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: click here

Program: click here

Questions: ipria-info@unimelb.edu.au

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: New roles for old rights: how digital copyright changes the relationship between lending and 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. Cody Rei-Anderson: Copyright’s Relations: Thinking about the Structure of Creative Economies (PhD candidate, Victoria University, Wellington)

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. Nikos Koutras: Open science and the copyright law: through the prism of three step test (Lecturer, Edith Cowan University).

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!