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Please find below an outline programme for this event. More information and updates on the programme will be available shortly, so please check back regularly. In the meantime, if you have any questions on the topics to be discussed, or if you are interested in any of the opportunities to participate, please get in touch with David Moseley on +44 (0) 2920 783 028 or david.moseley@forum-europe.com

 

All speakers indicated by (*) are to be confirmed.

 

Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Morning

11:45 – 12:30

Registration/Welcome Coffee

Afternoon

12:30 – 12:35

Welcome Address

The challenges for the Digital Single Market


Katarzyna Lasota Heller, Vice President, EDiMA

12:35 – 12:45

Introduction: Online sales of counterfeits: Are we asking the right questions?



Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg MEP, Quaestor, Member of Committee on Legal Affairs, Petitions and Budget, European Parliament
Piotr Borys MEP, Member of Committee on Culture and Education., European Parliament

12:45 – 13:00

Opening Keynote Presentation

View from the European Commission


Jean Bergevin, Head of Unit, Fight against counterfeiting and piracy, European Commission

13:00 – 13:10

Presentation

Internet Seizures – The View from WCO


Massimiliano Caruso, Technical Attaché, World Customs Organisation

13:10 – 14:00

Panel 1: “State of Play - Working towards a common goal“

This session will look at the roles that both policy and industry can play in identifying counterfeits on online marketplaces. It will also address how best to keep counterfeits out of ads, as well as looking at how trademark associations are working with online platforms to prevent online sales of fake goods and services. The session will also look at the recent work that the European Commission is doing to help address the problem of online counterfeiting.

Moderator:

Magnus Franklin, Journalist, MLex
Tanja de Coster, Director, Intellectual Property Counsel, eBay
Paddy Flynn, Director, Product Quality Operations, Google
Tim Renner, Founder, Motor Entertainment studio
Jean Bergevin, Head of Unit, Fight against counterfeiting and piracy, European Commission

14:00 – 14:05

Panel Conclusions


Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg MEP, Quaestor, Member of Committee on Legal Affairs, Petitions and Budget, European Parliament

14:05 – 14:55

Panel 2: Effective and balanced measures to support the digital single market

Effective and balanced measures to support the digital single market
This session will look at consumer protection and expectations online and ways to raise public awareness. What is the role of IP in terms of consumer protection? What has changed online in terms of anonymity and enforceability? What role do law enforcement authorities have?

Moderator:

Benoît Tabaka, Secretary General, Conseil National du Numérique
Kostas Rossoglou, Senior Legal Officer, BEUC
Marietje Schaake MEP, Member of Committee on Culture and Education, European Parliament
Caroline Edery, Head of Unit, Protection of citizens and enforcement of IPR, DG TAXUD, European Commission
Lucy Nichols, Global Director of Brand Enforcement, Nokia Corporation

14:55 – 15:00

Panel Conclusions


Piotr Borys MEP, Member of Committee on Culture and Education., European Parliament

15:00 – 15:05

Final conclusions and end of event

Logistics

When

Tuesday 15 May, 2012
11.45 to 15.00

CET

 

Where

European Parliament

Rue Wiertz 60
B- 1047, Brussels
Belgium

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