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
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
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 for the fourth industrial revolution. 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.
Professional IP Update
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.
Fees for IP 2018
- IP Law School, 29 Oct to 2 Nov 2018: MOP 8000 or USD 1000
- IP Seminar, 5 and 6 Nov 2018: MOP 6,000 or USD 750
- Annual Professional IP update, 7 Nov 2018: 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 10 August 2018 and discount of 10% for enrolment before 7 September 2018
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.
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 12 October 2018
Refund policy: Refund policy: 80% of fees paid for the IP Law School will be refunded if cancellation occurs before 28 September 2018. 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 IPS2018” 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
Tel: +853 2835 4326
Fax: +853 2835 6155