The impact of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive on national litigation: Part II

NOTE: Part I of the report on this JIPIP-GRUR Int. seminar can be found here.  Our apologies for forgetting to press the "Post" button earlier.

... and that's exactly
what we did!
Following a congenial coffee break, panellists Anna Carboni (Redd solicitors), Mark Owen (Taylor Wessing) and Paul Stevens (Olswang LLP) offered their comments and put questions to the speakers
Michael Edenborough QC and Wiebke Baars, whose PowerPoint presentations can be accessed here (for Michael) and here (for Wiebke). From the panellists' questions and also from the comments raised from the floor during the open discussion session, it became increasingly apparent that the IP Enforcement Directive fostered considerably more uncertainties and difficulties than any of us who attended the seminar had predicted. Indeed, the seminar -- which, some wise souls had predicted, would run out of discussion topics well before the scheduled close -- was still in full swing when this blogger, in the chair, called a halt to proceedings and invited everyone to continue discussions over the various drinks and delicacies which host firm Taylor Wessing LLP had kindly laid on).


Remember when competition
in Europe was lots of fun?
The next JIPLP-GRUR Int seminar takes place in Munich on 28 October 2015 on the subject "Internet Search Engines in the Focus of EU Competition Law  -- a Closer Look at the Broader Picture".

Hosted in the splendid premises of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (the air of dedicated scholarship and disciplined analysis is almost tangible), the seminar will feature contributions from leading German personalities in addition to our very own JIPLP participant, Editorial Board member Chris Stothers (partner, Arnold & Porter LLP).  This seminar will positively sizzle, so if you are planning to attend it don't spend too long pondering before you apply to register.

Details of this seminar will be posted on this weblog later this month.

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