We have gathered a list of all the patent and trademark-related conferences throughout 2018 so you can effectively plan your year and ensure you don’t miss out on networking and learning opportunities. If you would like to list your event on this page, please email chris@ctclegalmedia.com to find out how.

November 2017

APPA 67th Council Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, November 4-7, 2017

67th Asian Patent Attorneys Association, 2017

ERA Annual Conference on European Copyright Law 2017, Trier (Germany), 9 – 10 November 2017

Annual Conference on European Copyright Law 2017

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December 2017

Brand Authenticity Conference, Berlin, Germany, November 30-December 1, 2017

Brand Authenticity Conference

The Global IP US Exchange, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, Ca, Dec 06, 2017 – Dec 07, 2017

The Global IP Exchange US is the world’s leading networking and benchmarking IP event that will bring together senior IP decision makers who are all looking to discover new ideas and make new connections. Discover the strategies, solutions and innovation that will unlock the true potential of your IP portfolio and safeguard your assets against infringement. This popular invitation-only meeting is open to directors of IP, heads of patent, trademark, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting plus a selected group of innovative solution providers. Attendees tailor their agenda by selecting case studies, lively panel debates, peer sharing discussions, interactive BrainWeave sessions and one-on-one business meetings. The Global IP Exchange has become the ‘must-attend’ event in the IP calendar.

The Global IP US Exchange

IP Summit 2016 Brussels – December 7-8 2017

IP Summit Brussels

This high-level conference gathers + 450 practitioners to discuss the timeliest IP issues and EU reforms related to patent, copyright, trademark, design and new technologies.

This 2-day conference is the forum to discuss with worldwide experts on IP trends, attend innovative panels and discover the impact of new technologies on IP.

The key figures: + 100 speakers, + 400 delegates + 30 IP hot topics discussed.

January 2018

World IP Forum – Dubai, UAE
16th-28th January 2018

ACPC Winter Meeting – Palm Springs, CA
21st January 2018

10thGlobal Intellectual Property Convention – Bengaluru, India
23rd – 25th January

Oil & Gas IP Summit – London, UK
24th-25th January 2018

AIPLA Mid-Winter Meeting – La Quinta, CA
24th-27th January 2018

20th Anti-counterfeiting summit – San Francisco, CA
29th-31stJanuary 2018

February 2018

20thABA mid-year meeting, Vancouver Convention Centre West – Vancouver, Canada
31stJan – 6th February 2018

AIPLA patent prosecution boot camp – Denver, CO
7th-9th February 2018

2018 IP100 Executive Forum – Phoenix, AZ
15th-17thFebruary 2018

AUTM Annual Meeting – Phoenix, Arizona
18th-21stFebruary 2018

The Designs Conference: The power of design [INTA] – London, UK
26th-27th February 2018

Design is an integral part of our everyday lives—from the clothes we wear and smartphones we use, to the cars we drive and websites we visit. Although the beauty or ease of function of a well-designed product is easy to appreciate, design delivers its real value by providing a means for us to readily differentiate products in the marketplace and by adding value to the bottom line of the companies that create such designs. Protecting these valuable design assets in a global marketplace is becoming increasingly important to companies of all sizes.

Join the International Trademark Association (INTA) in London on February 26 and 27 for the 2018 Designs Conference: The Power of Design, where leading business and legal experts will teach us how to harness the power of designs and navigate the challenges of obtaining valid and enforceable protection.

C5’s 10thPharma & Biotech Patent Litigation – Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam
27th-28th February 2018

March 2018

Annual conference on EU Law In the pharmaceutical sector – Brussels, Belgium
1st-2nd March

MARQUES Spring team meeting – Malaga, Spain
8th-9th March

Global IP Exchange – Berlin, Germany
12th– 14th March 2018

96th PTMG Spring Meeting – Portugal
19th-20th March 2018

INTA: Brands & Innovation Conference – New York, NY
19th-20th March 2018

Anti-counterfeiting and brand safety: Pharma security world 2018 – London, UK
20th– 21st March 2018

April 2018

5th AIPPI Turkey’s traditional IP law seminar
5th-6th April 2018

ABA 33rd Annual IP Conference – Arlington, VA
18th-20th April 2018

May 2018

AIPLA Spring Meeting – Westin, Seattle, WA
15-17th May 2018

140th INTA Annual Meeting – Seattle, WA
19th-23rd May 2017

IP professionals from around the globe are invited to gather May 19-23, 2018 for INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting – the world’s largest and most widely attended trademark event. We’re thrilled to host this year’s meeting in Seattle, Washington, the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful business and cultural capital. Join us and experience endless opportunities for growth from 300+ educational sessions, 100+ speakers, and 30+ INTA sponsored networking events. Gain insights, share strategies, forge partnerships and come away energized and equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities facing the IP industry today. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to stay on top of the key issues and players impacting all brand owners and practitioners!

Pharmaceutical patent extension – Munich, Germany
22nd-23rd May 2018

June 2018

FICPI World Congress & Executive committee meetings – Toronto, Canada

3rd-9th June

BIO International Conference – Boston, MA
4th-7thJune 2018

ECTA 37th Annual Conference – Athens, Greece13th-16th June 2018

ACPC Summer Meeting – Boston, MA
24-27th June 2018

Pat-tech exchange
June 2018 (TBA)

July 2018

Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court – Munich, Germany
5th July 2018

August 2018

ABA Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL

2nd-7th August 2018

September 2018

IPO Annual Meeting – Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL

23rd-25th September 2018

INTA: The trademark administrators and practitioners (TMAP) meeting 2018 – Orlando, FL

12th-14th September 2018

32nd MARQUES annual meeting – Paris, France

18th– 21st September 2018

IP World Summit – TBA


2018 AIPPI World Congress – Cancun, Mexico

23rd-26th September 2018

GRUR Annual Meeting – Berlin, Germany

26th-29th September 2018

October 2018

PTMG Autumn Conference – Dubrovnik, Croatia

3rd-6th October 2018 

92nd IPIC Annual Meeting – Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver

October 10-12, 2018

ERA Annual conference on trademarks and designs in Europe – Trier, Germany

11th-12th October 2018

LES 2018 Annual Meeting – Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA

14th-17th October 2018

ChIPs Women in tech, law & policy global summit – TBA


ECTA 76th Autumn Council and committee meetings – Geneva, Switzerland

18th-20th October 2018

AIPLA Annual Meeting – Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC

25-27th October 2018

ERA annual conference on European patent law 2018 – Brussels, Belgium

25th-26th October 2018

C5’s Life Science’s IP summit – 10-11th October, Munich 


November 2018

FICPI Japan’s Osaka 2018 Symposium – Osaka, Japan

1-3rd November 2018

APAA 68th Annual Meeting – TBA


ERA Annual Conference on European Copyright Law, 2018 – Trier, Germany

22nd-23rd November 2018

ASIPI Congress XXI – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

25th – 28th November 2018

December 2018

IP Summit – Brussels, Belgium


Global IP Exchange USA – TBA


BIP Asia – Hong Kong