The Institute of European Studies of Macao (IEEM) and Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders (Maastricht University, The Netherlands) have announced the 2014 edition of their annual event on Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management. The programme will be held in Hong Kong and Macau. This year’s programme comprises three activities:
- The Intellectual Property Law School (Monday 12 to Friday 16 May 2014, Macau Cultural Center)– 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.
- The Intellectual Property Seminar (Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 May 2014, Macau) Theme: Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and the Knowledge Economy
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.
The 2014 event will cover an immensely important yet often neglected area of intellectual property law, namely the protection of trade secrets and the use of contractual obilgations or fiduciary duties to maintain confidentiality in labour and commercial relations.
- The Professional IP Update 2014 (Wednesday 21 May 2014, Hong Kong)-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.
This promises to be a great event. It is possible to register for individual activities as well. Concessions are available for students from developing countries (Indian students can participate for a fee of $1000 which includes accommodation). Click here for more information regarding the event.