Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Keep the May Calendar Free For IP events in Hong Kong and Macao

IP Dragon's friend Anselm Kamerman Sanders of Maastricht University organised this time two interesting events in Hong Kong and Macao.

The events are organised by the Institute for European Studies of Macau and Maastricht University Faculty of Law. For the Hong Kong leg it is co-organised by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Annual Professional IP Update, followed by the 12th Annual IEEM IP Seminar, May 21-24

The Annual Professional Update provides an overview of all relevant cases and legislative developments of the past year from all over the world. During one day you will be brought up to speed on the major important legal decisions and developments in intellectual property law and policy.

Location for Saturday 21 May: Graduate Law Center of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

The two-days Annual Intellectual Property Seminar offers a forum for IP professionals wishing to be part of a thought-provoking discussion on cutting-edge developments in intellectual propety law and policy. Distinguished practitioners, judges and academics from all over the world have contributed to this event. The papers they have presented have been published in book form by Kluwer Law International and Hart Publishing.

In 2011 the 12th Annual IP Seminar's topic will be:

Consumers, Facilitators, and Intermediaries - IP Infringers or Innocent Bystanders?

A group of distinguished speakers has been confirmed to speak on issues such as ISP liability, unwarranted threats to primary and secondary infringers, contributory and secondary liability for patent and copyright infringement, Google ads and trademark infringement, liability for transporters and freighters, time and geo-shifting devices and services, eBay and trademark infringement, and the impact of sporting events legislation on the public sphere.

Location for 23-24 May: Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, Macao

Speakers include inter alia: Irene Calboli (Marquette University) Christopher Heath (EPO), Byung-Il Kim (Hanyang University), David Llewelyn (White & Case), Jan Nordemann (University of Berlin), Anselm Kamperman Sanders (Maastricht University), Pascale Trefigny (University of Grenoble), Tasuhiro Ueno (University of Tokyo), Bryan Mercurio (Chinese University of Hong Kong). They will be joined by local Hong Kong and Macau practitioners.

For updated information check the site of the Maastricht University here.

But Professor Kamperman Sanders has even more on offer:
The Intellectual Property Law School - 16 until 20 May 2011

The IP Law School is an initiative in Asia offering a taught programme in international Intellectual Property Law and its relevance for global, European and Asian economic development and innovation policy.

"The IP Law School is extremely suited for trainee lawyers, Intellectual Property professionals with an economic or policy background, and master students in Intellectual Property wishing to enhance their skills at post-academic level. Starting from the basics of the Paris and Berne conventions, the course covers the development of Intellectual Property Law all the way to the WTO TRIPS Agreement and the WIPO Copyright treaties. Attention is also devoted to regional arrangements, such as the European Patent Convention, and other new international and national initiatives. From a policy perspective free trade agreements and bilateral investment arrangements covering Intellectual Property, as well as ongoing negotiations in the area of protection of traditional knowledge will be covered."

Classes are offered in an intensive Socratic format in the course of one week by experts in the field.
There are substantial concessions for students wishing to follow the whole week-and-a-half.

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