Events 2019 overview
POLICE RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT: Since 2016 INDICAM has been organizing and coordinating a training program addressed to law enforcement involved in the fight against counterfeiting and IP violations. The goal is to provide a constant support to officers operating in critical territories from north to south Italy, by creating a space of dialogue with rightholders that during trainings share useful information supporting law enforcement activities. In order to strengthen the data sharing, a specific App was created. As to numbers, in 2019 the program touched almost 30 Italian cities and involved almost 500 officers.
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE PROGRAM: In 2016 a real road show started for INDICAM, thanks to a joint initiative with the Ministry of Economic Development. The program aims at providing a thorough training to SMEs regarding IP and protection strategies that could encourage small and medium businesses to invest more in IP and to see IP as a tool for growth and competitiveness. Since 2016 almost 40 Chambers of Commerce were involved and circa 200 SMEs were trained.
POLICY DIALOGUE: in 2019 INDICAM, together with INTA and the Ministry of Economic Development, held the second edition of the “Policy Dialogue” on reinforcing IPRs protection against online counterfeiting. Both private and public sectors intervened and offered the opportunity to examine different perspectives, from enforcement, online platforms and brand owners’ points of view. The event represents an annual meeting to tackle important matters and to achieve models of dialogue that can turn into best practices in the sector, for the common goal of combating IP violations.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: In 2019 INDICAM held its first International Conference and the topic was a comparative analysis on influencer marketing as regulated in Italy, Spain, Germany, France and UK. The contribution that made this possible came from important legal firms that have opened a crack on their national laws as to influencer marketing. The event, that will become an annual appointment, has met a great success, showing an increasing interest in the comparative approach and the international vision when it comes to intellectual property. The attendees were more than 100.
ANNUAL FORUM: The most known INDICAM event has now reached its 32nd edition, while constantly increasing the number of participants over the years (more than 120 in 2019). Representatives of EU and international institutions usually take part in the opening remarks, followed by a dynamic round table that leads the debate over cutting-edge topics, offering a constant update on the state of the art of the best practices in the sector. Final keynote speeches often touch peculiar topics and are delivered by reference figures coming from different environments. The Forum represents a very important meeting characterized by the international scope and the practical cut of its interventions that gathers the main stakeholders in the field and examines the wide panorama of themes linked more or less directly to intellectual property.
JURISPRUDENCE TODAY: A first initiative involving judges was launched in 2019. The event, which will become an annual meeting, focused on three different topics: non-registered IP rights, false documents and online intermediaries. Judges belonging to different jurisdictions and lawyers with expertise in the subjects discussed issues and points of law of some important cases brought to the courts’ attention, in order to offer new perspectives and insights to critical legal matters from a privileged observatory. The attendees were circa 130.
IP UNDER 35: The first event addressed to professionals under 35 was launched in 2019, to touch trending topics that could be interesting for the youth working in IP, told by young lawyers operating in law firms and in-house. Focus of the round table the “Internet of Creativity”.
SEMINARS FOR LAWYERS AND IP CONSULTANTS: In 2019, INDICAM organized 9 training seminars for almost 500 participants among lawyers and IP consultants. The events took place in Milan, Rome, Florence and Turin. The topics included design protection, new technologies, marketing strategies and digital communication.
SEMINARS FOR JOURNALISTS: Based on the same format mentioned above, 6 training seminars were also organized in 2019, addressing journalists of various newspapers, in order to improve reporters’ knowledge on IP matters. More than 200 journalists were trained.