Under the high patronage of his majesty king Mohammed VI

Casablanca IP Week 13 > 18 May 2016 Casablanca | Morocco

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  • Fri.13 May
9h00
9h45
Opening remarks of "Casablanca IP week"
9h45
10h30
High Level Panel: « The 21st Century Industrial Property : a growth driver for emerging economies » Speakers :
  1. Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  2. Mr. Mohamed Abbou, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Industry , Trade , Investment and the Digital Economy , in charge of Foreign Trade
  3. Mrs Ramata LY-BAKAYOKO, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Ivory Coast .
  4. Mr. TARAFA Marouane,President of the Commission R&D & Universities Relationship (CGEM)
Moderated by international journalist Elé Asu
10h30
10h45
Awarding certificates for participants who have successfully completed the "Industrial Property Animator Certificate" program

Developed jointly by the WIPO, France and Morocco.

10h45
11h00
Inauguration of the exhibition "Casablanca IP Mall" at the Commercial Gallery of Casa Port :

Exhibitions for the general public to demystify industrial property and present the history of its evolution during its centenary of existence in Morocco.

11h00
Panel 1: National industrial property strategies: New challenges and contributions to economic development Speakers :
  1. Mr. Sami Al Sudais, General Director, Saudi Patent Office
  2. Mr. Maurice BATANGA, Director of Legal Affairs, of Cooperation and emerging issues in the African Organization for Intellectual Property (OAPI)
  3. Mr. Adil El Maliki, General Director, Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC)
  4. Mrs Patricia García-Escudero, General Director, Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office (OEPM)
  5. Mr. Yves Lapierre, General Director, National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI France)
  6. Mrs. ZENG Yanni, Director of Division III of International Cooperation Department, State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), R.P.C
  7. Mr. Kunihiko Shimano, General Director, the opposition procedure, Japan Patent Office (JPO)
Moderated by international journalist Elé Asu
13h
Lunch Break
15h30
16h30

Panel 2: Industrial property management in enterprises: today’s issues and sharing of experiences

Speakers :
  1. Mr. Hicham Bouzekri, General Director, MASCIR Foundation.
  2. Mr. Hubert Doleac, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel Europe, Nestlé
  3. Mr. Mounir Jazouli, President, Association of Advertisers in Morocco
  4. Fabirama Mr. Niang, Intellectual Property Director, Total
  5. Mr. Thierry Sueur, Intellectual Property Director Air Liquide
  6. Mr. Bertrand Sautier, Senior IP Consultant & Speaker, Thomson Reuters
Moderated by international journalist Elé Asu
16h30
Closing Ceremony
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18h30
Morocco Awards: annual event that promotes and rewards the most dynamic Moroccan brands. Prizes and Trophies
  1. “Moroccan Brand of the Year” Award
  2. Branding Trophy
  3. Innovation Trophy
  4. “Brand of the futur” Trophy
  5. Local Brand Trophy
  6. “Brand goes Global” Award: Focus on Africa
  7. Audience Award.
Animations
20h00
Cocktail Diner
  • Sat.14 May
9h00
9h30
Welcome Coffee
9h30
12h30
Workshop * :

Distinctive signs (trademarks, geographical indications, and domain names): tailored tools to commercial development

Panel A : Protection of distinctive signs: which legal tools (Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Domain Names, ...) ? Speakers :
  1. Mrs Nafissa BELCAID, Director of Distinctive Signs, Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC)
  2. Mrs Hamida BENLEMLIH, Director in charge of Domain Names ".ma", National Agency of Telecommunications Regulation (ANRT)
  3. Mrs Patricia García-ESCUDERO, General Director, Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office (OEPM)
  4. Mrs. Nawal FARKACHA, Head of the department at the Label Committee, Ministery of Agriculture and Fisheries
  5. Mr.Hamid RAJI, T-MANDIS CEO
  6. Moroccan and Foreign Businesses
Panel B : Valorization Strategies of Distinctive Signs Speakers :
  1. Mrs Fatima AMEHRI, President of International Network of Geographical Indications oriGIn
  2. Mr. Khalid RAHEL, Head of the Division of Quality and R&D, Ministry of Crafts, Social and Solidarity Economy
  3. Mr. Christian AMBLARD, Executive Committee Member at OriGIn and Delegate of GI «Pruneaux d’Agen»
  4. M. Boris NIKIEMA, in charge of ABPJF (Karité Space - Burkina Faso)
  5. Moroccan and/or Foreign Businesses
* Events organized in parallel : the Workshop and the round table
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9h00
9h30
Welcome Coffee
9h30
12h30
Round table:

Accompanying professions for Industrial Property Users

Moderator

Mr. Adil El Maliki, General Director, Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC)

12h30
Cocktail
  • Mon.16 May
9h00
Formal opening of the Patent Marketplace
9h30
Welcome remarks
  1. M. Benoît Battistelli, President, European Patent Office (EPO)
  2. M. Adil El Maliki, General Director, Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC)
  3. Mme Patricia García-Escudero, General Director, Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, OEPM
10h00
PPH Agreement Signature between OMPIC and OEPM
10h10

Coffee break

10h30
Panel : Technology transfer and patent valorization : Challenges and initiatives Speakers :
  1. M. Rachid El Jaouhari, IP Senior Consultant, Thomson Reuters
  2. M. Abdelatif Elouahabi, Consultant, AMAXA Consulting
  3. M. Mehdi Kettani, Deputy - President, R&D and connections with universities committee, Moroccan Companies Confederation (CGEM)
  4. M. Adnane Remmal, Researcher – Entrepreneur
  5. M. Tanaka Yoshitoshi, Professeur, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Moderators :
  1. M. Mohamed Smani, Director, R&D Maroc
12h
Lunch
14h00
Patent Marketplace Pitch
  1. Field of Metallurgical Industries, Mechanical and Electromechanical
  2. Field of Health
  3. Field of Agro-industry
  4. Field of New Information and Communications Technology
18h00
Closing Remarks
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  • Tue.17 May
8h30
9h00
Registration
9h00
9h15
Opening Ceremony Welcome Addresses
9h15
9h45
Topic 1

A Balanced Approach of the Enforcement of IP Rights – Strategic Goal VI of WIPO

Speaker :
  1. Mr. Xavier Vermandele, Senior Legal Counsellor, Building Respect for IP Division, WIPO
9h45
10h05
Topic 2

International IP Enforcement Framework (Part III of the TRIPS Agreement)

Speaker :
  1. Mr. Xavier Vermandele
10h05
10h25
Topic 3

The Strategy to Fight Counterfeiting: The Moroccan Experience

Speaker :
  1. Mrs Nafissa BELCAID, Director of Distinctive Signs, Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC)
10h25
10h45
Topic 4

The Strategy to Fight Counterfeiting: The Japanese Experience

Speaker :
  1. Mr. Takuya Sugiyama, Deputy Director, Regional Cooperation Section, International Cooperation Division, Japan Patent Office
10h45
11h00
Coffee Break
11h00
11h30
Topic 5

Border Measures – The Moroccan Experience

  1. Speaker : Mr.Rachid BHIJA, Head of Coordination Service for Border Controls, Customs and Excise Administration
11h30
12h00
Topic 6

Border Measures – The Japanese Experience

Speaker :
  1. Mr. Masashi Gohbara, IPR Specialist, IPR National Center Japan Customs, Ministry of Finances
12h00
13h00
Topic 7

Roundtable – Specific Operational and Legal Issues relating to Border Measures

Moderators :
  1. Mr.Rachid BHIJA, Head of Coordination Service for Border Controls, Customs and Excise Administration
  2. Mr. Xavier Vermandele
Exchange with the customs of each participating country including the speakers: ex officio procedures; transit and transshipment; identification of counterfeit and pirated goods; seizure and storage of goods; destruction and recycling; simplified procedures: advantages and disadvantages; evidentiary issues and court proceedings at national level, and other topical issues
13h00
14h20
Lunch Break
14h20
14h50
Topic 8

Practical Training Scenario – Legal Proceedings on Border Measures, Implementation of Articles 51 to 60 of the TRIPS Agreement

Moderators :
  1. Ms. Sandra Wens, Technical Expert, IPR, Health and Safety Programme, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate, World Customs Organization (WCO)
  2. Mr. Xavier Vermandele, WIPO
14h50
15h50
Topic 9

Customs Operations: Identification of Counterfeit Goods

Speakers :
  1. Mr. Masashi Gohbara
  2. Ms. Sandra Wens
13:00
13:30
Topic 10

The Role of the Right Holders in the Fight against Counterfeiting – Cooperation with Customs

Speakers :
  1. [Representatives of Right Holders, incl. Mr. Takashi Miyaura, Group Manager, Trademark & Branding Support Group, Corporate IP Department, Intellectual Property Division, Toyota Motor Group]
  2. Moroccan enterprise(s)
13:30
14:00
Discussions and Closure of the Workshop
14:00
14h30
15h00
Welcoming participants
15:30
15:45
Opening remarks
  1. Mr. Adil El Maliki, General Director, Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC)
15:45
17:30
Panel 1 : Which legal system for the protection and the valorization of the design?
  1. Mrs. Dounia El Ouardi, Development and Customer Relationship Director, Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC)
  2. Mr Marcus Hopperger, Director of Division of Law and advisory services in legislation, Trademarks Sector and designs, WIPO
  3. Mr Abid Kabadi, Industrial Property Advisor, Cabinet Lawyers Consulting Partners
Panel 2 : Which development model for creative design firms?
  1. M. Hicham LAHLOU, Designer, President of Moroccan Design and Industrial Design Federation (FEMADE)
  2. Mr. Alphadi, Fashion Designer, Niger
  3. Creative Design Business Experience
Closure of the pilot phase Namadij
17:30
18:00
Exposition : Moroccan and African Designers
18:00
18:30
"Africa Design Award 2016" award ceremony
18:30
19:00
Fashion show, conceived in collaboration with Moroccan design schools under the theme: "Africa-Morocco: Mix of cultures"
19
Cocktail reception
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  • Wed.18 May
8h30
9h
Registration
9h
9h15
Openning remarks
  1. Mr. Adil El Maliki, General Director, Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC)
  2. Mr. Bachir RACHDI, Chair, Ethics Commission, General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM)
9h15
10h15
Panel 1 : Counterfeiting: Issues and Role of the Public-Private Partnership for an efficient fight against counterfeiting. Speakers
  1. Mrs Nafissa BELCAID, Director of Distinctive Signs, Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC)
  2. Consumers’ Association (UNICONSO),..
  3. Mr. LAKBIR Abdesslam, Head of the Control Division du Contrôle at Customs (ADII)
  4. Mr. Charlotte Beaumatin, Project Officer, Direction of Economic Action, National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI-France)
  5. Representative of the Ministery of Justice and Liberties
  6. Representative of the Royal gendarmerie
10h15
11h15
Panel 2 : New Challenges of the Fight against Counterfeiting and Role of the Cooperation at International Level Speakers
  1. Mr. Bachir RACHDI, Chair, Ethics Commission, General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises
  2. Police representative (DGSN)
  3. Mr. Xavier Vermandele, is Senior Legal Counsellor in the Building Respect for IP Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  4. Mr. Iñaki Llodio, High Civil Servant, Department on Legal Coordination and International Relations, Spanish Office of Patents and Trademarks
  5. Representative of the Consumer Protection Association UNICONSO
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11h30
13h30
Industrial Sector Workshop: «Fight against Counterfeiting in the Sector of Automotive Spare Parts ». Speakers : Participants
  1. Entreprises and associations from automotive sector
  2. OMPIC, CGEM
Speakers
  1. Mr. Takashi Miyaura, Support Group Brand Manager, Intellectual Property Department , Toyota Motor Corporation
  2. SICPA-Switzerland : Mr. EQUER Fabrice, Industrial Sales Manager
13h30
Lunch break