Roving Seminar

Evenement datum
18 september 2018
Roving Seminar

WIPO Services and initiatives

The Federal Public Service Economy and the Directorate-General for Economic Regulation, represented by  the Belgian Office for Intellectual Property (OPRI), organize, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) a half-day seminar, entitled « WIPO Services and Initiatives».

In this event, senior representatives from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will lead an interactive programme of discussions that will be of interest to anyone involved in the international protection of IP rights.

The half-day event will provide an introduction to WIPO services and initiatives, including the  international systems for the protection of IP rights, alternative dispute resolution and infrastructure for the exchange of IP Information.


Participation is free of charge, but registration is obligatory.

To proceed with your registration, please click "Register for meeting " and fill the registration form at the latest on the 13 September 2018.

Space at the seminar is strictly limited.

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This seminar will take place in English.

Simultaneous translation is not provided.


8.30 a.m. – 9.00 a.m. Registration
9.00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.


Welcome address by:

  • Mr. Jérôme Debrulle, Advisor General, FPS Economy, Belgian Intellectual Property Office (OPRI), Bruxelles
  • Mr. Hugues Derème, Deputy Director General, Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), The Hague, Netherlands
  • Mr. Matthew Forno, Senior Counsellor, Brands and Designs Sector, Madrid Information and Promotion Division, WIPO
9.15 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

Topic 1: Introduction to WIPO

Development of the International Legal Framework
Major Intellectual Property Economic Studies

Speaker: Ms. Monika Zikova, Program Officer, Department for Transition and Developed Countries, WIPO

9.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.

Topic 2: The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) – Introduction and Future Developments

Speaker: Ms. Eva Schumm, Legal Officer, PCT Legal and User Support Section, PCT Legal and User Relations Division, WIPO

10.00 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.

Topic 3: The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) – OPRI as a receiving office

Speaker: Mr. Ben De Temmermann, Attaché , Legal and International Affairs, OPRI

10.15 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

Panel Discussion: International Patenting – Challenges and Successful Experiences

Moderator: Ms. Eva Schumm, WIPO

Mr. Ben De Temmerman, OPRI
Mr. Bart van den Hazel, European Patent Attorney, Brussels

10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

Topic 4: Global IP Systems:

  • The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks
  • The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs


Speaker: Mr. Matthew Forno, WIPO

11.00 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Protecting Your Brands and Design at Home and Abroad

Moderator: Mr. Matthew Forno, WIPO

Mr. Hugues Derème, BOIP
M. François Uyttenhove, Senior Intellectual Property Manager, AB InBev, Brussels

11.15 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Coffee Break
11.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Topic 5: Global Databases for IP: Platforms and Tools for the Connected Knowledge Economy

Speaker: Ms. Magdalena Zelenkovska, Senior Patent Data Manager, Patent Database Section, Global Infrastructure Sector, Global Databases Division, WIPO

12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Topic 6: BOIP and OPRI: Recent Developments, Services and Activities

Mr. Hugues Derème, BOIP
Mr. Stefan Drisque, Advisor, OPRI

12.30 p.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Topic 7: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Speaker: Ms. Monika Zikova, WIPO

12.45 p.m. – 13.00 p.m. Questions and Answers – Closing Session
13.00 p.m. – 14.00 p.m. Networking Lunch



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