IEEM Intellectual Property Law Programme 2017
30 October - 8 November 2017
The IP Law School is a unique initiative in Asia, offering a taught programme in international Intellectual Property Law and its relevance for global, European and Asian economic development and innovation policy. The IP Law School is extremely suited for trainee lawyers, Intellectual Property professionals with an economic or policy background, and master's students in Intellectual Property wishing to enhance their skills at post-academic level.
The 17th IEEM Intellectual Property Seminar: IP Rights: Obstacles or Opportunities to Legitimate Trade?
06 and 07 November 2017, Venue: Macau Grand Lapa Hotel
The 2017 event will cover the way in which intellectual property rights may create obstacles to legitimate trade. The WTO/TRIPS Agreement for the first time put intellectual property rights in the context of trade rules. The reason was that only a harmonised level of IP protection would ensure a level playing field in international trade, while on the other hand lacunae in the scope of IP protection would lead to trade distortions.
On the other hand, it must be realised that territorial monopolies are already per se obstacles to trade. The TRIPS Agreement tries to strike a balance by ensuring “that measures and procedures to enforce intellectual property rights do not themselves become barriers to legitimate trade”.
In the last 20 years, a number of controversial cases have arisen where intellectual property rights are conferred, used or enforced in a manner that arguably impede legitimate trade, both in the domestic and international context.
The 17th Intellectual Property Seminar Schedule
The Professional IP Update 2017: IP Exchanges
8 November 2017 - HK IP Department, HK
For this edition, the IP discussion will also include IP Valuation and Exchanges.
Hong Kong IP Update: IP Exchange