Organization of Research seminars, Events and Conferences

Research seminars

The CEIPI organizes monthly seminars as part of its research activity. The sessions are open to faculty, doctoral students and graduates of the doctoral program of the CEIPI.

In each session a participant presents original research which is then open to discussion. Certain seminars also deal with intellectual property news.
For further information on these seminars, please do not hesitate to contact  Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at the CEIPI and the University of Strasbourg : stephanie.carre@ceipi.edu

You can donwlload below the calendars of the 2015 and 2014 seminars.

Conferences within the framework of the EIPIN Network

CEIPI is member of the EIPIN - European Intellectual Property Institutes Network Network which aim is to facilitate contacts and increase cooperation among IP institutions and students in Europe. You can download below the programmes of the conferences held in Strasbourg since 2008.


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

The presentations of the participants and the pictures gallery are available under the heading "Proceedings of conferences".

You can also watch the videos of the presentations online on the website canalc2 of the University of Strasbourg.


From April 5 to 7, 2013, the CEIPI organized and hosted the Congress of the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) on the topic: "Human Rights and Intellectual Property: From Concepts to Practice".

Click here to see all the presentations.

You can see the video recordings of the presentations of days 6 and 7 April online on the website canalc2 of the University of Strasbourg (presentations of April 5 have not been videotaped).


On February 24 to 25, 2011, the CEIPI organized a conference at the European Parliament of Strasbourg on the topic: "Constructing European IP law: achievements and new perspectives".

On the occasion of this conference, Christophe Geiger, Director general of the CEIPI, gave an interview to the press agency AEF (Agence Education Formation) the 16th March 2011. You can find it here (only in french).

The presentations of the participants are now available under the heading "Proceedings of conferences".
You can also watch the videos of the presentations online on the website canalc2 of the University of Strasbourg.


One-day seminars of the CEIPI Research Department

Since 2006 the Research Department has been organizing one-day seminars on new developments in intellectual property law.

Stéphanie Carre, Associate Professor at CEIPI
Franck Macrez, Associate Professor at CEIPI

Organization of Symposiums

The Research Department has organized in 2007 a French-German Symposium on the History of Copyright, You may download the program below.

The CEIPI Research Laboratory has organized an important conference in honour of Professor Yves REBOUL. The topic was: "Challenges of trademark law in the XXIst century". You may download the program of this conference below.

On April 16 and 17, 2010, the CEIPI in partnership with the french and internatinal departments, has organized a conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the topic: "Towards a European Patent Court". More information concerning this conference can be found below.

The CEIPI, in conjunction with the University of Liège, has organized the annual APRAM / Universities workshop on March 21, 2011 : "Towards an « overprotection » of well-known trademarks?". You may download the program of this conference below.

On April 26 and 27, 2012, the CEIPI in partnership with the french and internatinal departments, has organized a conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the topic: “What Patent Law for the European Union?”. More information concerning this conference can be found below.

Click here to see all the presentations.

You can also watch the videos of the presentations online on the website canalc2 of the University of Strasbourg.

Symposiums at CEIPI

Alain Beretz, Andrus Ansip and Christophe Geiger

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

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

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

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


Yves Lapierre and Christophe Geiger

On March 5, 2014, Mr Yves Lapierre, Director General of the French National office of Industrial Property (INPI), gave a presentation at  CEIPI on the topic : "The evolutions of the IP professions”. Please click here for access to the presentation of Mr  ves Lapierre (in french).


A round table organized by the CEIPI (Strasbourg) and the ZAR (University of Karslruhe) took place on May 22, 2012 in Karlsruhe (Germany) on the topic “Fair use, creative use and appropriation art: Challenges for modern Copyright law”. Barton Beebe, Professor at the NYU School of Law and Visiting Professor at the CEIPI, Christophe Geiger, Director General of the CEIPI and Thomas Dreier, Professor at the Zentrum für Angewandte Rechtswissenschaft (ZAR) took part to this round table.


We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Alexander Nikolayevich Grigoriev, President of the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), gave a conference at the CEIPI on December 9, 2010. on the topic:

"The Eurasian Patent Organization - Its Place and Role in the Worldwide Patent System".

You can find below a short biography of Dr. Grigoriev and the poster of this conference.


Christophe Geiger and Francis Gurry

CEIPI is proud to announce that Mr Francis Gurry, General Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (W.I.P.O.) and President of the CEIPI Administrative Board gave a public lecture at the CEIPI on March, 19, 2010.

The topic was : "Intellectual Property, a Changing International Landscape".

CEIPI Series of Lectures : Institutional, political and social perspectives on intellectual property

CEIPI organises a serie of lectures in order to give a voice to eminent members of national, international and European institutions, political representatives as well as members of the civil society so as to enable them to express their point of view and to debate with experts of intellectual property law.

CEIPI Series of Lectures : (RE)thinking Intellectual Property

Fundamental Questions and New Perspectives

CEIPI organises a series of lectures, allowing scholars, researchers or practitioners to propose an inventive glance on intellectual property.