In Japan, UK law is one of the main jurisdictions for comparative legal research, even in the field of intellectual property law. Since EU law has had a significant impact on UK IP law during the period of the UK’s membership of the EU, the various changes after Brexit make it difficult to understand the current state of UK IP law from a Japanese perspective.

Then, against the background of recent progress in the development of AI around the world, the issues surrounding AI and IP law are attracting attention in many countries. It is important to refer to the recent developments in UK copyright and AI.

This seminar will focus on the recent developments in UK IP law in the post-Brexit era, especially the current UK IP law situation after Brexit and UK copyright and AI. Prof. Griffiths will give a lecture on “IP law in UK post-Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023”. Then, Dr Burke will give a presentation on the recent developments in UK copyright and AI, including the very current issue of the UK’s proposed copyright code of practice. After lectures, we will have a Q & A Session.

Date    March 3, 2024 (Sun) 15:00-17:30 (Japan Time (UTC+9h))

Venue    Waseda University Room 405 of Building No.3 (campus map) & Zoom Webinar
               English & Japanese (simultaneous translation)

Theme  Recent developments in UK IP law in the post-Brexit era
Speakers
 
  IP law in UK post-Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023
 
  Recent developments in UK copyright and AI
 
Moderator  Tetsuya Imamura (Professor, Meiji University)
Host    Waseda RCLIP,  Japan Design and Law Association,  Intellectual Property Center of Yamaguchi University
Cost         Free
 
Zoom Registration
 
 
 
(Below) In-person participation (Tokyo)