32nd Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, Oxford, UK



Intellectual property laws are often viewed (both by experts in the field and by others) as exceptional. Is this true? To what extent do intellectual property laws displace or conflict with generally applicable legal rules, whether of private law, public law or procedural law? To what extent could (and should) these aspects of intellectual property law simply be handled by general principles of law? Increasingly, disputes about intellectual property are adjudicated by specialist courts and judges; is this appropriate, and how does it alter the development and interpretation of intellectual property law? This Congress will explore this theme of special or exceptional treatment by examining the interaction of intellectual property law and other bodies of law. Panels will encompass questions of private law (property, tort and contract law), public law (administrative and constitutional law), procedural law (such as conflicts of law and the use of specialist courts), and international law (including international trade law).

Date: 23-26 June 2013

Organised by the Oxford Law Faculty

The University of Oxford will host the 2013 Congress in the beautiful and historic setting of Pembroke College, one of Oxford’s 38 colleges. Pembroke College was founded in 1624. Alumni of the college include Samuel Johnson, as well as JRR Tolkien’s and Senator J. William Fulbright. Recent Masters include the neurologist and record-breaking runner, Sir Roger Bannister, and Professor of Law, Robert Stevens. A block of rooms will be reserved at Pembroke for delegates. We recommend booking as early as possible as rooms will be made available on a first-come first served basis.


The registration fee for delegates is £250.  This includes refreshments, lunches on 24 and 25 June 2013, and evening events on 23, 24 and 25 June 2013.  When registering, please let us know which evening event/s you will be attending.  If you have an accompanying guest who would like to join you for the evening events, the fee for all three events is £100.  Again, please let us know which evening event/s your guest will be attending on the registration page.

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