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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 U 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 iTunesU for automatic download to your iTunes library, or an RSS feed is available from the SMS for use on other devices.

Seminar Programme for 2018-2019

Michaelmas Term





18 October 2018

Dr Yin Harn Lee 
Sheffield University 

'Rethinking the "Copy" in Copyright'


25 October 2018

Professor Robert Gomulkiewicz
University of Washington 

'Copyright Licensing for Revolutionaries'


1 November 2018

Dr Ge Chen
Durham University 

'How Copyright Affects Free Expression: A Perspective from Sino-US Trade War'

15 November 2018

Gillian Phillips 
Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian 

The Ethical and Legal Framework within which the Guardian approaches Information Concerning Natural Persons


22 November 2018

Dr Łukasz Żelechowski
Warsaw University 

Title to be confirmed


All lectures take place in B16 at 5pm, unless otherwise stated.

For further information about the seminars, please email: