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The Ministry Of Economy and Trade in cooperation with WIPO is organizing a Trademark workshop on May 22 and 23, 2017
Date: 15 May, 2017

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

The Ministry of Economy and Trade in cooperation with The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is  organizing a  Trademark workshop entitled “" Trademarks:  From Protection to Use as a Business Tool "

The Workshop  will take place on Monday and Tuesday May 22 and 23, 2017 at the Social and Economic Council,   Hsein El Ahdab Street, Near Nejmeh Square,5th floor, Building 200 Down Town - Beirut.

 

 

 Program in PDF Format

Provisional Program

prepared by the International Bureau of WIPO
 
 Monday, May 22, 2017
 
8.00 – 8.30
Registration
 
 
8.30 – 9.00
Opening session
Welcome remarks by:
 
The representative of the Ministry of Economy and Trade of the Republic of Lebanon, Beirut
 
The representative of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva
 
The representative of the Economic and Social Council ECOSOC
 
9.00 – 9.45
Topic 1
International Framework for Dealing with Trademark Applications, Registrations and Post-Registration Action: The Trademark Law Treaty (TLT) and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (STLT)
 
 
 
Speaker:        
Mrs. Martha Friedli, Head, Trademark Law Section, Law and Legislative Advice Division, Brands and Designs Sector, WIPO
 
9.45 – 10.00
Discussion
 
 
 
10.00 – 10.45
Topic 2
Grounds for Refusal of Trademark Registration:
Overview of National and Regional Systems
 
 
 
Speakers: 
Mrs. Martha Friedli
Local Speaker
 
10.45 – 11.00
Discussion
 
11.00 – 11.15
 
Coffee Break
 
 
 
11.15 – 12.00
Topic 3
Trademarks as a Tool for Maximizing the Visibility and Market Share of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
 
 
 
Speaker:        
Mr. Amr Abdelaziz, Counsellor, Regional Bureau for Arab Countries, Development Sector, WIPO
 
 
 
 
12.00 – 12.15
Discussion
 
 
 
12.15 – 13.00
Topic 4
The Trademark Registration Process in Lebanon
 
 
 
 
 
Speaker:     Mr. Wissam El Amil, IP Expert, Head of the IP Unit, Ministry of Economy and Trade
 
 
13.00 – 13.15
Discussion
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
 
9.00 – 9.45
Topic 1
Contemporary Issues Relating to Trademark Protection:
Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products
 
 
 
Speaker:
From Jordan
 
 
 
9.45 – 10.00
Discussion
 
10.00 – 10.45
 
Topic 2
 
Trademark Opposition Procedures: To Have or not to Have – That is the Question
 
 
 
Speakers:  
Mrs. Martha Friedli
From Jordan
 
 
10.45 – 11.00
Discussion
 
 
 
11.00 – 10.45
Topic 3
Determination of the Well-known Character of a Mark: An old Problem and some Contemporary Solutions
 
 
 
Speakers: 
From Jordan
 Mrs. Martha Friedli
11.45 – 12.00
Discussion
 
12.00 – 12.15
Coffee Break
 
 
 
12.15 – 13.00
Topic 4
Discussion: Trademarks and Consumers:
The Missing Link?
 
 
 
Facilitators: Mrs. Martha Friedli
 
 
 
Speakers:
From Jordan
From the representative of the Ministry of Economy and Trade
13.00 – 13.15
Discussion
 
13.15
 
CLOSING SESSION
 
Closing remarks by:
 
-    The representative of the Ministry of Economy and Trade of the Republic of Lebanon                                
-   The representative of WIPO