The University of Oxford (Intellectual Property Research Centre and Institute of European and Comparative Law) and the University of Bayreuth (Graduate School "Intellectual Property and the Public Domain")
European Methods and Interactions in the Field of Intellectual Property Law
Saturday 7 January – Sunday 8 January 2012 ; Jesus College, Oxford
Organisers: Dr Justine Pila and Prof. Ansgar Ohly
The purpose of this conference was to explore some of the key methodological and institutional issues affecting the development of European private law, with a particular focus on Intellectual Property. By considering seven specific topics relating to the making and impact of European IP Law – namely, models of harmonisation, the pursuit of harmonisation, the creation of European IP courts, the impact of constitutional rights and values on IP, the impact of general EU Law on IP, the relationship between European and national courts, and European (IP) legal methodology/ies – to further understanding of the impact of Europeanisation on the substance and quality of law, the process of law-making in a Europeanised system, and the requirements for a truly "European" legal order. Thus, using IP as a case study in private law Europeanisation, to generate insights of relevance and application within the fields of IP and private law generally, and to help develop a European legal methodology.
The final timetable is available as a PDF file.
Left to right: Mr William Bull (Maastricht University), Prof Jan Smits (Maastricht University), Mr Daniel Alexander QC (8 New Square), Prof Ansgar Ohly (Bayreuth), Judge Joachim Bornkamm (Federal Supreme Court of Germany), Prof. Bernt Hugenholtz (University of Amsterdam), Dr Justine Pila (University of Oxford), Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen (Court of Justice of the European Union), Prof Christopher Wadlow (UEA), Mr Justice Richard Arnold (High Court of Justice), Lord Leonard Hoffmann (Oxford), Prof. Sir Robin Jacob (University College London), Prof. Jan Brinkhof (University of Utrecht), Prof. Stefan Vogenauer (University of Oxford), Prof. Graeme Dinwoodie (University of Oxford)
Absent: Mr Alain Strowel (University of Saint-Louis, Brussels)
Photograph: © 2012 Jan Großestreuer
Mr Daniel Alexander QC (8 New Square and High Court of Justice)
Mr Justice Richard Arnold (High Court of Justice)
Judge Joachim Bornkamm (Federal Supreme Court of Germany)
Professor Jan Brinkhof (University of Utrecht)
Professor Graeme Dinwoodie (University of Oxford)
Lord Hoffmann (University of Oxford)
Professor P. Bernt Hugenholtz (University of Amsterdam)
Rt. Hon. Sir Robin Jacob (University College London)
Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen (Court of Justice)
Professor Ansgar Ohly (University of Munich)
Dr Justine Pila (University of Oxford)
Professor Jan Smits & Mr William Bull (Maastricht University)
Professor Alain Strowel (St Louis University)
Professor Christopher Wadlow (University of East Anglia)
For details of how to register for this conference, including location, package options, programme and contacts, please go to the registration page.