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The European Policy for Intellectual Property Association (EPIP) is calling for papers

27 March 2019

Theme 'The Future of IP'; Deadline 7 April 2019

The European Policy for Intellectual Property association (EPIP) has announced its 14th Annual Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, from September 11 to 13, 2019 with a special attention on 'The Future of IP'.

This edition seeks contributions on the major challenges facing patent offices and IP users. Topics such as blockchain & IP, IP challenges posed by the convergence of industries, and opportunities arising from digitalisation are particularly encouraged. However, EPIP invites submissions on all IP-related topics, including:

  • IP and innovation/competition
  • IP and firm strategy
  • IP and its role on the market for technology
  • Standards and patent pools
  • Inventor mobility and knowledge flows
  • International trade agreements and IP
  • Open access and IP in science
  • Functioning of IP systems
  • Gender and IP
  • IP and new research methods

All forms of IP are relevant, whether patents, copyrights, trademarks, plant breeding rights, geographical indications, design rights, trade secrets or others.

Submission information

Full papers and extended abstracts may be submitted via theonline submission system at www.editorialexpress.com/conference/epip2019. Preference will be given to full paper submissions. The submission deadline is April 7, 2019. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Paper selections will be announced on May 15, 2019.

For further information visit: https://epip2019.org/index.php/call-for-papers/