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Bernie Goldie
13/12/2010

Exploring changes in intellectual property laws of ASEAN countries

A two-day workshop is being held over 13-14 December at the University of Wollongong which is exploring the recent changes in intellectual property laws of ASEAN countries.

Apart from updates on individual countries and on regional developments, specific topics include: open approaches to intellectual property, intellectual property co-operation, Free Trade Agreements, intellectual property and Asian values, digital copyright, creative commons, intellectual property enforcement and administration, intellectual property in agriculture, geographical indications and traditional knowledge.

The workshop is being conducted by UOW’s Centre for Comparative Law and Development Studies in Asia and the Pacific in co-operation with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation and the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich.

The workshop has attracted participants from around Australia and overseas including a representative from the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta and another from the National Human Rights Commission in Bangkok.

The Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property in Munich, Professor Reto Hilty, is taking part in the workshop as the convener together with Professor Christoph Antons from UOW.

The workshop is being held in UOW’s Communications Building. UOW’s Dean of Research, Professor Timothy Marchant, officially welcomed the workshop participants.

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  • Workshop conveners Professor Reto Hilty from the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich (left) and Professor Christoph Antons (UOW)