January 2017: Upcoming Intellectual Property Events from around the World

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January 2, 2017 — Every January, there are a number of exciting events for anyone interested in meeting with Intellectual Property (IP) professionals, discussing various aspects of IP, and learning about the latest trends in brand protection.  Below are a few upcoming Intellectual Property events from across the globe.

1.  9th Global Intellectual Property Convention 2017

Event Description: This Convention provides a platform for Board-level IP managers, IP regulators and policy makers, IP experts, litigators, and investors to discuss best practices and solutions to enhance IP Management strategies.

Location: New Delhi, India

Dates: January 11 – 13, 2017

Some interesting sessions:

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Humanoids, and Intellectual Property Rights. Speakers: Ravi Bhola, Partner, K & S Partners; Vaidya D. P., Executive Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan; Irene Kafeza, Kafeza Law Office;l Rajiv Bhatnagar, Director – Technical, Anand and Anan

How Brands Can Prepare for the Second Round? (GTLDS, 3D PRINTING, VIRTUAL REALITY). Speakers: Dr. Claudia Pappas, Thyssenkrupp, Dr. Deepti Tayal, Director, Ingenious e-Brain Solutions, Vaibhav Vutts, Founder Partner, Vutts & Associates LLP

2. IIPLA 3rd Dubia IP Congress 2017

Event Description: The International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA) will through this event bring together IP experts, investors and owners of IP from around the world to discuss issues and challenges faced by corporations and IP professionals in today’s world. Focus areas will include IP development, Management, Protection, Enforcement and much more. For a list of the key speakers or to learn more about the event, click here.

Location: Dubai

Date: January 16 and 17, 2017

3.  World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

Event Description: The theme of this year’s forum is“Responsive and Responsible Leadership”. Discussions will focus on some core ideas that will set the tone and the mode for the future of global economies and societies. Interestingly, the overview document, states “All the while the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to drive the convergence of technologies that blur the lines between physical, digital and biological systems. Our interdependence will not diminish, but more agile, inclusive and collaborative responses are urgently needed to address the complexity and uncertainty in people’s lives. We must hone our capacity to manage the systems that underpin our prosperity and security.”


Location: Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Date: January 20 – 23, 2017

4.  18th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit West

Event Description: Attendees of this Summit will learn how their brands can grow and how to enhance legal and brand protection to fight against trademark infringement.

Speakers will include Kasie Brill, Director of U.S. Intellectual Property Policy U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), Kate Asher, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel Philips Electronics and many more.

Location: San Francisco, United States

Date: January 23 – 25, 2017

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