Exhaustion of Intellectual Property Rights
an evening seminar organised by the UCL Institute of Brand & Innovation Law
6 - 7.30pm, 28 March 2019
UCL, Cruciform Lecture Theatre, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Speakers: Professor Irene Calboli • William Bowes • Matthew Cope • Dr Christopher Stothers
Chair: The Rt Hon Lady Justice (Vivien) Rose
In the world of intellectual property rights, it is the exhaustion of rights doctrine which determines how far an IP owner may control IP-protected products after the first act of authorised distribution, including their territorial distribution. Depending upon your viewpoint, parallel importers either benefit society by encouraging cross-border trade and reducing consumer prices, or they in operate in a murky ‘grey market’ and free-ride unfairly on investments made by innovators and brand owners.
UCL’s Institute of Brand and Innovation Law has brought together a distinguished panel to navigate the complex legal landscape which governs exhaustion of intellectual property rights.
Click here for more details: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/events/2019/mar/exhaustion-intellectual-property-rights