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UNION-IP online ronde tafel op 26 februari

UNION-IP, European Practitioners in Intellectuel Property, organiseert een virtuele ronde tafel op 26 februari. Het onderwerp van de bijeenkomst is 'IP strategy and challenges in an era of co(vid)operation'.

The current times demand cooperation - be it to fight a disease or economic drawbacks - but to innovate it is still required investment, which further needs return in order to be sustainable. In addition, the interest and need in several tools to fight the pandemic, such as vaccines, testing, sanitising and many others, have been rising together with their associated advances and innovation.

There has been a considerable balance in the action of the states as regards the access to such tools, which finds a strong correlation in the stance of innovators. It is relevant to have a further focus on the specific tools which are accessible to governments, such as compulsory licenses or other legal mechanisms, and on how companies have been positioning considering these mechanisms, through voluntary licenses or other initiatives.

UNION-IP's 2021 Round Table will be an outstanding opportunity to look into the tools and strategies that can help to tackle these challenges, in the perspective of innovators and states, through the opinion of experienced professionals, judges and governmental institution officials, as well as to exchange ideas with colleagues from all over the world. The Round Table includes an online broadcasting environment which allows to interact with the speakers in an open discussion, and with other participants.