BMM Autumn meeting 2020 - Turbulent times: between bad faith registrations and online hassle

Spring turns into autumn and so does our Spring Conference turn into our Autumn Conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will become our very first online BMM Conference, to be held on Friday 27 November 2020.

Based on the strange times we currently encounter, we decided to opt for “Turbulent times: between bad faith registrations and online hassle” as an overall theme. During the event we will be ‘surfing’ from the traditional CJEU case law overview (which this time partly deals with judgments related to IP in an online context) towards a journey through competence and applicable law with respect to online IP infringements. Last, attention will be paid to the impact on our trademark future after the high-profile CJEU Sky vs. SkyKick judgment. We hope that we can provide you with at least some trademark and design-related certainty in these challenging times.


You can find more information and register for this event via this link:



09:00 Welcome by the Chairman of the Day, Jos Klaus (attorney-at-law at BarentsKrans, The Hague)

09:05  Overview of recent European case law, with a particular focus on trademark and designs law in the online world by Sophie Lens (attorney-at-law at Altius, Brussels)

10:05 BMM General Meeting - members will find all meeting documents here

10:45 Short break

10:55 Applicable law and competent jurisdiction in international online IP infringements by Manon Rieger-Jansen (attorney-at-law at Bird & Bird, The Hague)

11:55 Short break

12:05 Good, bad and beyond: recent developments on bad faith trademark applications and its industry impact by Alexander Tsoutsanis (attorney-at-law at DLA Piper, Amsterdam)

13:05 Closing remarks by the Chairman of the Day

Please click here for the resumes of the speakers.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances, the conference will be held in English this time only – as simultaneous translations are difficult to arrange for in an online environment.


BMM Certification points

For attending all the presentations 3 BMM certification points are awarded. The net hours of training can also be submitted to the Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands BarFor your convenience, it will be possible to register and follow the recorded event at a later moment in time, including the option of earning the aforesaid BMM certification points. There will be a quiz to ensure attendance with regard to the certification points and, upon completion of the quiz, you will receive a certificate of participation after the event.


Practical information

Participation costs are € 95 for BMM members. To attendees who are not a member of BMM a fee of EUR 300,00 shall apply. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation with an invoice. Your personal log-in information with details about the technicalities during the event will be sent to you in due time.

We look forward to seeing you all online on Friday 27 November at our BMM Autumn Conference.