07 Jun
10:00 - 17:00
Intellectual Property Law

7th International IP Congress: “Recent IP developments in Europe”



Each year, speakers from Queen Mary University of London, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Maastricht University provide a compact and insightful update  on the most recent legal developments in the main areas of intellectual property law in Europe (copyright and related rights, patents, trade marks and geographical indications, designs, enforcement).

Within one day, new laws, proposed legislative initiatives, new case law or published studies conducted on current legislation are presented and discussed among important scholars in the field, with enough time reserved for a lively debate. In view of the 10th anniversary of the Maastricht master programme Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management (IPKM), some IPKM alumni will present recent developments in their IP practice.

Conference Programme

Location: School of Business and Economics (SBE)

Maastricht University, Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht


Friday 7 June 2019




Welcome by Directors
(Duncan Matthews, Ignacio Garrote Fernández-Díez, Anselm Kamperman Sanders)


Session 1: Trade marks

Chair: Anke Moerland (Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law, UM)

Relabelling and trade mark exhaustion after JUNEK. What are trademarks all about? 
Paul Torremans (Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham)

Recent case law of the Board of Appeals EUIPO
Gordon Humphrey’s (Member of the Second, Third and Fifth Boards of Appeal of EUIPO)





Session 2: Designs/Patents

Chair: Ignacio Garrote (LLM IP &IT Co-Directors, UAM)

Designs and Trademarks; Designs and technical function
Luis Gimeno (Head of Appeals Unit, Spanish Patent and Trade Marks Office)

Competition, Patents and the Pharmaceutical Sector
Duncan Matthews (Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute)

Patent Entitlement for Inventions involving AI activity
Noam Shemtov (Reader in IP and Technology Law, Queen Mary University of London)


13.00-14.30 Lunch at Ad Fundum

Session 3: Copyright

Chair: Duncan Matthews (Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute)

Fixation and Originality on copyrighted works after Levola Hengelo
Ignacio Garrote Fernández-Díez (Senior Reader in Civil Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Online parodies and the future of upload filters  
Sabine Jacques (IPKM alumna, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, Information Technologies and Media Law, University of East Anglia)


15.30-16.00 Break

Session 4: General

Chair: Anselm Kamperman Sanders (Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management, Maastricht University)

Tainting the public discourse – how recent reforms risk to push Copyright (and IP) off the edge of  the cliff
Gaetano Dimita (Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London)

IP and Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the EU Agreements: Recent Development & Challenges
Pratyush Nath Upreti (IPKM alumnus, Doctoral Candidate at Sciences Po Law School)



Barbecue at Faculty of Law, Garden (if registered)