by Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and IP & Tech Commercialization Law Program
Thanks to colleagues at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznan, Poland, for organizing a solid week of activity from May 12-19. AMU is a partner school for Syracuse University. Here are details from my visit as reported by my colleague Professor Rafal Sikorski:
Prof. Shubha Ghosh visited Poland between 12-19 May, 2019. During his stay in Poland, he visited the Law Faculty of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the Institute of Legal Studies of the polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw and the Intellectual Property Chair at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.
On May 14, 2019 Prof. Ghosh took part in a seminar at the Law Faculty in Poznań. The seminar was devoted to the changes in the European Union copyright directive. During the seminar there were three presentations followed by a discussion. The topics included: rights of publishers (presented by Prof. Katarzyna Klafkowska-Waśniowska), new copyright exception for data mining (presented by Prof. Rafał Sikorski) online content sharing platforms (presented by Piotr Ruchala). The seminar was also joined by Prof. Tatsuhiro Ueno from Waseda University in Tokyo.
More information on the seminar can be found here.
On May 15, 2019 also at the Law Faculty in Poznań, Prof. Ghosh gave a lecture entitled: Exhausting Intellectual Property Rights. The lecture was open to students and doctoral students, researchers and practitioners. Prof. Ghosh presented some of the topics covered in a book on exhaustion of IP rights published recently with Prof. Irene Calboli by Cambridge University Press.
More information about the lecture can be found here.
On May 16, 2019 Prof. Ghosh took part in a seminar: Divergent standards of IP protection in the post-TRIPS era. The seminar was held at the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. During the seminar Prof. Ghosh discussed selected aspects of IPR exhaustion, Dr. Karolina Sztobryn talked about Unstandardized protection of non-conventional trademarks after TRIPS, Dr. Łukasz Zelechowski discussed the Legal framework of combating unfair competition in an international and comparative perspective, and Dr. Zaneta Pacud discussed Protection of regulatory data in TRIPS and after TRIPS. The seminar was open to students, academics and IP practitioners.
More information about the event can be found at: https://www.inp.pan.pl/seminarium-naukowe-16-05-2019-r-divergent-standards-of-ip-protection-in-the-post-trips-era/.
On May 17, 2019 Prof. Ghosh visited the Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in Europe. There Prof. Ghosh lectured at the Intellectual Property Law Chair, one of the oldest and most prominent institutions dealing with IP law in Poland. At the IP Chair Perf. held an open lecture where he again discussed some of the issues discussed in his recent book on PIR exhaustion with the IP community in Cracow.
Finally, on May 18, 2019 Prof. Ghosh joined his colleagues in Poznań to celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Faculty of Law of the Adam Mickiewicz University, one of the most prominent law schools in Poland.