CEIPI's Newsletter n° 35 - July 26, 2016

HEADLINES

Mister António Campinos, reelected President of the CEIPI’s Administrative Board

CEIPI is pleased to announce that Mr. António CAMPINOS, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office, was re-elected on 16th June 2016 President of the Administrative Board of CEIPI for a second 3-year term.

Mr. António CAMPINOS was reelected President of the Administrative Board of CEIPI at the board meeting on 16th June 2016 for a second term of 3 years. Mr. António CAMPINOS succeeded in 2013 to Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as President of the Administrative Board of CEIPI.

After being President of the Management Board of the Portuguese National Institute of Industrial Property in 2005, chaired the working group on the modernization of the Madrid System at WIPO between 2005 and 2008, member of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office between 2005 and 2010, and chaired the Board of the Office for harmonization in the internal market (OHIM) in 2007, Mr. António CAMPINOS was elected President of OHIM on 1st October 2010. He is currently Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (former OHIM) for a second term.

CEIPI warmly thanks Mr. António CAMPINOS for his support to CEIPI since 2013 and addresses its warm congratulations and wishes of success for this new mandate.

Christophe Geiger and Ingo Kober, Knights of the Order of Academic Palms

On 19th May 2016 was held at the Faculty of Law in Strasbourg, the ceremony insignia of the Order of Academic Palms. We are pleased to announce that Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor of Law, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI and Mr. Ingo Kober, former President of the European Patent Office (EPO), former State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany and former President of the Administrative Board of CEIPI, have been made Knights in the order of Academic Palms.

This honor rewards their investment for the development of the Centre for the International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) and their academic merits.

CEIPI expresses its congratulations to Prof. Christophe Geiger and Dr. Ingo Kober!

Alain Beretz, President of the UniversIty ov trasbourg and Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI (Copyright: Catherine Schroder/Unistra)
Alain Beretz, President of the University of Strasbourg and Ingo Kober, former President of the European Patent Office (EPO) and former President of CEIPI’s Administrative board (Copyright: CaTheri~eSchroder/Unistra)

First European Joint Doctorate in Intellectual Property funded by the Horizon 2020 program

CEIPI is pleased to announce that the Research Department of the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) has obtained a European funding Horizon 2020, for the establishment of a joint doctoral program “European Joint Doctorate”, project called “European Intellectual Property Institutes Network - Innovation Society (EIPIN - IS)”. This project was submitted in January 2016 in partnership with the members of EIPIN network under the coordination of Maastricht University and with the support of the European Union Office for Intellectual Property (EUIPO).

The EIPIN network (European Intellectual Property Institutions Network) was established in 1999 and gathers five of the most prestigious higher education institutions in Europe specialized in Intellectual property law:

- CEIPI

- Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London

- Magister Lvcentinvs, University of Alicante

- Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM), Maastricht University (project coordinator)

- Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC).

Many non-academic partners have agreed to be associated to this project, including: WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), CPVO (Community Plant Variety Office), EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations), CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers), EPI (European Patent Institute), ICTSD (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development).

The scientific coordinator of the project for the University of Strasbourg is Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

The project goal is to create a joint PhD in Intellectual Property Law. The project duration is 4 years. This project involves the recruitment of 3 PhD students per partner for a period of 3 years with funding provided entirely by the project. During these 3 years, each PhD student will conduct a 18 months period of mobility to one of the partners, as well as secondment periods to non-academic partners. Thus, eventually, a European network of doctoral students and researchers will be formed leading to the development of the European research in the field of intellectual property.

A new volume published in the CEIPI collection: “The Intellectual Property System in a Time of Change: European and International Perspectives”, edited by Christophe Geiger

The CEIPI is pleased to alnounbe(the publication of the volume “The Intellectual property system in a time of change: European and International perspectives, 50 years of CEIPI anniversary volume”, edited by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI, LexisNexis, CEIPI’s Collection No. 64 (2016).

Over the past decades the intellectual property system has witnessed significant changes due to new patterns of innovation and novel forms of creation. The challenges posed by the spread of new means of communication, the growth of international trade, the rise of development agendas related to global environmental, cultural and health concerns, have deeply influenced various areas where intellectual property matters. In order to adapt the intellectual property regime to this new context, important initiatives are underway at the European and international level, calling for collective reflection and debate.

This book presents reflections of high-ranking intellectual property officials and representatives of public institutions, renowned scholars in law and in economics, professionals and representatives of intellectual property rights intensive industries on the ways for future development of the European and international intellectual property systems in a globalized world. This volume of the books series results from the international conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), organized in Strasbourg on the 27 and 28 November 2014 at the Council of Europe.

Contributors to the book include: Geoffrey Bailleux, Lionel Bently, Dan Burk, António Campinos, Trevor Cook, Jérôme Debrulle, Graeme Dinwoodie, Josef Drexl, Christoph Ernst, Christophe Geiger, Francis Gurry, Raimund Lutz, Elise Petit, Bruno van Pottelsberghe, Julia Reda, Pedro Roffe, Elke Van Rysselberge, Jens Schovsbo, Thierry Sueur, Antonius Tangena, Antony Taubman, Pierre Véron, Michel Vivant, Lanfen Wu, Conghui Yin, Xiang Yu.

Click here to download the order form.

2nd edition of the Training Program for Technically Qualified Judges of the Unified Patent Court 2016

The creation of the Unified Patent Court represents a turning point in the history of European intellectual property law. The judges of the Unified Patent Court will be central actors for the success of the Unified Patent Court and the entire patent package.

The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies, in collaboration with INPI, puts its experience in training public servants, longstanding academic tradition and partnership with key international intellectual property organizations at the service of a training program intended to meet the needs of a crucial collective such as the judiciary, more particularly, technically qualified judges.

The second edition of this training program, in cooperation with the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), will take place from September 22 to 24 and from October 20 to 22, 2016 in Strasbourg, CEIPI.

Tuition fees: 2 900 €

Enrolment deadline: 10 September 2016

Click here for the programme and the enrolment forms.

First edition of the CEIPI Executive IP Management Days, from 19th to 21st October 2016, Strasbourg

This program is dedicated to train IP management executives in industry and institutions. Since 2006, the CEIPI MIPLM program educates IP management skills to IP experts from all over the world. There is a growing and developing best practice in business orientated IP management. In the course of these executive IP management days the IP strategy development of Vorwerk for its kitchen machine Thermomix will be discussed and the organizational implementation of this strategy.

Furthermore, the IP management practice of WILO in the field of high efficiency pumps and of ABUS and their home security system technology will be analyzed. The workshops aim’s to provide insight into industry specific aspects of IP strategy development, practical issues in systematic synthetic invention, IP protection of perceived customer benefits and sustainable organizational change in companies.

The workshop program will take place from 19th to 21st October 2016 in Strasbourg and is mainly addressed to IP professionals, but also open for graduate students who are interested in these topics. In particular, it offers a good update for the professionals having successfully completed the MIPLM at CEIPI.

The framework is designed for inspired discussions and networking.

Click here to download the program and the agreement.

For further information, please contact: thibaud.lelong@ceipi.edu

The Association of Alumni and friends of CEIPI (AACEIPI) celebrates 50 years!

The Association of Alumni and friends of CEIPI (AACEIPI) celebrates this year its 50 years.

The association, which groups mainly former students of CEIPI, assists and encourages students and graduates in their career and also intends to be a great place to build caring relationships between its members.

Ms. Evelyne Roux, President of the Association, and all members, invite you to take part in the event, to be held in Paris, 5th October 2016 (Cabinet Gide).

For more information and registration: contact@aaceipi.eu

To join the association, click here.


CEIPI'S JOB AND INTERNSHIP OFFERS

4 CEIPI Employment offers: Post-doctoral researcher in Intellectual Property Law (Copyright law); Doctoral Researcher / Unified Patent Court; Lawyer for the CEIPI's Library; Junior researcher and research assistant / PhD

  • Post-doctoral researcher in Intellectual Property Law (Copyright law)

In the framework of a IDEX funding, the Research Department of the 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”.

Click here for further information.

  • Doctoral researcher (Unified Patent Court)

Dans le cadre d’un partenariat entre le Centre d’études internationales de la propriété intellectuelle (CEIPI), l’Institut national de la propriété industrielle (INPI) et la Région Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine nous recherchons un juriste ayant un Master 2 ou LLM en propriété intellectuelle qui souhaiterait poursuivre son cursus universitaire par l’élaboration d’une thèse de doctorat en propriété intellectuelle en particulier sur la thématique du brevet européen à effet unitaire et de la Juridiction unifiée des brevets (JUB).

Pour plus d'information, cliquez ici.

  • Lawyer for the CEIPI's Library

The CEIPI is recruting for its specialized library a stduent with a Master in Law or Master in Intellectual Property Law.

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  • 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.

2 CEIPI Internship offers: Legal Researcher in Human Rights and Intellectual Property (Fall 2016) and Legal intern in Intellectual Property

  • CEIPI Internship Fall 2016: Legal Researcher in Human Rights and Intellectual Property

The CEIPI is looking for a legal intern to advance the educational and research missions of the center.

The intern will work with Prof. Christophe Geiger (Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI) on the research project on Human Rights and Intellectual Property. The intern will research the case law with regard to fundamental rights implications of intellectual property. Excellent research and drafting skills are required.

Click here to download the offer.

  • Legal intern in Intellectual Property

We are looking for a legal intern expected to advance the educational ans resarch missions of the CEIPI. This internship can be taken while studying for the bar exam

Click here to download the offer.


PARTNERSHIPS

Signing of a cooperation agreement with the International Intellectual Property Training Institute of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), 8th July 2016

CEIPI was honored to host from 6 to 9 July 2016 a delegation of the International Intellectual Property Training Institute of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) for a working visit and signing of a cooperation agreement. The Korean delegation was composed of Mr. Soon-Kee Park, Dean of IIPTI, Mr. Yun-Sup Song, Deputy Director Trademark Examination Division of KIPO and Mr. Dae-Kyun Lee, Deputy Director of IIPTI. The signing of the agreement took place in the presence of Prof. Francis Kern, Vice-President for International Relations at the University of Strasbourg and Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

The objective of the agreement is the training of KIPO’s agents within CEIPI, including the Summer School, ten KIPO’s examiners having already participated in 2016 in this training.

From left to right: Francis Kern, Soon-Kee Park and Christophe Geiger

Visit by a delegation of high officials of the Beijing IP sector, 1st July 2016

From left to right: Ionela Asandulesei, Didier Intès, Thibaud Lelong, Yves Reboul, Zhu Jianhong, Christophe Geiger, Nie Zuoren, Wang Yonglin, Zhang Zhibao, Yu Haichun and Yang Dengcai

CEIPI was pleased to host on the 1st July 2016, a delegation of high officials from the Beijing municipality for a study visit, namely: Mr. Zhu Jianhong, Deputy Director General of Beijing Intellectual Property Office, Mr. Nie Zuoren, Vice President of Beijing University of Technology, Mr. Wang Yonglin, Director of Changping District of Beijing Intellectual Property Office Municipal Government, Mr. Zhang Zhibao, Director of Publicity and Education Division, Beijing Intellectual Property Office, Mr. Yu Haichun, Labor Union chairman and deputy Director of Shijingshan District of Beijing Intellectual Property Office Municipal Government, Mr. Yang Dengcai, Deputy Director of Beijing Intellectual Property School, Beijing University of Technology. The delegation was received by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of the CEIPI, Prof. Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI, Mr. Didier Intès, Associate Professor at CEIPI, Mr. Thibaud Lelong, Assistant researcher at CEIPI and Mrs. Ionela Asandulesei, Head of International relations at CEIPI.

From left to right: Ionela Asandulesei, Thibaud Lelong, Zhu Jianhong, Wang Yonglin, Yang Dengcai, Yu Haichun, Christophe Geiger et Nie Zuoren

Scholarship for obtaining an LLM at Vanderbilt University, USA (academic year 2017/2018)

In the framework of their new partnership, CEIPI of the University of Strasbourg and the Law School of the Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) announce the creation of a special scholarship meant for a CEIPI student for obtaining an LLM in USA. This scholarship of 30 000 $ is going along with a position (remunerated according to the application rates) of research assistant on intellectual property (the exam period won’t be paid) under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Gervais. This scholarship is available for academic year 2017-2018 (beginning of the courses in August 2017). A similar scholarship will be provided each year.

The Law School of the Vanderbilt University is one of the highest ranked in the United States, especially for its programmes on intellectual property, business law, international law and social justice.

The LLM degree of Vanderbilt allows students to take the Bar exams, especially the New York’s one. About sixty students from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa are accepted into the LLM programme each year. The LLM programme is fully integrated into the JD (Juris Doctor degree or Doctor of Law degree) programme and enables students to register to the same courses. An intensive and optional legal English course is also provided in July.

The Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville (Tennessee) known as the “Music City U.S.A”, is also one of the main Biomedical Research Center in the United States. The city is also an ideal location to visit the Eastern, Central and Southern Regions of the United States. The Law School provides assistance to all new students regarding accommodation and administrative tasks.

The scholarship recipient will be chosen jointly by CEIPI and Vanderbilt.

For more details regarding enrolment:

http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-students/llm-program-/llm-admissions-process.php

(CEIPI’s candidates won’t be asked to pay the 50 $ required to enroll).

The applications in English including:

- detailed CV

- cover letter

- last transcript of records

- proof of proficiency in English (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.; a minimum score of 100 is required on the TOEFL and 7.5 on the IELTS)

will have to be sent to asandulesei@ceipi.edu (copy ceipi-dg@ceipi.edu).

Deadline for enrolment: 28th February 2017.

Mrs. Cynthia Coleman, Director, LLM. Admissions, Recruitment and Outreach of the LLM programme at Vanderbilt will be at CEIPI on 7th November 2016 to present the programme.

For more information, please contact:

Ionela ASANDULESEI

03 68 85 80 57

asandulesei@ceipi.edu


RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

PHD thesis defense by Ms. Asako Wechs Hatanaka : « Médiation et droit de la propriété intellectuelle. Une perspective européenne »

On 26 septembre 2016, Faculty of Law, room Alex Weill, Ms. Asako Wechs Hatanaka, will defend her thesis « Médiation et droit de la propriété intellectuelle. Une perspective européenne » written under the supervision of Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI.

Members of the jury:

  • Nari Lee, Department of Commercial Law, Hanken School of Economics, Finland - Rapporteur
  • Edouard Treppoz, Faculty of Law, University Lyon III - Rapporteur,
  • Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI - thesis superviser
  • Annette Kur, Max-Planck Institute, Munich, Germany
  • Frédérique Berrod, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, University of Strasbourg

PHD thesis defense by Ms. Isabelle Boutillon « The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT): looking for an equilibrium in motion continuously reinvented »

From left to right: Jacques Azema, Emeritus Professor at the University Jean Moulin, Lyon III, François Curchod, Former Deputy Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization, Isabelle Boutillon, Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg, Michel Vivant, Professor, Law Faculty Sciences Po

On 20 May 2016, Isabelle Boutillon has defended her thesis under the supervision of Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg, on the following topic “The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT): looking for an equilibrium in motion continuously reinvented”.

Members of the jury:

  • Jacques Azema, Emeritus Professor at the University Jean Moulin, Lyon III - rapporteur
  • François Curchod, Former Deputy Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization, Genève
  • Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg - thesis superviser
  • Michel Vivant, Professor, Law Faculty Sciences Po, Paris - rapporteur.

Visiting programme for foreign researchers within CEIPI Research Department

In order to foster exchanges, the CEIPI Research Department has opened, since academic year 2015/2016, a visiting programme for foreign researchers. The hosted researchers have the possibility to interact with researchers from the center and to participate in multiple academic activities: conferences, seminars, panel discussions, etc.

Two deadlines for applications:

  • 1st January 2017 (for research visits starting on 1st March)
  • 1st June 2017 (for research visits starting on 1st September).

For additional information: http://www.ceipi.edu/index.php?id=14525&L=2

In the framework of this programme, the Research Department welcomes:

- from 1st September 2016 to 31st August 2017, Mr. Sean O’Connor, Director of the Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation Policy (CASRIP), Faculty Director, Cannabis Law & Policy Project, Chair, UW IP Management Advisory Committee, University of Washington, USA. His research project focuses on the topic “The Methodology and Means of Innovation”.

- from December 2015 to June 2016, Mr. Min-Young Lee, Deputy Director, Design Examination Division at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), who benefits from a Korean Government Overseas Research Fellowship. His research project focuses on the following topic “Effective Measures to Protect and Foster SMEs IP Information Service Industry, Which will Lead the Market with Creative Ideas Toward National Growth”;

- from 1st April to 30 June 2016, Mr. Michele Pappone, PhD student in intellectual property at Università degli Studi del Molise, Italy, who enjoys a funding from his home institution. His research project focuses on the following topic “Trademark Protection and Fight against counterfeiting”.

 

- from 12 June 2016 to 30 November 2017, Mr. Tsukasa Aso, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Japan, who enjoys a funding from his home institution. His research project focuses on the following topic “The International harmonization of design law”.

 

CEIPI, associate partner of the project “Constitutional Hedges of Intellectual Property (CONHEIP)” of the University of Turku, Finland

CEIPI has partnered with the University of Turku in Finland for the project “Constitutional Hedges of Intellectual Property”. The other project partners are the University of Oxford and Queen Mary University of London. The project, under the direction of Prof. Tuomas Mylly of the University of Turku, has obtained a funding from the Academy of Finland for a period of 4 years.

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The project intends to provide an integrative analysis of how intellectual property is protected through constitutional measures based on: human rights law, particularly protection of property ownership, investment treaties and certain constitutional-type provisions of trade and IP treaties and EU IP instruments.

For further information, click here.

CEIPI response to the European Commission consultation on the evaluation and modernisation of the legal framework for the enforcement of intellectual property rights, with a focus on specialization of intellectual property courts

The issue of enforcement of intellectual property rights is crucial for all the fields of intellectual property rights.

In this context, the European Commission launched in December 2015 a public consultation on the evaluation and modernization of the legal framework for the enforcement of intellectual property rights, to which the CEIPI Research Department responded.

Click here to download CEIPI’s response to the consultation of the European Commission.


PAST CONFERENCES AT CEIPI

CEIPI-BETA Conference on “Intellectual Property Transfer and Development”, by Prof. Frederick Abbott

In the context of the CEIPI & BETA Project in Law and Economics of Intellectual Property seminars and conferences, where distinguished professors and leading authorities in the intellectual property world are invited, the CEIPI & BETA team was pleased to welcome the lecture of Prof. Frederick Abbott, who is Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law at Florida State University College of Law.

His lecture entitled “Intellectual Property Transfer and Development” has addressed the relationship between these two central public policy objectives. Open to all the academic community of the University of Strasbourg, in particular to the CEIPI and BETA labs, the lecture of Professor Abbott has also closed two weeks of lectures imparted in the context of the CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Course on Technology Transfer and Licensing.

The lecture took place on Friday 24 June in Escarpe building.

Download the file belowfor further information.

20th_CEIPI-BETA_Intellectual_Property_Transfer_and_Development-2.pdf

CEIPI European Tutor’s Meeting, 19 & 20 May 2016


Mr. Thierry Debled, Director of the international section of CEIPI and Mr. Quan-Ling Sim head of PCT outreach and user relations section of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The 27th CEIPI European Tutors’ Meeting has taken place in Strasbourg on 19 and 20 May 2016. Once again, this annual meeting which has been chaired by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI and Adjunct Prof. Thierry Debled, Director of the international section of CEIPI, has been attended by more than 70 European and international specialists in patent law. The meeting has also given the opportunity to strengthen the cooperation with the European Patent Office in the framework of the Euro-CEIPI agreement.

Various news topics relating to European patent law and the corresponding CEIPI courses have been presented and discussed during the meeting: Mr. Brian Cronin, European patent attorney, has introduced possible developments of the current basic training in European patent law. His presentation has been followed by a very lively discussion. Mr. Andrew Rudge, European patent attorney and author of the D-book, has presented this recent training material used by CEIPI. Mr. Derk Visser, European patent attorney and author of the “Annotated European Patent Convention”, has given an overview of recent EPO case law. Mr. Quan-Ling Sim, Head of PCT outreach and user relations section of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), has presented updates on the Patent Convention Treaty. Mr. Francis Leyder, European patent attorney and chair of epi’s European Patent Practice Committee, has introduced recent developments of the Unitary Patent. This presentation has also been followed by a very lively debate.

Click here to download the programme.

Conference by Prof. Irene Calboli on the topic “3D printing, trademark protection and the luxury industry”

In the context of the lecture series “(Re)thinking Intellectual Property, Fundamental Questions and New Perspectives”, CEIPI had the pleasure of welcoming on 9 May 2016, Prof. 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 focused on the topic “3D printing, trademark protection and the luxury industry”. The debate has been animated by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

Click here to download the abstract and her biography.

CEIPI-BETA Conference 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 has organized 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).

Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the CEIPI’s Research Department and Carsten Fink, Chief Economist at WIPO.

Research Seminar “Le droit international de la propriété intellectuelle lié au commerce : L'accord sur les ADPIC, 20 ans après”, 20 April 2016

CEIPI’s Research Department has organized on 20 April 2016, in Strasbourg, a 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 is the publication of the book “Le droit international de la propriété intellectuelle lié au commerce : L'accord sur les ADPIC, 20 ans après”, CEIPI’s collection.

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
- Séverine 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.

From left to right: Natalia Kapyrina, Joanna Schmidt, Carlos Correa, Xavier Seuba, Séverine Dusollier, Christophe Geiger, Michel Vivant and Théo Hassle

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” has been 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 have analyzed the recent developments in intellectual property case-law in the European Union. The one-day seminar has also opened new perspectives to be pursued in the interest of the coherence and efficiency of the European system of intellectual property in the single market.

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Sylvie Nérisson, Associated Professor, Université de Bordeaux

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

8th edition of the CEIPI Summer School on Intellectual Property in Europe 2016

For the 8th year in a row, the CEIPI has organized a Summer School on IP in Europe. The courses were held from 27th June to 8th July 2016.

Unique in Europe and in the world, this Summer School offers a two weeks training in theory and practice of IP law in Europe for participants with both scientific and legal 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 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.

Click here to download the programme.

Participants at the Summer school 2016

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 has taken 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 touched upon the legal and economic aspects of technology transfer and licensing. 

The training was 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 was also of the interest of lawyers and economists.

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Graduation ceremony in the presence of Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, Matt Rainey, Director-Advisor, WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Philippe Borne, Regional Delegate of the INPI Alsace and Mr. Xavier Seuba, Senior researcher at CEIPI and coordinator of the training program
The participants at the seminar during the welcome ceremony at the City Hall in Strasbourg

Results Announcement Ceremony for the “Patents” and the “Trademarks and Industrial Designs” diplomas

The closing ceremony of the academic year for the “Patents” and the “Trademarks and Industrial Designs” diplomas took place on 24 June 2016 with the traditional Results Announcement Ceremony followed by the farewell reception gathering some of the lecturers (Mr. Yann Basire, Mr. Axel Casalonga, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Lecoeur, Mr. Laurent Nuss and Mr. Gérard Weiss), students and the CEIPI management and team (Mr. Christophe Geiger, Mr. Yves Reboul, Mr. Stéphane Thomas, Ms. Céline Meyrueis).

This year, the best students received gifts offered by INPI (Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle), represented by Mr. Philippe Borne, Regional Delegate of INPI Alsace.

Congratulation to the 2015-2016 CEIPI students!

From left to right: Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, Yves Reboul, Professor Emeritus and Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Laurent Nuss, Patent and Trademarks Attorney
From left to right: Gérard Weiss, Legal Member of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO), Jean-Baptiste Lecoeur, Partner, Patent Attorney, Yann Basire, Associate professor at the University of Haute Alsace, Philippe Borne, Regional Delegate of the INPI Alsace, Céline Meyrueis, Associate Professor at CEIPI and the University of Strasbourg and Director of studies at CEIPI and Axel Casalonga, Intellectual Property Attorney=/dd

Patent Litigation Course in Europe

The 13th course on Patent Litigation in Europe has finished on 20 June 2016, date of the final examination presented to a jury composed of the course coordinators, Mr. Harald Springorum and Ms. Nassim Kiani, as well as Mr. Tony Tangena, President of the epi, Mr. Daniel Thomas, former director DG 1 of the European Patent Office, and Mr. Yves Reboul, Director of the French section of CEIPI.

For several years, this course which is taught by various European specialists in matters of patent litigation and the unitary patent, has been very successful. In 2015-16, 103 patent attorneys from all over Europe have attended this training.

The participants at the programme 2015/2016

Enrolment - CEIPI's Diplomas 2016/2017

Enrolment Master of Laws 2 in Industrial Property, Academic year 2016-2017

This European Master's program is intended for scientists and engineers who wish to expand their knowledge of industrial property law and who are already graduates of the CEIPI diploma “Patents”. Its ultimate objective is to qualify experienced IP professionals, French and/or European Patent representatives or representatives with national offices outside Europe, to broaden their legal knowledge as required by the evolution of careers in intellectual property and the rise of new professions and new specializations in companies and law firms in the field of intellectual property.

This Master addresses practitioners who are graduates of the CEIPI program “Patents” (semesters 1 and 2 of the first year), graduates of the CEIPI program “Trademarks / Industrial Designs” or of the program “Patent Litigation in Europe” (semester 4). Candidates for the “Masters degree in Industrial Property” (semester 3) that are not graduates of either of the programs of semester 4, may register for the “Masters degree in Industrial Property” (semester 3), provided that they obtain one of the diplomas of semester 4. Moreover, candidates must be representatives with a national office or the European Patent Office and have four years of experience as a representative.

Enrolment for the academic year 2016-2017 is open until early December 2016.

Click here to download the time schedule and the enrolment forms.

For further information, please contact Valérie Cotineau (valerie.cotineau@ceipi.edu).

http://www.ceipi.edu/index.php?id=14160&L=2

Enrolment to the Patent and the Trademarks and Industrial Designs Diplomas in accelerated tuition - Academic Year 2016-2017

Enrolment to the Patent Diploma and the Trademarks and Industrial Designs Diploma in accelerated tuition, for the year 2016-2017, is open.

Enrolment deadline to the accelerated tuition: August 31, 2016.

Enrolment to the long tuition is closed since June 15, 2016.

Click here for further information concerning the accelerated tuition.

Enrolment for the Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM), Academic year 2016-2017 is open

This European Master's program is designed especially for European patent attorneys, lawyers and other experienced IP professionals. Its ultimate objective is to qualify experienced IP professionals to act as IP managers with the practical skills and knowledge to deal with the new challenges of wealth creation and profit generation. Participants acquire first and foremost a new understanding of how intellectual property works in business models and are conveyed the necessary skills to achieve the systematic alignment of IP management and business objectives.

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

For further information and enrolment, please contact Isabelle Christ (isabelle.christ@ceipi.edu).

http://www.ceipi.edu/index.php?id=5478&L=2

The CEIPI students of the Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM) for the year 2015-2016 with Prof. Alexander J. Wurzer, Adjunct Professor at CEIPI and Director of studies of this Master, Thibaud Lelong, Training Coordinator and Isabelle Christ, Manager for training and International relations

Enrolment to the University Diploma on Intellectual Property Law, CEIPI’s diploma relocated in Skopje – Academic year 2016-2017

Enrolment to DU Intellectual Property Law, CEIPI’s diploma relocated in Skopje for the academic year 2016-2017 is open.

Click on the picture to download the brochure.

For further information, click here.


Training in European Patent Law and Preparation for the EQE

EQE 2017: the EPO is introducing a new format of Papers A and B, the CEIPI adapts its training programme

With effect from 2017, there will be one single Paper A and one single Paper B for all candidates. The former distinction between the technical fields of Chemistry and Electricity/Mechanics will no longer apply. Mock papers for Papers A and Paper B in the new format have recently been published by the EPO.

The CEIPI PrePrep courses, A+B seminar and last-minute A+B intensive courses are designed to efficiently prepare candidates to the new format of these two papers. The courses and seminars will normally be taught by two tutors (i.e. one tutor from the former technical fields, namely Chemistry and Electricity/Mechanics, provided that the number of participants is sufficient) in order to take into account the specific difficulties, which participants having various technical backgrounds may encounter with the new format of Paper A and Paper B.  The methodology taught in the courses and the training material (presentations, exercises, mock exams) will be adapted to the new format of Paper A and Paper B.

The PrePrep A+B courses preparing for the new format of Paper A and Paper B have been completely redesigned. The new format of the PrePrep courses is based on the experience that candidates need a number of specific competences and skills in order to pass. The goal of the PrePrep courses is to train these skills and competences by various practical exercises. The exercises are performed by the participants within the framework of the PrePrep A+B courses. The results will be analysed and discussed with the tutors.

The PrePrep courses are therefore an important element of a successful preparation for papers A and B. Candidates are strongly advised to enrol for these courses, which take place in September 2016 in Strasbourg in Paris (Strasbourg:  for English- and German-speaking candidates.  Paris:  for French- and English-speaking candidates). Enrolment is still possible. Further information about the enrolment procedure and the corresponding documents are available on our website:

http://www.ceipi.edu/en/training-in-european-patent-law-and-preparation-for-the-eqe-eqf/seminars/introductory-pre-prep-courses/

Basic training courses in European Patent Law

The forthcoming basic training courses which are currently organized in 36 cities all over Europe will start in Autumn 2016 or early 2017. It is still possible to enrol for the basic training courses starting in Autumn 2016:

www.ceipi.edu/en/training-in-european-patent-law-and-preparation-for-the-eqe-eqf/basic-training-in-european-patent-law/


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

Public lectures of Christophe Geiger at the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), Singapore Management University, School of Law

On 14 September 2016, Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, will be giving a public lecture at the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), Singapore Management University, School of Law, on the topic “Moving the Intellectual Property System out of its Legitimacy Crisis: What Human Rights Can Add to the Debate”. Prof. Geiger has been appointed Visiting Professor by the SMU where he will give various lectures from 11 to 18 September 2016.

For further information concerning the conference on 14 September, see: http://law.smu.edu.sg/node/28076?newsletter

Xavier Seuba, Co-Rapporteur of the Global Health Law Committee at the 77th International Law Association Conference, Johannesbourg (South Africa)

From 7- 11 August 2016, Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer at CEIPI, will participate in the 77th International Law Association Conference, Johannesbourg, as Co-Rapporteur of the Global Health Law Committee.

Lecture of Christophe Geiger at the “Intellectual Property Law and Practice Summer Institute”, Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation Policy (CASRIP), University of Washington School of Law, Seattle

Christophe Geiger, Professor of law at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, will participate on 29th July 2016 in the “Intellectual Property Law and Practice Summer Institute” organized by the Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation Policy (CASRIP) at the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle. The topic of his lecture will be “Current EU legal developments on enforcement of intellectual property”. This activity participates to the fruitful cooperation set up since many years between CEIPI and CASRIP, materialized by the signing of a MoU in May 2014 between both structures.

Click here to download the programme.

Xavier Seuba at the Global Innovation Law Summit, organized by the Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy of the University of Washington, Seattle

On 22nd July 2016, Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer at CEIPI, has participated in the Global Innovation Law Summit, organized by the Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy of the University of Washington, Seattle, United-States.

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Christophe Geiger, moderator of the 3rd edition of the “IP executive week” jointly organized by the EPO and the EUIPO in Munich

From 11 to 14 July 2016, Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, has moderated the 3rd edition of the “IP executive week” jointly organized by the EPO and the EUIPO in Munich. The event took place at the EPO premises in Munich (Isar building). This seminar was addressed to the upper management of national Intellectual Property Offices and allowed dealing in an interactive manner with the most up-to-date topics concerning IP.

For further informations: https://forms.epo.org/app2/ipcal/i_event.php?id=13324&isPopup=1

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Christophe Geiger at the 35th Annual ATRIP Congress in Krakow (Poland)

The 35th Annual ATRIP Congress took place from 26 to 29 June 2016 in Krakow (Poland). The topic is: “Intellectual Property as Functional Pluralism: The Parameters, Challenges and Opportunities of Variation”.

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI, has participated in the work of the ATRIP Executive Committee and on June 27, he has been chairing the panel “Prospects for Copyright”.

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Yann Basire at the symposium organized by the INPI Délégation régionale Toulouse and EPITOUL (University Toulouse Capitole) on the topic: "Le nouveau droit européen des marques"

Mr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace and member of CEIPI’s Research Department, has participated in the symposium organized by INPI Délégation régionale Toulouse and EPITOUL (University Toulouse Capitole) that took place on 10th June 2016, on the topic “Le nouveau droit européen des marques”.

Mr Basire has delivered a presentation on the topic “Présentation du Paquet Marques” and he has also taken part to the roud table/debate on the topic "Les incidences de la réforme pour le professionnel des marques et l'entreprise".

Click here to download the program of this symposium.

Presentation by Christophe Geiger in the framework of the DLA Piper IP Lecture Series, Bucerius School of law, Hamburg “The Intersection of Human Rights and Intellectual Property Law”

On 6th June 2016, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI, has delivered a presentation in the framework of the DLA Piper IP Lecture Series, Bucerius School of law, Hamburg (Germany) on the topic “The Intersection of Human Rights and Intellectual Property Law”.

Christophe Geiger at the 54th session of the High French-German Council, European parliamentary association

On 1st June 2016, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, spoke at the 54th session of the High French-German Council, European parliamentary association that took place in Strasbourg.

Mr. Geiger has delivered a presentation on the topic: “The TTIP: Threat or opportunity for European cultural diversity ? A critical analysis”.

Click here to download the program of this event.

Yann Basire at the symposium organized by the Centre Paul Roubier in Lyon on the topic “La réforme du droit des marques en Europe”

Mr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace and member of CEIPI’s Research Department, has delivered a presentation at the symposium organized by the Centre Paul Roubier that took place in Lyon on 30 May 2016 on the topic “La réforme du droit des marques en Europe”.

Mr. Basire spoke on the topic « Les innovations en matière d'atteintes à la marque ».

Click here to download the program of this symposium.

CEIPI at the 2nd International Forum on Intellectual Property in Mexico City

From 25 to 27 May 2016, CEIPI’s members have attended the International Forum on Intellectual Property organized in Mexico City by the Law Research Institute of the Autonomous National University of Mexico (IIJ – UNAM) on the topic “Twenty years of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) : a critic review”.

Mr. Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at CEIPI, spoke on the topic: “Test data protection in a post-TRIPS world: competition, information and health”.

Ms. Teresa Calixto, Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant at CEIPI, spoke on the topic: “The protection of the environment under the principles and objectives of TRIPS”.

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Click here to download the program of this event.

CEIPI at the 10th Advanced Intellectual Property Research Forum of WIPO, Geneva

From 24 to 26 May 2016, CEIPI has attended the 10th Advanced Intellectual Property Research Forum organized in Geneva by WIPO in collaboration with the CEIPI and other renown academic institutions on the topic “The Theory and Practice of Intellectual Property - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead”.

Mr. Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at CEIPI, spoke on the topic “Intellectual Property Enforcement: From Concept to Practice”.

Mr. Oleksandr Bulayenko, Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant at CEIPI, spoke on the topic “The Theory and Practice of Copyright Management: Collectivisation and Fragmentation”.

You can download the program of this event.

Yann Basire at the study evening “Law and fiction” at the University of Strasbourg on the topic: “Du Punisher au Lawyer : les super héros au prisme du droit, Partie 1”

Mr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace and member of CEIPI Research Department, has delivered a presentation at the study evening “Droit et fiction” that took place at the University of Strasbourg on 24th May 2016 on the topic “Du Punisher au Lawyer : les super héros au prisme du droit, Partie 1”.

Mr. Basire spoke on the topic: “La propriété intellectuelle : une nouvelle arme pour les super-héros ? ”

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Mr. Basire's presentation is available on the website Utv of the University of Strasbourg: utv.unistra.fr/video.php



Christophe Geiger speaking at the Conference on the topic “Copyright Law for the EU, An open debate with the European Copyright Society” organized by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), CosmoCaixa, Barcelona (Spain)

On 20th May 2016, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, has delivered a presentation at the Conference on the topic “Copyright Law for the EU, An open debate with the European Copyright Society” organized by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), CosmoCaixa, Barcelona (Spain).

Mr. Geiger spoke on the topic “The Role of the Court of Justice regarding Limitations to Copyright Law: aiming at Proportionality and Flexibility?”.

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Presentation by Christophe Geiger at the “Pan-European Seal IP Campus 2016”, European Union Intellectual Property Office, Alicante (Spain) “The Social Function of Intellectual Property Rights”

On 11th May 2016, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, has given a Presentation at the “Pan-European Seal IP Campus 2016”, that took place at the European Union Intellectual Property Office, Alicante (Spain), from May 11th to 13th.

Mr. Geiger spoke on the topic: “The Social Function of Intellectual Property Rights”.

You can download the programme of this event.

Yann Basire at the EUIPO Academy on the topic “Protection of marks with reputation, introduction of the concept of moral rights and personality rights in the EU trade mark law”

Mr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at University of Haute-Alsace and member of CEIPI’s Research Department, has delivered a presentation at the EUIPO Academy on 10 May 2016 on the following topic: “Protection of marks with reputation, introduction of the concept of moral rights and personality rights in the EU trade mark law”.

https://euipo.europa.eu/knowledge/calendar/view.php?view=day&time=1462831200


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NEWS

Response of the European Copyright Society to the Consultation of the European Commission on the Role of Publishers in the Copyright Value Chain and on the ‘Panorama Exception’

On 15 June 2016, the European Copyright Society has replied to the Public Consultation of the European Commission on the Role of Publishers in the Copyright Value Chain and on the ‘Panorama Exception’.

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.

The Board of the European Copyright Society is currently composed of: Lionel Bently, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge; Alain Strowel, University of Saint Louis (Bruxelles) and university of Louvain; Séverine Dusollier, SciencePo Paris (Chair).

www.ceipi.edu/uploads/media/ECS_Answer_to_EC_consultation-Freedom_of_Panorama_June16.pdf

www.ceipi.edu/uploads/media/ECS_Answer_to_EC_Consultation-Publishers__role_June16.pdf

Further ECS Opinions can be accessed on the web site of the ECS:

https://europeancopyrightsociety.org/

Employment and Intership offers

Find on the CEIPI website, section “Bourse à l'emploi” several offers for employment and internships regularly updated, hn te Mntellectual property field (patents engineers, lawyers).


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Annual closure period

We inform you that the Escarpe building will be closed from 22nd July to 21st August 2016 included.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again after the summer break!

Editorial information

Editorial supervision of the newsletter: Christophe Geiger
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Coordination:
Ionela Asandulesei
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