European IP & its Limits: A symposium

You are invited to kick start 2019 at this Inaugural Symposium of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Intellectual Property and Information Rights: 

European Intellectual Property and its Limits

Date: Wednesday 16 January 2019
Time: 9.30 -18.00
Venue: Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University
Registration: The event is free to attend, but registration is required. 
For the programme and full details regarding registration, please see here.

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This inaugural symposium titled European Intellectual Property and its Limits aims to address some of the issues which are at the centre of intense legislative and judicial scrutiny such as the unitary patent and the unified patent court, the completion of the EU trade mark reform package, and the approval of the highly contentious directive on copyright in the digital single market. These developments are usually accompanied by great expectations as to their effects on the European information society and economy. Indeed, intellectual property rights seem to be perceived as the key legislative instrument to stimulate innovation and creativity, to foster fairness and equity in the markets, to promote consumer welfare and wellbeing, and to fuel economic growth in the many areas of the internal market. But are these expectations justified in today’s information- and knowledge-based economy? Or do we invest intellectual property rights with goals that they do not and cannot accomplish? Is it possible that today’s information society and economy present problems to which intellectual property rights are neither the better nor the only solution?
The Symposium addresses these questions as a starting point to a continued dialogue in relation to European intellectual property laws.

Speakers and talks include: 

Harmonization in progress and the challenge of future-proof lawmaking
Sally Weston (CIPPM, Bournemouth University) – chair
Ben Farrand (University of Warwick) “Structural limitations: Lobbying, ‘legacy’ industries and resistance to the Digital Single Market”
Luke McDonagh (City University of London) “The Unified Patent Court: the current state of play”
Ruth Towse (CIPPM, Bournemouth University) “Copyright with or against the market”
What a line up!
photo: Melissa Gutierrez
Guy Pessach (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) “Considering the Implications of Big Data for SMEs and Others – Intellectual Property Law Dimensions – the EU and Beyond”

Rethinking free uses
Claudy Op den Kamp (CIPPM, Bournemouth University) – chair
Christophe Geiger (CEIPI, University of Strasbourg), “’Fair use’ through fundamental rights in the EU after the AG’s Opinion inFunke Medien”
Marc Mimler (CIPPM, Bournemouth University), “Exceptions as collision norms: looking at IP free uses through a socio-legal lens”
Ronan Deazley (Queen’s University Belfast)

Expanding the scope of IP protection: new rights, new subject matter
Dinusha Mendis (CIPPM, Bournemouth University) – chair
Ana Ramalho (Maastricht University): “IP rights in data?”
Thomas Margoni (CREATe, University of Glasgow) “The protection of sport event organisers – An unnecessary (proposed) addition to EU copyright law and its implications from a public policy perspective”
Martin Husovec (Tilburg University) “How Difficult Is It to Repeal New Intellectual Property Rights?”
Stavroula Karapapa (University of Reading)

The regulation of internet platforms
Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow) – chair
Philip Schlesinger (University of Glasgow) – respondent

About the organiser
In 2018, the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University, received funding from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme to set up a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on “European Intellectual Property and Information Rights”. The funding was awarded for 3 years. The Centre of Excellence aims at giving support, visibility, and enhanced impact to a series of CIPPM activities in crucial areas of European integration such as copyright and related rights, industrial property, privacy, data protection, freedom of expression and access to information. The activities involve innovative teaching and researchstaff exchange, high-quality publicationsweb resources and academic events.

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