This Lunch-meeting will discuss the Study question on patents for the AIPPI World Congress 2019 (London).

Topic: "The requirement for plausibility in patent legislation"

Location: Stibbe Lawyers, Central Plaza (Loksumstraat 25) Brussels

Members-only event with free lunch.


  • 11.30: welcome/reception

  • 12.00: introduction by Dr. Koen Vanhalst, Board member BNVBIE/AIPPI-BE & president patent commission, EP/BE patent attorney-partner De Clercq& Partners

  • 12.30-13.00: Dr. Beatriz San Martin, PhD, attorney-at-law partner FieldFisher ( London)

  • 13.00-13.30: Dr. Sarah Rodriguez (Finnegan – London ), US/UK/EPO patent attorney, attorney-at-law Finnegan (London) Designs - Participation to the EU public inquiry on design protection: position of AIPPI-BE

  • 13.30-13.45: Fernand de Visscher, Board member BNVBIE/AIPPI-BE & president models & designs commission, lawyer-partner Simont Braun. Explanation of the consultation of the European Union on design law and position of AIPPI-BE.

  • 14.00 coffee - networking