IEEM Intellectual Property Law Programme 2018
29 October - 7 November 2018
The 15th Intellectual Property Law School, 29 October - 2 November 2018, Macau Cultural Centre (t.b.c)
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.
Starting from the basics of the Paris and Berne conventions, the course covers the development of Intellectual Property Law all the way to the WTO TRIPS Agreement and the WIPO Copyright treaties. Attention is also devoted to regional arrangements, such as the European Patent Convention, and other new international and national initiatives. From a policy perspective, free trade agreements and bilateral investment arrangements covering Intellectual Property, as well as ongoing negotiations in the area of protection of traditional knowledge, will be covered. The classes are taught using an intensive Socratic format by experts in the field.
This challenging programme also expects participants to jointly prepare and argue several moot cases in a friendly, yet competitive atmosphere, providing a unique insights into the way in which colleagues from various jurisdictions approach international and domestic legal problems.
|29 Oct to 2 Nov||The 15th Intellectual Property Law School|
|Monday, 29 October||Lecture: Introduction: History and Structure of IP Laws|
|Lecture: Introduction: History and Structure of IP Laws|
|Lecture: International IP treaties and its guiding principles: National treatment, independence, priority, jurisdiction and dispute settlement|
|Mock trial: Preparation for mock trials|
|Tuesday, 30 October||Lecture: Principles of trade mark law, passing off and the protection of well-known marks|
|Lecture:Trademarks: confusion/dilution/passing off, three-dimensional marks|
|Case studies:Trade marks|
|Mock trial: Opel (Trademarks; similarity; confusion)|
|Wednesday, 31 October||Lecture:National and international copyright law|
|Lecture:Interfaces - Slavish imitation, copyright and works of applied art|
|Case studies: Digital Copyright|
|Mock trial: Wheelies – Designs, trade marks, exhaustion|
|Thursday, 1 November||Lecture: National and international patentlaw– Basic Principles|
|Lecture: How to read patents, claims, descriptions, priority issues|
|Case studies:Patents: Monopolies, Rights and Limits|
|Mock trial:Expeditie Sulawesi – Copyrightable works, acts of copying, private use, communication to the public, applicable law|
|Friday, 2 November||Lecture: Enforcement Issues|
|Lecture: Internet Issues: Infringement and Liability|
|Lecture: Technology Transfer and Licensing|
|Mock trial: Tick Card – Patents, validity, claim interpretation|
The 18th IEEM Intellectual Property Seminar:
Topic: Intellectual Property and the 4th Industrial Revolution: A Data-Driven Economy 5 and 6 November 2018, Macau Grand Lapa Hotel (t.b.c)
The annual two-day Intellectual Property Seminar offers a forum for IP professionals wishing to be part of a thought-provoking discussion on cutting-edge developments in intellectual property law and policy. Distinguished practitioners, judges and academics from all over the world have contributed to this event. The papers they have presented have been published in book form by Kluwer Law International and Hart Publishing.
The 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 Professional IP Update 2018: 7 November 2018 - HK IP Department, HK
The annual professional update provides an overview of all relevant cases and legislative developments of the past year from all over the world. During one day, you will be brought up to speed on the major important legal decisions and developments in intellectual property law and policy.
For this edition, the discussion will also explore exhaustion and parallel trade.
IEEM IP Update 2018 Timetable