IP and Ethics:
The impact of ethical considerations on the existence or enforcement of IP Rights
Wednesday 18 November 2015, 6 - 7.30pm
This Seminar will examine the impact of ethical considerations on the existence or enforcement of IP rights. It will in particular examine the exclusions from patentability in the Biotech Directive, including its interpretation by the CJEU in Brüstle and International Stem Cell Corporation, the EPO Enlarged Board Decisions on plant patentability in Broccoli II and Tomatoes II, and the exclusions under Art. 53(a) of the EPC (“ordre public” or morality). We will also look at the extent to which unethical works may be deprived of copyright or are unenforceable, and whether trade mark registration should be denied to those who seek to exploit marks such as “Je Suis Charlie” and “MH370″.
- Mr Justice Carr (Judge of the High Court of England and Wales)
- Professor Pete Coffey (Professor of Visual Psychophysics, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology)
- Professor Aurora Plomer (Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Sheffield)
- Professor Lionel Bently (Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Cambridge)
Chaired by Professor Sir Robin Jacob (UCL IBIL)
1.5 CPD Points are available for this seminar from SRA and BSB
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When & Where
UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL)
The Institute of Brand and Innovation Law was established in 2007, by the late Sir Hugh Laddie, to reflect UCL’s strategy of expanding its activity in the field of intellectual property law. IBIL is based in the UCL Faculty of Laws. IBIL's Director, from April 2011, will be The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob who has been appointed to the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in IP Law.
IBIL is sponsored by: Taylor Wessing LLP; 8 New Square and GlaxoSmithKline; Arnold & Porter, Carpmaels & Ransford LLP, Powell Gilbert , Rouse, Simmons & Simmons, WilmerHale, and Gowling WLG (UK) LLP.
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