International intellectual property law expert Daniel Gervais to give Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

International intellectual property law expert Daniel Gervais to give Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

Professor Daniel Gervais will deliver the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture at The London Book Fair on Tuesday 11th March 2019, focusing on the changing role of intermediation in delivering informational and cultural goods, exceptions as the new rules, and copyright and progress.

Professor Gervais is a specialist on international IP law and currently Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law and Director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program at Vanderbilt Law School.

His academic and professional career includes 10 years researching and addressing policy issues as a legal officer at the World Trade Organization (WTO), as head of the Copyright Projects section of the WIPO, and Deputy Secretary General of International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), and Vice-Chair of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO), He has been a visiting professor at numerous international universities and was the first North American law professor admitted to the Academy of Europe in 2012. He is currently Chairman of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property and a member of the American Law Institute.

Professor Gervais will deliver a 30-minute lecture followed by a Q&A chaired by William Bowes, General Counsel and Director of Policy at the Publishers Association. The lecture will end with a drinks reception for attendees.

Since its inception in 2008, the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture has grown to be the most important copyright event at The London Book Fair—the home of global copyright trading in the publishing industry. Supported by representative bodies from across the publishing industry—the Publishers Association, Copyright Licensing Agency, the Federation of European Publishers, the Publishers’ Licensing Services and the International Publishers Association—the lecture focusses on key developments in the world of copyright.

The event will bring together copyright experts, from academics to practitioners, publishing professionals, rights managers, authors, artists, professionals from the wider creative industries and those interested in the future of copyright for publishing and IP.

The lecture will take place during The London Book Fair on Tuesday 12th March 2019 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the Conference Centre at Olympia London.

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