2018-05-08 | The ATRIP 2018 Congress – Helsinki


Programme and Agenda
Dates: 05–08 August 2018 President: Prof. Daniel Gervais Day 1
Focus: Fairness, Morality and Ordre Public in Intellectual Property Programme: TBA on 18 April 2018 Download (PDF) Day 2
Host: Hanken School of Economics and IPR University Center Links: Official Website | Archive | #ATRIP2018 Day 3


Message from the President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

After New Zealand and the Southern Hemisphere, we convene again in Helsinki, closer to the other Pole, thus reflecting the quest for balance in ATRIP congresses.

The 37th Annual Congress will explore the role of fairness, morality and ordre public in Intellectual Property (IP) law and policy. Those “big notions” in law that cut across IP as they do other fields of law. They vary by jurisdiction but in each jurisdiction they can cut a swath across multiple legal disciplines and policy areas. Those “big concepts” are useful in a number of ways because IP is a set of rules and principles embedded in a broad network of social norms, societal concerns and linkages with other key public policy areas: Innovation, economic growth, the development of individual potential, access to culture and medicines, dealing with climate change , maintaining a vibrant online environment, these are only some of the aspects that emerge in IP-related discussions.

Daniel Gervais, PhD, MAE
ATRIP President

PS. The call for paper proposals is available HERE. If you are an ATRIP member, you should have received an invitation by email. If not, please send your current email address to admin@atrip.org.