Alai 2016

Preliminary Congress Program

Thursday, September 15, 2016

08.00 – 09.00 Welcome and registration of participants

09.00 – 09.45 Opening Session

Welcome addresses

Frank Gotzen, President ALAI

Stefania Ercolani, President ALAI Italia

Michele Woods, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Representative of the Italian Government (TBC)

09.45 – 10.15 International Framework of Copyright and Extra-Copyright Protection of Applied Art (Berne Convention, Paris Convention, TRIPS)

General Report Sam Ricketson

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee-break

10.30 – 13.00 Copyright and Design: Regional and National Approaches (Laws and Case Laws)

the Acquis CommunautaireUma Suthersanen

the French approach: unité de l’artAgnès Tricoire

the Italian approach: the artistic value – Paolo Spada

the USA approach: the separability test – Jane C. Ginsburg

the Latin American approach – Delia Lipszyc

limits of copyright and design: ideas, functionality, style and fashion – Peter Adamsson, Juan Cordoba

Moderator Igor Gliha

Plenary discussion

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 17.00 Other Forms of Protection for Applied Arts ((Un)Registered Design Rights; Patents; Trade Marks; Unfair Competition)

PanelFernando Carbajo, Simon Clark, Mina Kianfar, Marshall Leaffer, Rosaria Romano, Tatsuhiro Ueno

Moderator Gustavo Ghidini

Plenary discussion

Friday September 16, 2016

09.00 – 11.15 Business Strategies and Industry Perspectives

How (Un)Availability of Different Kinds of Protection Affects Marketing Decisions

How (Un)Effective is the Protection in Case of Infringement

Panel Italian Ministry for the Economic Development (TBC), Marcella Panucci, General Director Confindustria, Michael Goldmann, Tony Greenman

ModeratorJan Rosen

Plenary discussion

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee-break

11.30 -12.00 Applied Arts and Technology

General Report Pierre Sirinelli

12.00 – 12.45 Technological Options in the Field of 3D Reproduction

3D modeling and printing (3D scan, photogrammetry, etc.); on-line making available of 3D models and file security (examples of 3D modeling software, like Sculpteo, etc.)

Panel Carla Van Steenbergen (Materialise), Giovanna Talocci (ADI), an artist, an architect (TBC)


12.45 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 Legal Analysis: Challenges and Solutions (part 1)

International Framework: Differences among national situations and involved rights (copyright, design and models, trade marks)

Difficulties related to complexities in the value chain and the variety of entities involved (individuals, Fab Lab, platforms, manufacturers of digitization and printing devices and of printing materials)

Moderator Mihaly Ficsor

Panel Maria Letizia Bixio, Stefan Martin, Michael Ritscher, Concha Saiz, Benoit Van Asbroeck

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee-break

15.45 – 17.15 Legal Analysis: Challenges and Solutions (part 2)

Tools available/necessary to cover 3D Technologies. Exclusive rights vs Remuneration rights (private copy levy; reprography; ad hoc mechanism; compatibility with the three step test). Other IP protection systems. Technological protection measures.

Problems related to design patent and to Gebrauchsmuster.

Applicability of a sui generis mechanism of collective management to Development & Innovation (patents)

Panel Alessandro Cogo, Gaetano Dimita, Anikò Grad-Gyenge, Thierry Maillard, Keita Sato

Moderator Mihaly Ficsor

Plenary discussion

17.15 – 17.45 Closing Session

17.45 – 18.45 ALAI General Assembly