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'Going for Gold': 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Mass Customisation and the Future of Intellectual Property Law




Intellectual Property Series

Venue: CLG55, Tait Building, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

The growth of 3D technologies impacts on intellectual property (IP) law, leading to a number of implications including copyright, design and licensing issues amongst others. Such challenges question the enforcement, object and purpose of IP laws whilst exploring the opportunities presented through this technology.

Building on the Commissioned Research carried out for the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) (2013-2015), the paper will first set out the findings, conclusions and recommendations from this project before moving on to a consideration of the AHRC-funded project titled 'Going for Gold: A Legal and Empirical Case Study into 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Mass Customisation of Ancient and Modern Jewellery' (2015-2017).

In presenting the two funded projects and its findings, the paper will outline the IP issues arising from this emerging technology, whilst questioning the impact of 3D scanning and 3D printing on the future of IP law.

Speaker: Professor Dinusha Mendis (Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), Bournemouth University)

Dinusha specialises in Intellectual Property Law, in particular copyright law, copyright licensing and digital copyright policy and has published widely in this area. Her research also includes exploring the challenges to intellectual property law as a result of emerging technologies and in this context, she has conducted extensive funded and independent research on the intellectual property implications of 3D printing and emerging technologies. She has been invited to speak on the topic at the European Parliament; Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM); UK House of Lords and at various academic organisations and for blue-chip industry clients.

During 2015, Dinusha was on research leave and held appointments as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tasmania Australia and Stanford Law School, University of Stanford California.

Dinusha holds qualifications from the Universities of Aberdeen (LLB (Hons); Edinburgh (LLM, PhD); Nottingham Trent University (BVC) and has been called to the Bar of England and Wales and is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple Inn, London.

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1.00pm - 3.00pmWednesday 1st March 2017

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CLS Research Events

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
0207 040 3410

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