LSPI-ILTC-IPLC Conference Barcelona 2010
Posted on 11 November 2010
The 2010 LSPI-ILTC-IPLC International Conference (Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Private Law) convened experts from academia, government and industry from across the world.
The conference discussed key legal issues related to International Trade Law, and in particular on its relation to Information Technology Law, Private Law and Intellectual Property Rights. Delegates came from the various parts of the EU, USA, Far East, Australia and Africa and as such presented a unique opportunity to gain insight to various current global issues and divergent views.
This conference was first held in May 2006 in Hamburg, Germany and has since been held annually in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Beijing, New York, Prague, and more recently in Barcelona under the auspices of the International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL).
Jacolien Barnard was the first representative from the Department of Mercantile Law to address the conference on issues relating to the ‘Redress for Consumers in terms of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008’. Next up was Sylvia Papadopoulos who delivered her paper entitled ‘The Draft Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: A South African Perspective’, and shortly thereafter Prof Corlia van Heerden delivered her paper entitled ‘Unsolicited Goods or Services in terms of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008’.
Sylvia also served on the open panel which discussed Cyber and Intellectual Law issues .