Seminar on European IP – Dallas

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The route to success: saving time and adding value to clients and attorneys

Aimed at:     IP paralegals, IP managers, IP coordinators, IP administrators and anyone responsible for European IP within their organisation

Venue:          Amberjax

Date:            Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Time:            3.30pm – 5.30pm including refreshments and networking

Please join us for a seminar on European IP, at Amberjax

John Lawrence, Anne Bate and Carly Evans from Barker Brettell will discuss ways to save time and keep down costs when investigating unusual European patent and trade mark situations. They will cover recent changes in EU law and the practical impact on US users of the European systems; differences between US and European practices and how to overcome some of the challenges of working with the EPO and EUIPO, including:

  • Assignment documents – what is needed
  • Foreign filing licenses
  • Assignment of rights between filing a provisional and filing a PCT
  • Controlling the speed of patent prosecution
  • Design patents and the representation needed
  • Correcting errors – extensions of time & refund of official fees on abandoned cases
  • Fast track applications and predetermined specification terms

John, Anne and Carly will be available to answer any questions you may have after the event.

Please register your attendance here, with details of any dietary requirements. If you have a particular issue you would like covering, please let us know when you register.

John Lawrence, Senior Partner and European & UK Patent Attorney, Barker Brettell

With a reputation for being highly responsive and knowledgeable, John has more than 30 years of experience advising US law firms and state-side direct businesses on European IP. He has advised hundreds of paralegals at firms across the US, and is described by his US clients as having “the ability to make complex issues simple to understand”.

Anne Bate, Patent Administration Team Manager, Barker Brettell

With forty years’ experience in IP, Anne is regarded by her US clients as invaluable. “She takes the time to really understand the client.”

Carly Evans, Senior Trade Mark Administrator, Barker Brettell

Carly is a highly experienced trade mark administrator, working closely with clients across the world on all matters relating to European trade mark IP. She is known for her attention to detail and ability to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

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