On Friday 29 September, Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (OIPRC) hosted delegations from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC), for a round-table on recent developments in copyright registration in the US and China at St Hilda's College. A team from the OIPRC – Professor Graeme Dinwoodie, Dr Dev Gangjee, Alexandra Mogyoros and Baao Zhao – is presently conducting research in the field of voluntary copyright registration systems for the EU’s Intellectual Property Office, while the NCAC is the body responsible for copyright policy and registration in China. With senior officials from the NCAC being present, the result was a very high quality and illuminating discussion on copyright policy design. This was followed by Dr Frederick Mostert, Research Fellow of the OIPRC, presenting the conclusions of his study on online trade mark infringement for the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Advisory Committee on Enforcement (Sep 2017), available here. The study considers the vexed issue of counterfeited products being sold online, which harms the interests of brand owners. It proposes the basis for a harmonised international solution to this problem by drawing inductively on existing approaches and national best practices.
Ankita Shankar (BCL) awarded Oxford Meron MICT funding for internship at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals
PIL DPhil student Sotirios-Ioannis Lekkas reports on his ICJ traineeship 2017-2018
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