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EU and Global IP Policy

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Since the early ’90s, the European Union has been acting as a global actor in the process of international harmonization of the laws protecting Intellectual Property Rights. Besides working towards the harmonization of the Intellectual Property laws of the Member States, the EU has also acted at international level to promote approximations of laws as an instrument of free trade and transfer of knowledge. Copyright is an important asset in this scheme, as the European Cultural production factors for a sizeable share of the global market.

The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) of Bournemouth University contributes to the European and international IP policy-making by joining the debate among governments, European institutions and IP scholars. For example, CIPPM has been part of the consortium of the EU funded project SEARCH (Sharing KnowledgE Assets: InteRregionally Cohesive NeigHborhoods) where it has carried out research to identify and explore barriers to innovation in the integration process between the European Union and its neighbouring countries. At policy level, CIPPM advocates for an EU copyright system which takes into account the legitimate interests of users of copyright works. In 2008, CIPPM has played a major role in the debate surrounding the Directive on the extension of copyright terms for sound recordings, by promoting a Joint Academic Statement signed by more than 50 EU academics. More recently, CIPPM has submitted a contribution to the open consultation of the European Union on the reform of Copyright Law, and has organized an international symposium on Geographical Indications (the first of this kind in the UK). Finally, the Centre is often involved in government-funded comparative research to study and assess the international landscape related to IPRs, mostly with a European interest. In this connection, the Centre has recently started a major research project on regulation of Internet Service Providers in China.

European and Global Intellectual Property Policy is an important subject-matter for our research Centre, which has developed and will develop even more projects, fellowship schemes, networks, and various academic activities in  crucial areas of international innovation and dissemination of culture.

Marcella Favale - Senior Research Fellow
Maurizio Borghi - Professor Borghi is the Centre's Director
Antanina Garanasvili - Research Economist
Dinusha Mendis - Professor Mendis is the Centre's Co-Director (Digital Copyright, IP & Emerging Technologies)
Lingling Wei - Senior Lecturer in Business Law
Marc Mimler - Senior Lecturer
Nicola Coppola - PhD Researcher and P/T Lecturer in Law
Illegal IPTV in the European Union - A project funded by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and carried out by an interdisciplinary team of experts from Bournemouth University, including the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) and the Cyber Security Unit. The infringement of broadcasting rights online has grown significantly in the last years, thanks to the ready availability […]
Regulating Internet Intermediaries in China: Legal and Empirical Evidence for Better Policy Making - This one-year project is funded by AHRC/Newton Fund as part of the AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China. Principal investigator is Dr Lingling Wei, supported by Maurizio Borghi, Fabian Homberg and Marcella Favale and in collaboration Professor Shunde Li and Associate Professor Xianjue Luo from the University of Chinese Academy of […]
Sharing KnowledgE Assets: InteRregionally Cohesive NeigHborhoods (SEARCH) - This Project is funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development in the ‘Socio-economic sciences and the humanities’ area (2011-2014) The main objective of this project is to strengthen the integration process between the EU and the Neighbourhood Countries (NCs), by improving the understanding of the institutional framework […]
Siva Thambisetty – Improving Access to Patented Medicines: A Wicked Problem March 7, 2019 - Public Lecture, Thursday 7 March 2019, 18.00
Eleonora Rosati – Enforcement of IP rights over the internet: where are we now? February 7, 2019 - Public Lecture, Thursday 7 February 2019, 18.00
Symposium: European Intellectual Property and its Limits January 16, 2019 - Wednesday 16 January 2019 - Inaugural symposium of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
Gustavo Ghidini – Shape trade-marks and competition March 8, 2018 - Public Lecture - Thursday 8 March 2018, 18:00, Room EB306
Martin Husovec – Can User Creativity Survive Automated Copyright Enforcement in Europe? February 8, 2018 - Public Lecture - Thursday 8 February 2018, 18:00, Room EB306

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Marc Mimler’s article cited in the Opinion of Advocate General in Pelham December 18, 2018 - Advocate General Szpunar has delivered the Opinion in Case C‑476/17 Pelham and others v. Hütter, better known as the “Metall auf Metall” case. The case originates from a referral of the German Federal Court on the permissibility of sampling of music. The AG’s Opinion, which recommends the Court of Justice to rule that unlicensed sampling is copyright […]
Illegal IPTV in the European Union December 11, 2018 - A project funded by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and carried out by an interdisciplinary team of experts from Bournemouth University, including the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) and the Cyber Security Unit. The infringement of broadcasting rights online has grown significantly in the last years, thanks to the ready availability […]
New faculty member of CIPPM: Research Economist Antanina Garanasvili October 4, 2018 - Antanina Garanasvili has joined CIPPM as Research Economist in October 2018. Antanina will work with researchers from CIPPM and the Cyber Security Unit of Bournemouth Unversity on a study on illegal IPTV and cardsharing in the European Union. Antanina is a PhD Candidate at the University of Padua and visiting PhD researcher at Queen Mary […]
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence October 3, 2018 - CIPPM has received a 3-years funding from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme to set up a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on “European Intellectual Property and Information Rights”. The Centre of Excellence aims at giving support, visibility, and enhanced impact to a series of CIPPM activities in crucial areas of European integration such as Copyright […]
Why tech giants have little to lose (and lots to win) from new EU copyright law: an opinion by prof. Borghi published on The Conversation September 20, 2018 - The newly approved EU copyright directive has been largely described as an encroachment on bargaining power of US tech giants like Google and Facebook vis-à-vis European publishers and copyright holders. In an article published by The Conversation (here), prof. Borghi explains why, in reality, the directive will benefit Internet giants more than publishers, creators and European […]

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