Friday, 9 October 2015
Conference Update: ATRIP (Cape Town) and Social Responsibilities of IP right-holders (Pretoria)
The International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) held its 34th congress from 27 - 30 September 2015 in Cape Town. The theme for the conference was 'Intellectual property in action in society: new perspectives from the North, the South and the cloud'. The congress was well attended and lively discussions were held after all the presentations (see the programme). For an overview of these see twitter
Some of the papers will be published in a book next year, as is the norm. So far the following books have been published after previous congresses.
After a day's break, some ATRIP attendees, reconvened in Pretoria for UP's Conference on Social Responsibility of IP Rights Holders. The conference had a very thought-provoking presentations that considered IP law from corporate governance and human rights perspectives. For a sneak peak see
Hopefully some of these papers will be published soon, perhaps in a special edition of De Jure.