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The task of ECTA is to promote the knowledge and professionalism of members and owners alike in the fields of trade marks, designs and other Intellectual Property rights, within the European Union.

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By becoming an ECTA member you will benefit from our vast experience, knowledge sharing and promotional initiatives, gaining access to highly specialized trade mark, design, copyright and related information as well as numerous European and non-European attorneys who share your interests.

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ECTA Newsletters

04-15 April Newsletter

The ECTA Newsletter is published monthly to keep members updated in respect of the latest news relating to IP matters.

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Position papers

ECTA’s position papers represent the balanced position of the association on issues regarding trade marks, designs, anti-counterfeiting and other related intellectual property rights. 

March 2015
Utilization of the OHIM surplus
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ECTA Blog

May 2015
ECTA introduces the Conference Application

The ECTA blog provides entries of news in the fields of trade marks, designs, anti-counterfeiting and other related Intellectual Property rights within the European Union.

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Press Releases Law Books Gazettes

Under this section you can find press releases as well as articles, interviews,podcasts, law books and gazettes which have implemented all articles that have won the ECTA best articles competition.

Annual Conference

ECTA Conferences are an ideal  opportunity to learn about the most recent developments in European and other significant IP legislation, litigation and practice and participate in related discussions. The 2015…

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Autumn Council and Committee Meetings

ECTA's Autumn Meeting takes place in October and is a working meeting for the Council and Committees. The next meeting will take place from 15-17 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Round tables & Workshops

By organizing round tables and workshops, ECTA tries to promote knowledge and practice in the field of Intellectual Property rights. 

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More events

More events provides events which are hosted by other associations in relation to IP matters.

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Committees

The Council has delegated some of its powers to Committees which are, together with the Management Committee, the heart of the Association. It is from these Committees that the Council’s work stems. At this level, the principle of representation by a member from each Member State in each committee has been adopted. In addition, the participation in the various committees of Associate and Affiliate members enhances the discussions. The reports and recommendations submitted by the Committees and approved by the Council are therefore the result of a European Union wide approach to each matter under discussion.

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Members directory

With more than 1400 members, ECTA is one of the largest European Associations. The on-line membership directory is a valuable tool for networking.

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