CEIPI's Newsletter n° 36 - February 23, 2017

HEADLINES

Francis Gurry, Knight in the Order of Academic Palms for his contribution to academia and the development of CEIPI

From left to right: António Campinos, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office and President of the Administrative Board of CEIPI, Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Michel Deneken, President of the University of Strasbourg

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and former President of the Administrative Board of CEIPI, has received the insignia of Knight of Academic Palms, on 8th December 2016, during a ceremony held in Strasbourg at the end of the meeting of CEIPI’s Administrative Board.

The ceremony took place in the presence of Prof. Michel Deneken, President of the University of Strasbourg, António Campinos, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office and President of the Administrative Board of CEIPI, Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, members of the CEIPI’s Administrative Board, honorary members and CEIPI’s staff.

This honorary title rewards his academic merits and his investment to ensure the development of the Centre for the International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI).

CEIPI expresses its congratulations to Mr. Francis Gurry!

Launch of EIPIN Innovation Society ITN/EJD Marie SkƗodowska Curie project - 15 fully-funded PhD job vacancies (including 3 at CEIPI)

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, in partnership with the members of EIPIN network (EIPIN) and the European Union Office for Intellectual Property (EUIPO), under the coordination of Maastricht University and with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will be officially launched on 1st March 2017.

Many non-academic partners have agreed to be associated to this project, including: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP Proton), Chemelot InSciTe (InSciTe), Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), Ericsson, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), European Patent Institute (EPI), European Seed Association (ESA), European Telecommunication and Standards Institute (ETSI), Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs - und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte (GEMA), Hovione, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), Kennisland, Organisations for an International Geographical Indications Network (ORIGIN).

In the framework of this project, the members of the consortium are recruiting 15 PhD candidates (including 3 at CEIPI) wishing to conduct doctoral research on the role of intellectual property in the adaptive complexities of innovation. The successful candidates will be conferred a joint doctoral degree from two of the five participating universities. The application procedure is open until 29 March 2017, 23.59 CET.

Click here for the job vacancies at CEIPI.

For further information: asandulesei@ceipi.edu  

Click here for the press release.

Advanced Program for Chinese Judges on Intellectual Property Court Practice, 18 to 30 March 2017, CEIPI, Strasbourg

The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg is pleased to announce that the Centre has been selected by IP Key (www.ipkey.org) for implementing a knowledge sharing program for Chinese IP judges.

The Advanced Program for Chinese Judges on Intellectual Property Court Practice will take place in Strasbourg, from 18 to 30 March 2017.

The two-week program will focus on intellectual property rights enforcement and validity through peer-to-peer exchanges with experienced intellectual property European judges and senior experts. It will include field visits to specialized intellectual property chambers of French courts, comparative law sessions, practical exercises and a mock trial, adopting peer-to-peer, interactive and practical approach.

For further information: http://www.ipkey.org/en/component/flexicontent/16-criminal-law-procedures/4143-ip-judicial-training-with-the-supreme-peoples-court-in-the-eu

IP Key est cofinancé par l'Union européenne et l'Office de l'Union européenne pour la propriété intellectuelle (EUIPO). Il est mis en œuvre par l'Office de l'Union européenne pour la propriété intellectuelle (EUIPO) en coopération avec l'Office européen des brevets (OEB). Le contenu de cette formation ne peut en aucun cas être considéré comme reflétant l’opinion de l'Union européenne.

CEIPI/EAO Conference “Copyright Enforcement in the Online World”

On Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg organized, jointly with the European Audiovisual Observatory, a conference at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, on the topic of “Copyright Enforcement in the Online World”. The conference was held in the context of the 11th edition of the “Rendez-vous européens de Strasbourg” by the Pôle européen d’administration publique (PEAP) in Strasbourg (22-26 November 2016).

During this event, Mr. Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Single Digital Market, addressed the issue from the perspective of the ongoing copyright reform in the EU.

The other high level speakers included for example: Mr. Pavel Svoboda, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI); Ms. Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament; Mr. Robert Spano, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe; Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor of Law, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI; Ms. Susanne Nikoltchev, Executive Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory; and many other distinguished representatives from the Council of Europe, academia, industry and media dealing with copyright online.

Among the topics debated during this conference were the policies and mechanisms of digital copyright enforcement, the ongoing EU copyright reform and its implications for copyright enforcement on the Internet, and the impact of the currently prioritized enforcement strategies on online intermediaries and human rights.

Click on the image to download the program.

Link to the pictures gallery.

The video recording of the conference below.

For further information:

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2805572

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 the Institut national de la propriété industrielle (INPI), has put 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.

                           

 

 

From left to right: Philippe Cadre, Director Industrial Property, INPI, Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, Max Brunner, Special Adviser to the Head of the European and International Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Stefan Luginbuehl, Lawyer, International Legal Affairs, EPO, during the opening session
From left to right: Peter Blok, Judge, Court of Appeal The Hague, Rt. Hon. Prof. Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London, Klaus Bacher, Judge, Federal Court of Justice of Germany and Sam Granata, Judge, Court of Appeal Antwerp, Belgium, during the opening session

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

Click on the picture to download the brochure.

PARTNERSHIPS

Signature of a cooperation agreement with the Intellectual Property Rights University Center (IPR University Center), Finland, 26 September 2016

The Intellectual Property Rights University Center brings together six of Finland’s most prestigious universities, namely: University of Helsinki, Aalto University, University of Turku, Hanken School of Economics, University of Eastern Finland et University of Lapland.

Niklas Bruun, Director of the IPR University Center and Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI
Nari Lee, Professor at the Hanken School of Economics, Faculty of Law with Christophe Geiger and Niklas Bruun

CEIPI signed this cooperation agreement with IPR, with the aim of setting up common programs (including preparatory seminars for the European Qualifying Examination - EQE), joint conferences, exchanges of researchers and students between the two centers. The agreement was signed on 26 September 2016, in the presence of Nari Lee, Professor at the Hanken School of Economics, Faculty of Law, Prof. Niklas Bruun, Director of the IPR University Center, Prof. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg, Director General and Director of CEIPI Research Department, students and members of CEIPI research department.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The CEIPI is happy to announce 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 Professor Christophe Geiger, Director general and director of the Research Department of CEIPI, Lexis Nexis, CEIPI’s Collection No64 (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.

To order the book, please download the form below:

Release of a new volume in the CEIPI/ICTSD Series: “Intellectual Property and Access to Science and Culture: Convergence or Conflict?”, edited by Christophe Geiger

The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) is very pleased to announce the publication of the third issue in the CEIPI/ICTSD series on Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, produced jointly with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). The new issue, “Intellectual Property and Access to Science and Culture: Convergence or Conflict?”, edited by Professor Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research Department at the CEIPI, explores the relationship between intellectual property (IP) rights and the right to science and culture.

This topic has recently served as the basis for an increasing body of legal scholarship and reports from international organisations, including two well-noted reports in 2014 and 2015 issued by the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, which shed some light on the complex interactions between IP regimes and access to science and culture, but also generated further discussion. The volume includes papers authored by prominent scholars from both the intellectual property and human rights fields, including an introduction by the former UN Special Rapporteur, Farida Shaheed, herself.

The CEIPI/ICTSD publication series provides high quality academic and policy-oriented papers dealing with topics that are of global relevance because of their normative pre-eminence, economic relevance, and socio-economic impact.

Click here to download the volume.

Further issues of the series can be consulted at:

www.ceipi.edu/en/library-and-publications/library-and-documentary-resources/ceipi-ictsd-publication-series/

New paperback edition of “Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property”, edited by Christophe Geiger (September 2016)

Edited by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of CEIPI Research Department, “The Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property” was published in a new paperback edition in September 2016 (Edward Elgar Editions).

To order the book, click here.

Publication of the book “Die europäische Patentanmeldung und der PCT in Frage und Antwort” (December 2016)

We are pleased to announce the publication of the 9th edition of Wolters Kluwer's “Die europäische Patentanmeldung und der PCT in Frage und Antwort”. This book, co-authored by Mr. Gérard Weiss, Legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO and regular tutor at CEIPI, presents in the form of questions and answers the different segments of the procedure of patent granting, opposition and limitation, as well as the appeal procedure. It is an important reference work for learning European patent law and is a bibliographical reference highly appreciated by German-speaking candidates who start intellectual property.

To order the book, click here.

Publication of the book “L’essentiel du droit de la propriété industrielle”, by Yann Basire (January 2017)

We are pleased to announce the publication of the book “L’essentiel du droit de la propriété industrielle”, by Mr. Yann Basire, Associate professor at the University of Haute Alsace (UHA) and at CEIPI and associate member of CEIPI Research department, editor Gualino, January 2017. This first edition, intended for legal professionals and Bachelor and Master students, summarizes all current knowledge in Patents, trademarks and designs. It is up to date with the latest reforms of industrial property law.

EU Commission: CEIPI’s contribution to a major legal review about the Union-wide design protection system (9th September 2016)

The EU Commission has released a major legal review prepared in the framework of its evaluation of the Union-wide design protection system. Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, and Natalia Kapyrina, PhD candidate and researcher at CEIPI, have contributed to this study with their expertise on the implementation of the Directive n° 98/71/EC in France.

To download the report, click here.

Study of the EUIPO entitled “Consumers’ frequently asked questions on Copyright” coordinated by Christophe Geiger and Franciska Schönherr (CEIPI): Publication of the summary report

With the aim of creating a copyright guide for consumers, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (the EUIPO), acting through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, commissioned a study in order to provide ‘answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) average consumers have in relation to copyright for all twenty-eight EU Member States’. For that purpose, 28 renowned national copyright experts were asked to respond to these basic consumer questions against the background of their respective jurisdictions, under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General, and Franciska Schönherr, Researcher at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (University of Strasbourg), who coordinated the study and authored the summary report of the project based on the replies of national experts.

This report has just been published on the EUIPO website: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/web/observatory/news/-/action/view/3423769

According to its Executive summary, the main findings of the study are summarized as following: “Copyright law throughout the EU does not give unanimous answers to Consumers’ most Frequently Asked Questions. While international and EU law have approximated the different copyright traditions to a certain extent, a closer look reveals that divergences still prevail. These might relate to the fact that even in areas that have already been the subject of harmonization measures, Member States have often not implemented provisions of EU secondary legislation in a uniform way. Moreover, some key aspects of copyright law have not been harmonised so far. The result is the following: even if a few common basic principles can certainly be identified, the exceptions to these principles as well as their implementation vary significantly”. Therefore, the report concludes by stating that “overall, it appears that the copyright framework in the EU is fragmented to a significant extent. Certain basic principles of copyright law appear to be valid across borders. It should therefore be possible to explain the general functioning, purpose and value of a copyright system to consumers in simple terms. Nevertheless, the overall analysis of the information provided by the national experts suggests that many questions related to ‘everyday’ uses of copyrighted works in the online world currently still lack a clear and straightforward answer as regards their legality”.

Opinion of the CEIPI on the European Commission’s copyright reform proposal, with a focus on the introduction of neighbouring rights for press publishers in EU law

In order to contribute to the debate on the ongoing EU copyright reform, CEIPI drafted an Opinion on the proposed introduction of neighbouring rights for press publishers in EU law. The proposal is included in the European Commission’s Draft Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market of 14 September 2016. CEIPI will soon review also other portions of the proposed reform in a separate forthcoming position paper.

This Opinion draws particular attention to the challenges for the Digital Single Market associated with the establishment of an additional layer of 28 national rights. Also, it looks into the impact of the proposal on the interests of creators, as well as to the missing causal link between the proposed reform and market efficiency justifications, highlighting existing empirical evidence to the contrary. In conclusion, CEIPI recommends refraining from the introduction of neighbouring rights for press publisher for the digital uses of publications.

CEIPI follows and comments the main developments in the area of intellectual property at national, European and international levels. The development of a balanced and efficient intellectual property system of the European Union is of great interest to the Centre.

Please click here to access the Directive Proposal and the Impact Assessment.

The website “Intellectual Property” published a short article about this Opinion. Click here to read this article.

The “1709 Blog” published a short article about this Opinion. 

To access previous position papers click here.

Thesis

PHD thesis defense by Ms. Asako Wechs Hatanaka, “Mediation and intellectual property law. A European and comparative perspective”, 26 September 2016

On 26 September 2016, Ms. Asako Wechs Hatanaka has defended her thesis under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Geiger, under the topic “Mediation and intellectual property law. A European and comparative perspective”.

Members of the jury: Edouard Treppoz, Professor at the University Jean Moulin Lyon III, Director of the “Institut Droit Art Culture”, Director of the LLM “Droit international et européen des affaires”, Rapporteur; Annette Kur, Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and researcher at the Max-Planck Institute, Munich; Nari Lee, Professor at the Hanken School of Economics, Faculty of Law, Helsinki, Rapporteur; Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg, Director General of CEIPI, thesis superviser; Frédérique Berrod, Professor at the “Institut d'Etudes Politiques”, University of Strasbourg and at the “Collège d'Europe de Bruges”, Director of the Fédération de recherche l'Europe en mutation.

Thesis prize 2016 of the Research Federation “L’Europe en mutation” awarded to Ms. Asako Wechs Hatanaka for her thesis defended within CEIPI’s Research Department

Ms. Asako Wechs Hatanaka, Senior Lecturer at Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan), received on 2 December 2016 the thesis prize of the Research federation “L’Europe en mutation” for her thesis defended on 26th September 2016 within CEIPI’s Research Department “Mediation and intellectual property law. A European and comparative perspective”, written under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI.

This thesis 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. Three PhD candidates from CEIPI’s Research Department obtained the prize in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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:

  • 31st 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, CEIPI has the great pleasure of currently hosting:

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

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AT CEIPI

One-day seminar of the CEIPI’s Research Department “Intellectual Property at the Court of Justice of the European Union”, 05 May 2017

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 05 May 2017, Strasbourg, MISHA, 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 here to download the draft programme.

Conference CEIPI/BETA/I3PM “Intellectual Property and Digitalization: Challenges for Intellectual Property”, 04 May 2017, Strasbourg

The CEIPI/BETA Project in Law and Economics of Intellectual Property organizes, in association with I3PM, the conference “Intellectual Property and Digitalization: Challenges for Intellectual Property”. The conference will be held on 4 May 2017, in Strasbourg, MISHA. The conference will provide the opportunity to reflect about digital transformation and intellectual property.

As a matter of fact, the digital transformation is giving place to revolutionary changes in the innovation system, affecting industries, universities and public institutions. Institutional responses and previous practices need to be redefined in view of the advent of Cyber Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. Likewise, business models need to be adapted or newly created in view of Big Data Analytics capabilities. Products become smart and merge more and more with digital services provided along with goods. Employees need to build new skills to master all those digital challenges. In light of this digital revolution, a subject that has become central is to what extent existing legal tools to foster innovation as well as economic rationales behind innovations need to be adapted. A number of connected questions rapidly arise, including those relating to the models for successful exploitation of digital intellectual property, the future of patent law vis-à-vis creative computers, or the regime of data ownership and privacy in the big data environment.

The Intellectual Property and Digitalization: Challenges for Intellectual Property Management conference will address these questions structured in three different panels:

  • Panel n° 1, The Digital Transformation – from freedom to operate to risk management
  • Panel n° 2, Big Data - ownership and use in the digital age
  • Panel n° 3, Patentability of technical software solutions and the exploitation model for digital innovation.

 Confirmed speakers include:

  • Keith Maskus, Chief Economist for United States State Department, Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction and Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Sean O’Connor, Boeing International Professor, Director, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy, University of Washington School of Law
  • Gaetan Rassenfosse, Assistant Professor, Holder of the Chair on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • Alissa Zeller, Vice President Global Intellectual Property at BASF
  • Tomoko Miyamoto, Head, Patent Law Division, World Intellectual Property Organisation
  • Francesco Lissoni, Professor of Economics at Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée (GREThA), University of Bordeaux
  • Cedric Manara, Senior Copyright Counsel at Google
  • Charlotta Ljungdahl, Group Intellectual Property Director at Air Liquide
  • Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director, Center for Intellectual Property, University of Gothenburg
  • Yann Ménière, Professor of Economics MINES ParisTech, Chief Economist of the European Patent Office
  • Catalina Martínez, Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council
  • Ryan Abbott, Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Director of Research, University of Surrey
  • Stephanie van Wermeskerken, Head of Intellectual Property Counseling at Philips
  • Christophe Geiger, Professor, Director General of CEIPI, University of Strasbourg
  • Julien Penin, Professor, BETA, University of Strasbourg
  • Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, CEIPI, University of Strasbourg.

 For further information regarding the partners:

- CEIPl: http://www.ceipi.edu/

- BETA: http://www.beta-umr7522.fr/

- I3PM: http://www.i3pm.org/

For further information regarding the CEIPI / BETA project:

- http://www.ceipi.edu/recherche/projet-ceipi-beta-en-droit-economie-et-gestion-de-la-propriete-intellectuelle/

- Xavier Seuba, Co-Director, CEIPI-BETA Project in Law and Economics of Intellectual Property, xavier.seuba@ceipi.edu

PAST CONFERENCES AT CEIPI

CEIPI Conference “Intellectual property, international investment protection and public health: lessons from the Eli Lilly vs Canada case” by Daniel Gervais, 10 January 2017

In the context of the lecture series “(Re)thinking Intellectual Property, Fundamental Questions and New Perspectives”, the CEIPI had the pleasure of welcoming on Tuesday, 10 January 2017,  Prof. Daniel Gervais, Vanderbilt University, Director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program, Faculty Director, LL.M. Program and visiting Professor at the CEIPI. His public lecture focused on the topic “Intellectual property, international investment protection and public health: lessons from the Eli Lilly vs Canada case”.

The discussion was chaired by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

CEIPI Conference: “What International Challenges for Intellectual Property?” by Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO, 9 December 2016, Strasbourg

Within the framework of the series of lecture entitled “Institutional, political and social perspectives on intellectual property”, CEIPI was pleased to welcome on Friday, 09 December 2016, Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and former President of CEIPI’s Administrative Board. His public lecture focused on the topic “What International Challenges for Intellectual Property?”.

The debate was moderated by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

The conference is available on the Internet: http://www.canalc2.tv/video/14340

Click here to download the poster. 

CEIPI Conference: “Principles for Patent Remedies and Lessons for Intellectual Property Design" by Prof. John Golden, 28 November 2016, Strasbourg

In the context of the lecture series “(Re)thinking Intellectual Property, Fundamental Questions and New Perspectives”, the CEIPI had the pleasure of welcoming  on 28 November 2016, Mr. John M. Golden, Professor of Law, University of Texas, Austin, School of Law. His public lecture focused on the topic “Principles for Patent Remedies and Lessons for Intellectual Property Design”.

The debate was moderated by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Renewal of the cooperation agreement with the University of Skopje, Macedonia, concerning CEIPI’s delocalized IP diploma in Skopje

The signature in 2011 of a cooperation agreement with the University of Skopje set up the University Degree in Intellectual Property Law in Skopje, as well as joint research activities. In 2016, this agreement coming to its end, the renewal of the agreement took place on 11 December 2016.

For CEIPI, the cooperation with the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje allows delivering intellectual property training to students from the different countries of South-East Europe; they can benefit from the pedagogical experience developed by CEIPI for many years and gain access to the European legal culture.

This collaboration also enabled CEIPI to participate to the creation of a center for education and research for the Balkan countries, the CIPE - Center for Intellectual Property Education, at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.

Click here for further information regarding this study program.

Opening of the 7th edition of the double degree program CEIPI / University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia

The opening lecture for the 2016-17 academic year of the CEIPI double degree program on IP Law offered in cooperation with Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (Macedonia), and in partnership with the EIPIN members, took place on 17 November 2016, in the premises of the Justinianus Primus Faculty of Law of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.

Mr. Stefan Martin, Member of the Boards of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Board of Appeal of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), gave an opening lecture on the topic “Parody of trademarks: The tension between European trade mark law and freedom of expression”.

This innovative initiative offers a high-level program in the Balkan region of Europe focusing mainly on international and European perspectives on IP Law (European patent law, trademarks, copyright, neighbouring rights, competition law, geographical indications and other related disciplines). Classes are taught by teachers from CEIPI and its partners from the EIPIN network, Law Faculty of Skopje and from the neighbouring countries (Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia).

CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing, 12 to 23 June 2017, Strasbourg

The CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing will take place from 12 to 23 June 2017 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 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

Participants will benefit from the expertise of specialists from several international organizations, prestigious research institutes and universities, and renowned experts, while interacting with professionals coming from all over the world. The interest of the program for developed, emerging and developing economies makes it a unique forum to exchange experiences and share opportunities.

The 2017 program will be available soon on CEIPI’s website.

Click on the poster to download the 2016 program.

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 2017

For the 9th year in a row, the CEIPI is organizing a Summer School on IP in Europe. The courses will be held from 26 June to 7 July 2017.

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.

Click here to dowload the draft program of the summer school and the Agreement as well as programmes of the past years.

First edition of a training program for best practice in industrial IP management

Organised on 19, 20 and 21 October 2016, this first edition of the CEIPI executive IP management days have discussed the consequences of new tends like Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 including the digital transformation of business models throughout different industries, products and services with detailed and comprehensive cases of successful IP strategies and their implementation.

This workshop’s aim was to provide insight into IP strategy development within the new paradigm of digital business models and service industries with practical issues in systematic synthetic invention, IP protection of perceived customer benefits and sustainable organizational change in companies.

This training course, led by the Professor Alexander Wurzer, Adjunct Professor at CEIPI and Director of Studies of the Master in IP Law and Management (MIPLM) was mainly addressed to IP professionals coming from all over Europe, but also to graduate students interested in these topics.

The framework was designed for inspired discussions and networking.

Master 2 Industrial Property, Academic year 2016-2017

CEIPI is offering a program intended for scientists and engineers who wish to expand their knowledge of industrial property law and who are already graduates of CEIPI’s diploma « Patents ».

Courses began in Strasbourg on 12 January 2017 and continue until July 2017. The first week of training took place at CEIPI’s Library. It was animated by Mr. Jean Waline, Mr. Jean-Paul Jacqué, Mr. Didier Ferrier and Ms. Marie-France Papandreou. Courses will continue in Paris at CNCPI.

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Patent, Trademarks and Industrial Designs Diplomas - Academic Year 2016-2017

CEIPI offers a Long tuition, which runs for the approximate duration of an academic year. It is divided into two autonomous courses: a “Patents” course and a “Trademarks and designs” course. The Long tuition in Patents has begun in September 2016. The long tuition “Trademarks, Designs and Models” will begin in February 2017.

CEIPI offers an accelerated course which meets a double requirement: providing vocational training, theoretical and practical, for persons already specialized in industrial property.

The written controls for the candidates specialized in chemistry and biology, in mechanics and others to the “Accelerated Tuition” in Patents took place in Paris, on 8-9 September 2016. The “Accelerated Tuition” in Patents and Trademarks / Industrial Designs began on 26 September 2016 in Strasbourg.

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

From 23 to 25 January 2017, 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.

Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM), Academic year 2016-2017

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.

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CEIPI preparation courses for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) 2017

In November 2016, CEIPI has organized seminars preparing for the pre-examination and for papers A, B and C of the EQE main examination. The seminar for papers A and B has taken into account the new format of these papers as from 2017. Therefore, the training material and the papers used for the explanation of the methodology and for the mock examinations have been adapted or even completely redesigned for the needs of the seminar. Most of the courses have been taught in pairs of tutors from each of the former technical fields Chemistry and Mechanics/Electricity.

From 9 to 13 January 2017, CEIPI organized seminars preparing for paper D of the EQE 2017. As the other preparation courses for the EQE, this seminar took place in Strasbourg and was taught in the three official languages of the European Patent Office: English, German and French. In order to give further candidates the opportunity to prepare for paper D of the EQE, a second seminar D took place from 23 to 27 January 2017, in English language.

In late January, intensive last-minute courses preparing for the pre-examination and for papers A, B, C and D of the EQE 2017 took place either in Paris or in Munich.

After having acted for several years as CEIPI coordinator for the courses and seminars preparing for paper C of the EQE, Mr. Hugo Meinders, until the end of November Chairman of a Technical Board of Appeal at EPO, is handing the coordination activity over to Mr. Giovanni Pricolo, Chairman of a Technical Board of Appeal at EPO and CEIPI tutor.

The CEIPI takes this opportunity to warmly thank Mr. Meinders for his involvement and the excellent quality of his cooperation, which have been essential for the success and the quality of our training courses. Mr. Meinders remains CEIPI tutor for paper C and with William Chandler co-author of the C-book edited by Wolters Kluwer.

Basic training in European Patent Law

CEIPI basic training courses in European Patent Law have started in September or October 2016 in several European Cities. However, in order to best adapt to the schedule of the European Qualifying Examination, and in particular of the pre-examination, most of the courses will start in 2017. Late enrolments for these courses are still possible. The complete list of basic training courses in European Patent Law such as information about the course content, the schedule and the enrolment procedure is available on the CEIPI website:

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

It is to be noted that the courses in Istanbul and Ljubljana meet once again a strong regional demand for this kind of training.

University Diploma on Patent Litigation in Europe

The 14th course in Patent Litigation in Europe has started in October 2016. This training, which is taught by high level several experts in the fields of European Patent Litigation and the Unitary Patent, continues to be extremely successful. 119 participants coming from all over Europe are attending the course this year. Pre-registrations for the forthcoming course have already started.

Click here for further information.

Mock oral proceedings in Budapest on 14 October 2016

The CEIPI organized, in cooperation with the Hungarian Chamber of Patent Attorneys, a workshop on mock oral proceedings in Budapest on 14October 2016. This workshop which was intended for practitioners and future patent attorneys, gave the participants the opportunity to draft an opposition and to defend a patent against said opposition, as well as to defend their arguments during oral proceedings.

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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 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 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: 28 February 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     For more information, please contact:

Ionela ASANDULESEI

03 68 85 80 57

asandulesei@ceipi.edu

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

Discussion with Franck Macrez at the "Matinales de la bibliothèque" on the topic: "L'exploitation numérique des livres indisponibles", 9 February 2017

On February, 9 2017, The "Fédération de recherche l'Europe en mutation" and the research library had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Franck Macrez, Associate Professor at CEIPI within the context of the "Matinales de la bibliothèque". 

Mr. Macrez spoke on the topic: "L'exploitation numérique des livres indisponibles".

Click here for furher information.

Xavier Seuba at the symposium “Finalizing the Unitary Patent Package: Challenges and Ways Forward”, 8 February 2017, Brussels

On Wednesday 8 February 2017, Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI, will participate in the symposium “Finalizing the Unitary Patent Package: Challenges and Ways Forward”, organized in Brussels by Public Policy Exchange. In that symposium, he will introduce CEIPI’s judicial training activities, and how they relate to the topic of Panel I, “Encouraging Unifying Progress: The Unitary Patent & The Unitary Patent Court”.

Click on the poster to download the programme.

Yann Basire at the conference organized by the CNAC, Comité National Anti Contrefaçon on the topic “Les incidences du brexit en matière de propriété industrielle”, 30 January 2017

Mr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace and at CEIPI, participated in the conference organized by the CNAC, Comité National Anti Contrefaçon on the topic “Les incidences du brexit en matière de propriété industrielle” that took place on 30 January 2017 at the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris.

Mr. Basire spoke about the Trademarks. Click here for further information.

CEIPI team at the 18th EIPIN Congress in London, 26 to 28 January 2017

The 18th EIPIN Congress entitled “The New Data Economy between Data Ownership, Privacy and Safeguarding Competition” took place from 26 to 28 January 2017 at the Queen Mary University of London, UK.

Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, chaired and commented the panel titled: “Intellectual Property, Big Data, and Personalised Medicine”.  Ten selected CEIPI’s students participated in this congress, which involves an upstream research work and the preparation of a collective paper within a team of students from the partner institutes.

The second part of the congress will be held in Munich from 6 to 8 April 2017.

Click here to download the programme of the congress.

Xavier Seuba at the Supreme Court of Mexico, 26-27 January 2017, Mexico

The Supreme Court of Mexico welcomed Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI, on Thursday 26 January 2017. In partnership with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), a specialized symposium on the interface between intellectual property and public health was held. The day after, 27 January, Mr. Seuba imparted a training program on international pharmaceutical regulation, in association with UNCTAD and hosted by the Mexican Ministry of Health and the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks.

Giancarlo Frosio at the Hearing on Copyright organized by the EEP Group at the European Parliament, 11 January 2017, Brussels

On 11 January 2017, Dr. Giancarlo Frosio, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at CEIPI, participated to the Hearing on Copyright organized by the EEP Group at the European Parliament in Brussels. The hearing was intended to discuss with MEPs and stakeholders the modernization of copyright rules in light of the advent of a Digital Single Market. Dr. Frosio sit on a panel dedicated to Publishers' Rights and discussed the findings of a recent CEIPI position paper on the proposed introduction of neighboring rights for press publishers online. A press release of the event—with a link to the program—can be found here. Also, a video of the event have been made available at the EPP Group in the European Parliament Facebook page here.

Giancarlo Frosio at the 2016 Internet Law and Policy Conference jointly organized by Oxford University, Peking University and Stanford University in Shenzhen, China

On 10-11 December 2016, Mr. Giancarlo Frosio, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at CEIPI, participated to the 2016 Internet Law and Policy Conference jointly organized by Oxford University, Peking University and Stanford University in Shenzhen, China.

Mr. Frosio was presenting the topic “Global Intermediary Liability Trends: Lessons from the World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap)”.

For further details:

http://pcmlp.socleg.ox.ac.uk/news/events/?q=news%2Fevents%2F&event_id1=69

Franck Macrez and Sean M. O'Connor speaking at the symposium organized by the “Centre de Recherches Juridiques (CRJ), Université Grenoble Alpes” on the topic “La propriété intellectuelle en dehors de ses frontières”, 2 December 2016

Mr. Franck Macrez, Associate Professor at CEIPI and Mr. Sean M. O'Connor, Boeing International Professor, University of Washington (Seattle, United States) and visiting Professor at CEIPI, participated in the symposium organized by the “Centre de Recherches Juridiques (CRJ), Université Grenoble Alpes” on the topic “La propriété intellectuelle en dehors de ses frontiers” that took place on 2 December 2016, at the auditorium of the museum of Grenoble.

Mr. Macrez and Mr. O’Connor spoke on the topic « Divergences des législations nationales sur la titularité des créations informatiques ».

Xavier Seuba at the Mexican Federal Court of Administrative Justice and at the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property, 25 November 2016

Mr. Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI, was lecturing at the Mexican Federal Court of Administrative Justice on 25 November 2016. The lectures took place in the context of a training activity jointly organized with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD).

The day before, 24 November, Xavier Seuba also made an intervention in the conference “Public interest, development and intellectual property” organized by the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property.

European Commission’s Copyright Reform proposals, Brussels, 15-16 November 2016

From 15 to 16 November 2016, Mr. Giancarlo Frosio, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at CEIPI participated in a high level meeting in Brussels called, inter alia, to discuss the European Commission’s copyright reform proposals amongst academics and with EU parliamentarians (MEP) and policy makers from the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

Christophe Geiger at the Annual conference of the Trademark Law Institute (5 November, 2016)

On 5 November 2016, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, delivered a presentation at the Annual conference of the Trademark Law Institute (TLI), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, (The Netherlands), on the topic “Selected Problems of the EU Trademark Law Reform”.

Mr. Geiger spoke on the topic “Trademark law and fundamental rights after the EU trademark law reform: from external to internal balancing”.

Yann Basire at a Roundtable organized by the CCI Alsace in cooperation with the INPI and the IEEPI

Mr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace and member of CEIPI Research Department, participated in the roundtable organized by the CCI Alsace in cooperation with the INPI and the IEEPI on the topic “Brexit : conséquences et impacts sur la PI: Comment le retrait du Royaume-Uni de l’Union Européenne va influencer le paysage européen de la propriété intellectuelle ?”.

Christophe Geiger’s series of presentations in the United States, 25-28 October 2016

From 25 to 28 October 2016, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, delivered a series of presentations in the United States.

His presentation at the University of San Diego in the framework of the Faculty colloquium, California (USA), was on the topic "Rethinking copyright as a vehicle for cultural participation and social progress" (October 25).

He also delivered a presentation at the Center for Intellectual Property Law, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa California (USA), on the topic "Conceptualizing the interactions between Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Lessons from Europe and another, at the Conference  “Intellectual Property and Human Rights” organized by the University of California Irvine School of Law, Irvine, USA. M. Geiger spoke on the topic: “Freedom of Artistic Creativity and Copyright: A Compatible Combination?”

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, gave 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 was appointed Visiting Professor by the SMU where he gave various lectures from 11 to 18 September 2016.

For further information: http://law.smu.edu.sg/node/28076?newsletter

Christophe Geiger and Elena Izyumenko at the 11th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association, 3-5 September 2016

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 11th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association (European Policy for Intellectual Property) at Oxford University on 3-5 September 2016. At the conference, they presented their paper “The Role of Human Rights in Copyright Enforcement Online: Elaborating a Legal Framework for Website Blocking”.

Mr. Christophe Geiger also chaired the session on Copyright on 5 September 2016 and, as member of the EPIP governing Board since 2015 and participated to the annual Board meeting on Saturday, on 3 September 2016.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NEWS

Publication of the Opinion of the European Copyright Society on the EU Copyright Reform Package

On 24 January 2017, the European Copyright Society has published its general opinion on the various proposals made by the European Commission to reform copyright law in the EU (the so called “EU Copyright Reform Package”):

https://europeancopyrightsocietydotorg.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/ecs-opinion-on-eu-copyright-reform-def.pdf  

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).

Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI, is a founding member of the European copyright society and has been its Chair from 2014- 2015.

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

https://europeancopyrightsociety.org/

CEIPI'S JOB AND INTERNSHIP OFFERS

1 CEIPI Employment offer: Doctoral Researcher / Unified Patent Court

  • 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.

Click here for further information.

1 CEIPI Internship offer: Legal intern in Intellectual Property

  • Legal intern in Intellectual Property

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

Click here to download the offer.

Employment offers

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

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