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Non-LES Events

"Genetic Resources, who benefits?"

7th March 2019
CIPA Offices (2nd Floor, Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London, EC1N)

Can established IP systems work in a dynamic access and benefit sharing (ABS) environment? What happens when the still relatively new regulatory system for facilitated access to genetic resources that requires benefits to be shared with the provider country, runs up against long established structures and practices for IP protection in industry? Companies across the broad spectrum of the biosciences are grappling with practical questions of how to ensure compliance with international agreements on ABS, including how to negotiate appropriate IP clauses in their agreements. Can orthodox IP models work with evolving ABS regimes? And in this fluid regulatory area, how will companies prepare to deal with new IP heavy issues such as the possible inclusion of Digital Sequence Information or Synthetic Biology in ABS negotiations?

Read about the Speakers and register here.


CITMA Spring Conference 2019:
"Disruption: the world and IP"

13th-15th March 2019
IET London: Savoy Palace

The Conference will tackle ‘Disruption: the world and IP’ with a diverse range of speakers from private practice in the UK and EU as well as in-house attorneys from huge names including IBM, Bayer and Superdry.

In addition to experiencing valuable talks on such a wide range of topics as blockchain, Brexit and artificial intelligence – do also make use of the breaks to network with IP professionals in our break-out areas.

Read more and register here.