Course

Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management training in Macau

The annual Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management training in Macau, China explores the way in which IP law is instrumental to the functioning of a competitive economy. Traditionally, commercial actors and interest groups have shaped IP policy. Increasingly, however, policy makers and citizens alike expect innovation and intellectual property to make a contribution towards the tackling of big issues, such as global warming, access to healthcare and food, sustainable development and technology transfer. A group of renowned speakers cover diverse, yet connected issues, such as participation in IP policymaking, access to information, open innovation and technology transfer. The central question is: What contribution can Intellectual Property make to an open society?

The training consists of three parts:

  • Intellectual Property Law School
  • Intellectual Property Seminar
  • Professional IP Update

The training is well-suited for trainee lawyers, Intellectual Property professionals with an economic or policy background, and master's students in Intellectual Property wishing to enhance their skills at post-academic level. It is organised by the Institute of European Studies of Macao (IEEM) and Prof. Kamperman Sanders of the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation in Maastricht (IGIR). 

Intellectual Property Law School

Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November 2017, Macau Cultural Center

The IP Law School is a unique initiative in Asia, offering a taught programme in international Intellectual Property Law and its relevance for global, European and Asian economic development and innovation policy. The IP Law School is extremely suited for trainee lawyers, Intellectual Property professionals with an economic or policy background, and master's students in Intellectual Property wishing to enhance their skills at post-academic level.

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 classes are taught using an intensive Socratic format by experts in the field. 

This challenging programme also expects participants to jointly prepare and argue several moot cases in a friendly, yet competitive atmosphere, providing a unique insights into the way in which colleagues from various jurisdictions approach international and domestic legal problems.

Intellectual Property Seminar

Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 November 2017, Grand Lapa Hotel, Macau

IP Rights: Obstacles or Opportunities to Legitimate Trade?    
 

The annual two-day Intellectual Property Seminar offers a forum for IP professionals wishing to be part of a thought-provoking discussion on cutting-edge developments in intellectual property 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 2017 event will cover the way in which intellectual property rights may create obstacles to legitimate trade. The WTO/TRIPS Agreement for the first time put intellectual property rights in the context of trade rules. The reason was that only a harmonised level of IP protection would ensure a level playing field in international trade, while on the other hand lacunae in the scope of IP protection would lead to trade distortions. On the other hand, it must be realised that territorial monopolies are already per se obstacles to trade. The TRIPS Agreement tries to strike a balance by ensuring “that measures and procedures to enforce intellectual property rights do not themselves become barriers to legitimate trade”.

In the last 20 years, a number of controversial cases have arisen where intellectual property rights are conferred, used or enforced in a manner that arguably impede legitimate trade, both in the domestic and international context.

 Programme overview for the IP Seminar

Professional IP Update

Wednesday 8 November 2017, Hong Kong IPD, 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.

For this edition, the discussion will also explore exhaustion and parallel trade.

 Programme overview for the IP Seminar

Fees

  • IP Law School, 30 Oct to 3 Nov 2017: MOP 8000 or USD 1000

  • IP Seminar, 6 and 7 Nov 2017: MOP 6,000 or USD 750

  • Annual Professional IP update, 8 Nov 2017: MOP 3000 or USD 375

  • IP Law School + Annual Professional IP update + IP Seminar: MOP 14,400 or USD 1800

  • Each IP Seminar dinner: MOP 400 or USD 50

Early bird registration

Discount of 15% for enrolment before 11 August 2017 and discount of 10% for enrolment before 8 September 2017

Concessionary fees and protocols for the enrolment of participants from institutional partners or sponsored students are available upon request. Students from certain countries of residence qualify for a lower fee. If your country is not mentioned in the following list, the full fee applies.

 IPKM concessions, grants and reductions per country

For further assistance, please email a.kampermansanders[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

Admission to the IP Law School

The expected level of English proficiency is the equivalent of a minimum of 6.0 on the IELTS/550 on the TOEFL. Particpants should hold a bachelor's degree or above, preferably in law or economics. Work experience will also be considered. 

In order to safguard interactive teaching, the number of participants to the IP Law School is limited to 24-30 individuals, with a cap of 4 participants per jurisdiction. Should applications exceed the number of 24-30 individuals, a waiting list will be opened until there are sufficient candidates to warrant the opening of a second group.

For the Advanced Professional Update, no restrictions apply.

Terms and conditions

Programme cancellation: The IEEM reserves the right to cancel the whole or part of the IP Programme should there be insufficient registrants.

Registration deadline: Registration deadline: Enrolment is open until 13 October 2017

Refund policy: Refund policy: 80% of fees paid for the IP Law School will be refunded if cancellation occurs before 29 September 2017. Dinner fees are not refundable.

Payment: Fees should be settled by remittance to the following bank account:  

Banco Comercial de Macau
Av. da Praia Grande, 572. Macau
Account n. 706450
Name of beneficiary: Instituto de Estudos Europeus de Macau, Swift code: CMACMOMX

Notification: Please specify “Fee for the IPS2017” and your name in the message column and send a copy of your remittance form to:

Instituto de Estudos Europeus de Macau 
Calçada do Gaio, 6 
Macau
Fax: +853 2835 6155
Email: beatrice[at]ieem.org[dot]mo