Workshop  |  03.09.2021, 14:00  –  04.09.2021, 13:30

Intellectual Property Law-Making as Line (Re-)Drawing

Max Planck Law Teaching Session mit Daria Kim
(Registrierung erforderlich)

Die Veranstaltungssprache ist Englisch.


Policy- and law-making in the field of intellectual property (IP) is essentially about drawing a line between non-excludable and excludable, free or subject to remuneration, use of results of human intellectual activity. The rationales for such boundaries stem from various theories about innovation, creativity, and social wellbeing.  The question of where to draw a line thus becomes a matter of balancing competing interests and policy objectives.Policy- and law-making in the field of intellectual property (IP) is essentially about drawing a line between non-excludable and excludable, free or subject to remuneration, use of results of human intellectual activity. The rationales for such boundaries stem from various theories about innovation, creativity, and social wellbeing.  The question of where to draw a line thus becomes a matter of balancing competing interests and policy objectives.


The workshop will explore the challenges of this exercise and illustrate them by initiatives of the European Commission in the field of EU IP law. It will stimulate participants to view IP law and policy as a “work in progress,” rather than being “cast in stone,” and to think critically about how IP frameworks might be improved.


3 September 2021 – 14.00 to 17:30

  • Theoretical foundations of IP law
  • Critical perspectives on IP


4 September 2021 – 10.00 to 13.30

  • IP policy levers
  • IP law from a law-in-social-context perspective


In-person if possible or hybrid format


Enrollment: Maximum 25 Participants


Please register by 17.00 CET on 3 July 2021.


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