IP Researchers Europe Conference (IPRE)


Second IP Researchers Europe conference (IPRE)

28-29 June 2019


 Photo Credit: Irene Calboli

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 Second IP Researchers Europe Conference (IPRE).

The Second IPRE will take place in Geneva, and will be held on Friday, 28 June 2019 at WIPO and on Saturday, 29 June at WTO.

IPRE is an initiative, which 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 has been conceived as an annual event that will take place in Geneva 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-related 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.

IPRE is also linked to a similar annual initiative in Asia, the IP & Innovation Researcher of Asia Conference (IPIRA).

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 discussion and feedback between the respective participants and to highlight their joint presence in Geneva, the worldwide forum for a connected global IP community.