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Moin and welcome to Hamburg! The largest non-capital city in the European Union is not only home to Europe's third largest seaport, but also the commercial center of Northern Europe. The vibrant city holds large representations of multinational producers of consumer goods and services – for example of the foods and beverage, fashion, and cosmetics industry – as well as large retail organisations and advertising agencies. It is therefore the perfect spot to host a seminar that touches upon current IP and tech related aspects following consumer goods and services along their path from global production to local consumption.
The academic program will be dedicated to questions around building and managing consumer trust when producing and selling goods and services in a globalised world. In sessions focused on advertising trends, labeling requirements, and new developments in the constant fight against counterfeiting, we will discuss how issues like climate awareness, social movements or ethical production standards influence and affect the way goods or services are presented to local consumers. Also, we will shed some light on recently introduced compliance requirements concerning the global organisation of supply chains, paying particular respect to the business perspective as well as the needs and concerns of In-house counsel. Consumer goods and services regularly aim at reaching large audiences. Hence, platforms, legal tech and AI are playing an ever increasing role for managing large numbers of similarly laid out demands, which still differ greatly in the details. We look at how new technological solutions enable businesses to stay on top of such cases and help them handle the arising (legal) issues in connection with consumer goods and services. Finally, our seminar comes full circle (from local to global to meta) and closes with an outlook on one of the newest frontiers: the Metaverse!
The seminar will be hosted by the IP/IT & TMT Commission in cooperation with the In-house Counsel Commission.
Of course, there will be an attractive social program: Get a scent of the history of global trading by taking a boat tour through the harbor and the old warehouse district. Join us for a lovely dinner at the world-famous Elbphilharmonie or a tour around the sinful mile, the famous Reeperbahn, with its throbbing nightlife. Rumor also has it that the hard-nosed can enjoy a fish bread on the “Fischmarkt” on Sunday morning at 5 am (whether you get up early or prefer to pull an all-nighter will be at your own discretion).
Welcome dinner at ÜberQuell (optional)
Registrations at Renaissance Hamburg Hotel
Welcome address / Introduction
Moderator: Rutger Stoop, DLA Piper, the Netherlands
- Helena Bastrup Haarup Fisker, Bech Bruun, Denmark
- Emma Dunnill, RPC, United Kingdom
- Antonio Varas, Porcio Rios Garcia, Chile
- Olivier Sasserath, MVVP Advocaten, Belgium
Moderator: Marta Centell Ribas, Vidal-Quadras & Ramon, Spain
- Sarah Leins-Zurmühle, Unilever, Switzerland
- Pernille Rosenkvist Laursen, A-TEX, Denmark
- Tomasz Wekwart, Borek Legal, Poland
- Felipe Samaniego, CorralRosales, Ecuador
Moderator: Rosie Burbidge, Gunnercooke LLP, United Kingdom
- Phelan Brüderlin, Vitra International AG, Switzerland
- Emanuela Gaia Zapparoli, Nunziante Magrone, Italy
- Julia Hugendubel, CMS Hasche Sigle, Germany
- Kristof Neefs, Inteo, Belgium
Moderator: Gülsüm Aslan, AIG, Netherlands
- Daniel Valdini, Olympus SE, Germany
- Malgorzata Hartwig, ADM, Germany
- Emanuela Hernandez, Foot Locker, Netherlands
- Cédric Brunner, OEKO-TEX, Switzerland
Registrations at Renaissance Hamburg Hotel
Moderator: Kaj Seidl-Nussbaumer, Probst Partner AG, Switzerland
- Nico Brunotte, DLA Piper, Germany
- Micha Bues, Bryter, Germany
- Silvia van Schaik, bureau Brandeis, Netherlands
Moderator: Luana Barros, Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello, Brazil
- Gabriel Kasper, Homburger AG, Switzerland
- Florian Poncin, Brucher Thieltgen & Partners, Luxembourg
- Svenja Freisfeld, SoundCloud, Germany
Moderator: Suvina Wong, Carpmaels & Ransford, United Kingdom
Speaker: Ann-Cathrin Tönnes, Friedrich Graf v. Westphalen & Partner mbB., Germany
Commission updates and closing remarks
Optional Guided Boat Tour including open bar
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