BPLA Annual PCT Seminar and Madrid Protocol
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/1/2017 to 11/2/2017
When: November 1st-2nd, 2017
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60 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02109
United States
Contact: Emily Whelan

Online registration is available until: 10/31/2017
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BPLA Invites You to Our

Annual PCT Seminar - November 1, 2017

*This year with new Madrid Protocol Session on November 2, 2017*


November 1 Full-Day Seminar – Patent Cooperation Treaty


This full-day educational seminar is designed for patent attorneys, agents, administrators, and paralegals, among others, who are interested in learning about or refreshing their knowledge of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).  The seminar will examine PCT rules and practices, including the latest updates and their strategic implications, and will be presented by Mr. Matthias Reischle-Park, Deputy Director of the PCT Legal Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

PCT Program Topics:

  • PCT procedures and time limits
  • Choice of receiving office and international search authority
  • Best practices for e-filing and correcting defects
  • Priority claims and priority documents
  • International search and preliminary examination
  • Best practices for national phase entry
  • Patent Prosecution Highway
  • Recent and future developments in the PCT system
  • Best practice tips for international and national phase


November 2 Half-Day Seminar – Madrid International Trademark System


This new half-day educational seminar is designed for trademark attorneys, administrators, and paralegals, among others, who are interested in learning about or refreshing their knowledge of the Madrid International Trademark System.  The seminar will address Madrid practices and procedures, including advanced topics and current updates in international trademark practice, and will be presented by Mr. Alan Datri, WIPO Invited Speaker and former Senior Counsellor with the Office of the Deputy Director General at WIPO.

Madrid Program Topics:

  • Overview of the Basics
  • International Applications
  • Maintenance and Management of an International Registration
  • E-Madrid and Publications
  • Recent Developments 
    Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and identify areas of interest in advance of the seminar


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PCT Seminar

Wednesday, November 1
9 AM – 5 PM

Continental breakfast
& Lunch included

Madrid Seminar

Thursday, November 2

9 AM – 1 PM

Continental breakfast
& Lunch included





60 State Street

Boston, MA 02109





November 1(PCT)

Non-Members: $400


November 2 (Madrid)

Non-Members: $275


November 1&2

Non-Members: $600


*Member pricing for these seminars also applies to a member’s delegate*

Committee Chair

Emily Whelan, WilmerHale