PROGRAMME – NIR MEETING XXXIV - 26-28 AUGUST 2018

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PROGRAMME – NIR MEETING XXXIV - 26-28 AUGUST 2018

SIGTUNA, SWEDEN

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Sunday 26 August

18.30 WELCOME to Sigtuna and NIR Meeting XXXIV
18.45 Barbeque Buffet and music at Sigtunastiftelsen, Sigtuna.

NIR CONFERENCE DAY 1: Monday 27 August:

09:00 WELCOME to the XXXIV NIR Meeting
Marianne Levin, professor, LL.D., Hon. D.B., Chair of SFIR

09.15-11.45 Chair: Johanna Flythström, Attorney-at-law, Principal Associate Roschier
 
09.15 NEW SWEDISH PERSPECTIVES ON IPR with specialized judges, two instances – the appeal court entrusted with making precedents in IP law
Christine Lager, Senior Judge of Appeal, Head of Division 2 and of the Patent and Market Court of Appeal at Svea Court of Appeal.

09.45 Questions & comments Audience

10.00 Coffee break


10.30 NEW LEGISLATION AND CASE LAW in the Nordic countries – an overview
(FI) Åsa Krook, Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Borenius Attorneys Ltd. 
(SE) Karin Cederlund, Attorney at Law, Partner Sandart & Partners 
(DK) Name to be supplemented
(IS) Name to be supplemented
(NO) Name to be supplemented
 
11.35 Questions & comments Audience


11.45 WELCOME TO SIGTUNA – THE OLDEST TOWN OF SWEDEN – NOW SOME 1.000 YEARS LATER…
Ansi Jönsson, Guide, Kulturbyrån.


12.15 Lunch break


13.30-16.45 Chair: Amund Brede Svendsen, Attorney-at-law, Partner, Grette NO
 
13.30  THE NEW TRADE MARK DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/2436 and its implementation in the Nordic countries
(FI) Minna Aalto-Setälä, Legal Counsel, Finnish Chamber of Commerce
(SE) Magnus Ahlgren, Deputy Head of Department, Legal, Swedish Patent and Registration Office  
(DK) Name to be supplemented
(IS) Name to be supplemented
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Commentators discuss ways of implementing the directive on national levels, inter alia: absolute grounds for refusal or invalidity, bad faith, use of trade marks in comparative advertising, goods in transit, agent trade marks, intervening right as defence in infringement proceedings, procedure for revocation or declaration of invalidity and disclaimers - what happened to them?


14.30 Questions & comments Audience


15.00 Coffee break


15.30 A NEW ERA OF TRADE SECRETS IN EUROPE
General reporter: Bengt Domeij, Professor, Ll.D. Uppsala University (SE)
National reporters: Jens Schovsbo, Professor, Ll.D., Copenhagen University ((DK)
Marcus Norrgård, Professor, Ll.D., Helsinki University (FI)
Harald Irgens-Jensen, Associate professor, Ll.D, Oslo University (NO)


16.15 Questions & comments Audience


16.45 SAY HELLO TO ELSA! – AN INTRODUCTION TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)
Elsa, multi-tasking robot, and Fredrik Löfgren, AI entrepreneur, technological student and robot developer, Linköping University, Sweden.

17.30 End of conference day 1


19.00 WELCOME TO BANQUET DINNER WITH MUSIC AT STORA BRÄNNBO, SIGTUNA
(Dress code: Black tie optional)
   
NIR CONFERENCE DAY 2: Tuesday 28 August

9.00-12.15 Chair and inquisitive moderator: Nicolai Lindgreen, Attorney-at-law, Partner Kromann Reumert, DK
 
9.00 LEGAL CHALLENGES OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (4IR)1
Daniel Westman, Lawyer, researcher, specialised in ICT and media law (SE)
 
9.45 Coffee break


10.15 THE NEW BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – HOW DOES IT CHANGE PRIORITIES IN THE FIELD OF IPR?
Openness, massive data collection, artificial intelligence, administration in all business areas – and what else? Business addresses how their IPR-strategy is affected by the new business environment, primarily by digitalization and the increase in the amount of data and the possibilities for data analysis. What does this development/revolution mean to openness and access to own and competitors’ data? The strategic adjustments and rebalances needed for a future efficient and effective protection of IPR in the new business environment are discussed with industry examples from all Nordic countries, starting out with SKF (Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB) (Swedish ball bearing factory AB) Karthik Venkitesh, lead at SKF AB IP Strategy and Intellectual Assets department, and Martin Jansson, former SKF IP Strategy lead, now joining IP-strategy at AWAPATENT 


11.45 Questions & comments Audience


12.15 Lunch

13.30-15.45 Chair: Marianne Levin, professor, Ll.D. Ph.D, chair of SFIR, SE
 
13.30  IPR INDUSTRY AND THE CYBER WORLD. HOW DO WE BEST AJUST?
Panel discussion among IPR professionals on the future of the IPR business in an era of digitalization. Speakers from different professional categories within the IPR field address how the profession and its working methods and routines may be affected by the new business environment.             
(FI) Rosa Maria Ballardini, Senior Lecturer in IP Law, University of Lapland
(FI) Matti Brax, European Patent Attorney, Papula-Nevinpat (FI)
(SE) Peter Strömbäck, Director General, Swedish Patent and Registration Office (SE)
(SE) Richard Wessman, LL.D, Attorney-at-Law, Vinge (SE)                            
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(NO) Name to be supplemented
(DK) Name to be supplemented


14.45 Questions & comments Audience


15.30 CONCLUDING REMARKS


15.45 Coffee break


16.00 Delegates meeting


16.45 END OF NIR MEETING XXXIV