CEIPI's Newsletter n° 37 - July 28, 2017

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Official kick-off in Brussels of the pan-European “EIPIN-Innovation Society” project, 16-17 March 2017

On source site 16-17 March 2017, the participants of the EIPIN-Innovation Society gathered at the UM Campus cheap essay writer service Brussels for the official kick-off of the project, where CEIPI is one of the major partners. This project is funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, European Joint Doctorates (EJD). It aims to examine the role of intellectual property (IP) as a complex adaptive system in innovation. For more information, please visit: http://www.eipin-innovationsociety.org/

Were present at the kick off meeting and partners of this project: academics from the EIPIN institutions (Maastricht University, University of Alicante, Queen Mary University of London, Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI, Universität Augsburg, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition) and its main partners the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), European Seed Association (ESA), Hovione, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Ericsson, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, Chemelot InSciTe, ASTP Proton, the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI), the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC).

In the framework of this project, the members of the consortium recruited 15 PhD candidates (including 3 at CEIPI), on write my essay affordable 15-16 May 2017 in Alicante, 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 and will complete a research stay at partner institutions.

On this occasion, the members of the consortium were welcomed to EUIPO by Mr. essay proofreading service António Campinos, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Mr. António Campinos, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office, accompany by the members of the consortium; Copyright: EUIPO

forum ou trouver du cialis ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

EIPIN Innovation Society is funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, International Training Networks (ITN), European Joint Doctorates (EJD). The funding period is March 1, 2017 until February 28, 2021, Grant Agreement number 721733-EIPIN IS-MSCA-ITN-EJD, European IP Institutes Network-Innovation Society — H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016.

A new volume published in CEIPI’s collection “Trade-related international intellectual property law: the TRIPs Agreement, assessment and perspectives”, edited by Prof. Christophe Geiger

The CEIPI is happy to announce the publication in August 2017 of the volume “ go site Trade-related international intellectual property law: the TRIPs Agreement, assessment and perspectives”, cialis en ligne avec ordonnance edited by Professor priligy 30 mg cuanto cuesta Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI, LexisNexis, CEIPI’s Collection no 65 (2017).

Concluded in 1994 as an outcome of the Uruguay round of multilateral trade negotiations, the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) has now entered its third decade. As a central instrument in international IP law, it has brought a significant level of convergence among legislations as well as a new understanding of intellectual property rights protection, and thus has had a major influence on the development of this area of law. However, since it came into force, the Agreement has given rise to controversies and divergent interpretations, reaching well beyond specialised IP circles. In this collective publication, the CEIPI Research Department wishes to offer a cross-sectional analysis of the Agreement, its background, implementations, interpretations given by the WTO dispute settlement body, and various doctrinal perspectives. Thus, the preamble of the agreement and its general provisions, the sections concerning intellectual property law as well as the section on the implementation of rights are examined on various levels in light of the new challenges and perspectives, thereby touching on current issues in IP law.

Contributors to the book include: comprar finasteride marca mylan 1 mg Paulin Edou-Edou, Christophe Geiger, Daniel Gervais, Carlos Correa, Luc Desaunettes, Séverine Dusollier, Yann Basire, Norbert Olszak, Natalia Kapyrina, Michel Vivant, Théo Hassler, Jacques De Werra, Joanna Schmidt-Szalewski, Caroline Rodà and prix du cialis en pharmacie francaise Xavier Seuba.

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Launch of the 2nd volume of the CEIPI Working Paper Series volume 2 on SSRN

We are pleased to announce that the volume No. 2 of the CEIPI RESEARCH PAPER SERIES is published on our Archive in Open Access, available under: https://www.ssrn.com/link/CEIPI-RES.html

Representative of the research and policy work carried out at CEIPI since 2014 by the various members of the CEIPI Research Department, some of these research papers have never been published online since today.

For further information, please contact Caroline Ertz, Working Paper Coordinator:  caroline.ertz@ceipi.edu

CEIPI/IP KEY Advanced program for Chinese judges on intellectual property Court practice, 18-30 March 2017, Strasbourg

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From left to right: Mr. Zhou Xiang, Presiding judge, No. 3 Civil Division, Supreme People’s Court of China ; Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI ; Mr. Günther Marten, Minister-Counsellor, IP Attaché Delegation of the European Union to China, Beijing ; Mr. Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Training Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI

The Advanced Program for Chinese Judges on Intellectual Property Court Practice, organized by IP Key and CEIPI, took place from prix cialis le vrai pas le générique 18 to 30 March 2017 in Strasbourg. The two-week advanced training for Chinese Judges aimed at strengthening knowledge and skills on intellectual property rights adjudication through peer-to-peer exchanges between Chinese and European IP judges and experts.

The participants during the visit to the High Court of Paris (Tribunal de Grande Instance)

By means of workshops, case-studies, jurisprudence analysis, group discussions, study visits and a mock trial, the program addressed key issues in court practice and litigation of intellectual property rights, while giving special attention to cross-cutting procedural aspects. The training program also intended to create a common understanding on trends and best-practices between EU and China, while hands-on comparative analysis between Chinese and EU practice will be instrumental to capture the complexities of adjudication process of intellectual property disputes.

Speakers of the program included senior judges, public servants and scholars, namely:

  • Ms. sildenafil stada rezeptfrei kaufen Sylvie Mandel, Conseillère Honoraire at the Cour de Cassation, France
  • Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, UCL Faculty of Laws, United Kingdom
  • Ms. Marie Courboulay, Vice-president of the 3rd Chamber, High Court of Paris (Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris), France
  • Mr. Ángel Galgo Peco, President of Chamber No. 28, Court of Appeal of Madrid, Spain
  • Mr. Simon Thorley, QC, Former Advocate and Judge at the Singapore International Commercial Court, Singapore
  • Ms. Beate Schmidt, President of the Federal Patent Court of Germany
  • Hon. Michael Fysh, QC, Former Senior Circuit Judge of the Patents County Court in England and Wales, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Mads Bundgaard Larsen, Vice-President, Maritime and Commercial High Court - Denmark
  • Dr. Klaus Bacher, Judge, 10th Senate, Federal Court of Justice of Germany (Bundesgerichtshof), Germany
  • Mr. Hugo Meinders, Former Chairman of a Technical Board of Appeal, former permanent member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO, Germany
  • Mr. Thierry Ghéra, President of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Strasbourg, France
  • Ms. Eun-Joo Min, Senior Legal Counsellor, Building Respect for IP Division, World Intellectual Property Organization, Switzerland
  • Mr. Stefan Luginbuehl, Lawyer, International Legal Affairs, European Patent Office, Germany
  • Mr. Günther Marten, EUIPO IP Attaché to the EU Delegation in Beijing
  • Dr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute Alsace, Lecturer at CEIPI, France
  • Mr. Thierry Debled, Associate Professor and Head of the International Section at CEIPI – Patent Attorney, France
  • Mr. Giovanni Casucci, Attorney-at-law, Bardehle Pagenberg, Italy
  • Mr. Gualtiero Luca Dragotti, Attorney-at-law, Partner, DLA Piper, Italy
IP Key is co-financed by the European Union and the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). It is implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO). The contents of this training can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

For further information: http://www.ipkey.org/en/

28th European tutor’s meeting of the CEIPI

Thierry Debled, Director of the International section of CEIPI and Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI

On 1 and 2 June 2017, the CEIPI has organized its 28th annual European tutors’ meeting in Strasbourg. About 60 specialists in European Patent law, who impart CEIPI’s training in about twenty countries and forty cities, coming from several European countries, have participated in this meeting to share their experience and to attend various presentations and workshops on training issues, European patent law and the PCT.

The programme of the current edition of the tutors’ meeting has focused on the future development of the basic training courses, in order to take up the challenges which this training currently faces: adaptation of the course schedule in order to train future patent attorneys as from their entry to the profession, organization of new courses in countries of the European patent organization which currently cannot offer such training, complementary training modules to adapt to specific needs, etc.

Therefore, the reports on the current courses and the traditional exchanges between the tutors and coordinators have been followed by Cees Mulder’s excellent presentation on the improvement of training skills. Cees Mulder, European patent attorney and CEIPI tutor, has introduced several training and presentation skills aiming at increasing the course efficiency and the motivation of the audience. Furthermore, several workshops have dealt with different course-related topics, such as the integration of exercises into the course syllabus, the adaptation to recent and new courses, the sharing of training material and possible amendments to the course calendar.

On Friday, Matthew Bryan, director of PCT legal division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), has presented recent PCT updates. Derk Visser, European patent attorney and author of “The annotated European Patent Convention”, has given a presentation on recent EPO case law, particularly appreciated by the participants. The meeting finished with the presentation of the suggestions prepared within the workshops. They will be further analyses after the meeting in order to progressively incorporate them into the basic training courses.

The CEIPI thanks all the lecturers and the participants of the meeting. Special thanks to Christoph Machwirth, Head of European Qualifying Examination of the EPO, and to Jakob Kofoed, Director DG 1 and Deputy Chairman of the Examination Board of the EQE, who participated in the meeting in the framework of the Euro-CEIPI cooperation with the European Patent Office.

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New presidency for the Association of Alumni and friends of the CEIPI (AACEIPI)

On 10 May 2017, took place in Paris the General Assembly of the Association of Alumni and friends of the CEIPI (AACEIPI).

The association, which groups mainly former students of the 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.

At the meeting, Mrs. Evelyne Roux, President of AACEIPI from 2013 to 2017, handed over the presidency to Mr. Jérôme Sujkowski and to his Management Committee, which was renewed at the GA on 10 May 2017.

Jérôme Sujkowski and Evelyne Roux at the GA on 10 May 2017, surrounded by the members of AACEIPI ; Copyright: Caroline Bigot

CEIPI expresses its thanks to Mrs. Evelyne Roux for her work as President of AACEIPI and to all the members of the Management Committee, congratulates and gives its best wishes to the new President of AACEIPI, Mr. Jérôme Sujkowski.

For more information: https://www.aaceipi.eu/ 

To join the association, click here.

The CEIPI in the GRUR newsletter

A portrait of the CEIPI was published in the newsletter of the prestigious German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), May 2017.

Click here for more information on GRUR.

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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

PHD thesis defense by Ms. Franciska Schönherr : « Vers un droit d'auteur européen »

On 02 October 2017 at 02.00 pm, Amphi Beretz (nouveau Patio), University of Strasbourg, Ms. Franciska Schönherr will defend her thesis "Vers un droit d'auteur européen" written under the supervision of Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

Members of the jury:

  • Valérie-Laure Benabou, Professor at the University of Aix Marseille (Rapporteur)
  • Thomas Dreier, Professor at the University of Karlsruhe (Rapporteur)
  • Christophe Geiger, Professor a the University of Strasbourg, Director General of CEIPI, thesis superviser
  • Jonathan Griffiths, Professor at the Queen Mary University, London
  • Dominique Ritleng, Professor a the University of Strasbourg, Centre d'études internationales et européennes (CEIE) – Faculty of Law

PUBLICATIONS

Publication of the volume “Trade, Public Health, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, by Xavier Seuba

We are pleased to announce the publication of the volume “Trade, Public Health, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, by Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer at CEIPI, within ICTSD series of papers “Global Economic Governance”, February 2017.

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Health is central in that agenda, which aims at ensuring universal health coverage and access to quality health care. It also acknowledges that major challenges remain in terms of reducing maternal and child mortality, improving nutrition, fighting infectious diseases and addressing non-communicable diseases. This think piece by Xavier Seuba focuses on two broad public health objectives that would benefit from action in the area of trade policy and trade rules as a contribution to the health-related targets of the 2030 Agenda.

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“The Global Regime for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights”, by Xavier Seuba

The CEIPI is happy to announce the upcoming publication of Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Training Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI, scheduled for September 2017, “The Global Regime for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights”, Cambridge University Press. This book offers a comprehensive description of the international norms and bodies dealing with the enforcement of intellectual property rights, and analyzes multilateral, plurilateral, and bilateral treaties, and their national implementation, along with civil, border, and criminal enforcement. The book also explores the interface between the enforcement of intellectual property rights and the norms regulating international trade, competition, and human rights, as well as the conceptual and systemic aspects of enforcement, while illustrating the importance of these rights with examples in litigation.

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Visiting Professors and Researchers

CEIPI was pleased to welcome during the academic year 2016/2017 the following visiting professors:

  • Ms. Toshiko Takenaka, Professor of Law at the Washington School of Law, Seattle, United States
  • Mr. Craig Nard, Professor of Law and Director of the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, USA
  • Mr. Daniel Gervais, Professor of Law and Director of Intellectual Property Program of the School of Law at Vanderbilt University, United States
  • Mr. John Golden, Professor of Law, University of Texas, Austin, School of Law, United States
  • Mr. Dan L. Burk, UC Irvine's Chancellor's Professor, United States
  • Mr. Carlos Correa, Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and Director of CEIDIE, Argentina
  • Ms. Irene Calboli, Lee Kong Chian Fellow & Deputy Director, Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law and Fellow, Stanford Law School, Transatlantic Technology Law Forum, Singapore
Toshiko Takenaka
Craig Nard
Daniel Gervais
John Golden
Dan Burk
Carlos Correa
Irene Calboli

Visiting program for foreign researchers within CEIPI Research Department

In order to foster exchanges, the CEIPI Research Department has opened a visiting program 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:

 • 15 September 2017 (for research visits starting on 1st November)
1st January 2018 (for research visits starting on 1st March).

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

In the framework of this program, 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”.
  • from 10 to 25 June 2017, Mr. Shuya Hayashi, Professor / Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan. His research topic is “Artificial Intelligence Platform, Intellectual Property and Data Capitalism”.
  • from 1st June 2017 to 31 July 2017, Ms. Florence Thépot, Lecturer in Competition and EU Law, School of Law, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Her research topic is “Digital platforms in the creative industry: Innovation v. Consumer welfare?”.
Sean O’Connor
Tsukasa Aso
Shuya Hayashi
Florence Thépot

PAST CONFERENCES AT CEIPI

Research seminar of the CEIPI’s Research Department, 19 June 2017, Strasbourg

The CEIPI’s Research Department organized a research seminar on 19 June 2017, with the guests:

Prof. Shuya Hayashi, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan. His presentation focused on “Artificial Intelligence and the Law in Japan - Focusing on IP and Competition Policy”. Prof. Hayashi was hosted by CEIPI in the framework of the “Japan Group” exchanges at the Maison Universitaire France-Japon. This is a Unistra program designed to promote scientific cooperation and the establishment of new collaborations between Unistra and its Japanese partners.

Prof. 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. He presented the book that he wrote during his research stay at CEIPI, “The Methodology and the Means of Innovation”.

The debates were moderated by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of the CEIPI Research Department.

One-day seminar of the CEIPI’s Research Department “European Case Law in Intellectual Property”, 5 May 2017

Opening of the seminar by Mr. Franck Macrez, Associate Professor at CEIPI, Ms. Stephanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI and Ms. Valérie Laure Benabou, Professor at the University Aix Marseille

A one-day seminar entitled “European Case Law in Intellectual Property” has been organized by the CEIPI’s Research Department and the Research Federation “L’Europe en mutation”, on 05 May 2017 at 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 analyzed the recent developments in intellectual property case-law in the European Union. The one-day seminar 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.

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

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CEIPI-BETA-I3PM conference “Intellectual Property and Digitalization – Challenges for Intellectual Property Management, 4 May 2017

Opening of the conference by Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer at CEIPI, Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg, Director General of CEIPI, Julien Penin, Professor at BETA, University of Strasbourg and Peter Bittner, I3PM President

The CEIPI - BETA Project in Law and economics of Intellectual Property, in association with I3PM, organized on 4 May 2017 a one-day conference under the topic “Intellectual Property and Digitalization: Challenges for Intellectual Property Management”.

The conference addressed the revolutionary changes in the innovation system, affecting industries, universities and public institutions, resulting from the digital transformation. Three panels were devoted to “The Digital Transformation – from freedom to operate to risk management”, “Big Data - ownership and use in the digital age”, and “Patentability of technical software solutions and the exploitation model for digital innovation”.

Confirmed speakers included:

  • 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
  • Aida Dolotbaeva, Legal Officer, Patent Law Division, WIPO
  • Francesco Lissoni, Professor of Economics at Groupe de Recherche en Économie Théorique et Appliquée (GREThA), University of Bordeaux
  • Cedric Manara, Senior Copyright Counsel at Google
  • Emmanuel de Cuenca, EP Patent Attorney, Air Liquide
  • Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director, Center for Intellectual Property, University of Gothenbourg
  • 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, University of Surrey
  • Stephanie van Wermeskerken, Head of Intellectual Property Counseling at Philips
  • Claudia Jamin, Group Vice President, Head IP Operations Europe, ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd
  • Timo Minssen, Professor, Centre for Information and Innovation Law, University of Copenhaguen
  • Reto Hilty, Professor, Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
  • Alexander J. Wurzer, Adjunct-Professor at CEIPI, Director of studies of the Master in IP Law and Management of CEIPI, Director of St einbeis Transfer Institute Intellectual Property Management
  • Peter Bittner, I3PM President
  • 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.

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The website IP Watch wrote an article about this conference: https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/07/25/us-european-views-ip-management-digital-business/

The keynote speakers: Keith Maskus, Reto Hilty, Bowman Heiden and Alexander Wurzer

The conference was recorded and is available on the Internet:

Intellectual Property and Digitalization: Challenges for Intellectual Property Management

Lecture at CEIPI by Romain Soubeyran, Director General of the INPI on the topic “L’enseignement supérieur français et les bouleversements qu’il traverse (une application dans le domaine du droit de la propriété intellectuelle)”, 25 May 2017

Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI and Romain Soubeyran, Director General of the French Industrial Property Office (INPI)

In the context of the lecture series “Institutional, political and social perspectives on intellectual property”, CEIPI had the pleasure to welcome on 25 April 2017, Mr. Romain Soubeyran, Director General of the French Industrial Property Office (INPI), who delivered a lecture on the topic “L'enseignement supérieur français et les bouleversements qu'il traverse (une application dans le domaine du droit de la propriété intellectuelle)”.

A discussion took place after the lecture, led by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

Click here to download the biography of Mr. Soubeyran.

Distinguished speakers keynote lecture by Rt. Hon. Prof. Sir Robin Jacob on “The Business of Judging IP Disputes”, 29 March 2017

On 29 March 2017, CEIPI had the pleasure to welcome Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in Intellectual Property Law at the University College London. Professor Jacob delivered a keynote lecture on “The Business of Judging Intellectual Property Disputes”.

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Seminar by Professor Susan Marsnik “The U.S. Work for Hire Doctrine in a Global Context: a way forward?” 22 March 2017

The CEIPI had the pleasure of welcoming Prof. Susan Marsnik, Professor of Ethics and Business Law at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis, USA) on 22 March 2017 for a seminar on “The U.S. Work for Hire Doctrine in a Global Context, A way forward?”.

Click here for further information and to download her biography.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

New CEIPI Advanced training program on “Intellectual Property Enforcement and Online Regulation”, 7-9 December 2017, Strasbourg: registration is opened!

CEIPI is happy to announce the opening of a new advanced training program “Intellectual Property Enforcement and Online Regulation”, to take place in Strasbourg from 7 to 9 December 2017.

As a lawyer, entrepreneur, or policy maker working at the forefront of Internet and technology industry, you must know whether and when access providers and communications platforms like Google, Twitter and Facebook are liable for their users’ online activities. This is one of the most relevant emerging issue for online businesses and a key factor that affects innovation and free speech.

This training program will explore legal, policy and ethical issues facing online intermediaries from a national and international perspective.  In this course, the participants will learn about novel issues of Internet jurisdiction and innovation regulation. The course will discuss the legal framework, case law and enforcement strategies dealing with intermediate liability for copyright, trademark, and privacy (right to be forgotten) infringement. Also, this course focuses on the role of Internet platforms and service providers in moderating the speech they carry for customers, including obligations and liabilities for defamation, hate and dangerous speech.

The training program will pay great attention to online platforms’ regulation within the upcoming Digital Single Market (DSM) reform package in Europe. It will expose participants to most recent caselaw from European and other international courts, while providing state-of-the-art understanding of recent and upcoming intermediary liability trends online.

This training program would gather together media, creative economies, and high-tech professionals and entrepreneurs, lawyers, policy makers, judges, and students.

A preliminary list of topics is available here. The detailed program will be available soon on our Internet site.

Click below to download the registration forms:

“Convention de formation professionnelle” if you work in France and the tuition fees will be borne by your employer.

“Contrat de formation professionnelle” if you work in France and will pay the tuition fees yourself.

“Agreement” if you work abroad.

For further information, please contact Ms. Diana Laplanche for administrative questions/registration (dlaplanche@ceipi.edu) or Giancarlo Frosio for questions related to the academic content of the program (gcfrosio@ceipi.edu).

CEIPI Executive IP Management Days, 19– 20 October 2017

This program, that takes place from 19 to 20 October 2017 in Strasbourg, is dedicated to train IP management executives in industry and institutions. Since 2006 the 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.

The workshops aim 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 is mainly addressed to IP professionals, but it is also open for graduate students who are interested in these topics.

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

CEIPI Summer School on Intellectual Property in Europe, 26 June to 7 July 2017

A summer school in European intellectual property law has been held successfully at the CEIPI since 2009.

The 9th edition took place from 26 June to 7July 2017.

Unique in Europe and in the world, this Summer School offered 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” granted to this Summer School its specificity.

The lecturers were 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 aimed 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 was addressed especially to students and practitioners willing to gain a solid background in European and international intellectual property law.

Click here to download the program of the 9th edition.

The participants at the summer school during the visit to the castle of Haut Koenigsbourg

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 30 June 2017 with the traditional Results Announcement Ceremony followed by the farewell reception gathering some of the lecturers (Mr. Francis Ahner, Mr. Yann Basire, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Lecoeur, Mr. Pierre Jeannequin, 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 the INPI (Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle), represented by Mr. Philippe Borne, Regional Delegate of INPI Alsace and the ASPI (Association Française des Spécialistes en Propriété Industrielle de l'Industrie), represented by Ms. Brigitte Ruellan, board member of the ASPI.

Congratulation to the 2016-2017 CEIPI students!

Christophe Geiger, Yves Reboul and Céline Meyrueis
Gérard Weiss, Francis Ahner, Jean-Baptiste Lecoeur, Laurent Nuss and Yann Basire
Philippe Borne
Brigitte Ruellan
A standing ovation for the CEIPI from the students!

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

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

Participants benefited 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 made it a unique forum to exchange experiences and share opportunities.

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The participants at the seminar during the welcome ceremony at the City Hall in Strasbourg

First price of the 2017 APRAM competition won by a CEIPI IP Master student

We have the pleasure to inform you that Ms. Anna Lawrynowicz-Drewek, student of the Master in European and International Intellectual Property directed by Prof. Christophe Geiger, won the first price of the 2017 APRAM (Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles) competition.

The topic of the competition was the following: “Determine with regard to current and prospective substantive law, what should be considered as an action, different from counterfeit, which should fall under the scope of unfair competition and/or parasitism”.

As for every year, the 1st prize will be followed by a publication in the law review “Propriété industrielle” (LexisNexis).

See below for further information:

http://apram.com/activites/prix-apram/prix-precedents/

Mr. Leonardo Machado Pontes won the 1st prize of the annual ECTA award competition

The CEIPI has the pleasure to announce that Mr. Leonardo Machado Pontes, PhD student at CEIPI, under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Geiger, won the 1st prize of the annual ECTA award competition 2017, in the “student” category for his paper “Commercial Trade Mark Parodies”.

ECTA, the European Communities Trade Mark Association, was formed in 1980. ECTA numbers approximately 1.500 members, coming from all Member States of the European Union with associate members from all over the world.

In order to strengthen the cooperation and exchange with academics, ECTA has decided to grant an Award to an individual who has written an article or an essay of importance for the development of European Trade mark law.

The award ceremony took place on the 30 June 2017 in Budapest, during the ECTA Annual Conference.   

CEIPI expresses its congratulations to Mr. Pontes!

Mr. Leonardo Machado Pontes, Mrs. Anette Rasmussen, ECTA Second Vice-President and Dr. Peter Lukácsi, Chair of the ECTA Professional Affairs Committee; Copyright: Daniel Vegel

Nomination of Cees Mulder as extraordinary professor at the University of Maastricht

We are pleased to announce the nomination of our tutor and European Patent attorney Cees Mulder, as extraordinary professor in “European Patent Law in a Global Context” at the University of Maastricht as from July 2017. This nomination within the Faculty of Law represents an official appreciation of the excellent cooperation between Cees Mulder and the University of Maastricht since 2009.

The CEIPI warmly congratulates Cees Mulder on this nomination!

A delegation of the China EU School of Law at CEIPI

A group of 23 students from the Master program “European and International Law” of the China-EU School of Law took a three weeks class in Strasbourg on Consumer protection law in May 2017, under the supervision of Mr. Nicolas Nord, Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of Strasbourg.

Prof. Yves Reboul, Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Ms. Céline Meyrueis-Pebeyre, Associate Professor and Director of studies of CEIPI were delighted to host the delegation on 16 May 2017 for an introduction into to the activities of CEIPI in the field of IP.

CEIPI – CNCPI – ASPI Preparatory Seminar for the French qualifying examination, specialization “patents”, 11 to 13 May 2017

The CEIPI, CNCPI and ASPI organized a specific common preparatory seminar for the French Qualifying Examination (EQF) that was held from 11 to 13 May 2017.

Those three days allowed the candidates to prepare for the test “patent” and to offer them legal news on the subject. Those topical days were open to any person wishing to update their knowledge on the covered topics especially the implementation of the American law on patents, professional ethics, legal news on patents and patents with a unitary effect and European jurisdiction on patents.

This preparation included on one hand a legal developments seminar and on the other hand roundtables.

ENROLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

Enrolment for the EQE preparation course 2018

The CEIPI offers a complete range of courses preparing for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) 2018, using proprietary high-quality training material. The tutors for these courses are either professional representatives (from private practice and industry), or staff of the departments of first instance of the EPO and of the Boards of Appeal.

As from 2017-18, the CEIPI is introducing a special attractive “package” price offer for candidates enrolling for the complete range of courses preparing for one or more papers of the EQE.

For further information about this offer please click here.

Basic training in European Patent Law

Several basic training courses in European Patent Law designed to accompany the professional practice of future Patent Attorneys and organized in currently 36 European cities, will start in autumn 2017. The courses running in Düsseldorf, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Helsinki, Lisbon, Prague Krakow and Istanbul welcome candidates as from September or October 2017, according to the schedule of each course. We are pleased to announce that two new basic training courses will open in Vilnius and Zagreb at the beginning of the academic year 2017-18. Enrolment for these courses is still possible.

Further information about the courses and the enrolment procedure is available here

Patent Litigation in Europe Course

The 14th course on Patent Litigation in Europe has finished on 10 June 2017 with the final oral examination followed by a closing ceremony and the distribution of the certificates of attendance. This course has been attended in 2016-17 by 118 participants from several European countries.

During the last module, held in May 2017, the participants have attended a Mock trial chaired by Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck, presiding judge at the German Federal Court of Justice, Dr. Klaus Juffernbruch, Physician and coach for Human Resources, Mr. Gabriele Gislon, European Patent Attorney, Mr. David Perkins, solicitor, Mr. Harald Springorum and Ms Nassim Kiani.

Enrolment for the 15th course is open. Some places are still available. Click here for further information about the course and the enrolment procedure.

Enrolment for the Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM), Academic year 2017-2018

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.        

Click here for further information and enrolment.

Contact: Isabelle Christ (isabelle.christ@ceipi.edu).

Participants to 2016/2017 programme

Enrolment Master of Laws 2 in Industrial Property, Academic year 2017-2018

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 2017-2018 is open until early December 2017.

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

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

Submission of applications to the "Patents" and "Trademarks / Industrial Designs" in Accelerated Tuition & Time Schedules - Academic Year 2017/2018

Submission of applications to the "Patents" and "Trademarks / Industrial Designs" in Accelerated Tuition for the Academic Year 2017/2018 is open.

Click here to download the registration form and the employer's certificates. The Time Schedules for the "Patents" Module and for the "Trademarks and industrial designs" Module are available here.

Deadlines for application: August 31, 2017

Concerning the tuition in Patents, a written control will take place on September 7, 2017 at the address below:

ASIEM - 6 rue Albert de Lapparent 75007 PARIS

from 09:30 am for the candidates specialized in chemistry/biology and from 02:00 pm for the candidates specialized in "mechanics" and others.

Each candidate will receive a notice by e-mail in early September.

The Patent courses in Accelerated Tuition  will start on Monday, Septembrer 25, 2017.

Submission of applications to the "Patents" and "Trademarks / Industrial Designs" in Long Tuition for the academic year 2017-2018 is closed since June 15, 2017.

The Patent courses in Long Tuition will start on Monday, Septembrer 18, 2017. We will soon give you further information concerning the time schedule for the "Trademarks / Industrial Designs" Module.

PARTNERSHIPS

Scholarship for obtaining an LLM at Vanderbilt University, USA (academic year 2018/2019)

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 the USA. This scholarship of 30 000 $ comes 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 the academic year 2018-2019 (beginning of the courses in August 2018). A similar scholarship will be provided each year.

The LLM degree of Vanderbilt allows students to take the Bar exam, especially the New York’s one. About sixty students from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa are accepted into the LLM program each year. The LLM program is fully integrated into the JD (Juris Doctor degree or Doctor of Law degree) program 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 the 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 2018.

CEIPI is happy to announce that Ms. Raphaëlle Donnet, student of CEIPI’s Master 2 in Intellectual Property Law and Valuation of Intangible Assets obtained this scholarship for the academic year 2017/2018.

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

Alexander J. Wurzer at the I3PM 10th Year Anniversary, 21 September 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

I3PM 10th Year Anniversary, event organized by I3PM (International Institute for IP Management) with the support of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Oganization), is taking place on 21 September at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva.

Alexander J. Wurzer, Adjunct-Professor at CEIPI, Director of studies of the Master in IP Law and Management of CEIPI and Director of Steinbeis Transfer Institute Intellectual Property Management will represent the CEIPI in this event.

The I3PM is the association created by former students of the Master in IP Law and Management (MIPLM) of CEIPI, whose purpose is to gather IP managers, to promote the field of IP management and thereby to enhance the emergence of a dynamic IP-driven economy.

Click here to download the program.

Christophe Geiger and Elena Izyumenko speaking at the 12th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association (European Policy for Intellectual Property) at the University of Bordeaux, France

Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI, and Ms. Elena Izyumenko, Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant at the CEIPI, will participate in the 12th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association (European Policy for Intellectual Property) at the University of Bordeaux on 4-6 September 2016. At the conference, they will present their paper “The Geography of Fair Use: Towards a European Open-Ended Copyright Limitation Grounded in Fundamental Rights”.

Click here to access the conference website.

Stéphanie Carre speaking at the summer school organized by the "fédération de recherche L’Europe en mutation", "l’École doctorale 101" and the Faculty of law, political science and Management on the topic: "La mémoire saisie par le droit"

Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg, will be speaking at the summer school organized by the "fédération de recherche L’Europe en mutation", "l’École doctorale 101" and the Faculty of law political science and Management to take place from 28 August until 01 September 2017 on the topic: "La mémoire saisie par le droit".

Stéphanie Carre will speak on the topic "Mémoire et propriété littéraire et artistique".

Download the programme of this event.

Participation de Giancarlo Frosio à une table ronde réunissant des experts pour un groupe de travail sur le thème "Internet Intermediaries: New Challenges and New Vistas" à l'IViR, Amsterdam

Le 3 juillet 2017, Giancarlo Frosio, enseignant et chercheur senior au CEIPI, a participé à une table ronde réunissant des experts pour un groupe de travail sur le thème "Internet Intermediaries: New Challenges and New Vistas" à l'IViR, Amsterdam.

Christophe Geiger speaking at the German Patent and Trademark Office in Munich at the conference on Ethics and Innovation on the topic of “Information and communication technologies”, 27 June 2017, Munich, Germany

On 27 June 2017, Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, spoke at the German Patent and Trademark Office in Munich in the framework of the Munich Conference Series on Ethics and Innovation on the topic of “Information and communication technologies” organized by the World Forum for Ethics and Business and the Max Planck Society.

The topic of his lecture was “Securing Access and Participation: Ethics, Human Rights and Intellectual Property”.

Click here for further details.

Christophe Geiger and Xavier Seuba at the conference “The Global Debate on Intellectual Property, Trade and Development: past, present and future, a conference in honor of Pedro Roffe”, 15 June 2017, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, and Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at CEIPI, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager, participated on June 15 in the conference The Global Debate on Intellectual Property, Trade and Development: Past, Present and Future, a Conference in Honor of Pedro Roffe, organized by the University of Minnesota Law School in cooperation with The Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

This conference paid tribute to the seminal contributions of Pedro Roffe to international cooperation and diplomacy in the fields of intellectual property, trade and development. Most of all, it paid tribute to his quest for a balanced dialogue on intellectual property rights, public policy and development.

Leading academics, diplomats and policy makers gathered to reflect intently on a range of issues at the intersection of trade, technology and innovation. The conference agenda addressed contemporary challenges in intellectual property, trade and innovation policy, with attention to policy levers conducive to forging new institutional platforms that are better equipped to deal with the multifaceted dynamics of the modern global regulatory and economic order.

Xavier Seuba used this opportunity to present, for the first time, his forthcoming book on The Global Regime for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, to be released next September 2017.

Christophe Geiger speaking at the Turku-IP day and IPR Summer School on the topic “Human Rights and Intellectual Property: exploring and conceptualizing the interactions”, 8 June 2017, University of Turku, Finland

On 8 June 2017Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, spoke at the University of Turku (Finland) in the framework of the Turku-IP day and IPR Summer School on the topic “Fundamental Rights and Intellectual Property Law”.

The topic of his lecture was “Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Exploring and conceptualizing the interactions”.

For further details:

https://iprsummerschool.com/seminars/turku-ip-day/

Giancarlo Frosio and Oleksandr Bulayenko at the 11th WIPO Advanced Intellectual Property Research Forum, 22 to 24 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

On 22-24 May 2017, Giancarlo Frosio, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the CEIPI, and Oleksandr Bulayenko, Doctoral Student and Research Assistant at the CEIPI, were participating to the 11th WIPO Advanced Intellectual Property Research Forum. They made presentations titled respectively “EU Copyright Reform: Closing Value Gaps in the Platform Economy” and “EU Copyright Reform: Legal Tools for Facilitating Cross-Border Availability of Cultural Content”.

Click here for additional information.

Giancarlo Frosio speaking at the conference “TILTing Perspectives 2017: regulating a connected world”, 19 May 2017, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

On 19 May 2017, Giancarlo Frosio, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at CEIPI, presented “The Death of No Monitoring Obligations: A Story of Untamable Monsters” at the Conference “TILTing Perspectives 2017: Regulating a connected world” at Tilburg University (the Netherlands).

Additional information is available at: 

https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tilt/events/tilting-perspectives.

Yann Basire speaking at the conference “Droit vs super-héros l’affrontement final: du Punisher au Lawyer Partie 2”, 12 May 2017, University of Strasbourg

Mr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace and Lecturer at the CEIPI, participated in the conference held at the University of Strasbourg on Friday, 12 May 2017, on the topic “Droit vs super-héros l'affrontement final : du Punisher au Lawyer Partie 2”.

The topic of his presentation was “De grands pouvoirs impliquent de grands brevets?”.

Click here to download the program. Mr. Basire's presentation can be viewed on the website CanalC2.

Christophe Geiger speaking at the conference “Building an EU unitary copyright” organized by the European Copyright Society (ECS), 12 May 2017, Sciences Po Law School, Paris

On 12 May 2017, Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, spoke at the conference on the topic Building an EU unitary copyright” organized by the European Copyright Society (ECS) at SciencesPo Law School, Paris. The topic of his presentation was « EU competence for building a unitary copyright in the EU, including the enhanced cooperation ».

For further details, please click below:

https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/ecs-conference-building-a-eu-unitary-copyright-tickets-33309515658

Xavier Seuba at the Global Pharmaceutical Regulation Conference, Florida State University, 14 April 2017, Tallahassee, USA

Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI, Rapporteur of the Global Health Law Committee, participated in the Global Pharmaceutical Regulation Conference, 14-15 April 2017, at Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA, to discuss major issues affecting innovation, access and the regulatory environment for medicines.

Christophe Geiger speaking at the conference “International Intellectual Property Law Roundtable”, 7 April 2017, NYU School of Law, New York, USA

On 7-8 April 2017, Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, spoke at the conference “International Intellectual Property Law Roundtable” organized by the NYU School of Law, New York. The topic of his presentation was “Copyright as Private Censorship? How to reconcile free artistic creation with copyright law in an international and regional legal context”

For further details, please click below:

http://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/engelberg/events/iiplawroundtable

CEIPI team at the EIPIN Congress on the topic “The new data economy between Data ownership, privacy and safeguarding competition” and at its doctoral seminar, 5 April 2017, EPO/Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany

The 18th EIPIN Congress on the topic “The New Data Economy between Data Ownership, Privacy and Safeguarding Competition” took place from 6 to 8 April 2017 at the European Patent Office and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany.

Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at CEIPI chaired and commented the panel titled: “Should We ‘Own’ Our Data? - Economic Rights in Personal Data?.  Ten selected CEIPI’s students participated in this congress, which involved an upstream research work and the preparation of a collective paper within a team of students from the partner institutes.

The congress was preceded by the EIPN doctoral seminar, from 5 to 6 April at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, where two doctoral candidates at CEIPI presented their research: Oleksandr Bulayenko: “Multi-Territorial Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights in the EU: Overcoming Fragmentation of Rights’ Exercise in the Single Market” and Luc Desaunettes: “The Legal Protection of Trade Secrets”.

Click here to download the program of the congress.

Xavier Seuba at the Intellectual Property and Global Development: 50 years after Stockholm symposium, 31 March 2017, CLIP, Texas A&M University School of Law, Dallas, USA

On 31 March – 1 April 2017, Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI, participated in the symposium “Intellectual Property and Global Development: 50 Years After Stockholm”, organized in Dallas by the Center for Law and Intellectual Property.

This symposium examined the development of the international intellectual property regime since the Stockholm Intellectual Property Conference in June–July 1967. In addition to developments concerning the Berne and Paris Conventions, the TRIPS Agreement and the WIPO Development Agenda, this event explored new intellectual property issues arising from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Conference web page: http://law.tamu.edu/ipconf17

Giancarlo Frosio at the 3rd MSI-NET meeting at the Council of Europe, 27 March 2017, Strasbourg

Giancarlo Frosio, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the CEIPI participated to the 3rd MSI-NET meeting at the Council of Europe on 27-28 March 2017. The MSI-NET is the Committee of experts on Internet intermediaries that discusses recommendations for Internet intermediaries under the aegis of the Council of Europe.

CEIPI'S JOB AND INTERNSHIP OFFERS

CEIPI Employment offer: Patent litigation and Unified Patent Court

CEIPI is looking for a lawyer with a Master’s degree or LLM in Intellectual Property who would like to bring its expertise to the Center in patent litigation and the Unified patent court (research and support for the training activities of the center). Depending on candidate's profile, the position could take the form of a research assistant contract, a casual work contract or internship. This position could open the possibility of writing a doctoral thesis in the field of intellectual property.

Click here for further information.

CEIPI Employment offer: Junior researcher and research assistant

CEIPI is recruiting a lawyer with a Master 2 or LLM degree intending to engage in the research activities of the Centre. The position may offer the possibility to enroll for a PhD.

Download the offer and the job description.

Lawyer for the CEIPI's Library

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

Click here for further information.

Internship: Legal Researcher in Human Rights and Intellectual Property (Fall 2017)

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.

Internship: 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).

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Summer closed period

We inform you that the Escarpe building will be closed from July 28 in the evening to August 21, 2017 in the morning.

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

Editorial information

Editorial supervision of the newsletter: Christophe Geiger
Editorial Board
Coordination: Ionela Asandulesei
Members: Ionela Asandulesei, Oleksandr Bulayenko, Caroline Ertz, Megan Jesser, Thibaud Lelong, Christiane Melz, Alain Messmer, Stéphane Thomas
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