Industrial Design Rights book published

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

I am happy to report that the 3rd edition of Industrial Design Rights: An International Perspective, edited by me, has now been published by Kluwer in December 2020. This new edition covers 25 countries and represents the substantial work of over 50 country authors.
More information is available here:on the Wolters Kluwer web site at 

AIPLA trademark panel

Thursday, October 22, 2020

On October 22, 2020, I coordinated a panel at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) on "The collision between the first amendment and trademark law".  Moderator was Jeniifer Van Kirk and panelists were Lauren Emerson, Paul Safier, Nicole Berkowitz and Alison Malsbury.


Copyright panel AIPPI and Data Rights.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

On October 7,  I spoke on a panel at the AIPPI annual virtual meeting on Copyright and Covid 19. Topics were "How have or will Covid effect the interpretation of exemptions in copyright law" amd "User generated content".

The panel was moderated by Prof Sanna Wolk from Stockholm and in addition to me included Prof Avv. Alessandro Enric Cogo from Italy and Attorney Nathan Yang from NTD IP Attorneys in China.

Copyright in Works Created by Artificial Intelligence

Sunday, September 15, 2019

As Chairman of the AIPPI Canadian Group Copyright Committee I led our group's report on copyright in works created by artifical intelligence. This report was considered with the other national reports at the conference in London UK in September 2019 where I participated in the formulation of the final resolution. The Canadian group's report and the final resolution is available on request.

I also participated in the patent committee and the debates on that topic concerning utility and plausibility.