Perspectives for the Intellectual Property System in a Globalized World

Conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of CEIPI

November 27 and 28, 2014
Council of Europe, Strasbourg

The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) organized on 27th and 28th November 2014, at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the conference celebrating its 50th anniversary on the topic: “Perspectives for the Intellectual Property System in a Globalized World”, under the scientific direction of Christophe Geiger, Directof General of CEIPI.

The conference was held under the high patronage of the European Patent Office (EPO), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The event was a great success and was attended by nearly three hundred participants, experts and prominent names from academia, IP organisations, legal firms, IP consulting and IP managers of major companies.

The high quality of all presentation and the discussion that followed has brought precious insights and important elements of reflection on this crucial topic. CEIPI expresses his thanks to all participants in this important event for our Centre.

The conference was also recorded and can be followed at the address:

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Mots de bienvenue / Welcome address

Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI,Secrétaire générale adjointe du Conseil de l’Europe / Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Propos introductifs / Introductory remarks

Yves LAPIERRE, Directeur général de l’INPI / Director General of INPI

Alain BERETZ, Président de l’Université de Strasbourg / President of the University of Strasbourg

Christophe GEIGER, Directeur général du CEIPI / Director General of CEIPI

ROUND TABLE 1: What developments for the European Union intellectual property system?

Chairman: Michel VIVANT, Professor at Sciences Po Paris.

Julia REDA, Députée européenne / Member of the European Parliament

Trevor COOK, Associé chez WilmerHale, Président du Conseil britannique du droit d’auteur / Partner at WilmerHale, Chairman of the British Copyright Council

ROUND TABLE 2: What developments for the European patent system?

Président / Chairman: Jens SCHOVSBO, Professeur de droit, Centre pour l’Information et le Droit de l’Innovation, Université de Copenhague / Professor of Law, Centre for Information and Innovation Law, University of Copenhagen

Conférencier principal / Keynote speaker: Raimund LUTZ, Vice-Président Direction générale Questions juridiques/Affaires internationales à l'Office européen des brevets (OEB) / Vice-President Directorate-General Legal/International Affairs of the European Patent Office (EPO)

Intervenants / Panelists:

Robin JACOB, Professeur titulaire de la Chaire Sir Hugh Laddie en droit de la propriété intellectuelle à l’University College London (UCL), ancien Lord Justice auprès de la Cour d’appel de l’Angleterre et du Pays de Galles / Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law at University College London (UCL), former Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales

ROUND TABLE 3: What developments for the international intellectual property system?

Président / Chairman: Lionel BENTLY, Professeur en droit de la Propriété Intellectuelle Herchel Smith et Directeur du Centre de Droit de la Propriété Intellectuelle et du Droit de l’Information, Université de Cambridge / Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge

Conférencier principal / Keynote speaker: Francis GURRY, Directeur général de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OMPI), ancien Président du Conseil d’Administration du CEIPI / Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Former President of the Administrative Board of CEIP

Intervenants / Panelists

Pedro ROFFE, Associé Senior, Centre international pour le commerce et le développement durable (ICTSD) / Senior Associate, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Discours de clôture / Closing speech

Christophe GEIGER, Directeur général du CEIPI / Director General of CEIPI