Ideas to Assets: Connecting Markets through IP

4 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 | Level 5, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore

IP and International Trade Seminar

   


Date: 
Thu 6 September 2018

Time:  9.30am - 1.00pm

Venue:  IPOS

Price:

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About the Seminar

The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) (1994) introduced intellectual property (IP) law into the international trading system for the first time. TRIPS sets down minimum standards for the protection and enforcement of the main forms of IP, so that IP rights do not themselves become barriers to international trade. All member states of the World Trade Organisation must comply with their obligations under TRIPS.

The developed countries have further introduced higher standards of IP protection through bilateral and plurilateral free trade agreement (e.g. the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) and the recently concluded Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TransPacific Partnership (CPTPP)). These international trade agreements have caused deep structural and economic changes across numerous countries.

Some bilateral investment treaties also permit private companies to commence arbitration proceedings against states, and seek compensation for adverse acts by a state against the company’s investment which are in the form of IP rights.

Jointly organised by the IP Academy and the Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore, this seminar aims to give participants a bird’s eye view of how international trade has affected national IP laws and policies, and vice versa. Participants will also walk away with practical tips on trade negotiations, as our distinguished panel of speakers share and discuss on the following IP and trade related issues:

 

Who Should Attend?


SILE Accreditation

   


Public CPD Points: 3
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Training Category: Advanced


Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.


Programme Outline

6 SEP 2018 | Thursday
9.00am – 9.30am Registration

9.30am – 10.15am

Introduction to IP and International Trade

David Llewelyn
Deputy Dean, School of Law, Singapore Management University

10.15am – 11.00am

Key IP Issues in Trade Negotiation

Mary Elizabeth Chelliah
Principal Trade Specialist, Ministry of Trade and Industry/ Head (Academic Branch), MTI Trade Academy

11.00am – 11.30am

Networking Tea Break

11.30am – 12.30pm

Practical Considerations in International Trade Negotiations

Danielle Yeow
Deputy Director-General, International Affairs Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers Singapore

12.30pm – 1.00pm

Panel Discussion + QnA

Moderator:

  • Diyanah Baharudin, Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Panellists:

  • Danielle Yeow, Deputy Director-General, International Affairs Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers Singapore
  • David Llewelyn, Deputy Dean, School of Law, Singapore Management University
  • Mary Elizabeth Chelliah, Principal Trade Specialist, Ministry of Trade and Industry/ Head (Academic Branch), MTI Trade Academy

1.00pm  End of Programme


Enquiries

For enquiries regarding this course, please contact the following officer(s):

Nabilah Haron 

Jannis Kam