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The CIPIL Intellectual Property Seminar Series brings together specialist speakers to discuss prevailing issues in relation to copyright, patents, trademarks, design rights, and other subjects.

The Centre brings together a group of legal academics already recognised for their historical and inter-disciplinary, as well as doctrinal, research. Drawing on the resources of Cambridge University, CIPIL is ideally positioned to carry out and promote well-informed interdisciplinary work.

Subject to speaker consent, the lecture component for each seminar will be made available on the University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service (SMS) and the Apple iTunes platforms. When held in person the Q&A sections will not be included in order to encourage frank and open discussion. You can subscribe to the 'CIPIL Intellectual Property Seminar Series' on iTunes for automatic download to your iTunes library, or an RSS feed is available from the SMS for use on other devices.


Seminar Programme for 2021-2022

Talks will take place via Zoom Webinar at 5.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Michaelmas Term 2021






14 October 2021

Dr Ellen 't Hoen 

Medicines Law and Policy 

'The Proposed Pandemic Treaty and the Relative Importance of Intellectual Property'  

'The Proposed Pandemic Treaty and the Relative Importance of Intellectual Property'

21 October 2021

Dr Justin Koo

The University of the West Indies 

'Communication to the Public: The Next Frontier' Register   

28 October 2021

Dr Emily Hudson

Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London

'The Concept of Reliance in Trade Mark Law'



4 November 2021

Dr Bart van der Sloot

Tilburg University 

'The Right to be Let Alone by Oneself: Narrative and Identity in a Data-Driven Environment'


11 November 2021

Dr Daniel Acquah

Turku Institute for Advanced Studies 

'Technical Assistance as a Tool for Implementing and Expanding IP Treaty Obligations'



18th November 2021

Dr Poorna Mysoor 

Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

'It is Right to Repair; but is there a 'Right to Repair'?'

Register online/ In person in LG18

25 November 2021

Eva Janečková (née Stanková)

University of Bristol 

'Human Inventorship in European Patent Law'

Register online/ In person in LG18



For further information about the seminars, please email: .