CEIPI's Newsletter n° 34 - April 12, 2016

HEADLINES

CEIPI reconfirmed as external expert of the European Parliament in the field of Intellectual Property Law

The European Parliament published in April 2015 a call for tenders (IP/C/JURI/FWC/2015-002) in order to conclude a framework service contract for the provision of external expertise in the intellectual property field. The framework service contract is intended to support the work of the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) on current and emerging issues in the Intellectual Property field, enable the Committee to evaluate policy options and respond to proposals made by the European Commission and provide a solid basis for some of the Committee's own initiatives.

CEIPI, in partnership with the Brussels consultancy Milieu (http://www.milieu.be) applied to this call for tenders, the offer being selected by the European Parliament. In this way, CEIPI is reconfirmed as external expert to the EP (previous winning call IP/C/JURI /FWC/2011-001).

17th EIPIN Congress in Strasbourg, on the topic “Intellectual Property and the Judiciary”

The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies hosted, in partnership with the members of the EIPIN network and the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts (Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland USA), the 17th EIPIN Congress, held in Strasbourg, from the 28th to 30th January, Palais universitaire. The topic of the Congress was “Intellectual Property and the Judiciary”.

The European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) was founded in 1999 and represents some of Europe’s leading institutes of research and teaching in intellectual property. EIPIN members are Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (University of London); Magister Lvcentinvs (University of Alicante), the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), the Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (Maastricht University) and CEIPI (University of Strasbourg) (http://www.eipin.org).

The objective of the congress was to study the role of the judiciary in the elaboration and implementation of IP law, to look at the way IP is applied in different court systems, be it in general courts, in specialized IP courts and quasi-judicial bodies as well as in specialized non-IP courts and to draw conclusions on how to ideally design courts in the future so that they can deal with IP in a balanced and most efficient way.

Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI
Prof. Craig Nard, Director of the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology and the Arts

The Congress of Strasbourg aimed to bring together a wide range of leading experts in the field - academics, judges, institutional - and to generate student working groups on the issues raised by the various stakeholders.

We thank the judges and academics who have honored us with by their and accepted to confront their points of view during this event, namely: Ermias Tekeste BIADGLENG (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - UNCTAD), Vincent CASSIERS (UniversitĂ© catholique de Louvain), John DUFFY (University of Virginia), Martin EKVAD (Community Plant Variety Office - CPVO), Susy FRANKEL (Victoria University of Wellington), Christophe GEIGER (University of Strasbourg), Daniel GERVAIS (Vanderbilt University), Sam GRANATA (Commercial Court of Antwerp), Jonathan GRIFFITHS (Queen Mary University of London), Marko ILESIC (Court of Justice of the European Union), Alejandro JARA (King and Spalding), Roger KAMPF (World Trade Organization - WTO), Phillip LANDOLT (Landolt & Koch), Barbara LYNN (District Court of the Northern District of Texas), Paul MAIER (EU Observatory on Infringements of IP Rights, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market), Stefan MARTIN (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market - OHIM), Cees MULDER (Maastricht University), Craig NARD (Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, Case Western Reserve University), Kathleen O'MALLEY (Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit), Aurora PLOMER (University of Sheffield), Jens SCHOVSBO (University of Copenhagen), Xavier SEUBA (University of Strasbourg), Toshiko TAKENAKA (University of Washington), Wim VAN DER EIJK (European Patent Office - EPO), Alexander VON MUHLENDAHL (Bardehle Pagenberg), Polk WAGNER (University of Pennsylvania), Gert WURTENBERGER (WĂŒrtenbergerKunze) and Peter YU (Center for Law and Intellectual Property, School of Law of Texas A&M University).       

The participants and the speakers during the guided visit of the MusĂ©e d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (MAMCS)
Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, accompagnied by the CEIPI students selected to attend the congress, by Ionela Asandulesei, Head of International relations at CEIPI and by CEIPI’s research assistants participating in organizing the congress

Furthermore, the papers of the congress will be published in the EIPIN series by Edward Elgar under the scientific supervision of Christophe Geiger, Craig Nard and Xavier Seuba.

For further details, please see the programme.

The conference can be followed on the Internet: http://www.canalc2.tv/video/13667

Click here for the speakers presentations and the pictures gallery.

Conference “The protection of trade secrets: National and European perspectives”, 1st April 2016, Palais du Luxembourg, Paris

The CEIPI Research Department organized in partnership with the University of Lille a conference on the topic “The protection of trade secrets: National and European perspectives” on 1st April 2016, at the Palais du Luxembourg, Paris.

This event was hold under the scientific direction of Mr. Jean Lapousterle, Professor at the University of Strasbourg, CEIPI and Mr. Bertrand Warusfel, Professor at the University of Lille.

The protection of trade secrets is of great interest for French and European companies and has close links with intellectual property law. The secret may well be an alternative to the protection afforded by patent law or the copyright when the strategic choice not to proceed to the disclosure of the creation or invention is made. In addition, it provides protection to items that cannot meet the requirements of the Code of Intellectual Property for the recognition of private rights.

Is it appropriate to strengthen the position of holders of trade secrets by punishing unauthorized apprehension or misappropriation of trade secrets?

The European Commission is firmly committed to this approach by publishing, on 28 November 2013, a draft directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. That text, subsequently amended by the Council of the European Union, was then submitted to the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament. The European institutions are then reached a provisional agreement on 15 December 2015, as part of the trilogue procedure.

At this advanced stage of adoption of the proposed directive, the goal of this conference was to address the many fundamental issues that it raised.

Following the conference, the proceedings will be published in the CEIPI’s collection, LexisNexis.

You can download the programme .

See also: “CEIPI’s remarks on the proposal of a Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure, December 2015”

http://www.ceipi.edu/index.php?id=5518&no_cache=1&L=2&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=8757

One-day seminar of the CEIPI’s Research Department: “Intellectual Property at the Court of Justice of the European Union”, 22nd April 2016

A one-day seminar entitled “Intellectual Property at the Court of Justice of the European Union” will be organized by the CEIPI’s Research Department and the Research Federation “L’Europe en mutation”, on 22nd April 2016, under the scientific leadership of Ms. Stephanie Carre and Mr. Franck Macrez, Associate Professors at CEIPI.

As for the previous editions, the members of the Research Department as well as affiliated practitioners will analyze the recent developments in intellectual property case-law in the European Union. The one-day seminar will also open new perspectives to be pursued in the interest of the coherence and efficiency of the European system of intellectual property in the single market.

This event is opened to students, doctoral students, academics and practitioners and is validated in the framework of the continuing vocational training for lawyers.

Click on the picture to download the programme. Click here to download the registration form.

CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing, 13 to 24 June 2016, Strasbourg

The CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing will take place from 13 to 24 June 2016 in Strasbourg. This training course is jointly organized since 1978 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) and the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). Like in the past edition, the present course touches upon the legal and economic aspects of technology transfer and licensing. 

The training is addressed to officials of technology transfer professionals, including professionals working in university technology transfer offices, national and regional intellectual property offices and science and technology ministries. With an integrated and practical approach, the CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing will be also of the interest of lawyers and economists.

The program is likewise open to a limited number of external participants, who will benefit from the expertise of specialists from several international organizations, prestigious research institutes and universities, and renowned professionals, while interacting with professionals coming from all over the world. The interest of the program in developed, emerging and developing economies makes it a unique forum to exchange experiences and share opportunities.  

The program will be available soon on CEIPI’s website.

For further information, please contact Ms. Alexia Philipp for administrative questions/registration (philipp.alexia@ceipi.edu) or Xavier Seuba for questions related to the academic content of the program (xavier.seuba@ceipi.edu).

 

CEIPI Summer School on Intellectual Property in Europe 2016

For the 8th year in a row, the CEIPI is organizing a Summer School on IP in Europe. The courses will be held from June 27 to July 8, 2016.

Unique in Europe and in the world, this Summer School offers a two weeks training as theoretical as practical for both scientific and law backgrounds. In fact, the division of the course into two parts, the first devoted to a general stream and the second a specialized stream, during which students may opt for a “Patent path” or a “Trademark and Designs path” grants to this Summer School its specificity.

The lecturers are selected from the academic staff of CEIPI, from experts in the intellectual property field, including professors and experienced practitioners but also official representatives, examiners, members of opposition chambers and so on.

The Summer School aims at providing a general overview of the intellectual property in the context of the European Union’s legal system, and likewise, to bring practical solutions in regard to intellectual and industrial property rights litigation in Europe. The course is addressed especially to students and practitioners willing to gain a solid background in European and international intellectual property law.

The programme will be available soon on the CEIPI website.

Clik here to download the registration form.

For further information, please contact Isabelle Christ at : isabelle.christ@ceipi.edu

PARTNERSHIPS

CEIPI strengthen its ties to the US

From 14 to 19 March 2016, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI was conducting a series of conferences in the United States (see “Participation of CEIPI members in symposiums, conferences and other events”).

The visit to the Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, on 14 and 15 March 2016, was the occasion of a very productive meeting with the Dean Prof. Chris Guthrie, Prof. Daniel Gervais, Director of Intellectual Property Program, concerning a future cooperation between the two institutions, and several meetings, namely with Ms. Cynthia Coleman, Director, LL.M. Admissions, Recruiting & Outreach International, Prof. Christopher Serkin, Associate Dean for Research and many other academics.

Prof. Chris Guthrie, Dean of the Vanderbilt Law School, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director general of CEIPI and Prof. Daniel Gervais, Director of the Intellectual Property Program

Several activities are planned, including: research and joint conferences, exchange programs for the master's students and exchanges of teachers and researchers.

For further details: https://events.vanderbilt.edu/index.php?eID=84068

Visit by a delegation of high representatives from the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP)

CEIPI was pleased to welcome on 17 December 2015, a delegation of high representatives of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP). The delegation, accompanied by Mr. Philippe BORNE, Regional Delegate of the INPI in Alsace and Mr. Nelson Dos Santos, Special Adviser, Directorate of Strategy and International Relations at the INPI, comprised Mr. LE NGOC LAM, Deputy Director of NOIP, Ms. NGUYEN NHU QUYNH, Deputy Inspector, Science and Technology Inspectorate, Mr. NGUYEN HUU CAN, Deputy Director, Intellectual Property Institute, Mr. DINH HUU PHI, Governmental Office, Mr. TRAN LE HONG, Director, General Office, NOIP, Mr. NGUYEN VAN BAY, Director, Research and Training Center, NOIP and Mr. NGUYEN HUU THAI HOA, Independent Expert. The delegation was welcomed by the Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, Prof. Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI, Ms. CĂ©line Meyrueis, Director of Studies at CEIPI, Mr. Thibaud Lelong, Research assistant at CEIPI and Ms. Ionela Asandulesei, Head of international relations at CEIPI. The delegation was particularly interested in the training provided by CEIPI, in order to train the officers of the Office.

Cooperation between the CEIPI and the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) University Center

Nari Lee
Niklas Bruun

On 3rd November 2015, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI visited the Hanken School of Economics, Finland. During this visit, the signing of a cooperation agreement between the IPR University Center and the CEIPI was decided, with Ms. Nari Lee, Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Mr. Niklas Bruun, Director of the Center of International Economic Law.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) University Center brings together six of the most prestigious universities in Finland, namely: University of Helsinki, Aalto University, University of Turku, Hanken School of Economics, University of Eastern Finland and the University of Lapland.

This cooperation agreement, currently being finalized, is expected to be signed in 2016 between the two centers.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

CEIPI Research Department awarded with an IDEX project: international post-doctoral position

CEIPI’s Research Department has applied for a funding for an international post-doctoral contract, following an IDEX call for projects. The project leader is Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI.

After a very competitive selection process, the research department has won this call for projects. This funding will allow the financing of an international post-doctoral contract of 18 months and will contribute to the reputation and development of the center.

For further information, see below “Employment offers”.

Research Seminar “The trade-related international legal framework for Intellectual Property: the TRIPS Agreement, 20 years later”, 20 April 2016

CEIPI’s Research Laboratory will hold on 20 April 2016, in Strasbourg, a closed research seminar as part of a research project on intellectual property and international trade, mainly evoking the post-TRIPS developments in the area of international IP law, whose goal will be the publication of the book “The trade-related international legal framework for Intellectual Property: the TRIPS Agreement, 20 years later”, CEIPI’s collection, LexisNexis.

Among the contributors to this book, we are counting:

- Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg, Director General of CEIPI (scientific director of the project)
- Paulin Edou Edou, Director General of the African Organization for Intellectual Property (OAPI)
- Daniel Gervais, Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property Program of the School of Law at Vanderbilt University
- Carlos Correa, Professor at the University of Buenos Aires
- SĂ©verine Dusollier, Professor at Sciences Po Paris
- Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace
- Norbert Olszak, Professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
- Natalia Kapyrina, PhD student at CEIPI
- Michel Vivant, Professor at Sciences Po Paris
- Théo Hassler, Professor at the University of Strasbourg
- Jacques de Werra, Professor at the University of Geneva
- Joanna Schmidt, Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg
- Caroline Roda, Lawyer at Fidal
- Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer at CEIPI.

Click here for the provisional program.

Visiting program for foreign researchers within CEIPI Research Department

The Research Department of CEIPI was created in 2006 and it’s directed since 2009 by Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI. It is composed of 43 members, among which 25 are PhD candidates in the field of IP.

Its activities include publications, participation in European and international projects and the organization of academic events, legal workshops and conferences, consultancy and expertise for decision-makers, supervising doctoral thesis.

The center cooperates with numerous centres of excellence in the field of IP research (EIPIN network; Max Planck Institute in Munich; Technical University in Dresden; Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje; Oxford University - Oxford Intellectual Property Research Center; University of Huazhong - Chinese-German Institute for Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property Academy of Singapore; University of Washington - Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property; Case Western Reserve University School of Law - Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts; NYU School of Law; University of Buenos Aires). The Research Department participates also in the organization of the research oriented “Master of Laws European and International Intellectual Property Law”.

The Research Department opened starting from the 2015/2016 academic year a new visiting program for foreign researchers. The researchers will have the opportunity to interact with academics from the center and participate in numerous academic activities: conferences, seminars, roundtables, etc. The center will provide a working space and access to specialized libraries. Accommodation could be organized upon request in residences managed by the University of Strasbourg (http://www.en.unistra.fr/index.php?id=22301).

The program is open to researchers working in the field of intellectual property law, who benefit from a funding:

- national government scholarships
- Marie Curie fellowships
- Fulbright fellowships
- other scholarships
- Financed sabbaticals from their home universities.

The length of stay will be between few weeks and 1 year maximum (in case of a staying in the framework of the Marie Curie fellowships, a longer period may be considered).

Two deadlines for applications:

‱ 1st January 2016 (for research visits starting on 1st March 2016)
‱ 1st June 2016 (for research visits starting on 1st September 2016).

In the framework of this program, visiting researchers are invited to participate to the center's research environment (e.g. to teach in one of the CEIPI’s masters, to propose a seminar to present the research topic, to write articles jointly with the members of the Research Department or other activities
).

The applications including:

- application form
- detailed CV
- cover letter
- description of the research project (max. 3 pages)
- publication list
- proof of funding, must be sent to: asandulesei@ceipi.edu (copy to ceipi-dg@ceipi.edu).

Click to access the application form.

In the framework of this programme, the CEIPI Research Department welcomes from the 22 December 2015 to 14 June 2016, Mr. Min-Young Lee, Deputy Director, Design Examination Division, Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO - Korean Intellectual Property Office), who benefits from a scholarship of the Korean government (Korean Government Overseas Research fellowship). His research focuses on the topic “Effective Measures to Protect and Foster SMEs IP Information Service Industry, Which will Lead the Market with Creative Ideas Toward National Growth”.

Elena Izyumenko and Natalia Kapyrina, two CEIPI’s researchers, in the top 3 of the ATRIP Essay Competition 2015

Ms. Elena Izyumenko and Ms. Natalia Kapyrina, both Doctoral Candidates and Research Assistants at the CEIPI, have been awarded – respectively – second and third places in the 2015 Essay Competition for Young Researchers in Intellectual Property Law of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP).

This yearly essay competition – that scored a record number of entries this time – examines papers on any topic related to intellectual property law in English or French by authors no older than 35 years of age.

Elena Izyumenko has been awarded second place for her essay entitled “The Freedom of Expression Contours of Copyright in the Digital Era: A European Perspective”.

Natalia Kapyrina has been awarded third place for her essay entitled “Le dessin du modùle : vecteur de l’harmonisation internationale du droit des dessins et modùles ?”.

The two papers are soon to appear in the Journal of World Intellectual Property.

Elena Izyumenko and Natalia Kapyrina are both Doctoral Candidates under the supervision of Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI.

Click here to access selected papers at the ATRIP Essay Contest website: http://www.atrip.org/Essays

Elena Izyumenko
Natalia Kapyrina

Prize of the Research Federation “Europe en mutation” awarded to Mr. Theodoros Chiou for his thesis defended within the CEIPI Research Department

On December 04th, 2015, Mr. Theodoros Chiou obtained (ex aequo) the prize of the Research Federation “L’Europe en mutation” for his thesis defended on  February 26th, 2015 on the topic "Towards a European IP contract law" written under the supervision of Professor Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research department of the CEIPI and Dionysia Kallinikou, Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Law Faculty.

This prize was created in 2012 in order to recognize the outstanding works of a PhD student from a member research organization, whom thesis topic correspond to the European dimension of the Research Federation and to its main research axis.

Doctoral thesis defense by Clarisse de Bailliencourt: « Le droit de suite des artistes plasticiens en Europe »

On March 04th 2016, in Alex Weill hall, Law Faculty, Strasbourg, Clarisse De Bailliencourt has defended her thesis, written under the direction of Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg, on the topic: « Le droit de suite des artistes plasticiens en Europe ».

Members of the jury:

  • Jean-Michel BruguiĂšre, Professor at the University of Grenoble, rapporteur
  • Patrick Tafforeau, Professor at the University of Nancy 2, rapporteur
  • Joanna Schmidt-Szalewski, Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg
  • Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg, thesis supervisor

Visiting Professors and Researchers

On January 2016, CEIPI was pleased to welcome Susy Frankel, Professor at the School of Law of Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) as visiting professor at CEIPI.

Susy Frankel is a Professor of Law and Director of the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law, at Victoria University of Wellington. Since 2008 she has been Chair of the Copyright Tribunal (NZ). She has been a visiting professor at several universities including the University of Haifa, University of Iowa, University of Western Ontario, and as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and Senior Hauser Global Research Fellow at New York University Law School. Susy’s published research is in the field of international intellectual property law and particularly its nexus with both international trade and the protection of indigenous peoples’ intellectual property. She is the current president of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research of Intellectual Property (ATRIP).

CEIPI was also pleased to welcome the following visiting professors who have joined the CEIPI team in January and February 2016:

  • Ms. Toshiko Takenaka, Professor of Law at the Washington School of Law, Seattle, United States
  • Mr. Peter Yu, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at the School of Law of Texas A&M University, United States
  • Mr. Daniel Gervais, Professor of Law and Director of Intellectual Property Program of the School of Law at Vanderbilt University, United States
Toshiko Takenaka
Peter Yu
Daniel Gervais

The academics below will honor us by joining the CEIPI, as visiting professors in April and May:

  • Ms. SĂ©verine Dusollier, Professor at Sciences Po Paris, France
  • Mr. Carlos Correa, Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and Director of CEIDIE, Argentina
  • Ms. Irene Calboli, Lee Kong Chian Fellow & Deputy Director, Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law and Fellow, Stanford Law School, Transatlantic Technology Law Forum, Singapore (click here for her bio)
SĂ©verine Dusollier
Carlos Correa
IrĂšne Calboli

Statement of CEIPI at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (December 7 to 11, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland)

From 7th to 11th December 2015 took place in Geneva the 31st session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). At this meeting, CEIPI made a statement, particularly on the “Limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives and for educational and research institutions and for persons with other disabilities”.

CEIPI was represented by Mr. François Curchod, representative of CEIPI at WIPO and Former Deputy Director General of WIPO.

Click here to download CEIPI’s statement.

For more information about the event:

http://www.wipo.int/meetings/fr/details.jsp?meeting_id=35598

CEIPI’s remarks on the proposal of a Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure

CEIPI has submitted to the European Commission a number of comments on the proposal for a directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure, in November 2013, amended text by the Council in 2014 and now entered in the legislative phase.

Click here to download the CEIPI comments.

An augmented and elaborated version of this text will be published under the title “What protection for Trade Secrets in the European Union ? A comment on the directive proposal” in the European Intellectual Property Review (EIPR) 2016, p. 255.

Upcoming conferences at CEIPI

Conference by Mr Yves Lapierre, Director General of the INPI: "Les nouveaux défis de la propriété industrielle, les nouveaux métiers"

On Tuesday, April 12 2016 at 6.00 pm, Mr. Yves Lapierre, Director General of the French Industrial Property Office (INPI), will give a conference at the CEIPI on the topic: Œ/p> |p>>strong>"Les nouveaux dĂ©fis de la propriĂ©tĂ© industrielle, les nouveaux mĂ©tiers".

CEIPI - Amphithéùtre 25 ; 11, rue du Maréchal Juin,
67046 STRASBOURG

Free admission subject to availability.

Conference CEIPI-BETA on the topic: “The World IP report on breakthrough innovation and economic growth”, by Carsten Fink, Chief Economist at WIPO, 25 April 2016

In the framework of the CEIPI-BETA Project “Law and Economics of Intellectual Property”, CEIPI is organizing with the Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications of the University of Strasbourg (BETA) a conference headed with “The World IP report on breakthrough innovation and economic growth” on 25 April 2016, by Carsten Fink, Chief Economist, Economic Studies, Statistics and Analysis Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Conference of Ms. Irene Calboli on the topic “3D printing, trademark protection and the luxury industry”, 9 May 2016

In the context of the lecture series “(Re)thinking Intellectual Property, Fundamental Questions and New Perspectives”, the CEIPI has the pleasure of welcoming  on 9 May 2016, 18h00 (amphi 23) Ms. Irene Calboli, Lee Kong Chian Fellow & Deputy Director, Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University. Her public lecture will focus on the topic “3D printing, trademark protection and the luxury industry”. The debate will be animated by Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

Click here to access the abstract and her biography.

Past conferences at CEIPI

CEIPI-BETA Research seminar, “Property Rules, Liability Rules, and the Public Interest in Patent Remedies”, Dan Burk, University of California, Irvine, 29 February 2016

The CEIPI & BETA Project in Law and Economics of Intellectual Property was pleased to welcome for the 18th CEIPI&BETA workshop, Professor Dan L. Burk, on Monday 29 February 2016. The workshop, titled “Property Rules, Liability Rules, and the Public Interest in Patent Remedies” addressed the relationship between intellectual property enforcement and the public interest. Professor Burk introductory conference opened the discussion animated by economists and legal scholars on the close relationship between the public interest and intellectual property enforcement. Whether the European and the American views differ in this regard - in particular in light of the US consideration of the “public interest” as an independent criterion when awarding injunctions - was also a part of the discussion.

Professor Dan L. Burk is Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, where he is a founding member of the law faculty. An internationally prominent authority on issues related to high technology, he lectures, teaches, and writes in the areas of patent, copyright, electronic commerce, and biotechnology law. He is the author of numerous papers on the legal and societal impact of new technologies, including articles on Internet regulation, on the structure of the patent system, and on the economic analysis of intellectual property law.

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 Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General at CEIPI, and Prof. Julien PĂ©nin, Associate Director at BETA (Bureau of Theoretical and Applied Economics), it is inter alia implemented through workshops and under the coordination of Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI.

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

CEIPI-BETA Research seminar, in cooperation with I3PM: “The value of standard essential patents - The battle to define the meaning of FRAND”, Bo Heiden, January 13th, 2016

In the framework of the CEIPI-BETA Project on “Law and Economics of Intellectual Property”, CEIPI and the Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications of the University of Strasbourg (BETA) in cooperation with the I3PM (http://www.i3pm.org/) were pleased to welcome Mr. Bo Heiden, Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property, of the University of Gothenburg (Sweden).

This conference entitled “The value of standard essential patents - The battle to define the meaning of FRAND” took place on Wednesday, January 13th 2016, at CEIPI.

Download the attached file for further information concerning this event.

CEIPI-BETA Research seminar, “Economics and the future of collecting societies” by Ruth Towse, 2nd December 2015

In the framework of the CEIPI-BETA Project on “Law and Economics of Intellectual Property”, CEIPI and the Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications of the University of Strasbourg (BETA) were pleased to welcome Professor Ruth Towse, Bournemouth University, Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management.

This research seminar entitled “Economics and the future of collecting societies” took place on December 2nd 2015 at CEIPI.

Click here for further informations.

“Is copyright in the EU fit for the 21st century?” Conference-debate at CEIPI between Mr. Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI

On Tuesday, 24th November 2015, the CEIPI had the honour to welcome the Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Single Market, Mr. Andrus Ansip, for a conference-debate on the topic of the future copyright reform in the EU: “Is copyright in the EU fit for the 21st century?”

Mr. Ansip, former Prime Minister of Estonia, was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission in 2014, where he is in charge of the digital market portfolio. The modernisation of Europe’s copyright rules is an essential step towards completing the European digital single market. The European Commission has vowed to table its proposals for a “copyright regime fit for the digital age” in 2015. The debate was animated and introduced by Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI.

On this occasion, the President of the University of Strasbourg, Mr. Alain Beretz pronounced the opening remarks.

Link to the Video recording of the conference: http://utv.unistra.fr/video.php?id_video=673

Alain Beretz, President of the University of Strasbourg ; Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Single Market; Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI

Publications 2015-2016

New volume of the CEIPI/ICTSD Series of publications Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System Specialised Intellectual Property Courts - Issues and Challenges

The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) is pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of the CEIPI/ICTSD publication series Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, produced jointly with the International Centre for Trade and Development (ICTSD). The CEIPI/ICTSD publication series intends to provide high quality academic and policy-oriented papers dealing with topics that are of global relevance because of their normative preeminence, economic relevance, and socioeconomic impact. On this occasion, the focus of interest has been specialized judicial adjudication in the intellectual property domain. 

In order to address this multifaceted issue, the series editors invited Professor Jacques de Werra from the University of Geneva to write the lead article, titled Intellectual Property Courts – Issues and Challenges. As highlighted by de Werra, under the TRIPS Agreement countries have the option to create specialised intellectual property courts. The experience in both developed and developing countries varies and it is difficult to give a simple and unique answer to the question of whether it is beneficial to establish specialised intellectual property courts. Jacques de Werra concludes that how advantageous or necessary it is to establish specialised intellectual property courts in a given jurisdiction depends on a number of factors that go beyond intellectual property. This thesis is confirmed by the analysis of the situations in Brazil, India, China, and Uganda made by the country analysis provided by renowned experts in their respective papers: Denis Borges Barbosa is Permanent Professor of the Institute of Economy of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Pedro Marcos Nunes Barbosa is Professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro; Shamnad Basheer is the Honorary Research Chair Professor of IP Law at the Institute of Law, Nirma University; Jacques de Werra is Professor at the University of Geneva; Susan Isiko Ơtrba is visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand; and Hong Xue is Professor and Director of the Institute for Internet Policy and Law of Beijing Normal University.

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Interview with Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, in the electronic journal “L’Actu” of Unistra, on copyright reform projects within the EU

The electronic journal “L’Actu” no. 118 from 29 January 201 of the University of Strasbourg has published an interview with Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, in the context of the future European reform of copyright law, with the title “The European Union seizes the copyright”.

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2015 Articles & lists of publications of the members of the CEIPI Research Department

The CEIPI Research Department has 43 members, including 25 PhD students working on different areas of intellectual property. The members of the research department publish regularly in academic journals.

Mr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at University of Haute-Alsace and member of CEIPI Research Department

Yann Basire has published in 2015 one book (« Les fonctions de la marque : essai sur la cohĂ©rence du rĂ©gime juridique d’un signe distinctif »)  and several notes and articles, among which we are counting: « La renommĂ©e de la marque ou l’émergence d’un droit moral en droit des marques » and « ‘Je suis Charlie’ : la tentative de rĂ©cupĂ©ration d’un ‘symbole’ par le droit des marques ».

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Ms. Isabelle BOUTILLON, Adjunct Professor at CEIPI and member of CEIPI Research Department

Isabelle Boutillon has published several articles, among which we are counting: « MĂ©canique d’évolution du systĂšme du PCT ou comment les diffĂ©rents acteurs se partagent les pouvoirs : Les indispensables comitĂ©s et groupes de travail : pouvoir limitĂ© mais passage obligatoire »  and « La procĂ©dure internationale selon le TraitĂ© de coopĂ©ration en matiĂšre de brevets, Nouvelle collection de fascicules Ă©lectroniques (“e-fascicule”) ».

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Mr. Adrien Bouvel, Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg and member of CEIPI Research Department

Adrien Bouvel has published in 2015 several notes and articles, among which we are counting: « Chronique, marques et autres signes distinctifs, en Propriétés intellectuelles 1/2015, n° 54 ».

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Ms. Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI and member of CEIPI Research Department

StĂ©phanie Carre is author of numerous articles; in addition of writing reviews on the Articles 118 and 262 of the TFEU in the forthcoming book by Springer, “The Commentary on the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union” under the direction of HJ Blanke and S. Mangiameli, she published also in the reference book “Les grands arrĂȘts de la propriĂ©tĂ© intellectuelle” two articles on exceptions: “Des exceptions d’usage privĂ© : Le cas de l’exception de copie privĂ©e”, “Des exceptions d’usage public : De l’interprĂ©tation stricte de l’exception de courte citation Ă  la construction d’une limite ?”.

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Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI

Christophe Geiger has published in 2015 some books and several articles and book chapters. In particularly, he edited the “Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property, Cheltenham (UK)/Northampton, MA (USA), Edward Elgar Publishing”.

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Mr. Théo Hassler, Professor at CEIPI and member of the Research Department of CEIPI

Théo Hassler has published in 2015 among others: « Le nom patronymique utilisé à des fins commerciales est un objet de propriété » and « Conditions générales des réseaux sociaux versus la protection des personnes ».

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Ms. Natalia Kapyrina, Research assistant and member of the Research Department of CEIPI

Natalia Kapyrina published in 2015 particularly: « Droit des dessins et modĂšles » (with Pierre Greffe), in Franck Macrez (ed.), « Chronique : Un an de jurisprudence de la CJUE et du Tribunal de l’Union europĂ©enne en propriĂ©tĂ© industrielle », PropriĂ©tĂ© Industrielle (LexisNexis) ».

 

Ms. Laure Marino, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and member of the Research Department of CEIPI

Laure Marino has published numerous articles and chronicles in 2015, among which we quote: « Des exceptions au droit d’auteur au secours des humanitĂ©s numĂ©riques ?, in PropriĂ©tĂ© littĂ©raire et artistique et humanitĂ©s numĂ©riques ».

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Mr. Norbert Olszak, Professor at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and member of the Research Department of CEIPI

Norbert Olszak has published mainly 2 articles in the IP field: « Le vin de terroir et la naissance des appellations d'origine » and « Du poivre, oui, du champagne, non..., en tout cas sur l'étiquette », Revue de droit rural.

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Ms. Caroline RodĂ , Lawyer, Doctor in Law and member of the Research Department of CEIPI

Caroline RodĂ  has published in 2015 particularly in the journal PropriĂ©tĂ© industrielle, LexisNexis « Un an de jurisprudence de la Cour de Justice et de Tribunal de l’Union europĂ©enne en propriĂ©tĂ© industrielle », under the supervision of Franck Macrez.

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Mr. Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer at CEIPI and member of the Research Department of CEIPI

Among the numerous articles and books published by Xavier Seuba in 2014 we are counting: “From TRIPS to preferential trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and related trends in the European Union: Challenges for Emerging Countries”.

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TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Scientific Board of the Training Program for Technically Qualified Judges, 23 March 2016

Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI, Prof. Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London; Professor Dr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies; Ms. Marie Courboulay, Vice-president of the 3rd chamber, Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris; His Hon. Michael Fysh, QC SC Former Senior Circuit Judge of the Patents County Court in England and Wales; Ms. Sylvie Mandel, Conseiller honoraire, Cour de Cassation and Dr. Klaus Grabinski, Judge of the Federal Court of Justice of Germany

On 23rd March 2016 was held in Strasbourg the meeting of the Scientific Board of the Training Program for Technically Qualified Judges of the Unified Patent Court. The Scientific Board is the advisory body of the training program, composed of prominent judges and  high representatives of European institutions. In the meeting, the 2015 edition of the course was assessed and substantive, pedagogical and strategic aspects of the forthcoming 2016 edition were addressed. Members of the Scientific Board include Rt. Hon. Prof. Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London; Ms. Marie Courboulay, Vice-president of the 3rd chamber, Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris; Ms. Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director for International Affairs, European Patent Office; His Hon. Michael Fysh, QC SC Former Senior Circuit Judge of the Patents County Court in England and Wales; Professor Dr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies; Dr. Klaus Grabinski, Judge of the Federal Court of Justice of Germany; Ms. Sylvie Mandel, Conseiller honoraire, Cour de Cassation; Mr. Kevin Mooney, Chairman of the Drafting Committee on Rules of Procedure for the UPC; Mr. Robert van Peursem, Advocate-General of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.

Enrolment for the preparatory courses for the European Qualifying Examination 2017

Information about the CEIPI training programme preparing for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) 2017 and details regarding enrolment will be available on the CEIPI website as from April 2016.

The CEIPI training programme will particularly take into account the change of the AB papers format for the EQE 2017 in order to allow participants to prepare themselves as effectively as possible for these papers.

More than 320 candidates have attended the CEIPI courses preparing for the EQE 2016. They have highlighted the excellent quality of the teaching and the training material.

Basic training courses in European Patent Law

Most of the basic training courses which are currently organized in 40 cities all over Europe have started in autumn 2015 or early 2016. The CEIPI is pleased to announce that a new basic training course has recently started in Ljubljana, Slovenia. With 23 participants, this course has met a strong regional demand.

It is still possible to enroll for the basic training courses in London and Milan which will start in Spring 2016.

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CEIPI European Tutors’ Meeting

The 27th CEIPI European Tutors’ Meeting will take place in Strasbourg on 19 and 20 May 2016. Once again, various European and international specialists in Patent law will participate in this annual event.

The programme of the meeting will be based on exchanges about the basic training courses in European patent law and their further development. It will also include presentations focusing on recent EPO case law as well as updates on PCT and the Unitary Patent.

Accelerated tuition in "Patents": Academic year 2016-2017: Organisation of general law classes

In order to allow future students of the accelerated tuition in Patents to concentrate on general law subjects, classes concerning introduction to law, business law and the law of obligations is taught in advance.

This adjustment consists in organising a two-day seminar for each of the three subjects during the prerequisite internship year.

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Enrolment to the CEIPI's Masters of Laws 2 (equivalent LLM) for the academic year 2016/2017

Enrolment to the CEIPI's Masters of Laws 2 (equivalent LLM) for the academic year 2016/2017 is open (except for the Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management and for the Master in Industrial Property).

Prospective students may register online on the University of Strasbourg website via ARIA.

Deadline for enrolment online: June 1st, 2016.

Deadline for receipt of supporting documentation: June 10, 2016.

Prospective students must submit a complete dossier including all university transcripts so that the CEIPI may ascertain the coherence of their academic program of studies and whether they fulfil the prerequisites.

Click here for further information concerning the Masters of Laws 2 in the field of intellectual property, offered by the CEIPI.

Preparatory Seminar for the French qualifying examination, specialization “patents”

On 26 and 27 May 2016, CEIPI organizes in Paris a preparatory seminar for the French qualification examination (EQF), specialization “patents”.

This seminar will take place at the address below:

Institut Leonard de Vinci
12 avenue LĂ©onard de Vinci
92916 Paris La DĂ©fense

The program and the registration form will be available soon on CEIPI’s website.

CEIPI study visit to the European Patent Office in Munich for the students of University Diploma on the long tuition in “Patents”

From 25 to 27 January 2016, students of the University Diploma on “Patents (long tuition), went on a study visit to the European Patent Office in Munich. The delegation was led by Mr. Yves Reboul, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director of the French Section of CEIPI. During this 3-day visit, the students were received by Mr. Jean-Michel Zilliox, Director of the Academy of the European Patent Office and by other members of the EPO and were able to attend sessions of oral proceedings.

This study visit is held every year in late January and allows CEIPI students to get familiar with the functioning of the Office.

You can download the program of the study visit.

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

Christophe Geiger presentation in the Oxford Intellectual Property Speaker Series, University of Oxford (UK), 28 April 2016

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI, will give a presentation in the Oxford Intellectual Property Speaker Series, University of Oxford (UK), St Peter's College, on Thursday 28 April 2016, on the topic: "Fragmented, inflexible, and often irrelevant": towards a needed copyright reform in the EU?.

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CEIPI team at the second part of the 17th EIPIN Congress in Alicante

The second part of the 17th EIPIN Congress entitled “New Developments in IPR Enforcement: Fit for the XXI century?” will take place from 14th to 16th April 2016 in Alicante, Spain. On the 15th April the congress will be hosted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). 

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, will chair and comment the panel titled: “Copyright Enforcement in the Digital Environment: Analysis of the CJEU Case Law and National Experiences”. 

Two doctoral candidates of CEIPI will present their research work 13 April at the EIPIN Doctoral Meeting that will precede the conference: Ms Franciska Schönherr “The Construction of an EU Copyright Law” and Ms Linhua Lu “Specialized IP Courts”.

You can download the programme of the congress and the programme of the doctoral meeting.

Jean Lapousterle at the workshop organized by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition on the topic: "Framing - The "Hard Core" of Unfair Competition Law"

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 from April 7th to 9th on the topic: "Framing - The "Hard Core" of Unfair Competition Law".

Yann Basire, Stéphanie Carre and Franck Macrez at the symposium organized by the CREDIMI, University of Bourgogne: "Actualité des propriétés intellectuelles, en droit américain, européen et français"

Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace and member of the CEIPI Research Department, Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg and Franck Macrez, Associate Professor at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg participated in the symposium organized by the "Centre de recherche sur le droit des marchés et des investissements internationaux" (CREDIMI), University of Bourgogne which took place from 29th March to 01st April, 2016 in Dijon on the topic: "Actualité des propriétés intellectuelles, en droit américain, européen et français".

On 31st March, Franck Macrez spoke on the topic "'actualitĂ© du droit des logiciels", on 01st April, StĂ©phanie Carre spoke on the topic " Le problĂšme des Ɠuvres orphelines" and Yann Basire spoke on the topic "ActualitĂ©s du droit des marques".

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Christophe Geiger at the workshop organized by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Bielefeld, Germany

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI, gave a presentation on 30 March 2016 at the workshop organized by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Bielefeld, in Germany on the topic “Statutory Licences as Enabler of Creative Uses”.

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Christophe Geiger and Elena Izyumenko speaking at the Symposium on “International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy” at American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, and Ms. Elena Izyumenko, Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant at CEIPI, participated in the “Symposium on International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy” at American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. on March 18, 2016. At the Symposium, they presented their “work in progress” paper on Copyright Website Blocking Injunctions and their Human Rights Implications.

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Christophe Geiger at the conference organized by the Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property of the American University Washington College of Law on the topic: “The Future of International Copyright”

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI, participated in the conference organized by the Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property of the American University Washington College of Law on the topic: “The Future of International Copyright”, which took take place on March 17, 2016 at the American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.

Mr. Geiger spoke on the topic “The ongoing process of copyright reform in the EU”.

Christophe Geiger at the conference organized by the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program of the Vanderbilt Law School on the topic: “Reconciling Freedom to Create with Copyright Law”

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director general of CEIPI and Prof. Daniel Gervais, Director of the Intellectual Property Program

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI, will participate in the conference organized by the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program of the Vanderbilt Law School on the topic: “Reconciling Freedom to Create with Copyright Law”, to take place on March 15, 2016 at the Vanderbilt Law School.

For further information: https://events.vanderbilt.edu/index.php?eID=84068

Xavier Seuba at the Global Dialogue on Promoting Innovation and Access to Medicines, Vaccines, Diagnostics and Related Health Technologies

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines in partnership with The Lancet and in collaboration with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, have invited Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer at CEIPI, to participate in the Global Dialogue on Promoting Innovation and Access to Medicines, Vaccines, Diagnostics and Related Health Technologies on 10 March 2016 in London. The day before, in the context of the Thought Leader Forum, invited thought leaders will share perspectives on the topic being addressed by the High-Level Panel.

Xavier Seuba at the meeting of the Global Health Law Committee - Presentation of the proposal on a Framework Convention on Pharmaceutical Innovation

The Global Health Law Committee of the International Law Association met on 11 March 2016 in London, at The Lancet premises.

In this meeting two proposals submitted to the United Nations Secretary General High Level Panel on Access to Medicines were presented. One of the proposals has been drafted by Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer at CEIPI, Coordinator of the CEIPI&BETA Project in Law & Economics of Intellectual Property and Rapporteur of the Global Health Law Committee, and touches upon the adoption of a Framework Convention on Pharmaceutical Innovation, followed by four optional protocols dealing with intellectual property management, funding for innovation, administrative and regulatory tools relating to pharmaceutical approval processes, and international cooperation in science and technology. The Global Health Law Committee has also submitted a proposal drafted by Ellen ‘t Hoen, Brigit Toebes, Katrina Perehudoff and Frederick M. Abbott, which develops on a number of mechanisms to make essential medicines readily available to those in need, including setting up an Essential Medicines Patent Pool.

Download the proposal for further information.

Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, speaking on the topic “Towards a ‘modern, more European copyright framework’? - The current reform process of copyright law at EU level”

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI gave a presentation at the University of Luxembourg on February 17 on the topic “Towards a ‘modern, more European copyright framework’?  - The current reform process of copyright law at EU level”.

Click here for the report of the presentation.

Yann Basire at the symposium organized by the CNCPI, in partnership with the INPI and the Centre Paul Roubier on the topic “Les indications gĂ©ographiques protĂ©geant les produits industriels et artisanaux (IGPIA) : Un nouvel actif immatĂ©riel”

Mr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace and  member of the CEIPI's Research Department, spoke at the symposium organized by the CNCPI, in partnership with the INPI and the Centre Paul Roubier, on the topic “Les indications gĂ©ographiques protĂ©geant les produits industriels et artisanaux (IGPIA) : Un nouvel actif immatĂ©riel : Perspectives spatiales et substantielles”.

This symposium took place on February 3rd, 2016 at the University Jean Moulin III in Lyon.

M. Basire spoke on the topic “Les incidences en droit des marques”.

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Jean-Baptiste Varoqueaux at the study day “Le droit contre-attaque”

The Association MĂ©diaDroit organized a study day entitled  “Le droit contre-attaque”, on Thursday, December 3rd at the Patio, University of Strasbourg.

Jean-Baptiste Varoqueaux, doctoral Student at CEIPI, spoke on the topic “Invention fictive: la revanche des geeks”.

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Yann Basire and Karlo Fonseca Tinoco at the “Matinales de la bibliothùque” about the book “Les fonctions de la marque”

The Common Service Documentation (SCD) of the University of Strasbourg organized a series of discussions, workshops entitled “Matinales de la bibliothùque”. The latest edition took place on December 03rd, 2015. Yann Basire, Assistant Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace and member of the CEIPI's Research Department and Karlo Fonseca Tinoco, PhD in Law from CEIPI, talked about the book Les fonctions de la marque.

Elena Izyumenko at the 3rd annual NILG PhD Forum “Law and Governance in the Digital Era”, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ms. Elena Izyumenko, Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate at the CEIPI, spoke at the 3rd annual PhD Forum “Law and Governance in the Digital Era” organised by the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance (NILG) on the topic “Freedom of Expression and Copyright in the Digital Era: A European Perspective”. The Forum took place on 20 November 2015 at the VU University Amsterdam, and is adjacent to the general NILG Conference on the same topic on 19 November 2015.

You can download the programmes of both the Conference and the Forum.

CEIPI'S JOB AND INTERNSHIP OFFERS

Employment offer: Post-doctoral researcher in Intellectual Property Law (Copyright law)

In the framework of a IDEX funding, the Research Department of the International Center of Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher in intellectual property for a research project on the topic “The Future of copyright in a digital environment: European perspectives”.

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CEIPI Employment offer: Junior researcher and research assistant / Phd

CEIPI is recruiting a lawyer with a Master 2 or LLM degree.

Download the offer and the job description for further information.

Doctoral contract at CEIPI on the topic European patent with unitary effect and on the European Patent Court

Within the framework of a partnership between CEIPI and INPI, 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 the European Patent Court.

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Internship offer: Legal intern in Intellectual Property

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 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).

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