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About ECTA

The task of ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association) is to promote the knowledge and professionalism of members and owners alike in the fields of trade marks, designs, copyright 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 a network of European and non-European attorneys who share your interests.

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Position papers

ECTA position papers represent the balanced position of the association on issues regarding trade marks, designs, copyright and other related intellectual property rights. 

June 2017
ECTA Position Paper on the revision of .eu Regulations
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ECTA Blog

July 2016
User Associations Communication

The ECTA blog provides entries of news and information 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 as well as 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 the European and International IP legislation, litigation and practice and participate in related discussions. 

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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 26-28 October 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Round tables & Workshops

By organizing round tables and workshops ECTA promotes knowledge and practice in the field of Intellectual Property law. 

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More events

This section provides information on 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 1500 members, ECTA is one of the largest European Associations. Our online membership directory is a valuable tool for networking. The Membership Directory is accessible to Members by logging on to the Members Area using your login and password.

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