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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. The introductions and Q&A sections will not be included 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 2020-2021


Michaelmas Term 2020






29 October 2020 Dr Ilanah Fhima
University College London 
'Substantial Value as the Key to Functionality in Trade Mark Law'  

Substantial Value as the Key to Functionality in Trade Mark Law

Dr Ilanah Fhima presentation

5 November 2020 Dr Reuben Binns
University of Oxford
'Is That Your Final Decision? Multi-Stage Profiling and Selective Significance under EU Data Protection Law'


Not recorded

12 November 2020

João Pedro Quintais
University of Amsterdam

'Article 17 and the New EU Rules on Content-Sharing Platforms'


Article 17 and the New EU Rules on Content-Sharing Platforms

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19 November 2020

Professor Dinusha Mendis 
Bournemouth University 

'The Intellectual Property Implications of Industrial 3D Printing' 


The Intellectual Property Implications of Industrial 3D Printing

Report: The Intellectual Property implications of the development of industrial 3D printing


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