(Sala Terrena at the Law Faculty)
(Sala Terrena at the Law Faculty)


3rd & 4th October 2024

This conference is organized by
Paris-Lodron University Salzburg School of Law, Salzburg, Austria
– Vellore Institute of Technology School of Law, Chennai, India 
– University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Sacramento, US

About the Conference
International intellectual property protection is essential for promoting technological development. Lacking intellectual property protection or different protection standards in different countries are a severe obstacle to economic development and international trade and investment. Intellectual property laws must ensure that private rights and public interest are both satisfied to facilitate technological and sustainable economic development alike. However, this balance lies on a tightrope, and there is a need to apply and interpret these laws in a way, that all interests are adequately balanced. 

Against this backdrop, the purpose of the conference is to analyze how the different forms of intellectual property laws address new challenges and balance private rights and public interest. The conference aims to provide a platform for academics, advocates, research scholars, law students, NGO’s and policymakers to delve into the issue and solicit their view in this regard.

Possible topics include

  • IP and Technology
  • AI and IPR
  • Blockchain Technology and IP
  • Data Mining and IP
  • Entertainment Industry and Copyright protection
  • Platforms and Liability for Copyright Infringement
  • TRIPS Agreement and Access to Medicines
  • TRIPS Plus Agreement – a challenge to public health
  • TRIPS Agreement and the Balance between IPR and Public Policy Interests
  • TRIPS Waivers
  • Patent Law and Public Health
  • Compulsory Licensing of Patented Drugs
  • Patent Rights v. Health Rights
  • Sustainable Development and IP
  • IP and Economics
  • EU and IP
  • Biological Diversity and IP
  • IP in EU,US and India

The above sub-themes are indicative and not exhaustive. Invited speakers can formulate their own themes within the broader framework of the conference i.e “ Emerging Issues of Intellectual Property Rights”

Important Dates
The conference program will be available by end of June.

Information on the registration process will be available soon.

Contact information
Ass.-Prof. Dr. Gudrun Zagel, LL.M. (Austin)
Tel.: ++43 / (0) 662 / 8044 – 3667

Assoz. Univ.-Prof. MMag. DDr. Patrick Warto
Tel.:   ++43 / (0) 662 / 8044 – 3517

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