Event: ‘Private International Law and Intellectual Property: The ILA Kyoto Guidelines’, 15 October 2021

In 2020, the 79th Conference of the International Law Association passed the Resolution 6/2020 and adopted the Guidelines on Intellectual Property and Private International Law (‘Kyoto Guidelines’).

The Guidelines are part of international efforts to establish a cooperative global system for jurisdiction, choice of law, and judgment recognition and enforcement in transnational IP disputes. They apply to civil and commercial matters involving IP rights that are connected to more than one State.

This webinar, jointly sponsored by the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the Sydney Law School and International Law Association (Australian Branch), invites distinguished professors from Japan, Republic of Korea and Australia to discuss the contents, implications, and challenges of the Guidelines in regulating complicated IP disputes.

At the webinar, Professor Toshiyuki Kono (Kyushu University, Japan) will be speaking about the background and significance of the Kyoto Guidelines; Professor Gyooho Lee (Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea) will be speaking about the laws applicable to transferability of an intellectual property right and employment contracts under the Kyoto Guidelines; and Professor Vivienne Bath (Sydney Law School, Australia) will be speaking about the Kyoto Guidelines and injunction in transnational standard essential patents and parallel patent infringement disputes. The panel will be moderated by Associate Professor Jie (Jeanne) Huang (Sydney Law School, Australia).

The event will be held on Friday 15 October 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm AEDT on Zoom. Registration is essential and through Eventbrite.