Latest blog articles by IGIR

  • 1950_international_trade

    Maintaining trust in WTO adjudication: the arbitration ‘safety valve’

    21 December 2017
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    IGIR in Law
    The idea floated by a Maastricht doctoral researcher in September 2017 on how to bypass the current deadlock over appointments to the WTO Appellate Body and to avoid a collapse of the WTO dispute settlement system has gained momentum in academic and policymaking circles.
  • Renewable energy_law Blogs Maastricht

    Renewable energy technology - fair and equitable treatment standard?

    6 December 2017
    by: 
    IGIR in Law
    Although decreasing costs of renewable energy technology have made renewable energy projects more commercially viable, investment in renewables remains highly capital-intensive, due to large necessary upfront costs, and is not considered profitable in the short-term.
  • Louboutin_heels

    Louboutin red sole shoes and copycats

    5 December 2017
    by: 
    IGIR in Law
    Christian Louboutin vs Van Haren Schoenen - The CJEU is to decide as to whether or not the red colour on soles of Louboutin shoes represents an aspect of a shape of the product, in which case it would not be protectable.
  • creative-commons license

    Are open designs truly free?

    16 October 2017
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    IGIR in Law
    “ A handbook, a practical tool for users ”; this is how Dr. Thomas Kirchberger defines his thesis, in which he covers the relation between Open Design and Intellectual Property. On Friday 29 th of September 2017, Dr. Kirchberger came to our Law Faculty to discuss this topic and analyse how open design can be shared and protected at the same time.
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