IPRIA Seminar Series
Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface
A free public seminar in Melbourne and Sydney proudly presented by IPRIA in association with the Centre for Media and Communications Law (CMCL), Institute for International Law and the Humanities (iILaH) Melbourne and UTS: Law and the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney.
The relationship between intellectual property and human rights has captured the attention of governments, policymakers, and activist communities in a diverse array of international and domestic venues. These actors often raise human rights
arguments as counterweights to the expansion of intellectual property in areas such as freedom of expression, public health, education, privacy, agriculture, and the rights of indigenous peoples. At the same time, creators and owners of intellectual property are asserting a human rights justification for the expansion of legal protections. Drawing from their recently published book, Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Professors Larry Helfer and Graeme Austin will explore some of the conflicts and the possibilities for coexistence between these two areas of domestic and international law and policy.
Professor Laurence R. Helfer is the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr, Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law, where he co-directs the Centre for International and Comparative Law and is a member of the faculty steering committee of the Duke Centre on Human Rights. He has authored more than 50 publications and has lectured widely on his diverse research interests, which include interdisciplinary analysis of international law and institutions, human rights, and international intellectual property law and policy. He is coauthor of Human Rights (2d ed 2009) and the author of Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Varieties: International Legal Regimes and Policy Options for National Governments (2004).
Professor Graeme W. Austin is a Professor of Law at Victoria University of Wellington and Melbourne University, where he regularly teaches in the Melbourne Masters program in intellectual property law. Until 2010, he was the J Byron McCormick Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. He is also an elected member of the American Law Institute. He has given lectures on intellectual property in a range of academic and public sector settings, including the 2010 Herchel Smith lecture in international intellectual property at Cambridge University and as a visiting professor at the University of WuHan School of Law in China in 2011. His numerous publications include a widely adopted textbook on international intellectual property.
Associate Professor Shaun McVeigh, Programme Director, Jurisdictions of the South, iILaH (Melbourne)
Professor Kathy Bowrey, Associate Dean - Research, Faculty of Law, UNSW (Sydney)
Professor Megan Richardson, Deputy Director, CMCL and Associate Director, IPRIA, The University of Melbourne (Melbourne)
Professor Jill McKeough, Dean, Faculty of Law, UTS (Sydney)
DATE: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 6pm - 7:30pm (Refreshments from 5:30pm)
VENUE: G08, Ground Floor, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, CARLTON
COST: Free of charge
DATE: Monday 16 May 2011, 6pm - 7:30pm (Refreshments from 5:30pm)
VENUE: UTS Law School, Block B (CM05B.03.18 Law Conference Room), Building 5 cnr Quay St & Ultimo Rd, HAYMARKET, SYDNEY (map)
COST: Free of charge
Continuing Professional Development
Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your professional development, improving your practice and service to your clients, you may be able to claim CPE hours.
Please refer to the Professional Standards Board Website and its guidelines on CPE
SEMINAR CONTACT: Michelle Wilson, IPRIA, Alan Gilbert Building, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010
Telephone: (03) 8344 2153 Fax: (03) 8344 2111