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Intellectual Property Section

The Intellectual Property Law section provides a forum for members interested in all aspects of intellectual property law. The sections remit is broad covering the more traditional types of intellectual property rights such as patents, copyright, trade secrets, trade marks, design rights and their associated right but also including geographical indications, plant variety rights and the protection of traditional knowledge, cultural expressions and folklore.

The section includes papers on intellectual property issues which may be doctrinal, theoretical, historical or set within a social context addressing concerns at the national, European or international levels.

The section meets at the Annual Conference, where colleagues can discuss presentations and share ideas in an engaging and inclusive environment.

Section Convenor

Claire Howell

Senior Lecturer
Aston Law
Aston Business School
Aston University
Birmingham B4 7ET
Phone: +44(0) 121 204 3285


York 2015

Further details on the Intellectual Property Section programme can be found on the Conference Website:

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Annual Conference: York 2015

The Society's Annual Conference in 2015 will be held on 1 - 4 September at the University of York. Further details are available here.

Call for Papers

Calls for papers have now been issued (Feb'15). Further details may be found here and on the Subject Sections home pages.