The Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) is marking the 10th Anniversary of its launch with a conference, to be held on Thursday 26 November 2015 in the London offices of international law firm and JIPLP supporter Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Apart from being a celebration of a decade of thoroughly enjoyable and thankfully successful intellectual property law publishing, this conference marks the hand-over of its editorial functions. Founder editor Jeremy Phillips is stepping down and is passing the reins to three of the speakers listed below -- the new editors Eleonora Rosati (currently Deputy Editor), Stefano Barazza and Marius Schneider. Incidentally this is also Jeremy Phillips's last public participation in any intellectual property event before he retires.
The final programme for this event will be confirmed within the very near future. Meanwhile, we can confirm that it will include the following papers from editorial board members and/or contributors:
“Let It Be or We Can Work It Out?”: Fair use, quotation and the Beatles case" (Sir Richard Arnold, of the Patents Court, England and Wales)
* "Marks and names, labels and litigants" (Anna Carboni, of Redd, solicitors and a former Appointed Person to hear trade mark appeals
* "Dealing with commercial change: from Scandecor to Starbucks" (Neil Wilkof, of Bressler & Co., Ramat Gan, Israel)
* "Competition law and IP: a new era of encroachment?" Christopher Stothers, of Arnold & Porter, London)
* "A decade of random copyright (reform) in Europe" (Eleonora Rosati, of the University of Southampton and e-LAWnora)
* "Patents in perspective" (Stefano Barazza, of the University of South Wales)
* "Policing and enforcing IP" (Marius Schneider, Ipvocate)
* "Second medical use claims: why are they so difficult to understand?" (Darren Smyth, of EIP)
* "The Big IP Picture: is there one?" (Jeremy Phillips)
The event will commence at 9.30 am (following registration, which opens at 9.00 am) and will conclude at 5.00 pm, being followed by a reception,
Registration for this event, which is free to attend, is not yet open, but will be so in the near future. Registration details will be announced first on this weblog.