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Seminar Programme for 2015-2016

Easter Term





21 April 2016

Dr Orla Lynskey, London School of Economics

'The Consolidation of Personal Datasets: From Data Protection to Data Plurality'


28 April 2016

Dr David Erdos, University Lecturer in Law and the Open Society, Faculty of Law

'Historic Victory or False Dawn? Analysing the EU Data Protection Regulation'


11 May 2016

Dr Rufus Pollock, Founder and President of Open Knowledge

'Making an Open Information Age: Law, Politics and Economics'


Lent Term





25 January 2016

Professor Christopher Kuner, Brussels

'Reality and illusion in EU data protection law post Schrems'


4 February 2016

Jonathan Griffith, Queen Mary – University of London

'Deckmyn, Parody & the Making of EU Copyright Law'

Not recorded

17 February 2016

Patricia Collis, Bird & Bird

'A Career in Brand Management: Becoming A Trade Mark Attorney'


25 February 2016

Dr Dev S Gangjee, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

'Is Functionality Functioning? Exclusions for 3D Marks in the EU'



Michaelmas Term





10 November 2015

Professor Jane Ginsbury
Columbia University

Professor Lionel Bently
University of Cambridge

CIPIL IP Evening: 'Fair Quotation and Fair Use: Appropriation Art, Data-mining, and Google Books'


20 November 2015

Rebecca MacKinnon
Director of the Ranking Digital Rights project at New America

'Ranking Digital Rights Project'


26 November 2015

Professor Carlos Maria Correa
Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on Industrial Property at the Law Faculty, University of Buenos Aires

'The Role of Intellectual Property for Development – Experiences from 20 Years of TRIPS'


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