24-25 February 2011: Constructing European Intellectual Property: Achievements and new perspectives

CEIPI Conference within the Framework of the EIPIN Network

February 24-25, 2011
European Parliament of Strasbourg

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", coordinated by Christophe Geiger, General Director of the CEIPI, under the high patronage of Mrs Catherine Trautmann, Member of the European Parliament and Alain Beretz, President of the University of Strasburg.

This conference was organized within the context of the 12th EIPIN Congress - European Intellectual Property Institutes Network - whose members are: the CEIPI of the University of Strasburg, the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute of the University of London, the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) and the Magister Lucentinus of the University of Alicante.

The creation of a European system of intellectual property rights arises numerous fundamental issues; this conference has the aim to examine the perspectives and opportunities for a factual harmonisation.

With this objective in mind, the CEIPI has gathered a panel of specialists - academics, practitioners and senior officials - from prestigious universities, research institutes, European institutions and offices to share their expertise and contribute to the success of this ambitious project. These specialists will feature a careful revising of the actual European legislative framework in the IP field, accompanied by an analysis on the prospective actions to be taken in order to harmonise the disparate intellectual property laws throughout Europe.

CEIPI is pleased to propose the presentations of the participants to this conference.

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


 Module 1 : Assessing the European Intellectual Property System

Topic 1. IP & European Construction

Chair: Aurelio LOPEZ-TARRUELLA, Lecturer at the University of Alicante

Topic 2. The European Legal Framework

Part 1: European Intellectual Property within a Broader Institutional Context

Chair: Christophe GEIGER, Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg

Part 2: European Intellectual Property within a Broader System of Values

Chair: Nari LEE, Program Director Munich Intellectual Property Law Center

Topic 3. The Role of Case-Law in the Development of the European IP

Chair: Dieter STAUDER, Attorney-at-law, Munich, former Director International Section of the CEIPI

Topic 4. Trade Mark Reform in Europe

Chair: Seth ERICSSON, Program Director Munich Intellectual Property Law Center


 Module 2: Developing the European IP System

Trade Mark Reform In Europe – Continued

Chair: Yves REBOUL, Professor at the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg

Topic 5. Constructing an Efficient and Balanced European Patent System

Chair: Toshiko TAKENAKA, Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, and visiting Professor at the CEIPI

Topic 6: The dynamic of harmonization of copyright at the European level

Chair: Stéphanie CARRE, Associate Professor at the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg

Topic 7. Between investment and creativity: towards new instruments of protection?

Chair: Guido WESTKAMP, Reader at Queen Mary, University of London

Topic 8. IP Enforcement in Europe: Acquis and Future Plans

Chair: Théo HASSLER, Professor at the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg