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INTERVIEW: MARQUES CHAIR SUSIE HARRIS
In this video interview recorded during the recent Annual Conference in Dublin, Susie Harris tells James Nurton about her role at The Plum Guide, the big issues for brand owners and the key priorities for MARQUES






THE IDENTITY OF
BRAND OWNERS
Welcome to MARQUES, the European association representing the interests of brand owners since 1986. From that time MARQUES has built an enviable reputation as a highly respected and influential brand owners association.














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WHY CHOOSE MARQUES?
"MARQUES is a vital resource for its members and it has helped my IP practice immensely. It is important to have a community who represents interests common to a variety of industries and MARQUES creates that IP community. This allows every member to keep abreast of important emerging IP issues."
Giordano Cardini, Ferrero, Luxembourg
"I have been involved with MARQUES since 2005 and always find the conferences and other events high quality and of great benefit to in-house counsel. The main conference topics and workshops are often geared towards an in-house perspective, and there is always something at the events which will stimulate discussion and insight into IP law and management."
Mark Hodgin, Mondelez, United Kingdom
"As a long-standing member of MARQUES and a member of the Council, MARQUES has become my IP family. I particularly appreciate the exchange with other IP lawyers, especially in-house lawyers. Once a year we meet "among ourselves" at the Annual Conference and openly discuss special in-house topics."
Claudia Pappas, thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property, Germany
"I am an active MARQUES member since 2005 and currently member of the Regulatory Team and the Council. In my view, there is no other IP Association that combines a great network of passionate IP experts with excellent legal content. Not only on pure IP related topics but also in many other legal areas that are key to brand owners."
Simone Pelkmans, Unilever, Netherlands
Become a member!
The benefits
  • Benefit from special offers, discounted rates and priority booking for MARQUES events, including the Annual Conference
     
  • Receive updates and alerts on trade mark and design-related developments into your inbox
     
  • Have the opportunity to join a MARQUES Team: help shape MARQUES policies and activities and attend the annual Spring Team Meeting
     
  • Receive the monthly HouseMARQUES newsletter by email, including updates on IP office developments, case law and events
     
  • Enjoy full access to the MARQUES website, including position papers, research, studies and educational materials
     
  • Support the work of MARQUES in representing the interests of IP owners before national and international agencies and filing submissions before the courts.

Prices
MARQUES membership is corporate by location. MARQUES has offers two grades of membership, Corporate Membership £300/€370  for Brand/Trade Mark Owners and Expert Membership £520/€650 for companies who provide advice on the protection, registration, infringement or selection of trade marks in a European country (e.g. 'trade mark practitioners').
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Ingrid de Groot
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Alessandra Romeo
External Relations Officer
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James Nurton
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Webmaster
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