The AALS Section on Intellectual Property invites papers for its program titled International IP Law in a Post-TPP/TTIP, Post-Brexit World on January 5 during the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego (January 3-6).
The Program title is International IP Law in a Post-TPP/TTIP, Post-Brexit World. The Section chose this topic because many international institutions are under great stresses and strains, as hostility toward trade agreements rises—at least among some—and nations reconsider how they relate to international bodies. Where is international IP law headed in this new environment? Where is comparative IP headed? Can new international institutions, such as the Unitary Patent Court, thrive? How will the EU’s IP directives and systems fare in the UK after Brexit? How will the changing landscape affect Internet governance? The panel presentations will reflect the ways that recent international events and stressors such as these may affect intellectual property law.