PTMG organises two conferences on pharmaceutical trademarks and related subjects every year, one each in the Spring and Autumn. The Spring Conference is a one and a half day conference and incorporates the Annual General Meeting. The Autumn Conference is the main PTMG annual conference and is a full two day conference.

Future Conferences

PTMG Spring 2018 Conference

Spring 2018

Conference No.: 96th Conference
Date: 19th to 20th March 2018
Location: Porto, Portugal
PTMG Autumn 2018 Conference

Autumn 2018

Conference No.: 97th Conference
Date: 3rd to 6th October 2018
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Programme to be announced
Booking will commence in June 2018

Conference papers

Conference papers will be available to view on this site for a limited period of time following the conference at which they were presented.

Papers for Autumn 2017, 95th Conference – Toronto, Canada

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Past Conferences

Autumn 2017

Conference No.: 95th Conference
Date: 4th to 7th October 2017
Location: Toronto, Canada
Programme: ‘Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Today – As Tough as a Hockey Game!’

Spring 2017

Conference No.: 94th Conference
Date: 13th to 14th March 2017
Location: Paris, France
Programme: ‘Brexit, Digital, Slogans, Champagne and Biosimilars – a Bouquet of Trade Mark and Related Matters’

Autumn 2016

Conference No.: 93rd Conference
Date: 5th to 8th October 2016
Location: Oslo, Norway
Programme: ‘A Taste of Trade Marks’

Spring 2016

Conference No.: 92nd Conference
Date: 14th to 15th March 2016
Location: The Savoy Hotel, London, UK
Programme: ‘Pharmaceutical Trade Marks on the London Stage’

Autumn 2015

Conference No.: 91st Conference
Date: 30th Sept. to 2nd Oct. 2015
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Programme: ‘A Polish Rhapsody – Stay Tuned in Pharmaceutical Trade Marks’

Spring 2015

Conference No.: 90th Conference
Date: 23rd to 24th March 2015
Location: Venice, Italy
Programme: ‘Paddling Through the Pressures on Pharmaceutical Trade Marks’

Autumn 2014

Conference No.: 89th Conference
Date: 8th to 10th October 2014
Location: The Drake, Chicago, IL, USA
Programme: ‘The Multi-Faceted Personality of a Pharmaceutical Trade Mark’

Spring 2014

Conference No.: 88th Conference
Date: 17th to 18th March 2014
Location: Savoy Hotel, London, United Kingdom
Programme: ‘Realities in Realms of Regulation of Pharm. Trade Marks’

Autumn 2013

Conference No.: 87th Conference
Date: 2nd to 5th October 2013
Location: Hilton Hotel, Vienna, Austria
Programme: ‘Barriers to a Global Brand’

Spring 2013

Conference No.: 86th Conference
Date: 18th to 19th March 2013
Location: Kempinski Hotel, Hamburg, Germany
Programme: ‘All Change! Exploring Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Today and Tomorrow’

Autumn 2012

Conference No.: 85th Conference
Date: 3rd to 5th October 2012
Location: Rey Juan Carlos Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
Programme: ‘Realities for Pharmaceutical Trade Marks in the Physical and Virtual World’

Spring 2012

Conference No.: 84th Conference
Date: 19th and 20th March 2012
Location: Conrad Hotel, Brussels
Programme: ‘Policy, Practice & Pitfalls – Pharmaceutical Trade Marks in Europe and Beyond’

Autumn 2011

Conference No.: 83rd Conference
Date: 12th to 15th October 2011
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Programme: ‘Pharmaceutical Trade Marks in a Shrinking World’

Spring 2011

Conference No.: 82nd Conference
Date: 21st and 22nd March 2011
Location: The Grand Hotel, Brighton, England
Programme: ‘Changes in a New Decade’

Autumn 2010

Conference No.: 81st Conference
Date: 29th September to 1st October 2010
Location: Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, Athens
Programme: ‘Today, Tomorrow and the Future’

Spring 2010

Conference No.: 80th Conference
Date: 22nd to 23rd March 2010
Location: Hilton Hotel, Liverpool, England
Programme: “Development, Debate and Discussion ‘On the Docks'”

Autumn 2009

Conference No.: 79th Conference
Date: 30th September to 3rd October 2009
Location: Corinthia Hotel, Lisbon
Programme: ‘Change, Challenge and Compare! Perspectives on Pharmaceutical Trade Marks’

Spring 2009

Conference No.: 78th Conference
Date: 23rd to 24th March 2009
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Geneva
Programme: ‘Industry Meets Institutions – The World of NGOs and IGOs’

Autumn 2008

Conference No.: 77th Conference
Date: 1st to 4th October 2008
Location: The Intercontinental Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Programme: ‘New Lamps for Old – Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle’

Spring 2008

Conference No.: 76th Conference
Date: 31st March to 1st April 2008
Location: The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
Programme: ‘Creating, Building and Maintaining Brand Equity’

Autumn 2007

Conference No.: 75th Conference
Date: 3rd to 5th October 2007
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
Programme: ‘Law, Lore and Language’

Spring 2007

Conference No.: 74th Conference
Date: Law, Lore and Language
Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
Programme: ‘Virtually trade marks – ITs and bits’

Autumn 2006

Conference No.: 73rd Conference
Date: 4th to 6th October 2006
Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston , USA
Programme: ‘Disorder on the borders – grays, fakes and generics’

Spring 2006

Conference No.: 72nd Conference
Date: 20th and 21st March 2006
Location: Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, London, UK

Autumn 2005

Conference No.: 71st Conference
Date: 5th to 7th October 2005
Location: Martinez Hotel, Cannes, France
Programme: ‘Public rights, private rights – a dilemma?’

Spring 2005

Conference No.: 70th Conference
Date: 21st and 22nd March 2005
Location: Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel, Munich, Germany
Programme: ‘Trade marks – usage and abusage’

Autumn 2004

Conference No.: 69th Conference
Date: 6th to 8th October 2004
Location: Melia Castilla Hotel Madrid, Spain
Programme: ‘The theoretical and practical approach to trade mark licensing, exhaustion and other current challenges’

Spring 2004

Conference No.: 68th Conference
Date: 22nd and 23rd March 2004
Location: Langham Hilton Hotel London, UK
Programme: ‘Trade mark rights are one thing, their effective enforcement is another’