A tribute to Florent Gevers - in memoriam a travers le temps

On Thursday, March 21 2019 a tribute to Florent Gevers, in memoriam a travers le temps, will be held.

The meeting is organised by LES BeneluxBMM and AIPPI Belgium and ECTA and will be held in Hilton Brussels Grand Place, Carrefour de l’Europe 3, Brussels, Belgium. Start of the meeting is 09.45 and the end is estimated at 17.00

The following speakers have been confirmed:

  • Sir Robin Jacob, London, United Kingdom

 “The intersection between designs and trademarks with respect to shapes”

  • Sir David Tatham, London, United Kingdom

“Domain Name Disputes”

  • Prof.Dr. Alexander von Mühlendahl, Bardehle, Pagenberg, Munich, Germany

“IP infringement: international jurisdiction in the EU” or “Overview of CJEU case-law”

  • Mr. Fernand de Visscher, Simont Braun, Brussels, Belgium

“Design law: the consequences and question marks following the Groupe Nivelles judgment of CJEU”

  • Mr. Ivan Verougstraete, Former president Court of cassation Belgium and Benelux Court, Brussels, Belgium

“Jurisdictional evolution: new competences for the Benelux Court of Justice”

  • Mr. Philippe Péters, NautaDutilh, Brussels, Belgium (to be confirmed)

“Lookalikes from the position of trade mark owners”

  • Mr. Luis-Alfonso Durán

”Administrative procedures for revocation and declaration of invalidity of trade marks in the EU and non-use defence in opposition procedures,(articles 44 & 45 of EU Directive 2015/2436). Was it a wise and reflected decision? Risks involved for trade mark owners"

  • Prof. Willem Hoyng, Hoyng Rokh  Monegier, Amsterdam and professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Tilburg.

 “National courts as EU judges. Can we do better?”


The fee for this meeting will be € 120,00 for LES Benelux, AIPPI and BMM members and € 180,00 for non-members. For members 40 years of age or below there is a discount of € 20,00 under the condition of completing your date of birth at the online registration form. Payment can take place by bank transfer or by credit card. Your registration will be confirmed with an invoice for the registration fee. The fee includes meeting materials, buffet lunch, coffee and tea in the break and drinks after the meeting.

Please register online via the online registration form


The secretariat must be informed of any cancellation in writing by e-mail. Cancellations received on or after 14 March 2019 will be fully charged.


The number of educational points is 6. Please contact the Registration Desk at the day of the meeting for the necessary lists to sign. A certificate of attendance will be sent by email after the meeting.