International IP Conference – 17 October 2019 – "Trade secrets in Theory and Practice"

International IP Conference – 17 October 2019 – “Trade secrets in Theory and Practice”

Institute of Law Studies and Society of Intellectual Property and Competition Law are honoured to announce their International IP Conference “Trade secrets in Theory and Practice”.


The conference is primarily dedicated to harmonization of trade secrets protection in the European Union resulting from adoption of the Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure.

Our considerations will concern, among others, the protection of know-how in employee relations and in court and mediation proceeding, liability for trade secrets infringement and remedies. Details of the conference programme can be found here

We invite scholars and practitioners, students, PhD students and representatives of private sector and policy makers to participate in the conference. The registration will be open until 10 October 2019.

An international competition for young criminologists from CEE countries

The editorial board of the Archives of Criminology is pleased to announce an international competition for young criminologists for an outstanding academic article in the field of criminology.

The competition is open to all young researchers from Central and Eastern Europe who deal with scientific research in the area of criminology or criminal policy.


The winning papers will be published in the Archives of Criminology with open access and the authors of the three best articles will receive cash prizes.

Papers submitted to the competition should be written in English.

All details about the competition can be found on our website.

New volume of the Polish Yearbook of International Law

We are glad to inform you that a new volume (38/2018) of the Polish Yearbook of International Law has been just published. The volume includes classical texts on public international law (Balcerzak, Wasiński and Hachkevych), international and regional human rights protection (Gliszczyńska-Grabias et al and Djajić & Etinski) and international investment law (Kułaga, Wang & Żenkiewicz). Almost half of the volume is dedicated to EU LW (Kochenov, Kustra-Rogatka, Grzelak, Podgórski, Sitnik and Majkowska-Szulc & Wowerka). Have an inspiring reading!


More information available on the PYIL’s website.

Liverpool conference

We are delighted to invite you to a one-day conference titled ‘Unwanted citizens of EU Member States’ which will take place on Tuesday, 27th August 2019 in The Bluecoat, Liverpool. The event aims to bring together academics, practitioners, campaigners and policy makers from the UK and other EU countries to consider the effects of forced mobility of EU citizens within the bounds of the European Union. In particular, the organisers invited contributions from scholars, practitioners and campaigners who are able to shed light on the experiences of EU migrants deported or otherwise forcibly removed to their countries of origin within the EU or are at risk of such removal.


The organisers are delighted to confirm contributions from:

    José A. Brandariz – Universidade da Coruña
    Lauren Cape-Davenhill – These Walls Must Fall/Right to Remain
    Cristina Fernández Bessa – Universidade da Coruña
    Maryla Klajn – Leiden University
    Witold Klaus – Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
    Solange Maslowski – Centre for Migration Research, University of Warsaw
    Agnieszka Martynowicz – Edge Hill University
    Gabriel Oancea – University of Bucharest
    Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna – University of Wolverhampton
    Wiebke Rüterjans – ‘Settled’ / The3Million
    Zana Vathi – Edge Hill University

Full details of the conference, together with free registration, are available here:

REJESTRACJA

The full programme (with presentation titles and abstracts) will be available soon.

Spaces at the conference are limited, so please register early.


This event is organised by Dr Agnieszka Martynowicz (Edge Hill University – EHU) and Prof Witold Klaus (Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences), in co-operation with Migration Working Group – North West (EHU) and Department of Law and Criminology (EHU). The event is kindly funded by the British Academy’s Visiting Fellowship Programme under the UK Government’s Rutherford Fund.


We hope to see you there, and please forward this information to other colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Call for papers to the special issue of „Archives of Criminology”

It is our pleasure to announce a call for papers to the special issue of „Archives of Criminology” entitled „Criminology and Criminal Justice System in the Central and Eastern European Countries: 30 years after socio-political transformation”.


This issue is edited by four guest editors – all former presidents of the European Society of Criminology elected from our region: Prof. Krzysztof Krajewski (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland), Prof. Miklós Lévay (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Prof. Gorazd Meško (University of Maribor, Slovenia) and Prof. Vesna Nikolić-Ristanović (University of Belgrade, Serbia).

There will be two steps of selection of papers to this issue. Now we invite expressions of interest (abstracts between 200 and 350 words) that should be sent by 30 September 2019 to: witold.klaus@gmail.com. Selected authors will be invited to submit a paper by the end of January 2020 at the latest (using the journal’s on-line platform). All papers will be reviewed according to the journal’s policy and only papers with two positive reviews will be published in the journal.

All papers should be prepared and submitted in English.

More information you could find in the attached document.




Call for papers special issue

Conference – 03.06.2019 – RUSSIA AND UKRAINE – CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLITICS

The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding
Centre of Europe of Warsaw University
The Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences


CONFERENCE RUSSIA AND UKRAINE – CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLITICS
Warsaw, 3 June 2019 (Monday)


10:00-10:10 Opening:

Ernest Wyciszkiewicz (Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, Warsaw)

Bogdan Góralczyk (Centre of Europe of Warsaw University, Warsaw)

Władysław Czapliński (Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)

10:10-11:30 Session 1: Crimea and Donbas under legal scrutiny – where are we and where can we go from here?

Moderator: Łukasz Adamski (Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, Warsaw)

Władysław Czapliński (Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw) – Emerging and Unrecognized Entities in International Law

Nikolay Marin (South-West University “Neofit Rislki”, Blagoevgrad) – How to regulate the situation of Crimea (from the point of view of international law), probable and less probable scenarios, taking into account the jurisdiction of adequate international courts and tribunals

Hennadiy Maksak (Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”, Kyiv) – Political and legal peculiarities of the current situation in Crimea and Donbas, likely and unlikely scenarios of developments between Russia and Ukraine

 11:30-11:45 coffee break

 11:45-13:15 Session 2: Norm-makers, norm-setters, norm-enforcers? Real and imagined capabilities of international institutions

Moderator: Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala (Warsaw University)

Dagmar Richer (Saarland University, Saarbrücken) – The future of Ukraine-Russia relations from the perspective of international actors

Salvatore Zappalà (University of Catania) – What can be done in the case of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict on the UN level?

Jochen von Bernstorff (Tübingen Law Faculty) – What can be done (and what are the proper international institutions) in the case of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict in human rights domain?

13:15-14:15 lunch

14:15-15:45 Session 3: A political reality check – who is ready, willing and able to do what, when and under what conditions?

Having in mind possible legal solutions as given during the proceeding, which of them are or can be politically feasible under what conditions now or in the future given different domestic contexts and foreign policy agendas of each stakeholder (Russia, Ukraine, Poland, NATO, EU).

Moderator: Ernest Wyciszkiewicz (Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, Warsaw)

Andrey Zagorski (Primakov Institute of Word Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

Olena Snyhir (Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv)

Łukasz Kulesa (Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw)

15:45-16:00 Final remarks

Free entrance

International IP conference – 17.10.2019 – “Trade Secrets in Theory and Practice”

The Institute of Law Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences is organizing an international IP conference entitled “Trade Secrets in Theory and Practice”. The conference will take place on 17 October 2019 at Nowy Świat 72 in Warsaw.

The conference is primarily dedicated to harmonization of trade secrets protection in the European Union resulting from adoption of the Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure.

The conference will focus on selected aspects of trade secret protection  the national, regional (EU) and international perspective. Below please find a non-exhaustive list of issues to be considered at the conference:

  1. trade secrets as a part of intellectual property protection – similarities and differences between protection of IPRs and trade secrecy, relations between both systems and their meaning for innovation;
  2. theoretical approaches to protection of trade secrets – misappropriation and access theories;
  3. requirements for trade secrets’ protection;
  4. trade secrets and employee mobility;
  5. trade secrets in judicial and mediation procedures.

Scholars, students and practitioners interested in protection of trade secrets are encouraged to contribute to the conference and/or to attend the event.

The call for papers is open now – the deadline for submission of presentation proposals is June 15, 2019.

We kindly ask you to send the title and abstract of your presentation – up to 400 words – together with your affiliation and a short bio to: tradesecrets@inp.pan.pl. Paper selections will be announced on July 30, 2019. Selected papers will be published in the form of a monograph.

Registration for the conference will be open from September 1, 2019.

Detailed information about the conference will be available at http://en.inp.pan.pl/

ESIL – SGH – ILS PAS Joint Conference – 22-23.11.2019 – The crisis of multilateral international order: causes, dynamics and consequences

We would like to invite you to take part in the conference titled “The crisis of multilateral international order: causes, dynamics and consequences”. The conference is jointly organized by the European Society of International Law (ESIL), the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), and the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ILS PAS). The conference will be held on 22-23 November 2019 on the campus of the Warsaw School of Economics. Please, see below for further details.

Call for papers

IP Seminar -16.05.2019 – Divergent standards of IP protection in the post-TRIPS era

Intellectual Property Seminar – 16 May 2019,  14.30 – 17.30

Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

Title: Divergent standards of IP protection in the post-TRIPS era
Time: 16 May 2019,  14.30 – 17.30
Place: Institute of Law Studies Polish Academy of Sciences, Nowy Świat 72, Warsaw,
room (no. 273), 2-nd floor

Speakers:

Shubha Ghosh (Syracuse University) Exhaustion of IP rights

Elżbieta Traple (Jagiellonian University) TRIPS standards and  ‘new public’ theory as European copyright acquis

Karolina Sztobryn (University of Łódź) Unstandardized protection of non-conventional trademarks after TRIPS

Łukasz Żelechowski (Warsaw University) Legal framework of combating unfair competition in an international and comparative perspective: room for standardization among diversity?

Żaneta Pacud (Institute of Law Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences) Protection of regulatory data in TRIPS and after TRIPS

Introduction into the seminar: By establishing minimum requirements of protection for intellectual property rights the TRIPS Agreement has changed the landscape of IP worldwide. The notion of IP standards has become a commonly accepted concept (not to say a standard) in the legal doctrine. The minimum requirements provided in TRIPS do not lead however to a full standardization – they are divergent in many aspects. It is thus the aim of the seminar to present and discuss chosen aspects of both standards and lack of standards in the protection of IP.

How are the TRIPS minimum requirements regulated in particular fields of IP? Are the mandated standards always implemented into national laws? What aspects of intellectual property are left to the discretion of national or regional authorities and where the standardization is the most far-reaching? Finally, what standardization instruments have been used in IP since TRIPS? These and other questions will inspire our discussion.

We would like to invite academics, PhD candidates, students and practitioners interested in the law of intellectual property to participate in our seminar.

Seminar admission is free of charge.

In order to register, please complete the online form before 30 April 2019: 

http://ankietyinppan.pl/index.php/198727?lang=pl

SPEAKERS:

Shubha Ghosh 

BIO: Dr. Shubha Ghosh earned his J.D. from Stanford University, with distinction, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. He earned his BA, cum laude, from Amherst College. Prior to joining Syracuse University College of Law, Ghosh taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School (ranked as a top thirty law school by US News) as a chaired, tenured professor and co-director of the Innovation cluster, consisting of faculty in the law and business schools.

SHUBA GHOSH FULL BIO

ABSTRACT

Elżbieta Traple 

BIO: Elżbieta Traple is a senior partner and co-founder of the law firm Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy. She is a researcher at the Chair of Civil Law at the Jagiellonian University. Her areas of interest include civil law and intellectual property law. Her academic interests also include unfair competition law, industrial property law, and pharmaceutical law. She advises Polish and foreign companies and entities from the public sector.

ELŻBIETA TRAPLE FULL BIO

ABSTRACT

Karolina Sztobryn

BIO: I am the associate professor in the European Economic Law Department, Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź, Poland. Moreover I am Polish patent attorney. I graduated from the University of Łódź in Poland with the master of law degree, and studied at Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster (Germany) as Erasmus student. 

 

KAROLINA SZTOBRYN FULL BIO

ABSTRACT

Łukasz Żelechowski

BIO: Łukasz Żelechowski is Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Department of Intellectual Property Law. He is also Of Counsel at LDS Łazewski Depo i Wspólnicy, Warsaw, and Arbitrator at the Arbitration Court for Domain Names at the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He is qualified Polish patent attorney.

ŁUKASZ ŻELECHOWSKI FULL BIO

ABSTRACT

Żaneta Pacud

BIO: Żaneta Pacud graduated in law and European studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. She obtained her PhD in 2012 at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. For her dissertation, devoted to patent protection of medicinal products, she was awarded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education in the contest for the best doctoral thesis in the field of intellectual property.

ŻANETA PACUD FULL BIO

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Seminar about the experiences of return migration – 26.10.2018 – Edge Hill University (Ormskirk)

We would like to invite you to a research seminar, organized jointly by the Department of Law and Criminology (EHU), the Migration Working Group – North West (EHU) and the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences that will take place on Friday 26th October 2018. The seminar will focus on the experiences of return migration from two distinct perspectives: one debating the forced returns of EU citizens (a case study of Poles) following contact with the criminal justice system and the second touching upon the ideas of ‘voluntary’ returns in and outside of the context of Brexit. Two presentations will be given on the day:

  • Prof Witold Klaus and Dr Agnieszka Martynowicz – “Researching experiences of Poles deported from the UK in the context of the criminal justice system involvement”.
  • Dr Zana Vathi – “Return migration and volition”.

The presentations will be followed by discussion and a networking lunchtime event. This seminar is organized with the generous support of the British Academy’s Visiting Fellowships Programme.

Event details:

Date: Friday 26th October 2018

Start time: 11am

Venue: Edge Hill University, Wilson Building, Room W15, Ormskirk.

Please note that the number of participants is limited to 30. If you would like to attend, please email Dr Agnieszka Martynowicz at martynoa@edgehill.ac.uk

We hope to see you there.

International conference – 8-9.10.2018 r. – RETHINKING PATENT LAW AS AN INCENTIVE TO INNOVATION

RETHINKING PATENT LAW AS AN INCENTIVE TO INNOVATION International Patent Conference 8-9 October 2018

Timing: 8-9 October 2018

Location: Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management of Warsaw University of Technology Rektorska 4 street, Warsaw

Basic information:

8th and 9th October 2018 the Polish Patent Office together with the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Society for Intellectual Property and Competition Law will hold the conference titled „Rethinking patent law as an incentive to innovation”. The event will take place at the Warsaw University of Technology – in its Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management.

With this conference we also take the opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first modern Polish patent statute and the establishment of the Polish Patent Office.

We would be honoured if you could participate in this event. The conference is intended to be an international event. We hope it will bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers as well as representatives of various business sectors. The purpose of the conference is to discuss patent law’s primary function of stimulating innovation. The speakers will consider this issue from various perspectives. They will look at both – substantive and procedural law issues, such as patentable subject matter, the scope of patent protection as well as patent remedies and models of patent enforcement. The conference panels will be organised around specific sectors such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture as well as ICT. We would also like to look at the influence of AI on patent law.

We very much hope that the conference will offer networking opportunities and foster vibrant debate among participants from all over the world. We would also like to use this event as an inspiration for further international patent conferences which we plan to organise in the future, possibly on annual basis. Conference admission is free of charge. In order to register, please complete the online form before 30 September 2018. You will receive confirmation within a few days of your registration.

Further information is available at the conference website: https://patentconference.uprp.pl/.

International conference – 05.10.2018 r. – „Memory Laws in Post-Transitional Democracies: Case Studies form Post-Communist States Conference”

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The conference is organized by ‚Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective MELA’ research consortium established between the Polish Academy of Sciences, Queen Mary University London, T.M.C. Asser Institute and University of Bologna, with support of EU Commission’s HERA grant no.15.094. http://melaproject.org/

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Warsaw, October 5th 2018
Venue: Mirror Room, Staszic Palace, Polish Academy of Sciences / Sala Lustrzana, Pałac Staszica, Polska Akademia Nauk

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Keynote lecture: Prof. Nikolay Koposov, author of „Memory Laws, Memory Wars. The Politics of the Past in Europe and Russia”

Register at: phrc@man.poznan.pl

27. edition of the Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights

Poznań Human Rights Center, Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Law and Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University organizes 27. edition of the Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights, 27.08.2018 – 5.09.2018.
There are still a few places available. More info: http://www.phrc.pl/wp/course-information/?lang=en