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XXXIV NIR MEETING 2018, 26-28 AUGUST

Sigtuna, Sweden

PROGRAMME – NIR MEETING XXXIV - 26-28 AUGUST 2018

SIGTUNA, SWEDEN

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
 
09.15
ChairJohanna Flythström, Attorney-at-law, Principal Associate Roschier
 
 
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.
(NO) Anne Marie Sejersted, Attorney-at-law, partner, Kvale Advokatfirma 
(SE) Karin Cederlund, Attorney at Law, Partner Sandart & Partners 
(DK) Nikolaj Bording, Attorney-at-law, Partner, Kromann Reumert
(IS) 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
 
13.30
Chair: Amund Brede Svendsen, Attorney-at-law, Partner, Grette NO
 
 
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
(NO) Kaja Midtbø Stadshaug, Adviser, Ministry of Justice and Public Security
(SE) Magnus AhlgrenDeputy Head of Department, Legal, Swedish Patent and Registration Office  
(DK) Name to be supplemented
(IS) Name to be supplemented

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 DomeijProfessor, 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 entrepreneurtechnological 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
 
 
9.00
Chair and inquisitive moderator: Nicolai Lindgreen, Attorney-at-law, Partner Kromann Reumert, DK
 
 
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 and from Norway Inger Kjøsnes, Corporate counsel, Trønderenergi AS
11.45 Questions & comments
Audience
12.15 Lunch


 
13.30-
15.45
 
13.30
ChairMarianne Levin, professor, Ll.D. Ph.D, chair of SFIR, SE
 
 
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)                            
(IS) Name to be supplemented 
(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
   
  1 The expression Fourth Industrial Revolution  was first formulated at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos
 
 
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