Nordic/German IPR Network Meeting

online meeting

2 and 22 – 23 September 2021 (UTC +3)

The Nordic Network Meeting will be arranged as an online meeting 2 and 22 – 23 September 2021. It will be arranged by the IPR University Center in collaboration with its member universities in Finland. 

The event is targeted for doctoral students and researhers. If you are interested in attending, please fill in the online registration form and we will send you more information.


The seminar sessions will be primarily intended for the presentations of doctoral students as well as researchers at their early career stage. This is a great opportunity for the presenters to get feedback and make their research topics known among colleagues across borders.

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Contact information:

Auri Vainio +358 403521 486, (2.9.2021 and 23.9.2021)
Anni Wargh +358 40 3521 487 (22.9.2021)



10.30  – 10.40 Opening words 
Professor Tuomas Mylly, University of Turku and  University Researcher Juha Vesala, University of Lappland – Co-Directors of IPR University Center

Moderator Juha Vesala

10.40 – 11.15 The scope of the exceptions to the Trade Secrets Directive
Kleinvogel Emma, LMU Munich
Commentator: TIAS Collegium Postdoctoral Researcher Ulla-Maija Mylly, University of Turku

11.20 – 11.55 Intermediary Liability in the EU Digital Single Market
Huhta Eetu, University of Eastern Finland
Commentator: Professor Ansgar Ohly, University of Munich

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH

Moderator Tuomas Mylly

13.00 – 13.35 Fighting the tech giants – news edition: Competition law’s unsuitability to achieve the objectives of the press publishers’ right
Knapstad Tone, University of Helsinki
Commentator: Professor Jens Schovsbo, University of Copenhagen

13.40 – 14.15 Intellectual Property Provisions in the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement and Lessons for West Africa
Ogbodo Juliet, University of Eastern Finland
Commentator: Researcher Daniel Acquah, University of Turku

22.9.2021 HOX (UTC +3)

Moderator: Taina Pihlajarinne

10.00 – 10.35 Protection of non-human works – an overview of my doctoral research
Thesleff Alexander, University of Helsinki
Commentator: Professor Michael Grünberger, University of Bayreuth 

10.40 – 11.15 Intimate authorship: privacy considerations in copyright law
Härkönen Heidi, University of Turku
Commentator: Professor Matthias Leistner, LMU University of Munchen

11.20 – 11.55 Extended Collective Licensing in the DSM Directive – An Opportunity to make Art. 17 DSM Directive work?
Bibi Alexander, LMU Munich
Commentator: Professor Ole-Andreas Rognstad, University of Oslo

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH

Moderator: Dhanay Cadillo Chandler

13.00 – 13.35 Copyright protection versus marketability in the online transfer of digital goods
Weiss Raphael, LMU Munich
Commentator: Professor Rosa Maria Ballardini, University of Lapland 

13.40 – 14.15 Evolution of IPR service industry: Evidence from Finland (Work in progress)
Heikkilä Jussi, Jyväskylä University
Commentator: Professor Thomas Riis, University of Copenhagen

14.20 – 14.55 FRAND obligations of patent acquirers — antitrust implications for the transfer of SEPs
Scheer Mathias, LMU Munich
Commentator: Professor Petri Kuoppamäki, Aalto University

14.55 – 15.30 Break

15.30 – 16.30 Networking hour
Sweets and networking

23.9.2021 (HOX UTC +3)

Moderator: Rosa Ballardini

10.00 – 10.35 Establishing a European model for copyright infringement
Stenvik Kristina, University of Oslo
Commentator: Professor Taina Pihlajarinne, University of Helsinki

10.40 – 11.15 Intellectual Property and Competition Law during COVID-19 Crisis
Kianzad Behrang, University of Copenhagen
Commentator: Professor Inger Orstavik, University of Oslo

11.20 – 11.55 Rethinking the Doctrine of Trademark Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Automated Commerce
Sevastianova Vera, Hanken School of Economics
Commentator: Professor Monica Viken, Norwegian Business School

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH

Moderator: Nari Lee

13.00 – 13.35 Exploring the legal frameworks and implications of selected pull incentives for antibiotics
Floryan Leonard, University of Copenhagen
Commentator: Professor Nari Lee, Hanken School of Economics

13.40 – 14.15 Company name as a sign in the course of trade
Berlips Persson Merit, University of Stockholm
Commentator: Professor Katja Weckström, University of Eastern Finland 

14.15 – 15.00 Break

15.00 – 17.00 Discussion about methodology course
Professor Tuomas Mylly, University of Turku
University Researcher Juha Vesala, University of Lapland