03 March 2016: Speakers presentations and video recordings of the 17th EIPIN Congress in Strasbourg, on the topic “Intellectual Property and the Judiciary” is available


The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies 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 European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) was founded in 1999 and represents some of Europe’s leading institutes of research and teaching in intellectual property. EIPIN members are Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (University of London); Magister Lvcentinvs (University of Alicante), the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), the Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (Maastricht University) and CEIPI (University of Strasbourg) (http://www.eipin.org).

The objective of the congress was to study the role of the judiciary in the elaboration and implementation of IP law, to look at the way IP is applied in different court systems, be it in general courts, in specialized IP courts and quasi-judicial bodies as well as in specialized non-IP courts and to draw conclusions on how to ideally design courts in the future so that they can deal with IP in a balanced and most efficient way.

The Congress of Strasbourg aimed to bring together a wide range of leading experts in the field - academics, judges, institutional - and to generate student working groups on the issues raised by the various stakeholders.

We thank the judges and academics who have honored us with by their and accepted to confront their points of view during this event, namely: Ermias Tekeste BIADGLENG (UNCTAD), Vincent CASSIERS (Université catholique de Louvain), John DUFFY (University of Virginia), Martin EKVAD (CPVO), Susy FRANKEL (Victoria University of Wellington), Christophe GEIGER (University of Strasbourg), Daniel GERVAIS (Vanderbilt University), Sam GRANATA (Commercial Court of Antwerp), Jonathan GRIFFITHS (Queen Mary University of London), Marko ILESIC (Court of Justice of the European Union), Alejandro JARA (King and Spalding), Roger KAMPF (WTO), Phillip LANDOLT (Landolt & Koch), Barbara LYNN (District Court of the Northern District of Texas), Paul MAIER (EU Observatory on Infringements of IP Rights, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market), Stefan MARTIN (OHIM), Cees MULDER (Maastricht University), Craig NARD (Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, Case Western Reserve University), Kathleen O'MALLEY (Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit), Aurora PLOMER (University of Sheffield), Jens SCHOVSBO (University of Copenhagen), Xavier SEUBA (University of Strasbourg), Toshiko TAKENAKA (University of Washington), Wim VAN DER EIJK (EPO), Alexander VON MUHLENDAHL (Bardehle Pagenberg), Polk WAGNER (University of Pennsylvania), Gert WURTENBERGER (WürtenbergerKunze) and Peter YU (Center for Law and Intellectual Property, School of Law of Texas A&M University).       

Furthermore, the papers of the congress will be published in the EIPIN series by Edward Elgar under the scientific supervision of Christophe Geiger, Craig Nard and Xavier Seuba.

The conference can be followed on the Internet: http://www.canalc2.tv/video/13667

Click here for the speakers presentations and the pictures gallery.

For further informations, please visit:

- Spangenberg Center’s web,



The Palais universitaire in Strasbourg

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