WIPO Services and Initiatives - Helsinki 27 May 2019

WIPO Roving Seminar on Global IP Services

Are you looking to take your business abroad but are not sure how to protect your intellectual property (IP) rights? Do you want to keep up with new developments in global IP services?

WIPO's Roving Seminars present the IP tools you need to protect and leverage your intangible assets, and to grow your business. In this seminar you learn directly from senior WIPO experts about the latest IP trends, practical tips and issues.

The language of the seminar is English. The seminar is free of charge.

WIPO Roving Seminar is organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH). Read more about WIPO Roving seminars here.


Maanantai 27.5.2019 klo 9:00 - 15:30


Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Paasivuorenkatu 5 A, 00530 Helsinki


Seminar Program

8.45 Registration and Breakfast buffet

9.30 Opening Session

Welcome addresses by:
- Mr. Jorma Hanski, Director, Patents and Trademarks, Finnish Patent and Registration Office, PRH
- Ms. Päivi Lähdesmäki, Senior Advisor, Brands and Designs Sector, WIPO

9.50 WIPO Introduction
Ms. Ana Gobechia, Program Officer, Section for Coordination of Developed Countries, WIPO

10.10 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Ms. Aino Metcalfe, Head, PCT eServices Unit, PCT Information Systems Division, External Systems Development Section, WIPO
Mr. Jani Päiväsaari, Head of Division, Patents and Trademarks, PRH

10.55 Break

11.00 Roundtable: PCT: Challenges and Successful Examples
Moderator: Ms. Aino Metcalfe, WIPO
Panelists: Mr. Jani Päiväsaari, PRH; Mr Folke Johansson Director (Patent Department), European Patent Attorney, Papula-Nevinpat; Mr. Kim Finnilä, European Patent Attorney, Senior IP Advisor, Berggren Ltd; Ms. Anne Forselius, Head of IP Management, TactoTek Oy

11.30 Global Intellectual Property Systems:
- Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks
- Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Ms. Päivi Lähdesmäki, WIPO, Senior Advisor, Brands and Designs Sector, WIPO

12.00 Lunch Break

13.00 Global Intellectual Property systems continues

13.20 Use of the Madrid and Hague Systems: Challenges and Successful Examples
Ms. Katri Kiviniemi, European Trademark and Design Attorney, Castrén Snellman Attorneys Ltd

13.50 Coffee Break

14.10 WIPO Arbitration and Mediation: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Ms. Ana Gobechia, Program Officer, Section for Coordination of Developed Countries, WIPO
Mr. Aapo Saarikivi, Partner & Ms. Johanna Flythström, Principal Associate, Roschier

14.45 Global Databases for Intellectual Property Platforms and Tools for the Connected Knowledge Economy
Mr. Paul Halfpenny, Senior Administrator, Global Infrastructure Sector, WIPO

15.15 Questions and Answers

- 15.30 Closing of the Event



Register here by Wednesday 22 May 2019.


Additional Information

For more information please send us an email to: yrityspalvelut(at)prh.fi

You may also contact:
Mr Olli Ilmarinen
Development Specialist
Email: olli.ilmarinen(at)prh.fi
Tel. +358 9 6939 5236

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