On the 26th and 27th of June, the European law enforcement authoritiy Europol invites interested parties to come to the Hungarian capital of Budapest for this year’s Intellectual Property Crime Conference. In exciting lectures, you will learn, among other things, the importance of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the protection of intellectual property, how to tackle IP violations on the internet, and what role social media plays in the sale of trademark infringing products. In addition, participants will have the chance to interact with customs authorities and get tips for a successful collaboration.
Furthermore, the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) present their joint study on new developments in the trade in counterfeit products. In addition, recent case studies provide insights into IP protection in the food and pharmaceutical industries as well as in IPTV (Internet Protocol Television), the internet-based transmission of television programs and films.
The two-day event in English language is primarily aimed at representatives of law enforcement authorities as well as interested business and science representatives. In addition to the expert lectures, you have the opportunity to attend plenary sessions, networking events and extensive discussions. A welcome reception and a dinner together complete the conference.
More information on this year’s Intellectual Property Crime Conference and the opportunity to register can be found on Europol’s website.