Beginning Wednesday, 29 January 2014 08:00
End Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:30
Event fees British Chamber members: €55.00 (incl. VAT)
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With the closing event of “Licenses for Europe” on the 13th November, it’s time to reflect on its successes and failings, and to examine the current state and future of Intellectual Property Rights in Europe.

 

In a recent speech, Commissioner Barnier emphasised the importance of well-constructed and balanced intellectual property legislation, highlighting the fact that nearly 40% of EU GDP is generated by companies that are heavily invested in, or reliant upon intellectual property. A Europe-wide initiative with the potential to streamline the process of applying for intellectual property, and harmonise its cross-border application, is therefore of great significance.

 

            Mr Riekeles has been a member of the cabinet for Commissioner Barnier sine February 2010. He is responsible for interinstitutional relations, e-commerce and postal services, and intellectual property rights. Outside of his portfolio, he also has responsibilities for the budget, the information society, and regional policy & outer regions.

 

          Before joining Commissioner Barnier’s cabinet, Mr Riekeles was a member of the cabinet of the French Minister for agriculture and fisheries, responsible for advising the minister on his diplomatic activities.

 

          From 2006 until 2007 he was the advisor to the VP for international affairs at Mérieux Alliance, a holding company in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology sector.

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Mr Riekeles has been a member of the cabinet for Commissioner Barnier sine February 2010. He is responsible for interinstitutional relations, e-commerce and postal services, and intellectual property rights. Outside of his portfolio, he also has responsibilities for the budget, the information society, and regional policy & outer regions. Before joining Commissioner Barnier’s cabinet, Mr Riekeles was a member of the cabinet of the French Minister for agriculture and fisheries, responsible for advising the minister on his diplomatic activities. From 2006 until 2007 he was the advisor to the VP for international affairs at Mérieux Alliance, a holding company in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology sector.

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