CEIPI's Newsletter n° 38 - December 21, 2017

HEADLINES

Benoît Battistelli elected President of the CEIPI's Administrative Board

Benoît Battistelli, Copyright: EPO

customer service essay CEIPI is pleased to announce that Mr. Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office, has been elected, on 28 November 2017, Chairman of the CEIPI Administrative Board for a 3-year term.

Mr. Benoît Battistelli was elected President of the CEIPI Administrative Board at the Assembly on do my essay for cheap 28 November 2017 for a 3-year term. Mr. Battistelli succeeds Mr. college research paper writing service António Campinos, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office, who has chaired the Council since 2013.

Mr. Battistelli is the current President of the European Patent Office since 1st July 2010. A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP) and the National School of Administration (ENA), Mr. Battistelli began his career as a senior civil servant in the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance.

Among other positions, in 1997, Mr. Battistelli was appointed Regional Director for Foreign Trade for the Ile-de-France region. In 1999, he became director with responsibility for innovation, competitiveness and industrial property policy at the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry. Mr. Battistelli acted as Chief Advisor to Nicole Fontaine, before being appointed Director General of the French National Institute for Industrial Property (INPI) in May 2004.

CEIPI warmly thanks Mr. António Campinos for the support he has given to CEIPI since 2013 and addresses to Mr. Benoît Battistelli his warm congratulations and wishes of success for this mandate.

Mr. António Campinos, Mr. Christophe Geiger and Mr. Benoît Battistelli during the handover ceremony organized at the University of Strasbourg on 28 November 2017 following the election

CEIPI warmly thanks Mr. António Campinos for the support he has given to CEIPI since 2013 and addresses to Mr. Benoît Battistelli his warm congratulations and wishes of success for this mandate.

19th EIPIN Congress “Enforcing Intellectual Property in Trade and Investment Agreements: What Safeguards for its Social Function?”, 25-26 April 2018, European Parliament, Strasbourg

From thesis writing help uk 25 to 26 April 2018 CEIPI will organise the 19th Congress of the EIPIN network at the premises of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The title of the congress will be the kamagra es legal en españa following “Enforcing Intellectual Property in Trade and Investment Agreements: What Safeguards for its Social Function?”. This event will be followed by a doctoral seminar of the EIPIN Innovation Society European Joint Doctorate Programme on 27 April 2018.

This event is organized in partnership with the EIPIN network and the European Parliament Liaison Office in Strasbourg.

For information about the EIPIN network: http://www.eipin.org/

For information about the EIPIN IS programme: http://www.eipin-innovationsociety.org/

A new 66th volume released in the CEIPI’s Collection : “The protection of Trade Secrets, National and European Perspectives”, co-directed by Professors Jean Lapousterle and Bertrand Warusfel

The CEIPI is happy to announce the publication of the 66th volume “ levitra cialis generique The protection of Trade Secrets: National and European Perspectives ” with LexisNexis, in December 2017. Co-directed by cialis ou viagra forum Jean Lapousterle, Professor and former member of the Research Department of CEIPI and go here Bertrand Warusfel, Professor at Law of the University of Lille 2, the publication extends the symposium organized by the CEIPI’s Research Department, in partnership with the University of Lille 2 and the Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (CNCPI) on April 1, 2016, at the Palais du Luxembourg, in Paris.

The protection of trade secrets is of great interest to French and European companies and has close ties with the intellectual property law. The secret can thus represent an alternative to the protection conferred by the patent law when the strategic choice not to disclose the invention is made. In addition, it offers de facto protection to the elements that do not meet the conditions laid down in the Intellectual Property Code for the grant of exclusive rights.

Is it appropriate to strengthen the position of the trade secrets holders by sanctioning attempts to misappropriate or to outmaneuver them? The European Union thought so by recently adopting the Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets).

More than a year after the adoption of this text, the lengthy mechanics of the preparatory work seems to be initiated in order to transpose it in the different Member States. The movement will not elude France and we can expect to witness a resurgence of the disagreements and debates that consistently accompany the legislative work relating to this particular category of secrets. Numerous questions are raised and challenge business lawyers, barristers, journalists, whistleblowers and employees inclined to share the know-how acquired in previous positions with their new employers.

What is the legal nature of these trade secrets? How to define them? How to reconcile them with their potential impact on the holders of fundamental rights? What is the significance of the directive and how does it intend to preserve the confidentiality of secrets in the course of a trial? What are the omissions of the harmonization and are they likely to manifest themselves during the transposition?

These are some of the questions that this book addresses, its ambition being to contribute to the debate on the contours of a balanced protection of trade secrets.

The book includes the contributions of Adrien Basdevant, Nicolas Binctin, Christophe-André Frassa, Jean-Marie Garinot, Florence G’Sell, Jean Lapousterle, Constance Le Grip, Alain Michelet, Arnaud Martinon, Jean-Pierre Mignard, Jean Passa, Joëlle Simon, Bertrand Warusfel, Régis Vabres.

Click here to download the order voucher.

The CEIPI develops an active policy of publication in its own editorial collection, under the direction of Professor Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI and Director of the Ceipi’s Research Department.

Click on the latest volumes:

Link to n°65
Link to n°64

New CEIPI’s advanced training program on “Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property”, 24-26 May 2018, Strasbourg: registration is opened!

CEIPI is happy to announce the offering of a new Advanced Training Program on http://makemeweb.net/?pharmacie=pharmacie-paris-cialis-moins-cher&a05=ab “Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property” that will take place in Strasbourg from prix cialis en pharmacie suisse 24 to 26 May 2018.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots have been the subject of science fiction for some time. That fictional future is now a present reality. The AI market is predicted to grow from $8 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020. Investment in AI increased more than 300 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. Intelligent machines, machine learning algorithms, sapient bots and neural networks have invaded our daily life. Humans will be increasingly called to interact with AI, especially in the digital environment. The regulation of AI’s activities is set to become a primary policy issue. Lawyers, entrepreneurs, or policy makers must fast learn about the key legal challenges that AI will bring about, if they want to play a role in a revolution that will occupy the policy debate for the next years to come and beyond.

In particular, AI’s disruptive effects on traditional business models will force a re-consideration of the Intellectual Property (IP) framework. Today, AI and algorithms write news and novels, generate artworks, write and perform music. Automated intelligence can drive innovation processes on its own initiative. AI challenges the most traditional IP legal notions, such as “copying”, “originality”, “creator”, “author”, or “inventiveness”. Can a robot be an author? Can a robot be an inventor? Can a robot co-author a work with human intelligence? Who owns AI generated works or inventions? Should AI’s inventions be considered prior art? Who owns the dataset from which an artificial intelligence must learn? Who should be liable for creativity and innovation generated by AI, if they impinge upon others’ rights or other legal provisions?

This training program will explore these thorny questions by dissecting legal, policy and ethical issues concerning AI impact on creativity and innovation. In this course, CEIPI will gather leading experts in the field to discuss these novel issues from a broader international perspective, reviewing miscellaneous—and often inconsistent—national solutions. This training program should be of interest to creative economies and high-tech professionals and entrepreneurs, attorneys, policy makers, judges, and students.

The program will be available soon on our Internet site.

Click below to download the registration forms:

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

Launch of a CEIPI Working Paper Series on SSRN

We are pleased to announce that the CEIPI is now a member of the “ viagra vente libre en france Social Science Research Network” (SSRN) and holds an archive in Open Access dedicated to its research within the “Legal Scholarship Network” (LSN), available under:

https://www.ssrn.com/en/index.cfm/lsn/lsn-research-paper-series/

This archive, which is edited by prix cialis 2 5mg Christophe Geiger, Professor of Law, Director General and Director of the Research Department of CEIPI, consolidates our international visibility.

By joining this network, the CEIPI’s Research Department also offers itself the opportunity to communicate to the scientific community its research results and the results of its consultancy activities to European and international organizations.

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

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

CEIPI’s Research department wins a call for projects Région Grand Est - support for high level researchers

CEIPI is pleased to announce that the Research Department has just won a call for projects of the Région Grand Est - support for high level researchers, following the decision of the Innovation Commission on 4th December 2017.

The project submitted by CEIPI focuses on “The future of copyright in a digital environment: European perspectives”. This funding will contribute to enhance the role of Mr. Giancarlo Frosio within the research department, Lecturer and Senior Researcher at CEIPI, who joined the CEIPI on the 1st November 2016.

PUBLICATIONS

The fourth issue of the CEIPI/ICTSD series “Current Alliances in International Intellectual Property Lawmaking: The emergence and Impact of the Mega-Regionals”

The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth 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).

This new issue, Current Alliances in International Intellectual Property Lawmaking: The emergence and Impact of the Mega-Regionals, edited by Pedro Roffe, Senior Associate at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI, explores the impact of plurilateralism agreements on trade related international intellectual property law.   

 The chapters making up this volume review systemic, substantive and enforcement-related issues arising from plurilateralism, and do so by analysing the past, the current context and the most recently negotiated plurilateral trade agreements. Times have clearly been turbulent for global trade. Mounting critiques on the apparent failure of trade to enhance productivity, investment and technology flows have only been met with a greater slump in the growth of global trade and the rise of protectionism. At the same time, the number of free trade agreements has burgeoned as a result of longstanding disagreements, between countries at the multilateral level on a variety of issues.

Against this backdrop, this volume gathers contributions by well-known researchers in International Law, International Trade and Intellectual Property Law, writing from distinctive perspectives and reflecting on the systemic consequences of plurilateralism and the implications of these trends for the international system, with contributions by Thomas Cottier, Frederick M. Abbott, Mira Burri, Peter K. Yu, Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Pedro Roffe and Xavier Seuba.

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.

The previous issues in the series can be consulted at:

Click here to download the volume.

“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.

 

Click here to buy the book.

New Opinion of CEIPI on the European Commission’s Proposal to Reform Copyright Exceptions and Limitations in the EU

In order to contribute to the work on the ongoing copyright reform at the EU level, CEIPI drafted an Opinion on the proposal to amend the existing system of exceptions and limitations to copyright in the EU, as presented in the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market of 14 September 2016. Other topics of the reform are reviewed in separate position papers.

The Opinion supports the Commission’s proposal to introduce mandatory exceptions and limitations, promoting harmonisation and facilitating thus the creation of the Digital Single Market. The document provides a preliminary assessment of the proposed exceptions and limitations, draws attention to their selected aspects and considers room for improvement where necessary. The analysis focuses on the provisions of the Directive Proposal on text and data mining, on teaching activities and on preservation of cultural heritage. More generally, the Opinion recommends extending the scope of the reform by rendering other exceptions and limitations mandatory and by creating, in addition to the listed exempted uses, an opening clause that would secure the adaptability of the system in the future to new social, economic and technological developments. Such an opening clause would provide the legal framework with the necessary flexibility to address new uses justified by important public interest rationales not covered by the existing exceptions and limitations.

CEIPI follows and comments the main developments in the area of intellectual property at national, European and international levels. Development of a balanced and efficient intellectual property system of the European Union is of great interest to the centre. This Opinion follows the previous CEIPI Opinion on the proposed introduction of neighbouring rights for press publishers.

Please click here to access the Directive Proposal, the Impact Assessment and the Opinion of CEIPI.

To access previous position papers click here.

Stéphanie Carre’s participation in the magazine Savoir(s) on the topic « Propriété intellectuelle : une nouvelle donne ? »

The no. 31 from October 2017 of the magazine “Savoir(s)”, of the University of Strasbourg, devotes an article on the advent of virtual and its impact on law.

In the article “Propriété intellectuelle : une nouvelle donne ?”, Ms. Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI, specialist in Copyright Law and New technologies Law, provides some answers in the field of Copyright.

Click here to read the article.

3 new Early Stage Researchers at CEIPI – European joint doctorate program “EIPIN-Innovation Society”

CEIPI is pleased to announce that 3 new early stage researchers have joined the CEIPI research department starting with the 1st September 2017, within the framework of the European project “EIPIN-Innovation Society”.

Early Stage Researcher: Clara Ducimetière, Project title: Innovation and Ethics

 Clara Ducimetière graduated with a joint degree in law and foreign languages from the Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, before she moved to Colombia to study international law at the Universidad del Rosario. This was followed by a return to Europe where she specialised in European and International Intellectual Property law at the CEIPI in Strasbourg. Before starting the PhD with the EIPIN Innovation Society, she was a trainee at the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante, Spain. Counted among her key strengths are her ability to work in several languages and her self-assurance in multicultural environments.

Publications: The increasing recognition of second medical use patents: Legal treatment and public health issues

Email: cducimetiere@ceipi.edu

Early Stage Researcher: Natasha Mangal, Project title: Creativity and Access: Adaptation of Copyright to the Digital Economy

Natasha Mangal holds a Juris Doctor and Certificate in Intellectual Property: Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL. She served as Symposium Director and Editor on DePaul’s IP Law Journal, and competed on her school’s National Appellate Moot Court team, earning titles of semifinalist and best competition brief. She also served as President of DePaul’s IP Law Society, collaborating with the school’s Center for IP Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT) to host events uniting legal academics and practitioners from throughout the U.S. She received two scholarships for her performance, and was given an award of distinction for completing over 200 hours of pro-bono legal work.

Professionally, Natasha has held numerous legal internships ranging from public institutions to courtrooms, including the Chicago History Museum, IRI inc., Global IP Law Group, PLK Law Group, and the Circuit Court of Cook County for the Honorable Judge Daniel Patrick Brennan. At DePaul’s IP Law Clinic, she directly served clients on issues of Copyright and Trademark law pursuant to her 7-11 license.

Her interests regard legal issues surrounding artist rights and policymaking in IP law.

Email: mangal@ceipi.edu

Researcher: Tamar Khuchua, Project title: Innovation and Justice: Constructing Just and Efficient Court Systems

Tamar Khuchua obtained a Master of Laws degree within the European Business Law programme from Lund University in Sweden and has been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Tbilisi State University in Georgia. Tamar’s main research interest has been the intersection of human rights and business law with the focus on European IP and competition law. As a student, Tamar has participated in various international conferences in Georgia and Sweden and has won numerous prizes for her successful performances. Apart from her native Georgian language, Tamar speaks five foreign languages (English, Russian, Swedish, Armenian and a little French).

Publications: Corporate Human Rights Protection in EU Competition Law Enforcement - The Standard of Protection of Companies’ Rights in the Light of ECHR'

Email: khuchua@ceipi.edu

For further information on the project: http://www.eipin-innovationsociety.org/index

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.

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.

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

- national government scholarships

- Marie Curie fellowships

- Fulbright fellowships

- other scholarships

- Financed sabbaticals from their home universities.

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

Two deadlines for applications:

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

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 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 18 September 21 October 2017, Mr. Henry Biggs, Adjunct Professor, International Intellectual Property (Law School), Washington University in St Louis. His research project focuses on the topic “Creativity and Copyright”.

 

 

 

DOCTORAL THESIS DEFENSES AT CEIPI

Thesis defense by Léo Peuillot « Droit des marques et collectivité territoriale – Perspectives de protection et de valorisation », 15 December 2017

From left to right: Pascale Tréfigny, Caroline Le Goffic, Théo Hassler, Léo Peuillot and Laure Marino

On 15 December 2017, Mr. Léo Peuillot has defended his thesis on the topic « Droit des marques et collectivité territoriale – Perspectives de protection et de valorisation », written under supervision of Ms. Laure Marino, Professor at the University of Strasbourg.

Members of the jury :

  • Pascale Tréfigny, Professor at the University of Grenoble-Alpes (rapporteur)
  • Caroline Le Goffic, Associate Professor at the University Paris Descartes (rapporteur)
  • Théo Hassler, Professor at the University of Strasbourg
  • William Vanizette, Director at the Directorate General for Economic Affairs, French Polynesia
  • Laure Marino, Professor at the University of Strasbourg, thesis supervisor.

Thesis defense by Thomas Lemieux « L'équilibre du droit d'auteur à la lumière des droits fondamentaux », 12 December 2017

From left to right: Théo Hassler, Thomas Lemieux, Laure Marino, André Lucas, Jean-Michel Bruguière and Jean-Pierre Marguénaud

On 12 December 2017, Mr. Thomas Lemieux has defended his thesis on the topic « L'équilibre du droit d'auteur à la lumière des droits fondamentaux », written under supervision of Ms. Laure Marino, Professor at the University of Strasbourg.

Membres du jury :

  • André Lucas, Emeritus Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Nantes (rapporteur)
  • Jean-Michel Bruguière, Professor at the University Grenoble-Alpes (rapporteur)
  • Jean-Pierre Marguénaud, Professor at the University of Limoges
  • Théo Hassler, Professor at the University of Strasbourg.

Thesis defense by Yii-Der Su « Les litiges en matière de marque : contribution à une étude de droit comparé entre la France, la Chine continentale et le Taiwan », 6 December 2017

From left to right: Didier Ferrier, Yves Reboul, Pascale Tréfigny, Prof. Danièle Alexandre, former Head of the China-EU School of Law at the University of Strasbourg, Céline Meyrueis, Yii-Der Su and Stefan Martin

On 6 December 2017, Mr. Yii-Der Su has defended his thesis on the topic « Les litiges en matière de marque : contribution à une étude de droit comparé entre la France, la Chine continentale et Taiwan » written under the supervision of Mr. Yves Reboul, Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg.

Members of the jury:

  • Pascale Tréfigny, Professor at the University of Grenoble-Alpes (rapporteur)
  • Didier Ferrier, Professor at the University of Montpellier (rapporteur)
  • Yves Reboul Director of the French Section of CEIPI and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg, thesis superviser
  • Stefan Martin, Member of the Boards of Appeal of the EUIPO
  • Céline Meyrueis, Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg.

Thesis defense by Franciska Schönherr “The construction of an EU Copyright Law: Towards a Balanced Institutional and Legal Framework”, 2 October 2017

From left to right, surrounding Franciska Schönherr: Thomas Dreier, Christophe Geiger, Dominique Ritleng, Jonathan Griffiths et Valérie-Laure Benabou

On the 2nd October 2017, Ms. Franciska Schönherr has defended her thesis on the topic “The construction of an EU Copyright Law: Towards a Balanced Institutional and Legal Framework”, under the supervision of Prof. 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 at the University of Strasbourg, Director General of CEIPI, thesis superviser
  • Dominique Ritleng, Professor at the University of Strasbourg, Centre d'études internationales et européennes (CEIE) – Faculty of Law
  • Jonathan Griffiths, Professor at the Queen Mary University.

Current PhD thesis at CEIPI

Under the supervision of Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI

  • Copie privée versus fair use : un marché unique numérique face aux divergences intra-européennes et au modèle américain: Bérénice Ferrand
  • La neutralité technologique en droit d'auteur: Philippe Menié M'essono
  • La contrefaçon de médicaments et ses rapports avec les questions de santé publique dans l'espace UEMOA: Simplice Ouattara
  • L'art contemporain et le droit français: Philippe-Alexandre Pierre
  • Les rapports entre le droit de la propriété intellectuelle et le droit de la concurrence déloyale en droit allemand, français et privé: Camille Vallaud
  • Innovation ouverte et standards techniques: entre brevet et droit de la concurrence : Jean-Baptiste Varoqueaux (co-director Franck Macrez, Associate Professor at CEIPI)

Under the supervision of Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI

  • Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights Necessary for Online Exploitation of Musical Works: Towards the True Multi-Territorial and Multi-Repertoire Licensing in the European Union: Oleksandr Bulayenko
  • The international transfer of environmentally sound technologies: what role for patents? : Teresa Calixto Lopez (co-director Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at CEIPI )
  • La protection juridique du secret des affaires: Luc Desaunettes (co-director Reto M. Hilty, Professor at the University Ludwig Maximilian, Muenchen (LMU) and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Muenchen)
  • Innovation and Ethics: Clara Ducimetière (co-director Guido Westkamp, Professor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London)
  • Freedom of expression, Intellectual Property, and “Fair use”: Elena Izyumenko
  • L’harmonisation internationale du droit des dessins et modèles industriels: Natalia Kapyrina
  • Innovation and Justice: Constructing Just and Efficient Court Systems: Tamar Khuchua (co-directeur Prof. Uma Suthersanen, Director at the Queen Mary IP Institute)
  • Les juridictions spécialisées en propriété propriété intellectuelle (approche de droit comparé, notamment avec la Chine): Linhua Lu (co-director Michel Vivant, Professor at Science Po Paris)
  • Trade Mark Law – an Inquiry into the Merits of Proper Internal and External Boundaries: Leonardo Machado Pontes
  • State of the Art: Adapting Copyright Law to the Digital Age : Natasha Mangal (co-director Guido Westkamp, Professor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London)

 Under the supervision of Théo Hassler, Professor at CEIPI

  • Le rôle de l'autorité administrative en droit de la propriété intellectuelle dans la « Grande Chine » : EEtude comparative entre la France, la Chine continentale, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao et Singapour : Fei Yang (co-director Michel Vivant, Professor at Science Po Paris)
  • Relation entre la qualité des marques et les variables cognitives des consommateurs: Goce Naumovski

Under the supervision of Franck Macrez, Associate Professor at CEIPI

  • Le Big Data à l'aube d'une réglementation : le cadre juridique des systèmes prédictifs : Aurélien Bougeard
  • LegalTech & Monde Juridique : Bertrand Cassar
  • Créations par ordinateur et droits de propriété intellectuelle : Jean-Marc Deltorn
  • Le droit face aux technologies disruptives, le cas du blockchain : Thibault Labbé
  • Propriétés intellectuelles et Darkweb : Mélodie Meurillon
  • Innovation ouverte et standards techniques : entre brevet et droit de la concurrence : Jean-Baptiste Varoqueaux (co-director Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI)

Under the supervision of Céline Meyrueis, Associate Professor at CEIPI and Alexander J. Wurzer, Adjuncts Professor at CEIPI

  • Normalisation de la gestion des droits de la propriété intellectuelle : impact des évolutions de l'harmonisation législative internationale et des mutations de l'environnement technique : Guangtao Bu

Under the supervision of Yves Reboul, Professor and former General Director of CEIPI

  • Impact de l'usage sur la protection des marques: Hui Huang
  • Les instruments financiers du management de la propriété intellectuelle: Thibaud Lelong

Under the supervision of Yves Reboul, Professor and former General Director of CEIPI and Céline Meyrueis, Associate Professor at CEIPI:

  • L'intérêt général et le droit des brevets dans l'espace OAPI : Emmanuel Himbe.

UPCOMING CONFERENCE AT CEIPI

Conference of Prof. Irene Calboli on the topic “Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development, and Marketing: What Way Forward?”, 13 February 2018, Strasbourg

In the context of the lecture series “(Re)thinking Intellectual Property, Fundamental Questions and New Perspectives”, the CEIPI has the pleasure of welcoming  on Tuesday 13 February 2018, 18h00 (TBC), amphi 23, Ms. Irene Calboli, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, Lee Kong Chian Fellow and Visiting Professor, Singapore Management University School of Law, and Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow, Stanford Law School. Her public lecture will focus on the topic “Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development, and Marketing: What Way Forward?”. The debate will be animated by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI.

Click here to access the abstract and her biography.

Conference-debate “Discussion around copyright”, Librairie Kléber, Strasbourg, moderated by Franck Macrez, 12 January 2018

In the framework of the “Lecture series of Kléber Bookshop”, which brighten up the cultural life of the city of Strasbourg, CEIPI organizes monthly conference-debate on current issues of copyright.

Intellectual property is no longer, today, only a matter of specialized lawyers, but a regular topic of the public debate, especially thanks to the digital revolution but also thanks to its influence on fundamental societal questions, such as access to knowledge or the appropriation of living things. The upcoming European Commission's copyright reform and other international treaty negotiations show the importance and topicality of these subjects. The topic of these lectures will focus on issues related to copyright and neighboring rights, as well as issues related to the evolution of patent law and trademark law.

The fact that the “intellectual property is part of the public debate” leads the CEIPI of wanting to bring its knowledge and know-how in the framework of open debates and broadly participatory as possible, and no longer only to specialists and students in Law.

These lectures will be moderated by Mr. Franck Macrez, Associate Professor at CEIPI. Speakers will be academics, practitioners (legal practitioners, lawyers ...), journalists, politicians (institutional, parliamentarians ...), business leaders.

Click here to download the program of the first edition that will take place on 12 January 2018.

PAST CONFERENCES AT CEIPI

AACEIPI Conference in partnership with CEIPI “Computer-implemented inventions: practices and perspectives”, 24 November 2017, Paris

The AACEIPI (Association of Alumni and friends of the CEIPI) organized on 24 November  2017 at the Grand’chambre of the Cour de cassation in Paris, in partnership with CEIPI, Cour de Cassation and Editions Lexis-Nexis, a conference on the topic “Computer-implemented inventions: practices and perspectives”.

Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, Yves Reboul, Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director of CEIPI French Section and Emmanuel Py, Associate Professor at the University of Bourgogne, Lecturer at CEIPI and Researcher at the CREDIMI (UMR 6295) participated in this event.

Christophe Geiger made the introductory presentation of the morning and he spoke on the topic “Les enjeux de l’extension contemporaine de la brevetabilité”, Yves Reboul made the introductory presentation of the afternoon and he spoke on the topic “Vers une harmonisation du contentieux européen des brevets relatif à la brevetabilité ?”, and Emmanuel Py spoke on the topic “La contrefaçon transnationale d’une invention de procédé”.

Click here to download the programme of the conference.

Research seminar of the CEIPI’s Research Department

CEIPI develops its research activities, particularly through seminars held regularly under the supervision of Ms. Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg. The sessions are open to researchers’, PhD students and others researchers.

These seminars allow the members of the research team and doctoral students to meet and to discuss issues related to intellectual property. The objective of these seminars is to stimulate and create synergy between researchers of the Centre.

Calendar of the seminars:

  • Seminar of 12 October 2017: free discussion between the members of the research department on recent developments of the intellectual property
  • Seminar on 9 November 2017: presentation by Mr. Tsukasa Aso, PhD in Law, Assistant Professor at the University Kyushu on the topic “New technologies and copyright law in Japan”;
Mr. Aso Tsukasa (second right), surrounded by members of the CEIPI research department
  • Seminar on 30 November 2017 : Presentation by Ms. Camille Vallaud, PhD student at CEIPI under the supervision of Ms. Stéphanie Carre on the topic « Les rapports entre le droit de la propriété intellectuelle et le droit de la concurrence déloyale en droit allemand, français et privé ».

Click here to access the calendar of CEIPI’s research seminars.

Young Research Intellectual Property Day (JJRPI), organized by the IRPI in partnership with CEIPI, 4 October 2017, Paris

The Research Institute in Intellectual Property (IRPI) organized, in partnership with CEIPI, CECOJI-UP, CUERPI, the School of Law of Sciences Po and the School of Law and Management of Paris II the Young Research Intellectual Property Day (JJRPI). The aim of this initiative is to create synergies between researchers in the field and, in particular, to increase the number of exchanges between PhD students and academics by promoting thesis work in a transversal and informal way.

This event took place on 4 October 2017, at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

During this day, the young researchers selected were invited to submit their questions, for a constructive debate, in front of a panel of academics from several French and foreign universities.

The CEIPI was represented for that day by Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General and Director of CEIPI Research Department, Yann Basire, Lecturer at the University of Haute Alsace and at CEIPI, as rapporteurs and PhD students Oleksandr Bulayenko and Aurélien Bougeard, who presented their thesis work, “Collective Management of Copyright and Neighboring Rights in Europe” and respectively, “The ‘Big Data’ at the dawn of the regulation: the legal framework of predictive analytics software”.

Click here for further details.

“Best Paper for an Emerging Scholar” awarded to Mrs. Asako Wechs Hatanaka for her article presented at the 12th EPIP Annual Conference

CEIPI is happy to announce that Asako Wechs Hatanaka, Doctor of CEIPI, University of Strasbourg and Associate professor at Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan), was awarded on 5th September 2017, the Best Paper for an Emerging Scholar for her article “Optmising Mediation for Intellectual Property Law - Perspectives from EU, French and UK Law”. It is a synthesis of her PhD thesis entitled “Mediation and intellectual property law. A European and comparative perspective”, written under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Geiger and defended at University of Strasbourg on 26th September 2016.

Mrs. Asako Wechs Hatanaka also received on 8th December 2016, the thesis prize ex aequo of the Research federation “L’Europe en mutation” for her thesis.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing, 11 to 22 June 2018

The CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing will take place from 11 to 22 June 2018 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 editions, 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 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.

Click to download the program of the 2017 edition.

For further information, please contact Ms. Anne-Catherine Brunck for administrative questions/registration (brunck@ceipi.edu), or Xavier Seuba for questions related to the academic content of the program (xavier.seuba@ceipi.edu).

CEIPI First Update Module in the Unified Patent Court, 9-10 March 2018 and 13-14 April 2018

The CEIPI First Update Module in the Unified Patent Court will take place next 9-10 March 2018 and 13-14 April 2018 at the University of Strasbourg premises, organized by the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI).

During four days, participants will go through a variety of substantive and institutional aspects of the Unified Patent Court and the unitary patent, and encounter leading figures of the UPC law and process. Speakers include Alexander Ramsay, Sam Granata, Beate Schmidt, Kevin Mooney, Thierry Debled, Christophe Geiger, Laurence Brüning-Petit, Pierre Véron, Max Brunner, Clement Salung Petersen and Klaus Grabinski.

For further information, contact Ms Scarlett Chanoir, scarlett.chanoir@ceipi.edu

New CEIPI Advanced training program on “Intellectual Property, Intermediary Liability and Online Platforms’ Regulation”, 7-9 December 2017, Strasbourg

The first edition of the new advanced training program “Intellectual Property, Intermediary Liability and Online Platforms’ Regulation”, took 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 gathered together media, creative economies, and high-tech professionals and entrepreneurs, lawyers, policy makers, judges, and students.

For more detailed information regarding the training, please click here for the program.

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

http://www.ceipi.edu/en/training-seminars/intellectual-property-intermediary-liability-and-online-platforms-regulation/

 

Participants at the training with Giancarlo Frosio and Christina Angelopoulos

CEIPI Executive IP Management Days, 19-20 October 2017, Strasbourg

For the second time CEIPI successfully organized a training program for best practice in industrial IP management.

Organised from 19 to 20 October 2017, these 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.

IP strategy development of Vorwerk for its kitchen machine Thermomix and the organizational implementation of this strategy have been addressed. Furthermore the IP management practices of WILO in the field of high efficiency pumps and of ABUS and their home security system technology have been considered.

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 Prof. 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.

Click here for further information.

Merit Diploma certification for CEIPI students for their “Pan European Seal traineeship”

The CEIPI is happy to announce that Anais Bessus, Salomé Roch and François Châtellier, CEIPI students, have been awarded a Merit Diploma certification for their traineeship at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Through the CEIPI's close cooperation with the European institutions, such as the EUIPO and the EPO, and the EIPIN network (European Intellectual Property Institutes Network), its students are benefiting from the opportunity to jump-start their careers with the Pan-European Seal Traineeship Program. This cooperation with the EPO and EUIPO seeks to gather some of the most promising prospects from universities in the IP field and gives them the chance of a one year working experience. Through the 2016-2017 edition the EUIPO selected 7 former CEIPI students for traineeship positions, more than any other university in the program, which is a testament to both the quality and the reputation of its education.

In addition to this, Anais Bessus (International Cooperation and Legal Affairs), Salomé Roch (Boards of Appeal Presidency) and François Châtellier (Corporate Governance) were handed a Merit Diploma for the quality of their work throughout their year at EUIPO on the 29 September 2017, during a ceremony in the presence of António Campinos, Executive Director of the EUIPO. François Châtellier was also the first to receive a Merit Diploma at both the EPO (European Affairs) and the EUIPO.

Handout diploma ceremony for the Pan European Seal trainees, in the presence of Mr. António Campinos (Copyright: EUIPO)
Anaïs Bessus and François Châtellier receiving their merit diploma
from Mr. António Campinos (Copyright: EUIPO)
Salomé Roch

In October 2017 a new wave of students from the CEIPI and other universities started their traineeship at both the EPO and the EUIPO and thus join this ever-growing network of IP professionals.

CEIPI addresses its congratulations to its students!

For further information regarding this program, please click below:

https://euipo.europa.eu/knowledge/course/view.php?id=1851

http://www.ceipi.edu/en/international-cooperation-and-partnerships/eipin-network/pan-european-seal-professional-traineeship-programme/

Graduation Ceremony of the CEIPI's Masters Programmes Academic Year 2016-2017, 5 October 2017, Paris

CEIPI’s graduates during the graduation ceremony (Copyright AACEIPI)

Graduation Ceremony of the CEIPI's Masters Programmes, Academic Year 2016-2017, organized by the AACEIPI (Association des a du centre d'études internationales de la propriété intellectuelle) took place on Thursday, 5 October 2017 at the office August & Debouzy, Paris and was followed by a cocktail reception.

Photos and videos are available on the website of the AACEIPI.

ENROLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

CEIPI training offer for the preparation of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) 2018

The CEIPI is organizing courses preparing for the EQE 2018. The corresponding training has started in September 2017.

Enrolment for the following courses is still possible:

  • seminar preparing for paper D of the EQE 2018, from 8 to 12 January 2018 in Strasbourg
  • intensive last-minute courses for the pre-examination and for papers A, B, C and D of the EQE for French-speaking candidates, from 23 to 27 January 2018 in Strasbourg
  • intensive last-minute courses for the pre-examination and for papers A, B and C of the EQE for English- and German-speaking candidates, from 23 to 26 January 2018 in Munich.

For further information about these courses and the enrolment forms, click here.

Basic training in European Patent Law 2017-2018

The current basic training in European patent law has started in autumn 2017, with 11 courses having opened since late August 2017.

Enrolment for the following courses, starting in early 2018, is currently possible: Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, Bruxelles, Darmstadt, London, Manchester, Milano, Roma, Stuttgart, Wien, Zurich.

For further information about the courses and the enrolment forms, please click here.

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.

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

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

PARTNERSHIPS

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

In the framework of their 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).

Mrs. Cynthia Coleman, Director, LL.M. Admissions, Recruitment and Outreach for the LLM programme at Vanderbilt will be present at CEIPI on the 4th December 2017 in order to present the programme.

Deadline for application: 28 February 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

Stéphanie Carre in Ankara (Turkey) in the context of the European Commission program "Strengthening the Turkish Copyright System with a Focus on Fostering Creative and Copyright Based Industries"

Between January 14 and 20, 2018  Ms. Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg, will be in Ankara, Turkey, as an expert in the context of the European Commission program  "Strengthening the Turkish Copyright System with a Focus on Fostering Creative and Copyright Based Industries".

Stéphanie Carre is working on Component-3, Activity 3.3: Increased awareness among public and private stakeholders on the significance of relationship between an effective intellectual property system and development of creative and copyright based industries;

Drawing of a roadmap for the acceptance of “Intellectual Property” as an interdisciplinary research program in our country’s academic structure.

Xavier Seuba speaking at the Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer at CEIPI and Co-Director of the CEIPI-BETA Project on Law and Economics of Intellectual Property, participated in the Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Buenos Aires from 11 to 13 December.

He was a panellist in the session on Regulatory Cooperation and Coherence: the New Frontiers in Trade and Investment, and he chaired the panel Exploring Innovation and Intellectual Property in New Trade Agreements. The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium has been held alongside the WTO Ministerial Conference for over a decade, and is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. 

You can watch below the video recording of December 13.

Christophe Geiger speaking at the Hanken School of Economics, 7 December 2017, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki (Finland)

In the context of the Seminar on “Fundamental of IP”, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, will present on 7 December 2017, at the Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki) his latest paper “Freedom of Artistic Creativity and Copyright Law: A Compatible Combination?” that was recently published in the latest issue of the CEIPI research papers.

Click here to download this paper.

Stéphanie Carre speaking at the international symposium « Investissement immatériel : regards croisés entre producteur de biens immatériels et consommateurs de ces biens », University Alger I (Algeria), 3 December 2017

On 3 December 2017, Ms. Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg, participated in the international symposium « Investissement immatériel : regards croisés entre producteur de biens immatériels et consommateurs de ces biens » which was held at the University of Alger I in Algeria.

Ms. Carre spoke on the topic « La protection de l’œuvre audiovisuelle » and she chaired the session « Regards croisés ».

Download the programme of this event.

Xavier Seuba speaking at two conferences in Chile

Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer at CEIPI, Trainings Coordinator and Director of the European Patent Litigation Diploma, will be in Chile from 20 to 24 November invited by the National Intellectual Property Office (INAPI) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

In Chile, he will participate in a seminar for judges organized by the aforementioned institutions in association with the National Academy of Judges, and also in a conference revolving around free trade agreements and intellectual property rights protection, organized by INAPI and WIPO

Natalia Kapyrina speaking at the Law in Digital Era conference at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, 21 November 2017

On November 21st, Natalia Kapyrina, Doctoral candidate at CEIPI, has taken part in the 7th "Law in Digital Era" annual conference held by the International Laboratory for Information Technology and Intellectual Property law at the Higher School of Economics, National Research University in Moscow. She presented an analysis of the IP aspects of the Russian Digital Economy Program released this summer.

For more information on the conference:
https://pravo.hse.ru/en/infolaw/conf2017/

Franck Macrez and Thibault Labbé speaking at the CCI Alsace Eurométropole on the topic “Blockchain et Propriété Intellectuelle : quels impacts ?”, 21 November 2017, CCI Alsace Eurométropole, Strasbourg

Mr. Franck Macrez, Associate Professor at CEIPI and Mr. Thibault Labbé, Doctoral student at CEIPI spoke at the conference organized by the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie d'Alsace Eurométropole on 21 November 2017 on the topic “Blockchain et Propriété Intellectuelle : quels impacts ?”.

Click here for further information.

Participation of CEIPI at the 17th IEEM Intellectual Property Seminar, Macau, China

First from left: Tamar Khuchua ; Third from left: Clara Ducimetiere

On 6 and 7 November 2017 three early stage researchers of the EIPIN Innovation Society program from CEIPI, Ms. Clara Ducimetière, Ms. Tamar Khuchua, and Ms. Natasha Mangal, delivered presentations on their PhD topics at the 17th IEEM (Institute of European Studies of Macau) Intellectual Property Seminar held in Macau, China.

On 6 November, Ms. Ducimetière and Ms. Khuchua presented their topics to a public of professionals and students from all over the world.  As part of her research on Innovation and Ethics, Ms. Ducimetière addresses the intersection between IP and the protection of investment in EU trade agreements. In her presentation, she underlined the growing concerns around investor-state dispute resolution mechanisms and the impact on the regulatory flexibility of states. The objective of the doctoral research is to draft policy recommendations and guidelines on the development of IP norms in these fields.

Ms. Khuchua’s research topic is on Innovation and Justice: Constructing Just and Efficient Court Systems. In her presentation she touched upon some potential issues that she would like to address in her research, such as pros and cons of general and specialized IP courts, the background of judges adjudicating on IP matters, the efficiency of proceedings in the light of innovation and some other procedural aspects inside the courts.  

Third from left: Natasha Mangal

On 7 November, Ms. Mangal joined with two other EIPIN researchers on a panel regarding digital copyright, collective management organizations, decision-making institutions. Ms. Mangal’s research particularly regards the Adaptation of Copyright to the Digital Economy in the EU, and in her presentation she framed potential avenues for further investigation such as norm-setting mechanisms in copyright law.

For more information about the 17th IEEM Intellectual Property Seminar, please, click here:  http://www.ieem.org.mo/programme/ipl/program#

For information about the EIPIN Innovation Society Doctoral Programme: http://www.eipin-innovationsociety.org/

Christophe Geiger at the 36th Annual ATRIP Congress in Wellington, 23 to 26 October 2017, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

The 36th Annual ATRIP Congress took place from 23 to 26 October 2017 at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The topic was “The Object and Purpose of Intellectual Property”.

On 24 October 2017, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI, chaired the panel “The Expanding Nature of Trade Marks and Geographical Indications”.

On 25 October 2017 he spoke on the topic “Copyright as an Access Right”.

Click here for further information.

Christophe Geiger at the National University of Singapore (NUS), 20 October 2017, Singapour

In the context of the Seminar on International Copyright Law & Policy, at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of the CEIPI, presented his latest paper “Freedom of Artistic Creativity and Copyright Law: A Compatible Combination?” that was published in the latest issue of the CEIPI research papers.

Click here to download this paper.

Prof. Christophe Geiger and Prof. Wee Loon NG-LOY, National University of Singapore

CEIPI at the conference “Intellectual property and innovation (P2i2017)”, organized by the Association 3AF, 11-12 October 2017, CCI of Strasbourg

The Association 3AF organized a conference on the topic Intellectual property and innovation (P2i2017)” that took place from 11 to 12 October 2017 at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Strasbourg.

Mr. Thibaud Lelong, PhD and Research assistant at CEIPI, delivered a presentation on 11 October on the topic “Formation et Recherche en PI” and Mr. Franck Macrez, Associate Professor at CEIPI and Mr. Thibault Labbé, PhD student participated on 11 October at the roundtable “La PI et l’innovation face à la disruption : la blockchain”.

For further information, please click here.

Yann Basire at the conference organized by the « Association des Jeunes Universitaires spécialisés en propriété intellectuelle » on the topic “The future of Intellectual Property”, 3 October 2017, Paris

Mr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace and Lecturer at the CEIPI, spoke at the conference organized by the “Association des Jeunes Universitaires spécialisés en propriété intellectuelle (JUSPI)” on the topic “The future of Intellectual Property”, that took place on 3 Octobre 2017 at the Faculty of Law, University Paris-Descartes.

M. Basire spoke on the topic « Les marques, un droit de propriété intellectuelle comme les autres ? ».

Click here for further information.

 

Giancarlo Frosio at the Roundtable “The Future of the Safe Harbour for Hosting – Questions to the Legal Service of the Council”, 27 September 2017, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

On 27 September 2017Giancarlo Frosio, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at CEIPI, participated to the Roundtable “The Future of the Safe Harbour for Hosting – Questions to the Legal Service of the Council” at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. The roundtable meant to discuss the upcoming European copyright reform and its impact on online platforms in light of the requests for clarification by several Member States.

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 Organization), took place on 21 September 2017 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 represented the CEIPI in this event.

Click here for further information.

Giancarlo Frosio at the 4th MSI-NET meeting at the Council of Europe, 18-19 September 2017, Strasbourg

Giancarlo Frosio, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at CEIPI, participated to the 4th MSI-NET meeting at the Council of Europe on 18-19 September 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/Intership offer: Patent litigation and Unified Patent Court

CEIPI is looking for a lawyer with a Master’s degree or LLM in Intellectual Property or LLM student, 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 casual work contract or internship.

Click here for further information.

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

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

Winter holidays

We inform you that the CEIPI will be closed from December 22 in the evening to January 8, 2018 in the morning.

We wish to all of you a very Happy Holiday Season!

Editorial information

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