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), organized the Second IP Researchers Europe Conference (IPRE) in Geneva on the 28-29 June 2019. The first day of IPRE took place at the headquarters of WIPO and the second day took place at the headquarters of 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 on an annual basis 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, the First and Second editions of IPRE saw presentations by researchers writing on topics dealing with IP law-related issues in European law, international law, and comparative law.

As for its First edition in 2018, the Second IPRE was 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.

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