Day 3, Thursday 26 October

ATRIP Conference programme for Day 3, Thursday 26 October 2017. Includes information on the days sessions and optional events.

9–10.45am: Session 9

National Policy Drivers

Chair: Tana Pistorius, University of South Africa

The Object and Purpose of Intellectual Property: a National, Creative, Adversarial Approach

  • Abbe E L Brown, School of Law, University of Aberdeen, UK

IP Protection in China in the Context of Industry 4.0

  • Du Ying, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China

Access to Knowledge and the Purpose of IP Protection

  • Alfred Früh, Center for Information Technology, Society and Law, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Do Legislative Limitations and Judicial Attitudes to Copyright Enforcement Encourage Piracy?: Lessons from Fiji

  • Salvin Nand, University of Fiji

Aligning Intellectual Property and Labour Law Objectives

  • Lee-Ann Tong, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Grab a coffee (15 mins)

11am–12 noon: Session 10

Panel Discussion—Academic Publishing

Chair: Annette Kur, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, ATRIP President 2007-2009


  • Jane Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, New York, USA
  • Sherif Saadallah, Executive Director, WIPO Academy
  • Kimberlee Weatherall, Law School, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Jeremy de Beer, University of Ottawa, Canada

This panel will discuss a series of questions about the evolving challenges of academic publishing. Discussion will cover the publishing of teaching texts and research and the issues raised by books (authored and edited) and the opportunities of open access. 


ATRIP General Assembly

  • Susy Frankel (President)
  • Alexander Peukert (Treasurer)
  • Daniel Gervais (Incoming President)


Closing lunch