For more events see the School of Law website
4 November 2013 - 15 January 2014 - EQE Training Programme on European Patent Law and Practice
20 March 2013 - Copyright and Digital Media - the view from Japan
28 February 2013 - Copyright Reform: How to Legislate in a Hostile Environment
20 February 2013 - Fashion and Intellectual Property Rights: Past and Present
22 January 2013 - IP Guest Lecture: Publicity Rights and Celebrity Licenses in the US
14-16 January 2013 - EQE Training Programme on European Patent Law and Practice
29-30 November 2012 - The Creation of Unitary Patent Protection in the European Union
2009-2010 Herchel Smith Seminar Series:
15 March 2010
Herchel Smith Seminar: "The Digital Economy"
The final seminar in this term's Herchel Smith Series is a collaboration with CCLS's Institute of Computer and Communications Law (ICCL): "The Digital Economy". Speakers: Graham Smith (Bird & Bird), Richard Mollet (BPI), and Jim Killock (Open Rights Group). The panel will be co-chaired by Professor Ian Walden (Head, ICCL) and Professor Johanna Gibson (Director, QMIPRI).
22 Feb 2010
Herchel Smith Seminar - The Business of Trade Marks: Trade Marks and the Boundaries of the Firm
Professor Dan L Burk, University of California, Irvine, will speak on his work on Coase's theory of the firm, the organisation of business, and the role of trade marks in both establishing reputation and improving management and infrastructure. Download the flyer for the Herchel Smith Seminar [PDF 31kb]
1 February 2010
Herchel Smith Seminar: Branding Thoughts Packaging and Consumer Behaviour
Speakers: John Noble - British Brands Group Tibor Gold –Editor of CIPA Journal and Professorial Fellow with QMIPRI Cliff Oswick – Professor of Organization Theory and Discourse, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London Download the flyer for the Herchel Smith seminar [PDF 31kb]
5 October 2009
Herchel Smith Seminar: Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property
This first seminar in the 2009-10 Herchel Smith Seminar Series will welcome Krystyna Swiderska of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IEED), and Tim Roberts, Consultant and Head of ICC Delegation to WIPO IGC. The discussant for the event will be Johanna Gibson, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London.
Download a flyer for the Herchel Smith Seminar [PDF 128kb].
Herchel Smith Seminar - Informed Users and Average Consumers
The next Herchel Smith Seminar for 2008 will examine emerging European jurisprudence in designs. Speakers include Martin Howe QC (8 New Square), Richard Wilding (Procter & Gamble) and John Noble (British Brands Group). The seminar is held at QMIPRI, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.
Herchel Smith Lecture 2008 - Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss
New Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, WC2B 5DA
Professor Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss is the Pauline Newman Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and Director of the Engelberg Centre on Innovation Law and Policy. She is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and will present on The ALI's Project on Transnational Intellectual Property Disputes and Its Impact on Patent Litigation.
The Herchel Smith Lecture is a free and public event, but participants must register using the Conference form. Registration for the lecture will open at 5.30pm, the lecture will commence at 6.00pm. Delegates to the Conference, Intellectual Property Strategies, are automatically registered for the Herchel Smith Lecture.
Inaugural QMIPRI Annual Conference - Intellectual Property Strategies
The inaugural QMIPRI Annual Conference, Intellectual Property Strategies, will be held at the New Connaught Rooms, Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA. For more information and registration visit the Conference Page.
Special Event - Roundtable Trade Marks - Property of the Imagination?
A Special Roundtable on Trade Marks and Property with Sheldon W Halpern (Harold R Tyler Chair in Law and Technology, Albany Law School, USA) with Tibor Gold (Kilburn & Strode/QMIPRI), Spyros Maniatis (QMIPRI), Christopher Morcom QC (Hogarth Chambers) and Jeremy Phillips (Olswang/QMIPRI)
Herchel Smith Seminar Series - Equivalents by the Back Door - EPC 2000
The final in the Series for 2007 will look at EPC 2000 in the UK. Tibor Gold MBE (Consultant to Kilburn & Strode, Visiting Professorial Fellow and member of QMIPRI) and Phillip Johnson (7 New Square) will examine the issues. The evening commences at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, followed by discussion and seasonal drinks and goodies. The Seminar has CPD accreditation with the Law Society and General Council of the Bar (2 points). Please register by email to email@example.com.
WIPO PCT Lecture - Charterhouse Square, 5-7 pm
QMIPRI will host members of WIPO for a special lecture on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The WIPO speakers are Mr Jean-Luc Baron, PCT International Cooperation Division, and Mrs Yolande Coeckelbergs, PCT Legal Division. The lecture commences at 5pm in the Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre, Charterhouse Square, and is free and open to the public. For further details, please contact Duncan Matthews.
Herchel Smith Seminar Series - Trade Marks (Title TBC)
The sixth in the Series will welcome Professor Lionel Bently (Director of CIPPL, Cambridge) and Simon Malynicz (Hogarth Chambers). More details soon. The evening commences at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, followed by discussion and drinks. The Seminar has CPD accreditation with the Law Society and General Council of the Bar (2 points). Please register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inaugural Gerald Dworkin Roundtable
This year's Fordham-QMIPRI-IP Academy Singapore Roundtable was a very special occasion indeed, re-uniting the original trans-Atlantic partnership of Gerald Dworkin and Hugh Hansen (Fordham). The Roundtable is a regular annual event that started in the 1990s. At that time, a head of unit in the European Commission asked Gerald Dworkin and Hugh Hansen to establish a one-day, unscripted, invitation-only seminar to explore contemporary issues in intellectual property. This year's Roundtable, Coherence/Convergence/Divergence? A Discussion of Intellectual Property Law in Europe, the United States and Asia, was a fitting tribute to the founding vision of Gerald Dworkin and welcomed visitors to Lincoln's Inn Fields from around the world.
Herchel Smith Seminar Series - The Wrong Side of the Blanket - The Trouble with Music Research in a Digital IP Environment.
The fifth in the Series will consider music research and dissemination of research outputs in a digital environment. New opportunities and expectations for dissemination are important questions for research funders, researchers, rights-holders and collecting societies. This seminar will bring together a group of experts, including Professor Adrian Sterling (Visiting Professorial Fellow, member of QMIPRI, Vice-President of the British Copyright Council), Professor Martin Kretschmer(Bournemouth, CIPPM) and Professor Katharine Ellis (Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, and Director of the Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Studies, where she is also part of PRIMO: Practice as Research in Music Online). The evening commences at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, followed by discussion and drinks. The Seminar has CPD accreditation with the Law Society and General Council of the Bar (2 points). Please register by email to email@example.com.
Herchel Smith Seminar Series - Quality is Everyone's Responsibility
The fourth in the Series will look at the question of patent quality, considering in particular patent language and drafting. Speakers will be Hirohito Katsunuma (Kyowa Patent and Law Office, Japan), Christopher Palermo (Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP, San Jose USA) and Gwilym Roberts (Kilburn & Strode, London UK). The evening commences at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, followed by discussion and drinks. The Seminar has CPD accreditation with the Law Society and General Council of the Bar (2 points). Please register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herchel Smith Seminar Series - The Artist Re-Branded
The third in the Series will look at the Artist's Resale Royalty Right and the development of the artist as brand. Speakers include Dr Charles Lewis (BERR), responsible for the drafting of the implementing regulations of the Artist's Resale Right Directive, Professor Celia Lury (Goldsmiths), Cultural Sociologist and renowned expert on branding and the global culture industry, Dr Jaime Stapleton (Birkbeck), former Research Coordinator for the Adelphi Charter. The evening commences at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, followed by discussion and drinks. Please register by email to email@example.com. This seminar is now FULL. If you would like to add your name to a waiting list, please email qmipri.
Herchel Smith Seminar Series - Innovation in the Balance
The second in the Series will examine open and proprietary systems of development. The speaker line-up features Dr Roger Burt (IBM), Jonathan Sage (IBM) and Nigel Swycher (Olswang). The seminar is free but places are strictly limited. Please register by email to QMIPRI (firstname.lastname@example.org). The evening commences at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, followed by discussion and drinks.
Herchel Smith Seminar Series - Hello!
The first in the Herchel Smith Seminar Series for the 2007/8 academic year will consider the Hello! litigation and will welcome Professor Gavin Phillipson (Durham) and Dr Tanya Aplin (KCL) as presenters. The seminar is free but numbers are strictly limited, so please register by emailing the Institute Manager, Charlotte Knights. The evening will commence at 6pm followed by discussion and drinks.
QMIPRI Reception, Lincoln's Inn Fields
QMIPRI hosted numerous leading practitioners, government representatives, academics and the judiciary from the world of intellectual property to a reception in Lincoln's Inn Fields. The evening was a celebration of intellectual property teaching and research at Queen Mary, as well as the re-location of QMIPRI to Lincoln's Inn Fields as part of the new Queen Mary Postgraduate Law Centre.
Graduations of MSc and LLM Students
Congratulations to all graduating students of the MSc and LLM at Queen Mary!
European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network
The first annual meeting of the European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network is scheduled for June 25 in Aston, Birmingham and QMIPRI, organised by Duncan Matthews in collaboration with Claire Howell and the Aston Business School. Spyros Maniatis will present. QMIPRI members Johanna Gibson and Gail Evans will also attend as well as QMIPRI researcher, Maria Frabboni. Details of the event are available on the Aston Business School website. More information on the network is available at EIPTN.
Patenting Lives Seminar Series, Australia
As part of the Patenting Lives Project, Johanna Gibson and Senior Visiting Fellow, Phillip Johnson (DTI), will conduct seminars at DLA Phillips Fox / Griffith University and University of Queensland (ACIPA).