Recent IP Developments in Europe | Melbourne Seminar
King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50
600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
This seminar will provide an overview of recent IP developments in Europe, namely the state-of-play of the unitary patent (especially considering the imminent Brexit); the Trade Secrets Directive; the new Trademark Regulation; and the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. Specific IP issues will be discussed in more detail and include: The ground for refusal of registration due to functionality of the sign (based on both the new Trademark Regulation and the recent Rubik's cube case); Articles 11 and 13 of the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (which refer to a new exclusive right for press publishers and to the use of protected content by information society service providers, respectively); and the right of communication to the public as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the European Union in relation to hyperlinking (especially in cases Svensson and GS Media).
Associate Professor Ana Ramalho , Maastricht University
Associate Professor Ana Ramalho
Ana Ramalho is a Portuguese national with policy and legal expertise in the field of intellectual property (IP) and European law. Currently an Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property, she holds a 5year advanced LL.B. from the University of Lisbon (1999), an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Competition Law from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (2007), a Research Master in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Lisbon (2008), and a PhD in Copyright and European Law from the University of Amsterdam (2014). Throughout her career she has taken on commissioned research and consultancy on a range of international and European IP topics for several private and public institutions, including the World Intellectual Property Organization and the European Patent Office. Ana has published extensively on IP law and policy. Her publications have been distinguished and referenced in court cases by Courts of Appeal in Portugal, and translated into other languages due to their topicality. Her current research interests include the impact of the Court of Justice of the EU on IP law and policymaking, and problems of IP ownership in the realm of artificial intelligence.