Bucerius Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy at “ATRIP 37th Annual Congress”

Bucerius PhD students shine in leading conference on fairness, morality and public policy in IP

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Several members of the Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy at Bucerius Law School (Bucerius IP Center) took part in this year's “ATRIP 37th Annual Congress” at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki.

ATRIP is the “International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property”, and its annual congress is regarded as one of the most important meeting places for academia in intellectual property law. This year's conference explored the role of fairness, morality and ordre public in intellectual property law and policy.

For Bucerius IP Center a highlight of the conference was Stefan Papastefanou's victory in the “Early Career Workshop”. He won first prize in the competition for his presentation on “Practicability and Significance of Human Dignity in International Patent Law: A Comparison of European and US Patent Law”. Papastefanou is a PhD student at the Center, and his thesis is supervised by the Center’s academic director, Professor Dana Beldiman.

Beldiman also presented during the conference. She spoke on “Fake News as an IP Problem”, together with her co-author and former visiting scholar at the Bucerius IP Center Professor Arpan Banerjee from Jindal Global Law School.

The research of another PhD student from Bucerius IP Center was accepted in the conference’s “Call for Papers”. Zoi Michalopoulou got the opportunity to present on “Honest Commercial Practices in Unfair Competition and Confidential Information Law”.