The seminar is co-organized by WIPO and the International Law Association (ILA) and will feature experts on intellectual property law and conflict of laws (private international law). Most of the presenters are members of the ILA Committee on Intellectual Property and Private International Law, which has developed guidelines to facilitate easier transnational enforcement of intellectual property rights such as copyright, patents and trademarks. The guidelines include rules concerning jurisdiction of courts, rules on choice of law that should apply to disputes, and rules on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in intellectual property law matters. Professor Trimble chairs the Committee’s Subcommittee on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments.
Professor Trimble joins other experts presenting at the Seminar, including Professors Joost Blom (U. of British Columbia), Josef Drexl (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition), Rochelle C. Dreyfuss (NYU), Jane C. Ginsburg (Columbia), Toshiyuki Kono (Kyushu University), Axel Metzger (Humboldt University), Pedro de Miguel Asensio (Complutense University of Madrid), Dario Manuel Lentz Moura Vicente (University of Lisbon), and Marta Pertegas (Hague Conference on Private International Law).