An event organised jointly by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Academy and University of Turin, was hosted in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITCILO) to explore the Intellectual Property (IP) implications of 3D printing.
Prof. Dinusha Mendis, was invited to deliver a talk on her research into Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies, with a focus on 3D printing.
Prof. Mendis spoke about the legal status surrounding 3D printing, with a particular focus on the funded research carried out for the UK Intellectual Property Office ( completed 2015) and the current AHRC funded project titled ‘Going for Gold’ exploring the intellectual property implications surrounding 3D scanning, 3D printing and mass customisation from the point of view of cultural and business sectors.
Other speakers at the event included, Ms. Martha Chikowore (WIPO Academy, Training Officer), Mr. Ralf Kruger (Manager, Turin School of Development), Professor Alessandro Cogo (University of Turin), Professor Marco Ricolfi (University of Turin), Mr. Paolo Marzano (LUISS, University, Rome) and Dr. Thomas Margoni (CREATe, University of Glasgow).
The event was organised with the kind financial support from the Government of Italy and was attended by academics, practitioners and officials from WIPO and ITCILO.