CEIPI's Newsletter n° 30 - November 25, 2014

HEADLINES

Forthcoming closing of Registrations to the Conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of CEIPI

The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) is celebrating this year its cheap essay writing service usa 50th anniversary.

The highlight of the celebrations will be an international conference organized on viagra kaufen duisburg 27th and 28th November 2014 at the cialis 10 mg 4 st Council of Europe in Strasbourg on the topic “Perspectives for the Intellectual Property System in a Globalized World” under the high patronage of the OHIM, EPO and WIPO.

The most important figures of intellectual property have agreed to speak at the conference and to support this important event.

Among the participants, we are counting prominent names from academia, IP organisations, legal firms, IP consulting and IP managers of major international companies.

Registrations started on http://ebooks-in-bibliotheken.de/?drogerie=m%C3%A4nnerpille-priligy&646=a3 1st July 2014 and the number of places at the Council of Europe is limited. There are only a few places left, so, please, do not hesitate to register as soon as possible.

You can download the programme and the registration form.

Ceremony in honour of Mr. Dieter Stauder, receiving the mention of “Honorary Tutor” from the international section of the CEIPI

The International Section is proud to announce that the first click here “Honorary Tutor” distinction has been awarded to go to site Mr. Dieter Stauder, in acheter cialis marseille October 2014, in the presence of several tutors of the section. The CEIPI expressed this way its gratitude to Mr. Stauder, former director of the International Section and D tutor from 1992 to 2010, for his experience and his immense contribution to the development of activities of the section.

From left to right: Mr. Thierry Debled, Associate Professor and Director of the CEIPI international section, Mr. Dieter Stauder, CEIPI Tutor and Mr. Onno Griebling, D Seminary coordinator

PARTNERSHIPS

Two new partnerships have been signed recently between the CEIPI and prestigious institutions and universities active in the field of Intellectual Property.

Europe

Cooperation agreement between CEIPI and Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

Established in 1995, the ou trouver du viagra générique en france Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) is the European body responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Community system of protection of plant varieties. Since 1997, its headquarters are in Angers (France).

CEIPI and CPVO are collaborating since several years. To strengthen their relationship, they have decided to sign a framework cooperation agreement.

This partnership will allow them to share knowledge and experiences in the intellectual property field, to exchange about research subjects linked to community plant variety rights, to organize common events and internship collaboration.

The agreement was signed on go here October 1st, 2014, during a celebration held at the CEIPI, and with the participation in particular of the President of the CPVO, enter site Mr. Martin Ekvad, the President of the University of Strasbourg, cialis 5mg filmtabletten preisvergleich Mr. Alain Beretz and the Director General of CEIPI, acheter cialis générique Mr. Christophe Geiger.

Click here to read the press release published by the CPVO.

From left to right: Mr. Alain Beretz, President of the University of Strasbourg, Mr. Martin Ekvad, President of CPVO and Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, sign the Cooperation Agreement
From left to right: Mr. Alain Beretz, President of the University of Strasbourg, Mr. Martin Ekvad, President of the CPVO, Mr. Paul van der Kooij, Senior Lecturer at the Universiy of Leiden and President of the Appeals Chamber of CPVO, Mrs Geertrui van Overwalle, Professor on Intellectual Property Right at the University of Louvain, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI and Mr. Théo Hassler, Professor at the CEIPI

International

CEIPI is reinforcing its position in Asia by formalising the cooperation with the Chinese-German Institute for Intellectual Property (Huazhong University of Science and Technology – HUST).

CEIPI and the Chinese-German Institute for Intellectual Property - HUST finalize a cooperation agreement

On http://barkassenfahrt.de/?drogerie=viagra-100mg-4-stuck&cd7=f1 October 8th 2014, the CEIPI (University of Strasbourg) and the Chinese-German Institute for Intellectual Property (HUST) have signed a Cooperation Agreement, with the aim to create common programs for training and research in intellectual property, exchange of students and staff and the organization of joint events. In particular, discussions were initiated in order to create at the Huazhong University a Sino-European Centre for Intellectual Property in partnership with the CEIPI.  

The HUST delegation was composed of:

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- Prof. YU Xiang, Director, International Exchange Center of HUST; Professor of IP at School of Management, HUST; Visiting Professor at the CEIPI (University of Strasbourg)

- Prof. HUANG Shuhong, Co-Dean, China-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy; Dean, School of Energy and Power Engineering

- Prof. MA Yanlin, Director, Degree Office, Graduate School, HUST; Professor of Public Administration

- Mr. HE Gang, Deputy Director, International Exchange Center (International Office).

The delegation was welcomed by Prof. Francis Kern, Vice-President of the University of Strasbourg in charge of the International Relations, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, as well as by the members of the Research Department of the CEIPI and members of the International Relations of the University of Strasbourg.

Prof. Francis Kern, Vice-President of International Relations of Unistra, Prof. Ding Lieyun, President of HUST, Prof. Yu Xiang, Director, International Exchange Center of HUST; Professor of IP at School of Management, HUST; Guest Professor at University of Strasbourg and Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI
from left to right: The HUST delegation and the CEIPI Research Department members

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

RECENT DOCTORAL THESES DEFENSES AT CEIPI

Doctoral thesis defense by Mr. Pablo Mohr: The European harmonization of copyright contract law – A comparative law study based on German, English, Spanish and French law

On September 29, 2014, Mr. Pablo Mohr defended his thesis, written under the supervision of Mr. Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the research department of the CEIPI, on the following topic: “The European harmonization of copyright contract law - A comparative law study based on German, English, Spanish, and French law”.

Members of the Jury:

  • Michel Vivant, Professor, Sciences-Po Law School in Paris
  • Alain Strowel, Professor, University of Saint-Louis in Brussels, Catholic University of Louvain
  • Martin R.F. Senftleben, Professor, Law Faculty VU Amsterdam University (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Claude Witz, Professor, University of Strasbourg / Saarland University (Universität des Saarlandes), Co-director of the Centre Juridique Franco-Allemand (CJFA)
  • Christophe Geiger (thesis supervisor), Associate Professor, Director general and Director of the research department at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg
From left to right: Michel Vivant, Martin R.F. Senftleben, Christophe Geiger, Pablo Mohr, Claude Witz and Alain Strowel

Doctoral thesis defense by Mr. Philippe Vallas: "Referencing: Contribution to the study of the legal nature of a major retailing contract"

On September 23, 2014, Mr. Philippe Vallas defended his thesis, written under the supervision of Mr. Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg, on the following topic: “Referencing: contribution to the study of the legal nature of a major retailing contract”.

Members of the Jury:

  • Nicolas Eréséo, Associate Professor, University of Strasbourg
  • Didier Ferrier (rapporteur) , Emeritus Professor, University of Montpellier 1
  • Hugues Kenfack (rapporteur), Professor, Dean of the Law Faculty of Toulouse 1
  • Yves Reboul, (thesis supervisor), Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg

UPCOMING DOCTORAL THESES DEFENSES AT CEIPI

Doctoral thesis defense by Mr. Karlo Tinoco Fonseca: "IP licences and Public interest: study based on Brazilian, French and EU law"

On December 3th 2014, 2.30 pm, in Alex Weill hall, Mr. Karlo Tinoco Fonseca will defend his thesis, written under the supervision of Mrs. Joanna Schmidt-Szalewski, Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg, on the following topic: "IP licences and Public interest: study based on Brazilian, French and EU law".

Doctoral thesis defense by Mrs. Nabila Ben Ali-Prieur: "Licences for immaterial goods: a study based on French and Moroccan law"

On December 4th 2014, 10 am, in Alex Weill hall, Mrs. Nabila Ben Ali-Prieur will defend her thesis, written under the supervision of Mrs. Joanna Schmidt-Szalewski, Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg, on the following topic: "Licences for immaterial goods: a study based on French and Moroccan law".

Doctoral thesis defense by Mr. Amidou Dembele: "Tradition Knowledge in a legal perspective"

On December 18th 2014, at 10 am, in Alex Weill hall, Mr. Amidou Dembele will defend his thesis, written under the supervision Mr. Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg, on the following topic: “Traditional Knowledge in a legal perspective”.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AT CEIPI

CEIPI-BETA project in Law and Economics of Intellectual property

This joint research project at the University of Strasbourg brings together lawyers and economists to formulate a common methodology and scientific output on a broad range of IP related issues. Directed by Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General at CEIPI, and Prof. Julien Pénin, Associate Director at BETA (Bureau of Theoretical and Applied Economics), it is inter alia implemented through monthly workshops.

Prof. Dan Burk speaking on “Inventing around Copyright” at the CEIPI-BETA workshop

On Monday, December 1st, 2014, CEIPI-BETA Project in Law and Economics of IP has the pleasure of welcoming Prof. Dan L. Burk, UC Irvine's Chancellor's Professor in Law, who will give a presentation on the topic “Inventing around Copyright”.

The workshop will take place in the Escarpe Building, room 330, at 5 pm.

You can download the programme.

Click here for further information concerning the CEIPI-BETA Project in Law and Economics of IP.

PAST CONFERENCES AT CEIPI

2014 Lecture series “Institutional, Political and Social Perspectives on Intellectual Property” of the CEIPI

Conference of Ms. Margot Fröhlinger on the topic “The Implementation of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court - Current state and future perspectives”

In the context of the lecture series “Institutional, Political and Social Perspectives on Intellectual Property”, CEIPI had the great honor to welcome Ms. Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director for patent law and international affairs at the European Patent Office, who gave a public conference on the current state of implementation of the Unitary Patent System and the Unified Patent Court.

Ms Fröhlinger did not limit her presentation to the theoretical aspects of the system and its foundations, but also chose to address many practical issues, the challenges and opportunities raised for various industrial sectors that will soon be using the system. Her presentation was introduced by Mr. Antonio Campinos, President of the OHIM and President of the CEIPI Administrative Board.

From left to right: Mr. Antonio Campinos, President of the OHIM and President of the CEIPI Board, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI and Ms. Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director for the Patent rights and Multilateral office at the European Patent Office

Round table organized by the CEIPI and the CPVO on the topic: “The Community plant variety system: Challenges and Opportunities”

The CEIPI and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) have organized a round table on October 1st 2014, on the topic “The Community plant variety system: Challenges and Opportunities”. This round table permitted to present the role of the CPVO in the EU IP system, as well as some crucial legal issues, as interpreted by the Board of Appeal and the CJEU, as well as enforcement mechanisms, and the promotion of biodiversity through the mechanisms of open licenses. This ambitious program, enriched by discussions with the public, gave CEIPI students and researchers the opportunity to improve their knowledge of this very specialised and understudied IP field.

The round table was composed by: Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, Mr. Martin Ekvad, President of CPVO, Mr. Paul van der Kooij, Senior Lecturer at the University of Leiden, Chairman of the Board of Appeal of the CPVO, Mr. Théo Hassler, Professor at CEIPI, Ms. Geertrui van Overwalle, Professor of IP Law at the K.U.Leuven, Belgium.

On this occasion, the CEIPI and the CPVO have signed a framework agreement in order to raise public awareness and knowledge about community plant variety rights, area of intellectual property sometimes neglected in the academic classical programs.

Click here to  consult the presentations of the participants to this event.

Click here to read the press release published by the CPVO.


Left photo: Mr Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI and Mr Martin Ekvad, President of CPVO ; Right photo: Mr Théo Hassler, Professor at CEIPI, Mr Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, Mr Martin Ekvad, President of CPVO, Mr Paul van der Kooij, Senior Lecturer at University of Leiden and Chairman of the Board of Appeal of the CPVO, and Ms Geertrui van Overwalle, Professor of IP Law at the K.U.Leuven, Belgium

Paris Congress on Industrial Property on the Topic “The legal framework for Employee’s inventions: Asia – USA – Europe”, organized by the FNDE, in collaboration with CEIPI and CASRIP


The National Federation for Corporate Law (FNDE) in collaboration with CEIPI and the Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP), University of Washington have organized the Paris Congress on Industrial Property on the topic “The legal framework for Employee’s inventions: Asia - USA - Europe”,

This conference was held on September 19, 2014 in Paris.

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI, has delivered the welcome address and Mr. Yves Reboul, Professor Emeritus and Director of the French Section of CEIPI, has spoken during the closing ceremony.

You can download the program here.

Prof. Jacques Raynard, University of Montpellier, President of FNDE

Left photo: Mr. Kenji Shimada, Director for Intellectual Property, JETRO Düsseldorf and Mr. Philippe Conan, President of ASPI, Direction of Industrial Property at Air Liquide ; right photo: Prof. Toshiko Takenaka, University of Washington School of Law, Director of CASRIP

PUBLICATIONS

New Publication in the CEIPI Collection: Les fonctions de la marque by Yann Basire

We are delighted to announce the upcoming publication of a book by Yann Basire, Associate Professor at University of Haute-Alsace and member of CEIPI Research Deparment. This new book in the CEIPI Collection by LexisNexis, titled The functions of a trademark, essay on the coherence of the legal regime governing a distinctive sign, will be available for purchase in January 2015. The preface is signed by Mr. Yves Reboul, Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director of CEIPI French Section, and the foreword by Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

Through the Court of Justice’s interpretation of the Trademarks Directive the function of the trademark has become a crucial subject of trademark law. The essential function of a trademark, which is to guarantee the identity of the origin of goods, is henceforth almost systematically appraised by Community and national judges at all stages of the life of a trademark. In 2009, the Court of Justice “discovered” four new functions: advertisement, investment, quality and communication. This progress has blurred the limits and boundaries of trademark law. The trademark, a business’s intangible asset, whose initial function is to make it possible to identify products or services, takes on loosely-defined functions, that are legally questionable, and commercial or consumerist. It is quite legitimate to question the role of the trademark today. Is it still the object of an intellectual property right that benefits its holder, or has it become a “complex” sign with multiple boundaries serving the consumer. This is the question that the present study intends to answer. The aim is to demonstrate the coherence of the legal regime of the most valuable and the most fascinating of distinctive signs.

Forthcoming Publication: Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property, edited by Ch. Geiger

CEIPI and its Research Department is pleased to inform you about the publication of a new volume, edited by Christophe Geiger, Director General of the CEIPI, in the renowned series of Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property of Edward Elgar Publishing.

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property is a comprehensive volume on the intersection of human rights and intellectual property law. Resulting from a field-specific expertise of over 40 scholars and professionals of world renown, the book explores practical and doctrinal implications of human rights considerations on intellectual property law and jurisprudence.

The book is scheduled to be published in January 2015.

Click on the poster for more complete description of the book.

Click here to buy this book online.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Opening of the fifth edition of the double degree programme CEIPI / University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje

The opening ceremony for the 2014-2015 academic year of the CEIPI double degree program on IP Law offered in cooperation with Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (Macedonia), and in partnership with the EIPIN members, took place on November 4th 2014, in the premises of the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.

Mr. Xavier Vermandele, Senior Legal Counsellor in the Building Respect for IP Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), gave an opening lecture on the topic “IP Enforcement and Building Respect for IP at the international level”.

This innovative training program in Skopje focuses mainly on international and European perspectives of IP Law (industrial property, copyright, neighboring rights and other related disciplines). Classes are taught by lecturers from CEIPI, its EIPIN partners, Law Faculties of Skopje and neighboring countries (Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia). 

Click here for further information concerning the opening ceremony

For more information about the program: http://www.ip.ukim.edu.mk/call-for-applicants-for-the-20142015-academic-year/

Academic year 2014-2015 at CEIPI

On September 15th, 2014, the CEIPI has welcomed new students of the University Diploma on Patent law, followed a few days later by the Masters 2, the University Diploma on Trademarks and Designs and the Diploma on Patent Litigation in Europe.

Around 1 000 applications were received for the professional and research master programs. 39 candidates were selected for the professional masters, whereas for the research Master 2 in European and international IP Law 14 students were admitted by the selection committee. As every year, a lot of applications were sent by foreign students, and the CEIPI is proud to welcome them at the same conditions as French students.

The CEIPI trains every year several hundreds of specialists (engineers and scientists with University degrees, lawyers with legal or equivalent Master I degrees, professionals willing to improve their knowledge) to the different professions of the Intellectual Property.

Training courses for the preparation of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE)

The courses preparing for the EQE 2015 which are organised by the International section of the CEIPI have started in September and October 2014 with the so-called PrePrep courses. Like every year, a great number of candidates have attended these seminars that have been held in Paris and Strasbourg in the three official languages of the European Patent Office, English, German and French.

 The seminars preparing for the EQE take place as follows:

  • seminar preparing for the EQE pre-examination: 3 - 7 November 2014
  • seminar ABC: 17 - 21 November 2014
  • seminar D: 5 - 9 and 19 - 23 January 2015.

These seminars are organized in the three official languages of the EPO, too, and take place in Strasbourg.

Places are still available for seminar D from 19 to 23 January 2015. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the CEIPI website: http://www.ceipi.edu/index.php?id=5507&L=2

Basic training courses in European Patent Law have started in September or October 2014 in several European cities. We are glad to announce the start of the Istanbul course with more than 40 participants. Further courses will start in January or February 2015. Enrolments for these courses can still be sent to the International section.

The complete list of the basic training courses as well as information about these courses and the enrolment procedure are available on the CEIPI website: http://www.ceipi.edu/index.php?id=5506&L=2

CEIPI has become a founding member of the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Program, launched by the OHIM and EPO in 2014

The aim of the program is to bring closer the academia and the labour market. It is organized in partnership by the OHIM and EPO, together with their strategic university partners. Members of the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) have been chosen at the origin of the project to be strategic partners.

This year, five CEIPI graduates have been selected for a traineeship at the OHIM. Ms. Solen Charlou, Ms. Cindy Barel, Ms. Léa Rudloff, Mr. Sylvain Akriche and Mr. Laurent Leopold Metzger were selected for the first edition of a one-year paid traineeship in the framework of the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Program. They will be working at the Cabinet (Presidency), International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department (ICLAD) - Brussels Liaison Office, Operations Department and Customer Service Department.

In 2015, traineeships will also be offered at the EPO. In total, OHIM and EPO intend to offer 100 traineeships (50 each) annually.

To read more about the program: https://testblr.oami.europa.eu/knowledge/course/view.php?id=1694&lang=en

Edition 2014 of the AACEIPI cocktail

The 2014 edition of the AACEIPI cocktail (Association of Friends of the CEIPI) was held on October 9th, 2014 at the “Union des Fabricants” in Paris. This traditional event is an opportunity to congratulate all the 2013-2014 CEIPI master students and to celebrate the best students of this year promotion who were invited to share their experience.

More photos and information on the AACEIPI website.

2013-2014 CEIPI Masters Students, courtesy AACEIPI

Enrolment to the Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM), Academic year 2014-2015

Enrolment to the Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM), for the academic year 2014-2015 is open.

This Master addresses students and practitioners with a minimum of three years’ experience in the Intellectual Property field.

Click on the poster to download the brochure.

Enrolment to the Master 2 in Industrial Property - Academic year 2014-2015

CEIPI is offering a new program intended for scientists and engineers. This new program leads to a Master of Laws 2 (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law specialising in industrial property.

Click here for further information concerning this diploma.

PARTICIPATION OF CEIPI MEMBERS IN SYMPOSIUMS, CONFERENCES, AND OTHER EVENTS

Prof. Jean Lapousterle speaking at the international symposium organized by the CREDIMI in Dijon: “La protection des secrets d'affaires : enjeux et perspectives”

Mr Jean Lapousterle, Professor of private law and criminal sciences at the University of Strasbourg and member of the Research Department at the CEIPI, will participate in the international symposium organized by the CREDIMI (Centre de recherche sur le droit des marchés et des investissements internationaux) to take place in Dijon on December 12, 2014 on the topic: “La protection des secrets d'affaire : enjeux et perspectives”.

Mr Lapousterle will speak on the following topic: “La protection civile des secrets d’affaires”.

You can download the programme and the registration form.

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, speaking at the symposium “Globalisation of intellectual property law: What challenges? What regulation?” at Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI, will participate in the symposium organized by the Université catholique de Louvain and the Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles in partnership with the FNRS, to take place on December 12, 2014 on the topic “Globalisation of intellectual property law: What challenges? What regulation?”.

Mr Geiger will speak on the topic of “the Europeanisation of intellectual property: how to address current challenges”.

You can download the programme and the registration form.

Prof. Jean Lapousterle at the European Parliament in Brussels for the hearing on Trade secrets

Mr. Jean Lapousterle, Professor of private law and criminal sciences at the University of Strasbourg and member of the Research Department at the CEIPI, participated on November 13, 2014 at the European Parliament in Brussels at a hearing in front of the The Greens Group within the framework of the study session on Trade Secrets.

Click here to download the programme.

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, and Xavier Seuba, Senior Research Associate at CEIPI, speaking at the World Trade Organization at the conference “TRIPS at 20 and beyond”, Geneva

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI and Mr. Xavier Seuba, Senior Research Associate at CEIPI and Senior Lecturer, have participated in the conference organized by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) which took place on October 30 and 31, 2014 in Geneva on the topic “The Changing Global Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy Landscape: Present Challenges and Future Directions (II): TRIPS at 20 and beyond”.

Mr. Christophe Geiger spoke on the following topics: “Plurilaterals in IP and TRIPS: ACTA’s legacy” and “Enforcement post-ACTA”.

He also was the moderator of the session V: "IP, Innovation and the place of LDCs".

Xavier Seuba spoke on the following topics: “Enforcement related provisions in FTAs and TRIPS” and “Plurilaterals in IP and TRIPS: ACTA’s legacy”.

You can download here the programme of this conference.

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, intervention at the “The New Frontiers of Innovation Between Copyright and Patent” conference, Rome (Italy)

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI, has participated in the conference organized by the Research Center of Excellence for the Copyright (CREDA) of the European University of Rome and the MiBACT - Directorate General for libraries, cultural institutions, and the copyright, which took place on October 29, 2014 at the National Library of Rome (Italy) on the topic: “The New Frontiers of Innovation Between Copyright and Patent”.

Mr. Christophe Geiger has delivered a presentation on the topic: “Fostering Innovation through Tougher Copyright Enforcement? Exploring the Alternatives”.

You can download here the programme of this conference.

Prof. Jean Lapousterle at the workshop organized by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Berlin: “Why Specific Rules on Unfair Competition?”

Mr. Jean Lapousterle, Professor of private law and criminal sciences at the University of Strasbourg and member of the Research Department at the CEIPI, will participate in the workshop organized by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, to take place in Berlin between October 9 and 11, 2014, on the topic:

“Why Specific Rules on Unfair Competition?”

You can download here the programme of this workshop.

Participation of Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, to the conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of the IEEPI

The European Institute for Enterprise and Intellectual Property has organized on October 9-10, 2014 in its headquarters in Illkirch a conference on the topic “IP and technology transfer: what economic impacts?”. Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, has moderated a round-table discussion on October 10, 2014 on the topic “Strategy and management of patent portfolios: patent pool, patent troll”.

Click on the poster to download the programme.

Mr. Oleksandr Bulayenko speaking at the annual doctoral conference of the World Trade Institute

Mr. Oleksandr Bulayenko, Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate at CEIPI, has participated in the annual doctoral conference organized by the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern, in Montreux, Switzerland.

Mr. Oleksandr Bulayenko delivered a presentation on the topic: “Collective Management of Copyright and International Trade”.

You may download the programme here.

Prof. Laure Marino at the Forum Légipresse “Y a-t-il des abus licites de la liberté d'expression ?”

Ms Laure Marino, Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Strasbourg and at CEIPI, and member of CEIPI’s Research Department, has participated in the Forum Légipresse which took place in Paris on October 1, 2014 on the topic

“Y a-t-il des abus licites de la liberté d'expression ?“

Laure Marino participated in the round table: "Intrusions dans la vie privée des personnalités publiques" and, more specifically, in the third round table: "La consécration par la CJUE d'un droit de désindexation par les moteurs de recherche (principe, exceptions et mise en œuvre)".

Click on the poster to download the programme.

Mr. Christophe Geiger and Ms. Elena Izyumenko speaking at the 6th Conference of the Research Federation entitled “Relations Between the Council of Europe and the European Union: Complementarity or Competition?”

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI, and Ms. Elena Izyumenko, Doctoral Student and Research Assistant at the CEIPI, have participated in the Sixth Annual Conference organized by the Research Federation of the University of Strasbourg “L’Europe en mutation” to take place on 2-3 October 2014 in Strasbourg. The theme of this year’s event was “Relations Between the Council of Europe and the European Union: Complementarity or Competition?”

Mr. Christophe Geiger and Ms. Elena Izyumenko have delivered a presentation on the topic: “The Influence of the European Court of Human Rights on the Intellectual Property Framework of the EU”.

The presentation has to some extent draw on the following publication by Mr. Christophe Geiger and Ms. Elena Izyumenko recently appeared in the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC): “Copyright on the Human Rights’ Trial: Redefining the Boundaries of Exclusivity through Freedom of Expression”, 45(3) IIC 316 (2014).

This article can be accessed through: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40319-014-0181-3#page-1

You can download here the program.

To access the website of the Research Federation, please follow the link: http://europa-cnrs.unistra.fr/accueil/

The CEIPI at the symposium organized by the “Chaire Innovation & Brevets” in partnership with the IAE Aix en Provence on the topic: “Les nouveaux usages du brevet”

The CEIPI has participate in the symposium organized by the "Chaire Innovation & Brevets” in partnership with the IAE Aix en Provence, which took place on September 26 and 27, 2014 at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Aix en Provence on the topic “Les nouveaux usages du brevet”.

Ms. Laure Marino, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and at CEIPI has delivered a presentation on the topic “La guerre des brevets Apple Samsung: le brevet comme arme anticoncurrentielle”.

Prof. Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg, was in charge of summarising this symposium and to draw conclusions in a closing speech.

You can download the programme of this event.

Mr. Christophe Geiger at the Faculty of Law, University of Valencia (Spain): “Limitations to copyright and the "Three-Step Test" in the area of teaching and scientific research”

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI, has delivered a presentation in the framework of a series of seminars on “New Issues on Intellectual Property Law”, at the Faculty of Law, University of Valencia (Spain), on 23 September 2014.

Mr. Christophe Geiger has delivered a presentation on the topic: "Limitations to copyright and the "Three-Step Test" in the area of teaching and scientific research".

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of the CEIPI, at the Roundtable “Analysing the Judges”, European Patent Reform Forum 2014 in Paris

Christophe Geiger, Director General of the CEIPI, has delivered a presentation in the framework of the Roundtable “Analysing the Judges”, European Patent Reform Forum 2014 organized by Managing Intellectual Property, which took place in Paris, on September 11, 2014.

Christophe Geiger spoke on the topic: “Ensuring the success of the Unified Patent Court: the crucial importance of judicial training”.

Click on the poster to download the programme of this event.

Research trip of Mr. Oleksandr Bulayenko in Norway

Between August 30th and September 8th, 2014, Mr Oleksandr Bulayenko, Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate at CEIPI, undertook a trip to Norway (Oslo and Stavanger), where he met and interviewed the representatives of collective management organization (GRAMO, TONO, Kopinor) and other representatives from the creative industries (IFPI Norge, Music Norway, Norcode, National Library of Norway among others). The trip was financed by the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Foundation.

OTHER NEWS

New Opinion of the European Copyright Society on Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright in the European Union

The European Copyright Society has released a new Opinion on limitations and exceptions to copyright in the European Union. The Opinion is based on the Judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union of September 3, 2014 in Case C-201/13 Deckmyn, in which the Court exposes some basic principles about limitations and exceptions to copyright in the European legal order.

The European Copyright Society (ECS) was founded in January 2012 with the aim of creating a platform for independent scholarly thinking on European Copyright Law. Its members are scholars and academics from various countries of Europe, seeking to promote their views of the overall public interest regarding the construction of European Copyright law.

In February 2013, the European Copyright Society issued a remarked opinion on the Svensson case (Case C-466/12) which was referred to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling from the Svea hovrätt (Sweden) on 18 October 2012. Earlier this year, the European Copyright Society has also issued a response to the Public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules of the European Commission

The board of the European Copyright Society is currently composed of: Lionel Bently, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge; Christophe Geiger, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg (Chair); Raquel Xalabarder, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona.

CEIPI's job and internship offers

Doctoral fellowships

Within the framework of a partnership between the CEIPI and the Association des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (ACPI), we are looking for a legal scholar with a master’s degree or an LLM in intellectual property who wishes to pursue doctoral studies in intellectual property and write a thesis (in French) on the European patent with unitary effect and on the European Patent Court. The CEIPI will take on academic supervision of the thesis.

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Internship offer - Legal intern

We are looking for a legal intern expected to advance the educational and research missions of CEIPI.

This internship can be taken while studying for the bar exam.

For further information, download the job offer.

Employment offers

Find on the CEIPI website, section “Employment offers” several offers for employment and internships regularly updated, in the Intellectual property field (patents engineers, lawyers).

Editorial information

Editorial supervision of the newsletter: Christophe Geiger
Editorial Board:
Coordination: Ionela Asandulesei
Members: Ionela Asandulesei, Joëlle Batt, Oleksandr Bulayenko, Elena Dan, Marie Hemmerlé-Zemp, Natalia Kapyrina, Christiane Melz, Alain Messmer, Stéphane Thomas
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