ATRIP 2014

CONGRESS ANNOUNCEMENT
AND
CALL FOR PAPERS
33rd Annual Congress of the
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT
OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
(ATRIP)
TO BE HELD IN MONTPELLIER, FRANCE,
JULY 6TH to 9TH, 2014
The International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research
in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) is proud to announce the 33rd Congress that it will
be hosting in conjunction with the Centre de Droit de l’Entreprise and the Faculty
of Law of the University of Montpellier. We would like to invite you to participate in
the 33rd Congress on INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW PERSPECTIVES ON THE
REGULATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES to be held on the 6th to the 9th of July
2014 in Montpellier, France.
The Workshop is an opportunity for academics, researchers and practitioners to
discuss the interplay between intellectual property law and new technologies.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission Deadline: February 15th, 2014
Abstracts are invited for the Thirty Third International Congress of the International
Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property
Montpellier
July 6th to 9th, 2014
Theme: Intellectual Property Perspectives on the Regulation of New
Technologies
The Congress is organized around the theme of Intellectual Property Perspectives
on the Regulation of New Technologies. The overarching objective of the
Congress is to discuss the challenges that emerging technologies and new
technology-driven practices pose for intellectual property law and policy.
This Congress will explore perspectives across the IP law spectrum, including some
that are long-standing (e.g., patenting in the life sciences, open innovation and
regulation through code) and some that are more recent (e.g. social media, the new
GTLDs and nanotechnology). The programme will consist of eight panels to be
conducted in plenary for 90 minutes, comprised by a chairperson and 4 to 5
speakers. Parallel breakfast sessions will also form part of the programme,
depending upon levels of interest.
The theme is drafted in general terms so as to encourage maximum participation
and attendance. Papers are welcome on any topic related to this broad workshop
theme. Suggested themes for papers include, but are not limited to the following:
 the integration of intelligent technologies into existing intellectual property
frameworks;
 reconciling IP law and policy with conflicting moral positions (for example
around biotech innovations);
 technology neutrality and IP law;
 digital exploitation and the collective management of copyright in an interconnected
globalised world;
 new digital uses and IP law limitations (e.g. user-generated content, text and
data mining, trademarks in metatags)
 data aggregation, database protection and competition law;
 technological advancement and its impact on the development agenda;
 the impact of the new GTLDs on trademark law and practice;
 jurisdictional barriers to the regulation and enforcement of rights; and
 the impact of network fragmentation on IP law and practice.
Please send the (provisional) title of your proposed paper and an abstract (500
words maximum) to Tana Pistorius at pistot@unisa.ac.za on or before the 15th of
February 2014. Submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee and
authors will be notified of the status of their submissions by the 5th of March 2014.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 33rd Annual Congress of ATRIP.
Professor Christian Le Stanc
Conference Organiser
University of Montpellier
christian.lestanc@wanadoo.fr
Professor Tana Pistorius
ATRIP President
pistot@unisa.