IACC 2017 Annual Spring Conference

Barcelona, Spain
17-19 May 2017
www.iacc.org/conferences/spring-conference
The IACC’s Annual Spring Conference combines the industry's most up-to-date information and best practices with its top leaders in the frontlines in law, security, government and business.

Spring Conference attendees come from all continents to network and share their views on the latest IP challenges and solutions to mitigating counterfeiting. It’s an ideal opportunity for companies to learn about and have direct access to new and innovative solutions and approaches to anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy.
Upcoming events
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April 2017
20-21
The summit is aimed at offering an optimal platform to discuss IP protection strategies
April 2017
26-28
On behalf of the Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Forum, it gives us an immense pleasure to invite you to the next World IP Forum which will take place from 26th to 28th April 2017 at hotel 'Shangri La, Bangalore'.
May 2017
17-19
The IACC’s Annual Spring Conference combines the industry's most up-to-date information and best practices with its top leaders in the frontlines in law, security, government and business.
May 2017
20-24
INTA's Annual Meeting is the largest and most prestigious gathering of trademark professionals in the world, with more than 9,000 delegates expected to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting in Barcelona
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US House of Representatives passes copyright leadership bill
27 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The role of register of copyrights will become a presidential appointee
CJCH Solicitors secures new anti-piracy contracts
27 April 2017 | Cardiff | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The contracts bolster the firm’s new anti-piracy direction.
PIPCU launches IP Crime Directory
27 April 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The database will provide law enforcement with better tools to tackle counterfeiting
Pre-installed software for piracy makes IPTV players illegal
26 April 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The CJEU has ruled that any media player marketed and sold with pre-installed software allowing access to pirated content infringes the copyright owner’s right of distribution to the public
INTA welcomes World IP Day message
26 April 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
INTA says that WIPO’s message and its own goals are aligned
World IP Day: Innovation improves lives
26 April 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
WIPO director general Francis Gurry has praised innovation for improving people's lives
EPC calls on MEPs to support EU publishing right
26 April 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPC chair Christian Van Thillo said the right would secure a free and independent press for the foreseeable future.
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