Enough is Enough!: Ceilings on Intellectual Property Rights Workshop

Conference of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy
&
Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law

Greenberg Lounge
NYU School of Law

May 1-2, 2009

Agenda PDF

 




Abstract
:
On May 1-2, 2009, the Engelberg Center at NYU School of Law and the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law [MPI] is holding a two-day workshop (by invitation only) to consider whether Enough is Enough: whether it is time to consider limits on the expansion of intellectual property rights within the international framework. The intent is to talk about existing limits within, and outside, intellectual property law (including human rights and competition law). We will also consider existing proposals for mandatory limits imposed through international intellectual property law, including:

- Professors P. Bernt Hugenholtz & Ruth L. Okediji, Conceiving an International Instrument on Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright

- IPT Project: Proposed Amendments to TRIPS - Synopsis with Current TRIPS Text [which also includes provisions of the TRIPS Agreement that remain unchanged; full text version]

- IPT Project: Proposed Amendments to TRIPS [with only provisions that are proposed to be amended; short version]

- The Declaration on a Balanced Interpretation of the "Three Step-Test" in Copyright Law, a joint project of Queen Mary School of Law, University of London, and the MPI

- Christophe Geiger, Jonathan Griffiths, & Reto Hilty, Declaration on a Balanced Interpretation of the "Three-Step Test" in Copyright Law [quotable IIC version of the Declaration]

- Reichman & Okediji, Empowering Digitally Integrated Scientific Research: The Pivotal Role of Copyright Law's Limitations and Exceptions


Speakers and Topics:

Friday, May 1: 8:30-5:30PM

Taking Stock

Susy Frankel, Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law
Moderator

Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, NYU School of Law
Introduction/Overview: Initiatives, Concepts, Rationales

Annette Kur, Visiting, NYU School of Law
Introduction/Overview: Initiatives, Concepts, Rationales

Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law
Explicit [and Implicit?] Limitations in the Present System

Thomas Cottier, University of Bern, Institute for European and International Economic Law
The Larger Framework: IP as an Element of World Trade Regulations [Impact of Art. XX GATT]

Pedro Roffe, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
The Larger Framework: IP as an Element of World Trade Regulations [Impact of Art. XX GATT]

Diane Zimmerman, NYU School of Law
Moderator

Laurence Helfer, Vanderbilt University Law School
Human Rights

Smita Narula, NYU School of Law
Human Rights

Antonina Bakardijieva Engelbrekt, Stockholm University Department of Law
Factoring Limitations into the system: Institutional choice and design

Internationally Mandatory Limitations ["Ceilings"]

Reto Hilty, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law
Moderator

Martin Senftleben, VU University Amsterdam Faculty of Law
Current proposals and their accord with the present system

Kenneth Crews, Columbia University, Copyright Advisory Office
Mapping limitations: WIPO's endeavors in the SCC framework

Christophe Geiger, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies [CEIPI]
A balanced interpretation of the three-step test

Jonathan Griffiths, Queen Mary School of Law, University of London
A balanced interpretation of the three-step test

Robert Burrell, Visiting, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Moderator

Jerome Reichman, Duke University School of Law
The concept of Open Knowledge Environments

Graeme Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Trademarks (and GIs)

Saturday, May 2: 8:30-4:00PM

Internationally Mandatory Limitations (cont'd)

Barton Beebe, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Moderator

Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, NYU School of Law
Patents

Katherine Strandburg, DePaul University College of Law
Patents

Competition Law as the Ceiling

Josef Drexl, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law
Moderator

Harry First, NYU School of Law
National stage

Howard Shelanski, Visiting, NYU School of Law
National stage

Jens Schovsbo, University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law
International stage

Tahir Amin, Initiative for Medicines: Access & Knowledge [I-MAK]
Discussant

Eleanor Fox, NYU School of Law
Discussant

Priti Radhakrishnan, Initiative for Medicines: Access & Knowledge [I-MAK]
Discussant

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