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Third IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference online (March 24 – March 27, 2021)

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The Third IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference took place online (because of the Covid-19 pandemic) from March 24 to March 27, 2021. Over 300 presenters, chairs, and other colleagues joined the event from around the world (Asia-Pacific, North and South America, Europe, and Africa). The full program for the 4 days is available here.

Daren Tang, the newly-appointed Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization made a key note address at the opening session of this Third edition of IPIRA (see the WIPO media release at: https://www.wipo.int/academy/en/news/2021/news_0010.html).

IPIRA is an initiative created to provide a forum for IP researchers to discuss their papers and works-in-progress with other academics, practitioners, and policy makers. The Third IPIRA Conference was organized as a collaboration between the WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Intellectual Property, Government Procurement, and Competition Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the following academic institutions: the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia; the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia; Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University; Texas A&M University School of Law and our Faculty of Law, University of Geneva.

This Third edition of IPIRA (IPIRA 2021) follows the second edition of IPIRA that took place at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 27 and 27 2020 and the first edition of IPIRA that took place from 31 January to 1 February 2019 at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Our Faculty of Law was represented at IPIRA 2021 by Prof. Irene Calboli, Academic Fellow at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva  (and the initiator of the IPIRA Network and Conference), and by Prof. Jacques de Werra. Hélène Bruderer and Siroos Tanner (of our Digital Law Center) contributed their very appreciated assistance for the organization of IPIRA 2021.

IPIRA 2021 was a remarkably successful online event and the organizers very much look forward to the Fourth IPIRA Conference that will take place in 2022. Information about IPRA 2022 will be communicated in due course on this website.