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SpicyIP Events: 4th IPScholars Asia Works-in-Progress Conference [January 30-31, 2019; Singapore]


We’re pleased to announce that The Advanced Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University will be holding the 4th edition of its Annual IP Scholars Asia Works-in-Progress Conference on January 30-31, 2019. The deadline for submission of paper proposals is October 17, 2018. For further details, please read the announcement below.

SpicyIP Events: 4th IPScholars Asia Works-in-Progress Conference [January 30-31, 2019; Singapore]

Singapore Management University is pleased to announce that the 4th edition of the “Annual IP Scholars Asia – Works in Progress Conference” (IPSA) will be held on January 30 and 31 of 2019. The conference is an initiative of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law (ARCIALA), which is located at the School of Law at SMU and is headed by Professor K.C. Liu. This conference provides an annual forum for IP scholars across Asian economies, to present their research before their Asian peers. The conference also attracts scholars from the United States and European Union.

The format for this year’s conference has been altered from the previous editions. The initial proposals for the conference will be reviewed by a committee of 15 leading Asian IP scholars. A total of 64 slots are available for presentations on various themes which will be chaired by leading IP scholars from Asian and non-Asian jurisdictions. In line with its mandate to promote and encourage the study of Asian IP law for the betterment of IP regimes in Asia and beyond, ARCIALA will be covering the travel and accommodation requirements of 29 Asian scholars.

ARCIALA will cover these costs by offering at total of 29 Asian IP Scholar Awards and Young Asian IP Scholar Awards (for PhD and graduate students). It will offer these awards to 4 IP scholars from Korea, Taiwan, PRC and Japan respectively, who are sponsored by KIM & CHANG (Seoul), Chen &Lin (Taipei), Sunshine Legal Foundation (Beijing) and an anonymous contributor (Japan), and 13 scholars especially from ASEAN and South Asia, who will be sponsored by ARCIALA. Full coverage of return tickets and accommodation of three nights (excluding visa fees) will be provided for the award winners. Colleagues interested in applying for the awards need to submit an abstract with an outline of 800- 1,000 words. The selected paper proposals will be stored and displayed on the website of ARCIALA: https://arciala.smu.edu.sg. The 25 awardees will be selected by the review committee.

The details of the conference including the requirements of the proposal and the contact details can be viewed on the website of ARCIALA over here. The deadline for proposals is October 17, 2018.

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