo.com

 

 

Media Partner

Legalcommunitywww.legalcommunity.it



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