IP Academics mini-conference



A collegial workshop for HDR and ECR Research

September 3 and 4, 2020

Papers will be delivered from HDRs and ECRs on trademarks, copyright, patents and lending rights.

Registration is now closed, if you would you to attend please email us - ipria-info@unimelb.edu.au

Program: click here

September 3

Session 1: 10am-11:40am

Copyright and lending rights            

Chair: A/Prof Rebecca Giblin

  1. D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye and Dr Crystal Abidin: ‘Don’t let this flop’: TikTok Creators’ Strategic Improprieties (QUT and Curtin University)
  2. Dan Gilbert: Towards a Normative Framework for Lending Rights (PhD candidate, Monash University/Visiting Scholar, University of Melbourne)
  3. Huiyang Li: Nature of the Problems as to Orphan Films in Australia (PhD Candidate, University of NSW)
  4. Nikos Koutras: Open science and the copyright law: through the prism of three step test (Lecturer, Edith Cowan University).

Session 2: 2pm-3:40pm

Patents and Plants    

Chair: Professor Dianne Nicol

  1. David J. Jefferson: The Evolution of Agricultural Technologies as ‘International Public Goods’: Navigating the Globalisation of Intellectual Property in the CGIAR Network (Research Fellow, University of Queensland)
  2. Jocelyn Bosse: Botanical Monopolies: Rethinking Resistance to Patents for Native Plants (PhD candidate, University of Queensland)
  3. Temitope Kuti: Examining the relationship between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the TRIPS Agreement regarding transfer of technology (PhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington)
  4. Hamish MacDonald: "Australia's Plant Breeder's Rights system: What is being judged?" (PhD candidate, University of Queensland)


September 4

Session 3: 10am-11:15am

Trademarks, bundling and transnational litigation

Chair: Professor David Lindsay

  1. Fady Aoun: From COON® to REDSKINS®: The Belated Awakening of the Public Sphere to Stigmatising Commercial Imagery and Trade Marks
  2. Vanessa Ho: Developing a Legal Framework for Determining Forum Choices in Transnational Intellectual Property Litigation (PhD candidate, Macquarie University)
  3. Masoomeh Ozgoli: Analysing the circumstances of illegal bundling products or services which are the subject of intellectual property rights (Master by Research candidate, Macquarie University).

Session 4: 2pm-3:40pm

Copyright and moral rights          

Chair: Professor Kathy Bowrey

  1. Marie Hadley and Sarah Hook: ‘Implications of Vandalising a Public Art Statute: Copyright, Moral Rights, and Graffiti’ (Associate Lecturer, Newcastle Law School and Lecturer, Western Sydney University)
  2. Joshua Yuvaraj: Is reversion effective? Testing the effect of copyright reversion on the trade book industry (PhD candidate, Monash University/ Visiting Scholar, University of Melbourne)
  3. Qinqing Xu: Collective Management of Music Copyright in China - A Comparative Analysis of Members’ Rights in Musical Collective Management Organisations in China and Australia (PhD candidate, University of Wollongong)
  4. Cody Rei-Anderson: Copyright’s Relations: Thinking about the Structure of Creative Economies (PhD candidate, Victoria University, Wellington)

Session 5: 3:40pm-4:30pm

Closing session - Mingle and show off your pets
Conference attendees are invited to drop in and mingle – BYO drink!