CFP: Trade Marks Workshop in Paris

2nd Workshop on:

“Trade Marks and Trade Mark Data”

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, France, July 16th & 17th , 2009

The EPIP Association and the STRIKE network will hold a workshop on the economic and statistical analysis of trade marks at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France.

A first workshop on the “Economic Analysis of Trade Marks and Brands” was held in Alicante last year. This second workshop is intended to bring together researchers interested in empirical and theoretical research on trade marks and brands, as well as legal analysis of trade marks. At present much effort is going into the development and exploration of trade mark data so it is expected that the workshop will have one focus in this area. A second focus will be on the legal and economic foundations of trade marks. Scholars from
economics, business studies and the law are invited to submit papers.

The workshop is partly financed by STRIKE. Funding will cover travel and accommodation expenses of STRIKE participants. Other participants can apply for a refund of travel and accommodation expenses.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Stacey Dogan

Among the topics to be discussed are:
(a) Value of trade mark protection.
(b) Trademarks as indicators of innovation.
(c) Strategic effects of trade mark use and brand building.
(d) Normative goals of trademark law.

Deadline for paper submission: 12th June, 2009. Acceptance of papers: 17th June 2009.

Conference Scientific Committee: Dietmar Harhoff, Dominique Guellec, Stefan Bechtold, Annette Kur, Georg von Graevenitz

Those who wish to present at the workshop should send their papers electronically to or otherwise to:
Georg von Graevenitz
Kaulbachstraße 45
D-80539 Munich

CFP: Knowledge Sharing, in Beijing

Call for Papers: For the 5th International Conference on Intellectual Property Protection of High Technology: Knowledge Sharing and Balanced IP Protection, The Research Center for Intellectual Property Law

Tsinghua University will host its 5th International Conference on Intellectual Property Protection of High Technology, on November 8-9, 2009, in Beijing, China. The theme of this conference is “Knowledge Sharing and Balanced Intellectual Property Protection”.

Scholars, legal practitioners, industry representatives and other interested participants are invited to submit papers on the theme. To be considered for presentation at the conference, submissions must be received by October 8, 2009. All submissions should be written in English and conform to academic citation standards. See attached URL for further information

Virtual Workshop at Richmond

The inaugural Virtual Workshop at the University of Richmond School of Law‘s Intellectual Property Institute> is now live. The home page is From there you can read Joe Miller’s Hoisting Originality, review extensive comments on the paper from Justin Hughes and Bobbi Kwall, and post your own thoughts.

We hope everyone will consider participating. The Workshop will remain open until next Tuesday, April 14.