“The on-going dispute over plain packaging of tobacco products puts the spotlight not only on the particular trade mark related issues, but also on how the TRIPs Agreement and other key multilateral IP agreements (Berne and Paris) should be interpreted. The approach to interpretation is not only a single dispute issue, but ha systemic implications for IP disputes and, more broadly IP rule-making. Rules of international treaty interpretation are not new, but their impacts in IP are relatively new.”
Date: 21st June 2013, 12.00am-2.00pm
Location: Senior Common Room (3rd Floor), Queen Mary, University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB
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