Marta Alves Vieira (Of Counsel) and João Carlos Assunção (Associate) were in Copenhagen at the 40th Annual Conference of ECTA - European Communities Trade Mark Association, which took place from 15 to 18 June, again in a face-to-face format.

At the Conference, in addition to presentations and round tables on intellectual property issues, meetings of the various Committees and governing bodies of ECTA took place.

Marta Alves Vieira is secretary of the Design Committee and, following elections in the Committee, was reappointed to the position and João Carlos Assunção is a member of the Harmonization Committee.

ECTA is one of the largest and most prestigious Intellectual Property organisations, in which VdA has been actively participating.