IP Researchers Europe Conference (IPRE)


Second IP Researchers Europe conference (IPRE)



 Photo Credit: Irene Calboli

28-29 June 2019



The School of Law of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the Second IP Researchers Europe Conference (IPRE), which will take place in Geneva on Friday, 28 June 2019 at WIPO and on Saturday, 29 June at WTO.

IPRE aims at bringing together IP academics and researchers to present and discuss their papers and works-in-progress with academic colleagues, policy makers, and other stakeholders. IPRE was conceived as a collaboration between UNIGE, WIPO, and the WTO in order to benefit from the very privileged position that Geneva enjoys as an international forum for scholarly and policy debates about current and future IP law and policy issues.

IPRE seeks to feature primarily European-focused or Europe-based IP research. However, all researchers writing on topics dealing with IP law-related issues in European law, international law, and comparative law are welcome to apply to present.

We welcome submissions by academics and researchers at any stage of their career. This includes professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers, academic fellows, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral candidates enrolled in a PhD program or equivalent post-graduate degree. Applicants should be affiliated with an academic institution or research centre, preferably on a full-time basis, at the time of submission of their application and at the time of the Conference.

As for its first edition in 2018, the Second IPRE will be linked to both the 2019 WIPO – WTO Colloquium for IP Teachers and the 2019 WIPO-UNIGE Intellectual Property Summer School. The objective of the interactions between the three programs is to foster the fruitful and mutually stimulating discussion and feedback between the participants to these different programs and to capitalize on their joint presence in Geneva in order to help create a Geneva-connected global IP community.