14th EIPIN Congress

"Human Rights and Intellectual Property: From Concepts to Practice"

Strasbourg | April 5-7, 2013 |
Conference Presentations

CEIPI

For further information and conference materials please visit www.ceipi.edu


Key Note
: Mapping of Interface between Human Rights
and Intellectual Property

Speaker: Laurence Helfer, Professor of Law, Co-director of Duke Law School's Center for International and Comparative Law at Duke University (USA) and Visiting Professor at the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg (France)

MODULE I

LEGAL REALITY BEHIND HUMAN RIGHTS

Topic 1: Human Rights as Balancing Tools:
The Principle of Proportionality

Speaker: Jonas Christoffersen, Executive Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Topic 2: Interaction between Human Rights:
Are All Human Rights Equal?

Speaker: Peggy Ducoulombier, Professor at the University of Perpignan (France)

Topic 3: Interaction between International Human Rights Law
and the European Legal Framework

Speaker: Rhona Smith, Professor of International Human Rights at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK)

Topic 4: The Constitutionalisation of the European Legal Order: Impact of Human Rights Obligations on IP in the EU

Speaker: Tuomas Mylly, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Turku (Finland)

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MODULE II

HUMAN RIGHTS’ IMPLICATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF IP

 

Part 1: Human Rights’ Implications for IP Legislation

Topic 5: Human Rights and International IP Law

Speaker: Jayashree Watal, Counsellor in the Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) (Geneva, Switzerland) and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, DC, USA)

Topic 6: IP as a Human Right: Consequences for IP Legislation

Speaker: Alexander Peukert, Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany)

Topic 7: Human Rights and IP Law at Bilateral and
Plurilateral Level

Speaker: Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer in Public International Law at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and Senior Research Associate at the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg (France)

Topic 8: Human Rights and IP at International, Regional and Bilateral Levels: Specific Issues for Developing Countries

Speaker: Carlos Correa, Professor, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Industrial Property and Economics Law at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Visiting Professor at the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg (France)

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Part 2: Impact of Human Rights on Decisions of Courts
and IP Offices

Topic 9: IP in Decisions of National Constitutional Courts in Europe

Speaker: Thomas Dreier, Professor and Director of the Institute for Information Law (ZAR) at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) 

Topic 10: Impact of Constitutional Rights and Freedoms on the
IP Decisions of the US Supreme Court

Speaker: Toshiko Takenaka, Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) at the School of Law of the University of Washington (USA) and Visiting Professor at the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg (France) 

Topic 11: Human Rights in the Case-Law of the OHIM

Speaker: Philipp von Kapff, Member of the First Board of Appeal and Member of the Presidium of the Boards of Appeal of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Alicante, Spain)

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MODULE III

LOOKING CLOSER: PRACTICAL INTERACTION BETWEEN HUMAN RIGHTS AND IP

 

Topic 12: Right to Health and Patents

Speaker: Duncan Matthews, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), Queen Mary, University of London (UK)

Topic 13: Right to a Fair Trial and IP Enforcement

Speaker: Jonathan Griffiths, Senior Lecturer at the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), Queen Mary,
University of London (UK)

Topic 14: Freedom of Expression and the Right to Information: Implications for Copyright

Speaker: Dirk Voorhoof, Professor at Gent University (Belgium)

Topic 15: Right to Privacy, Moral Rights and Limitations to Copyright

Speaker: Guido Westkamp, Professor in Intellectual Property and Comparative Law at the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), Queen Mary, University of London (UK)

Topic 16: Right to Culture and Freedom of Arts and Sciences: Participation and Access

Speaker: Caterina Sganga, Assistant Professor at Central European University’s (CEU) Legal Studies Department and at CEU Business School (Budapest, Hungary)

Topic 17: Right to Development and IP Law:
What Implications for the Multilateral Framework?

Speaker: Ahmed Abdel Latif, Senior Programme Manager for Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (Geneva, Switzerland) 

Topic 18: Freedom of Expression and Trademarks:
Parody and Misappropriation of Signs

Speaker: Martin Senftleben, Professor of Intellectual Property at the University of Amsterdam and Senior European Consultant at Bird & Bird (Netherlands) 

Topic 19: Public Health and Trademarks: Australian Tobacco
Plain Packaging Act and the TRIPS Agreement

Speaker: Jeffrey M. Samuels, Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology at the University of Akron (USA) and Visiting Professor at the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg (France)

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MODULE IV

LOOKING FORWARD: IMPLEMENTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROVISIONS IN HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS

Speaker: Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg (France)

CEIPI

For further information and conference materials please visit www.ceipi.edu

 

Conference Presentations

Strasbourg
April 5 - 7, 2013

    Module I
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    Module III
    Module IV

Masstricht
Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



    Module I
    Module II

    Module III
    Module IV