Reimagining IP in an ever-changing world

GDE Vol. 3 - 2022/2023

A thorough analysis of how Intellectual Property may respond to new worldwide challenges

Intellectual propperty | ip system | copyright | trademarks | Intangible cultural heritage | data | ip disputes | Ila-kyoto guidelines | domain names | licensing | Videogames | artificial intelligence | audiovisual | patents | SEPs | metaverse


Fide and TIPSA (Transatlantic Intellectual Property Academy) continue to join forces to organise, since the first weeks of the Covid pandemic back in 2020, a longstanding Program of Global Digital Encounters, scheduled periodically around the area of Intellectual Property, with the goal of “Re-imagining IP in an ever-changing world”. 

The situation we live in has highlighted and made unstoppable something that we already knew: we are heading towards a world in which intangible assets are going to be key in a society oriented towards artificial intelligence and the data economy, where Metaverse, NFTs, Blockchain technology, Industry 4.0, Biotechnology and Bio-computing will be the keywords for the future.

So, the question is served: if intangible assets are increasingly important, how is the current Intellectual Property system duly equipped to respond to the needs of this new world? The Global Digital Encounters aim at addressing this fundamental issue with courage.

The present Publication reports on, and summarises think-tank work performed at all Encounters that took place between June 2021 and June 2022.

Suggested Citation:

L. Manderieux, M. Desantes, J.Fernandez-Lasquetty, A. Arribas (Eds.), Re-Imagining IP in an ever-changing world, Global Digital Encounters, FIDE/TIPSA, 2022.

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Meet the people behind the document

The Global Digial Encounters Team

  • Laurent MANDERIEUX, Co-Director
  • Manuel DESANTES, Co-Director
  • Javier FERNÁNDEZ-LASQUETTY, Academic Coordinator
  • Álvaro ARRIBAS, Technical Coordinator

The Academic Family

  • Encounter 22: Open Science and Intellectual Property: the Dilemma
    • Richard GOLD
    • Roberto CASO
    • Julien CABAY
    • Prodromos TSIAVOS
  • Encounter 23: IP enforcement and Cybersecurity
    • Richard LANE
    • Prof. Tal ZARSKY
    • Manuel DESANTES REAL
  • Encounter 24: Vintage Brands and the New Bad Faith Conundrum
    • Annette KUR
    • Verena von BOMHARD
    • Philipp von KAPFF
    • Dr. mr. Anke MOERLAND
  • Encounter 25: Shaking the Good Old IP Kit: The Metaverse
    • Dr. Ulrike TILL
    • Paul Przemyslaw POLANSKI PhD
    • Raquel XALABARDER
  • Encounter 26: Unitary Patent and UPC are on: and now what?
    • Prof. Craig NARD
    • Prof. Tuomas MYLLY
    • Dr. Matthias LAMPING
    • Prof. Manuel DESANTES REAL
  • Encounter 27: Intellectual Property: A Key Tool for Museums
    • Dr. sc. Haris HASIĆ
    • Laurent MANDERIEUX
    • Professor Ulrika WENNERSTEN
  • Encounter 28: Copyright and Designs: a renewed relationship?
    • Ingrid SCHMIDT
    • David NIMMER
    • Enrico BONADIO
    • Sergio RIZZO

The Support Team

  • Arielle ABERDEEN
  • Bayan XIAO
  • Yulia BORISOVA
  • Florence BYRD
  • Rubén CANO
  • Magali CONTARDI
  • Maurizio CRUPI
  • Eetu HUHTA
  • Blanca JIMÉNEZ
  • Anastasiia KYRYLENKO
  • Aldo Fabrizio MÓDICA BAREIRO
  • Jorge Luis ORDELIN FONT
  • Dorottya PAKU
  • Athena POYSKY
  • Letizia TOMADA

We'll continue to work!

One year of intense think-tank work and debates on the role of IP in a world marked by deep changes allowed us to devise strategies, opinions, and also drawbacks on reinventing IP so that it better fits the needs of all stakeholders in society.

The work carried out throughout the GDEs covered in this publication confirms the conclusion that the expansion of our focus in light of world events is useful to support the international, European, and national creative plans to promote solid and sound frameworks for Intellectual Property to develop.

Fide and TIPSA are therefore committed to continue developing the Global Digital Encounters program, for further think-tank work. In order to be able to involve the Global Community and collect feedback from all countries and parties involved in the revision of IP practices and policies, we shall continue to develop our activities in a Digital format.

The GDEs will continue to focus on sharing experiences and expertise amongst professionals from the various fields of IP, via frequent Encounters and informal talks.

With the lessons learnt, we now look to the future, and invite you to join us on the road ahead, and hopefully, together, we’ll shed some light on the future of Intellectual Property.


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