1. National Seminar on Patents on 23rd September,2007.
Thanks to Malavika Kumar, an outstanding student at ILS, Pune for bringing this to our attention. This workshop is organised by the Indian Institute of e Business Management(IIeBM)in association with GMGC and Times Group and will include discussions on a wide variety of India IP themes, including the Novartis Case, Software Patenting and E-filing of Patents
Prominent speakers include Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar (Former Director General of CISR,India) and Dr. S. Chandrashekaran (Former Controller General Patents Designs & Trademarks,Present Technical Member,IPAB,Chennai).
Venue:IIeBM Auditorium, Wakad,Pune.
website: [email protected]
E-mail of Seminar Director:
WIPO is a hosting a Symposium on Current Issues in Intellectual Property and Public Health
“The second in a series of public symposia on the life sciences and intellectual property will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and will address current issues in intellectual property and public health, an area that has sparked international debate and attention in recent years.
The Life Sciences Symposium on Current Issues in Intellectual Property and Public Health aims at providing a general overview of the array of health-related intellectual property issues currently under discussion in international policy processes. A panel of representatives from WIPO’s member states, theWorld Health Organization (WHO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), civil society and industry will give their perspectives on contemporary issues and outline their current priorities in this field. The half-day overview of current issues will provide a snapshot of current debates and policy processes, hear a range of perspectives on current issues, and help clarify the linkages and distinctions between them. WIPO’s Symposia on Life Sciences and IP Policy are intended to identify and clarify the intellectual property dimension in the life sciences.
They are addressed to a wide range of stakeholders, including international policymakers, government agencies, legislators, delegates, civil society and the private sector. The symposia offer a forum for exchanging information and experiences concerning the use and impact of the intellectual property system in life sciences and do not seek to influence or assess discussions in other fora. The program and information on the full series of the WIPO Life Sciences Symposia is available at http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/en/lifesciences/. The event is open to the general public and is not be subject to a fee. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is requested to complete the on-line registration form. “
3. WIPO & Partners Launch 7th Session of LLM in Intellectual Property
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on September 3, 2007, launched the seventh session of the Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property, a joint post-graduate program in intellectual property (IP) offered by the WIPO Worldwide Academy, the University of Turin and the International Labour Organisation, International Training Center (ILO-ITC), at the ILO-ITC in Turin, Italy. Thirty three students from around the world are participating in the 2007/2008 program.
At the opening ceremony, the Dean of the WIPO Worldwide Academy, Mr. Mpazi Sinjela, welcomed the participants and outlined the activities of WIPO in human resources development in particular. He challenged the students with a theme of this year’s session as “the Power of Imagination” – a power that converts ideas into reality. Professor Marco Ricolfi, Program Chairman and Professor of the University of Turin, also welcomed the participants and outlined the objectives of the program, which include providing the skills required to play a leading role in intellectual property practice and teaching. His Excellency Ambassador Luigi Guidobono Cavalchini, President of the Advisory Group of the Masters Program of the ILO-ITC, also attended the opening ceremony. First launched in 2000, the annual program seeks to train trainers of intellectual property in order to bolster the protection of intellectual property rights in both developed and developing countries.
Every year, WIPO awards 20 scholarships to students from developing countries to participate in the program. Since its establishment in 2000, this joint Masters program has trained over 190 students from more than 140 countries. The LLM program with the University of Turin comprises three phases: distance learning, a residential phase and the writing of a thesis. During the residential phase at the ILO-ITC in Turin, the Masters program is taught by world-renowned faculty drawn from universities around the world. This phase also includes a one-week study visit to WIPO headquarters (from November 19 to 23, 2007) during which students follow a lecture program and have an opportunity to meet WIPO experts. Upon successful completion of the three phases, students will be awarded with a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property degree.
The launch of the seventh session of the Masters program reflects the commitment of both the WIPO Academy and the University of Turin to excellence in the teaching of intellectual property. For more information about the Masters program please visit the WIPO Worldwide Academy website: http://www.wipo.int/academy/en/ or the University of Turin web link: www.turin-ip.com. or the Media Relations and Public Affairs Section at WIPO:
Tel.: +4122-3388161 or +4122-3389547
4. The Second International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI)
Date: December 5-7, 2007
Place: Beijing, China
The International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL), the National Culture Trade Research Base of China, Communication University of China and the Tsinghua University Internet Behavior Research Institute invite you to participate in the Pre-Olympics Conference on legal, security and privacy issues in information technology law. The Conference is an opportunity for government officials, academics, practitioners and consultants to exchange ideas and discuss emerging issues in IT law and the emerging technological environment. (A list of potential topics, as well as other particulars about the conference, can be found on conference website, http://www.lspi.net
Two general categories are expected: * Academic, peer reviewed papers. These papers will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee and other independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be published under a non-exclusive copyright agreement in the edited conference proceedings with ISBN, and will also be published in leading international journals. * Abstracts and Working Papers. Abstracts and working papers may also be submitted as the basis for presentations at the conference, without the peer review and publication process. This category also covers corporate papers, best practices, new technologies, policy issues etc. Such papers will generally not be included in the published conference proceedings. Complete academic papers require a 150 word abstract and five keywords. There is a maximum page limit for all submissions of 12 pages (single-spaced, Times Roman, 10 point). All photos, tables and figures must be in jpg format. No footnotes are allowed! Papers must be submitted in the correct template, which may be downloaded from the website. All information enabling the identification of authors must be removed from submissions undergoing academic peer review. Please send in a separate attachment in a word document, the following information: Title, Affiliation and Author’s Name. Send submissions by electronic mail in a Word document to: [email protected] or
Dates: Submission Deadline for Full Research Papers: October 27, 2007 Submission Deadline for Abstract Presentations: November 20, 2007 Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2007 For papers submitted before the deadline, authors will be notified 7 days after submission Final Camera-Ready (Proceedings) Version and Registration: November 10, 2007 4.
5. Intellectual Property in the Fashion Industry
The IPKat, a brilliant resource for all matters pertaining to IP in Europe reports that:
Intellectual Property in the Fashion Industry (Grange City Hotel, London, 20 September 2007).
This is a second-time-round event, following the success of last year’s, and its cast includes the following speakers: * John Sykes (Lupton Fawcett) gives a no-nonsense appraisal of the basic legal provisions, their advantages and their limitations; * Helen Newman (Olswang) looks at the role played by trade marks in protecting the identity of fashion designers and their labels; * LK Shields’ Deirdre Kilroy, who comes all the way from Dublin to tell us about the strains and the symbioses that characterise the relationship between the fashion houses and the big retail chains. For the brochure, booking arrangements and all details of this conference click here. Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution: the latest law, procedure and good practice (Hatton Conference Centre, London, 8 October 2007). Speakers include * Andrew Mills (Freeth Cartwright), who looks at the issues surrounding class actions and the collective enforcement of IP rights; * McDermott Will & Emery partner Larry Cohen looks at some of the nuts-and-bolts developments in the machinery of justice in respect of IP litigation; * Tony Willoughby (Rouse Legal) asks – and answers – some hard questions concerning domain name disputes. ￼
6. IISD Conference
From September 17 to 28, the International Institute for Sustainable
Development (IISD) is hosting an e-conference to engage researchers,
practitioners and policy analysts in an open discussion on the
intersections between Internet governance and sustainable development.
Your participation will help advance the debate.
Please visit the following url for full details,
http://www.iisd.org/infosoc/gov/igsd/, or read on for a brief summary.
We would be grateful if you could share this announcement with
colleagues who may be interested in participating.
Sustainable development efforts cannot be conceived without global
communications and knowledge exchange: therefore, the outcomes of the
Internet governance debate will affect our ability to manage the social,
environmental and economic factors of sustainable development. Beyond
this fundamental link, numerous and diverse issue areas exist where the
Internet governance and sustainable development policy communities could
discover mutual challenges and learn from each others approaches to
confronting them, setting the stage for future cooperation. Over the
past year, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, the
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) proposed to
focus on five areas in which further exploration of potential links
between these two communities could be anchored:
– governance processes;
– economic barriers to development;
– the capacity of developing countries to participate in international
– access to local knowledge as a critical input to decision-making; and
– indicators for development.
By commissioning a pair of exploratory papers on each of these topics,
IISD aimed to expand the links between these two communities of
researchers and practitioners who have spent over three decades working
in relative isolation from one another, creating gaps in vocabulary and
culture. Each of these papers defines the issue area; describes its
relevant governance structures and processes; identifies the main issues
currently being debated; articulates actual and potential links between
ICTs/Internet governance and sustainable development; and proposes areas
for further study.
The purpose of this e-conference is to give participants an opportunity
to share their thoughts, comments, or questions regarding the content
presented in these paper pairs. You are encouraged join this
e-conference to engage other participant in a discussion of common
positions, mutual challenges and differences, and how lessons from one
side might inform progress on the other, in the context of each issue
Copies of the papers can be downloaded at
http://www.iisd.org/infosoc/gov/igsd/, and an email containing links to
the papers will be sent when you confirm your subscription.