IEEM Courses and Research Grants

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 

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.

Tentative Programme
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: Fair Game? - 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 

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.


IP Seminar Timetable 2018

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

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