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Design Protection in Development from a Nordic Perspective

Torsdagen den 12 februari 2015 kl. 09.00 - 16.00



9.00 Welcome Marianne Levin, Chair of the Swedish Intellectual Property Association & Max Oker-Blom, Secretary General of the Cooperation Committee of Nordic IP Rights Associations


9.10 The Hague System, latest developments Jean-Francois Ouellette, Law Consultant, WIPO


9.50 The Community Design system, latest developments Dimitrios Andrianopoulos, Head of designs examination, OHIM


10.30 Coffee


10.50 Use of design rights in the Nordic countries, an overview; effects and possible problems of CP6 in OHIM´s Convergence programme (Graphical Representation of a Design). Magnus Ahlgren, Deputy Head of Department, Legal, at the Designs and Trademarks Department, Swedish Patent- and Registration Office, SE


11.20 Nordic and EU case law Åsa Krook, Attorney at Law, Borenius, FI & Katarina Strömholm, Attorney at Law, Strömholm Law, SE


covering also:

- individual character

- the informed user


12.00 Lunch


13.00 Application, opposition and defence strategies from various aspects:

a. The ideal design claim (text drawings, photographs , dotted lines...

national and international, Liselott Enström, Attorney at Law, Lindahls, SE


b. What is a "design" ‒ a product, a design or several designs and/or products ‒ and how should the images best reproduce my design? Bernt Boldvik, Head of Department, Norwegian Patent Office, NO


13.40 Design protection and graphical user interphase in the telecom business, Sara Söderling, Attorney at Law, Zacco, SE-DK


14.00 Design and Fashion Heidi Härkönen, Legal counsel at KPMG and fashion law blogger, FI


14.30 Unregistered design: use, importance, case law; the presumption of a valid right in Case C-345/13 (Karen Millen Fashions), Felix Reimers, Attorney at Law, Grette, NO


15.00 Coffee


15.15 Unsolved questions

Aspects on the relations and overlaps between design rights and:

- Copyright

- Patents and other functional expressions

- Trade marks


Professors Annette Kur, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition & Marianne Levin, Stockholm University, SE


16.00 Summing up for a good future of design law. Panel discussion with: Ahlgren, Andrianopos, Krook, Kur, Reimers & Quellette