Events Diary

32nd MARQUES Annual Conference
Tuesday 18th - Friday 21st September 2018
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel, Paris, France

The 2018 MARQUES Annual Conference will be held in Paris, a city known for fashion, beauty and art. Reflecting this, the theme of the Conference is "Branding Style: Appearance, Aesthetics and Éclat" and many sessions will focus on topics such as branding, design and luxury goods.

Timely issues such as the EU copyright reform, trade secrets directive, UDRP reform and Brexit will also be addressed, and there will be a wide range of interactive workshops, as well as updates from WIPO and EUIPO and the annual review of EU case law.

Discover Paris
Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is one of Europe’s largest cities, with 2.2 million people living in the dense, central city and almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan area. Located in the north of France on the river Seine, Paris has the well deserved reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world’s finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L’Oréal, Clarins, etc.

We have secured accommodation at the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel  and the Hôtel Concorde Montparnasse.

Accommodation will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Subject to availability, special rates have been negotiated for delegates wishing to extend their stay either before or after the Conference. Rates quoted are inclusive of breakfast.

We are able to offer those delegates who choose to source their own accommodation or those who live locally, modular participation in both the conference seminars and the social activities.

We have organised an exciting social programme and attendance at these functions is restricted to registered delegates and registered partners only. Unfortunately we are unable to offer registrations for social functions only.

Tuesday 18th September
Relax and enjoy meeting up with colleagues and new acquaintances alike at our informal Welcome Reception being held at The Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel, Paris.
Dress Code: Smart/Casual/Comfortable
(Gentlemen are not required to wear suits or ties)

Wednesday 19th September
Our Cultural Evening will be held at the magnificent and unique Musée des Arts Forains & Théâtre du Merveilleux. This will be an unforgettable evening of entertainment.
Dress Code: Smart/Casual/Comfortable
(Gentlemen are not required to wear suits or ties)

Thursday 20th September
Our Gala Dinner will be held at Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel. Dancing till the early hours will follow this signature evening.
Dress Code: Black Tie/Tuxedo/Formal

MARQUES is an authorised course provider under the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD Scheme (Ref: BKD/MARQ) and this Conference qualifies for up to 12 hours credit.

The UK Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) will award 12 ITMA CPD points to the full conference programme and delegates who attend the Thursday workshops can be accredited with a further 2 ITMA CPD points.

For other jurisdictions Certificates of Attendance for Delegates, indicating the number of hours of educational content, can be issued on request to the MARQUES Secretariat. For those jurisdictions which require it, provisions will be made for registration of attendance at individual sessions.

Members of MARQUES are offered an 'Early Bird Discount' for registration for full residential or non-residential packages booked by Friday 29th June 2018.

Please note that early registration is strongly recommended and that the latest possible date for receipt of registrations AND payment of fees is FRIDAY 31st AUGUST. Unfortunately MARQUES are unable to guarantee acceptance of your registration after this date.

Registrations after FRIDAY 31st AUGUST will only be accepted if payment is made by credit card at the time of registration.