Strasbourg, France IP Guidelines Launch
The Intellectual Property Guidelines for Business, was launched in Europe on 17 October 2008 during a special session at the EU Conference on Industrial Property Rights in the Internal Market in Strasbourg, France.
During his keynote speech at the European Union (EU) Conference on Industrial Property Rights in Strasbourg, France, Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, welcomed the Guidelines in stating "I am extremely pleased that the International Chambers of Commerce, and the Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy initiative, will unveil new intellectual property guidelines to help businesses to manage and protect their valuable property."
Key speakers included: Guy Sebban, Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce; Allen Dixon, Managing Director, International Intellectual Property and Technology Consulting; Richard Heath, Vice President Legal - Global Anti-Counterfeiting Counsel, Legal Group, Unilever PLC; Marc-Antoine Jamet, Secretary General, LVMH; Beate Lalk-Menzel, Senior Counsel, Daimler; Dr Margot Fröhlinger, Director, Knowledge-Based Economy, DG Markt, European Commission; Benoit Batistelli, Director General, French National Institute for Industrial Property; Sharon Bowles, Member of the European Parliament.
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