IGIR 2012-2013 Event Series - the Art of Networking

Por Jorge Luis Fabra Zamora (jorgefabraz@gmail.com)

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IGIR 2012-2013 Event Series - the Art of Networking

31 January - 1 February 2013, Statenzaal, Maastricht University

The Institute for Globalization and International Regulation at Maastricht University is pleased to announce its event series for the 2012 - 2013 Academic Year, in the context of Maastricht University's 2012-13 theme of "the Art of Networking". The tentpole event is our conference (co-organized with the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network - EIPIN) on: "Treatment Equal or No-Less Favourable of Citizens in a Globalising World: The National Treatment Principle in a EU and International Context", Thursday 31 January and Friday 1 February 2013, at Statenzaal, Maastricht University Faculty of Law, Bouillonstraat 1-3 Maastricht.

SPEAKERS: Speakers will include: Peter van den Bossche (Member of the Appellate Body of the WTO); Lothar Ehring (EC Commission, DG Trade, Brussels); Pierre Sauve (World Trade Institute, Bern); Christopher Heath (Member Board of Appeals, European Patent Office, Munich); Robert Brauneis (George Washington University); Sierd J. Schaafsma (Court of Appeal, The Hague and Leiden University).

REGISTRATION: Registration is required and attendance is for a fee. Please see the registration page (http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Institutes/IGIR/IGIREvents/UpcomingEvents.htm) and fill out the registration form http://lawstudy.unimaas.nl/conference/files/index.asp?cn=15) for details.

CONFERENCE DETAILS: The conference will be preceded by several lead-up events including:
- Friday, December 14, 2012 (17:30-19:00pm) - IGIR Expert Lecture - Matthijs Geuze, Head, International Appellations of Origin Registry, WIPO. (Maastricht University Faculty of Law, Feestzaal).
- Friday January 18, 2013, (17:30-19:00) IGIR Expert Lecture - Ton Tangena, President, European Patent Institute. (Maastricht University Faculty of Law, Statenzaal)

The conference will also be followed by 3 Expert Roundtables:
- Friday March 22, 2013 (16:00-19:00,) - IGIR Expert Roundtable on "Valorization of IP". (Maastricht University Faculty of Law, Feestzaal)
. - Friday, April 10, 2013 (13:00-17:30,) - IGIR Expert Roundtable on "Intellectual Property Developments in the USA". Participants include: Sean Wooden, Andrews Kurth LLP, USA; Frederick Frei, Andrews Kurth LLP; Dr. Cees Mulder, Maastricht University. (Maastricht University Faculty of Law, Feestzaal)

Friday May 31st, 2013 (5.30pm - 7.00pm, Feestzaal) - IGIR Expert Roundtable on "Standards and Essential Patents in the ICT industry". Participants include: Dr. Klaus Grabinski (Judge, Federal Court of Justice, Germany); Robert van Peursem (Justice, Court of Appeal, the Hague, Netherlands, Maastricht University Faculty of Law, Feestzaal)