CEIPI Conference on 26-27 April 2012 at the European Parliament: What Patent Law for the European Union?


On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) is organizing a conference at the European Parliament of Strasbourg on the topic: "What Patent Law for the European Union?" coordinated by Christophe Geiger, Director General of the CEIPI, and under the high patronage of Catherine Trautmann, Member of the European Parliament.

The European Patent System stands at crossroads. Whereas an agreement on the European Union patent was expected, the creation of such an instrument has encountered certain difficulties. As a consequence, the European institutions decided to implement a European patent with “unitary effect” through the mechanism of enhanced co-operation. At the same time, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJUE) issued a negative opinion on the legislative proposals to create a European Patent Court. The need to reflect on the future of the patent system in the European Union is felt as never before.
In this perspective, the CEIPI has brought together renowned academics, eminent professionals, judges as well as institutional representatives in the intellectual property field for a conference on the question: “What Patent Law for the European Union?”

You can download below the programme and the registration form.

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