IP Researchers Europe Conference (IPRE)



Because of the COVID-19 health crisis, we have unfortunately decided that the safest course of action is to cancel IPRE 2020, which was planned for June 2020.  We will organize the next edition of IPRE in late June 2021. We will communicate about IPRE 2021 in due course and look forward to welcoming the IP community in Geneva for IPRE 2021!

Stay all safe and healthy for now and very best wishes to all

The IPRE organizers

IP Researchers Europe conference 2020
(IPRE 2020)

Geneva - 26-27 June 2020




The School of Law of the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is pleased to announce the IP Researchers Europe Conference 2020 (IPRE 2020), which will take place in Geneva on 26-27 June 2020.

IPRE is an annual initiative, which was created in 2018 with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), and which aims at bringing together academic researchers to present and discuss their papers and works-in-progress with other academics and policy makers in Geneva, a city that enjoys a very privileged position as international forum for debates about IP and Innovation.

In the past two years, IPRE 2018 and IPRE 2019  have gathered a large number of scholars coming from universities and research centres in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Africa, who have presented a diverse and stimulating series of IP and Innovation-related topics.

In general, IPRE seeks to highlight European-focused research, but all researchers writing on topics dealing with IP and Innovation-related issues in European law, International law, and Comparative law are welcome to apply to present.

We welcome submissions from established academics as well as from more junior researchers including 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 scientific research centre, preferably on a full-time basis, at the time of submission of their application and at the time of the Conference.

We look forward to welcoming you (back) in Geneva for IPRE 2020!