25 April, 2019

The 2019 MARQUES Annual Conference will be held in Dublin, located on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin’s historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and the imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191.
Brands are being buffeted by changes in today’s fast-moving world, driven not just by legal and regulatory developments but also by politics, technology and new business models. This year’s MARQUES Conference looks at the impact of these changes, and how brand owners and IP practitioners can navigate them. Topics covered in the panel sessions will include: megatrends, the impact of global developments on IP; trends in damages awards; evidence of disclosure; tax havens; and the latest developments at WIPO, EUIPO and the CJEU. There will also be workshops on China, comparative and sponsored advertising, split brands and cultural appropriation.