Indiana University Bloomington

2013 Design Law Roundtable

2013-11-22 Munich Group Photo, CroppedIn cooperation with Oxford University’s Intellectual Property Research Centre and the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, the Center for Intellectual Property Research hosted a Design Law Roundtable in Munich, Germany, 22-23 November 2013.  The roundtable-style discussion provided an opportunity for academics to make brief introductory statements with the majority of the time allotted to open discussion.

The event featured leading international scholars in the field of design law including:  Lionel Bently – University of Cambridge; Sarah Burstein – University of Oklahoma; Graeme Dinwoodie – University of Oxford; Stacey Dogan – Boston University; Jason Du Mont – Indiana University Maurer School of Law / Max Planck; Philipp Fabbio – Universita Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria; Mark Janis – Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Annette Kur – Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law; Marshall Leaffer – Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Ansgar Ohly – Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich; Jens Schovsbo – University of Copenhagen; Alain Strowel – Saint Louis University, Brussels; Anna Tischner – Jagiellonian University, Krakow.

Topics from three sessions included protecting functional designs in design patent and design protection systems, the object of design protection, and autonomous design protection.