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17 August 2017

Please join members of the Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program for a research seminar with Professor Abbe Brown from the University of Aberdeen, to consider the relationship between climate change, technology and intellectual property. The seminar commences at 12:30pm and light refreshments will be provided.

Climate change has been recognised through international agreements, most recently the Paris Agreement, as a key problem of contemporary society. The fact that technologies may be the subject of intellectual property rights, held in private hands, receives limited attention in climate change negotiations and certainly in final form documents.

The problems arising from this have been explored by scholars (Rimmer, Barton) as have arguments that issues could be addressed through taking new approaches to the fragmentation of international law and to treaty interpretation (Frankel, Young, Grosse-Ruse Khan).

This presentation will discuss the potential for conflict, for court adjudication and for new judicial approaches; and will make some preliminary suggestions for new court-based relationships between intellectual property, technology and climate change which would be of transnational relevance. 

Register your attendance by  Tuesday 15 August 2017.

Date
17 August 2017 - 17 August 2017
Time
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location
QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane
Room
Room C412, level 4, C Block.
Cost
Free
Organisation
QUT Faculty of Law
Phone
31384524
Email
law.research@qut.edu.au
URL
https://www.qut.edu.au/law
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QUT IP Event: Climate change, technology and intellectual property

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    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4000
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    QUT Faculty of Law
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001

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