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Insight & Analysis Lecture Series: GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR CREATORS: LESSONS FROM THE UK

The Centre for Content Promotion (CCP) and the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA) have partnered on a thought leadership initiative which aims at exploring and discussing current and emerging political, legal, and business developments in the areas of creativity, innovation, and commerce. The initiative consists on a series of lectures featuring acclaimed international speakers and compelling topics —the Insight & Analysis Lecture Series.

The lectures will take place at Singapore Management University. Guest speakers will have an allocated time for their presentations, followed by engagement with a distinguished commentator and a Q&A session with audience attendees. Each lecture will be followed by a reception, which will provide further opportunities for informal networking between the speakers and attendees.

FOURTH LECTURE – GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR CREATORS: LESSONS FROM THE UK

SYNOPSIS

The creative industries — defined as those that are based on individual creativity, skill and talent with the potential to create wealth and jobs through developing intellectual property – are important components of modern post-industrial knowledge-based economies. Not only do they account for higher than average growth and job creation, these industries are also vehicles of national identity that play an important role in fostering cultural diversity.  Governments around the world play an important and significant role in nurturing the creative industries through financial incentives, public awareness, legislative  infrastructures, regulatory support, and resource allocations. The United Kingdom, in particular, is a global leader in this regard and has over the past five years developed a number of policy initiatives evidencing its support for the creative industries. This lecture will provide an inside look into one government’s perspective for promoting and protecting intellectual property rights as a national priority.

SPEAKER

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Mike Weatherley served as an elected member of Parliament in the United Kingdom from 2010 – 2015, and during that time was named as the first-ever Intellectual Property Advisor to the Prime Minister.  His fresh approach to raising awareness for intellectual property rights and promoting creativity included the Rock the House and Film the House competitions, involving direct engagement between Parliamentarians, musicians, and filmmakers.  As the IP Advisor to the Honorable David Cameron, he authored four internationally acclaimed reports on the future direction of intellectual property that drew attention both inside and outside of the House and is credited with a number of IP policy reform initiatives now in place in the U.K.. Mike will share his experiences during a presentation on February 17th entitled ‘Government Support for Creators: Lessons from the UK.’

COMMENTATOR

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Graham Perkins is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Eastern Sound Temple and has 25 years’ experience working at leading firms in Asia in management positions including Adobe, Apple, Fender, MTV and Republic Polytechnic. He is the founding President and currently the Chairman of the Music Society, Singapore (SGMUSO). He has worked extensively with Singapore Government agencies including the National Arts Council, the Media Development Authority, the Singapore Tourism Board, and the Workforce Development Agency as well as major brands in music sponsorship and events. Most recently he has been Executive Producer to Indonesian music labels Musica Studios and Trinity Production.

MODERATOR

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Frank Rittman is Founding Director of the Centre for Content Promotion. An independent consultant operating primarily in the fields of media, entertainment, and cross-market development, Frank most recently served as the Senior Vice President, Deputy Managing Director and Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association, a trade association representing six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment.  Prior to that Frank was the Vice President of International Affairs for the National Music Publishers’ Association and The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.  A native New Yorker, Frank began his career as the Director of Contracts & Copyrights for the Macmillan Publishing Company and his professional appointments include serving as a former Chairman of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Entertainment Law Committee, as well as on the Board of Directors of CASBAA, the non-profit association representing the pay-TV interests in the Asia Pacific region.

WELCOME ADDRESS

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Irene Calboli is Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Visiting Professor, and Deputy Director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University. She is also a Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. Before joining SMU, Irene held a visiting professorship at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore from 2012 to 2015. She is a prolific author and has published several books, articles, and reports on a varieties of areas of intellectual property law. Her current scholarship focuses on the intersection between intellectual property and international trade. Irene is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an associate member of the Singapore Academy of Law. She is currently serving, inter alia, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the Association of American Law Schools and a member of the Legislation and Regulation Committee of the International Trademark Association.

Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. This includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Please note that your photograph, audio-video or other recordings may be taken during the event for use by Singapore Management University in social media, promotional collaterals, event publicity, and other related purposes.

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Admission is free, but seats may be limited. Attendance is by registration only.
Please register by 10 Feb 2017.

Date & Time

17 February 2017 (Friday)

4.00pm to 5.45pm
(Registration starts from 3.30pm onwards)

Venue

SMU Administration Building
Function Room 4.1, Level 4
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065

Public CPD Points

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1.5 points (provided SILE’s CPD Attendance Policy is complied with)

Practice Area

Intellectual Property

Training Level

General

Location Map

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Programme

3.30pm Registration  
       
4.00pm Welcome Address by
Professor Calboli
 
     
4.05pm Lecture by
Mr. Weatherley
     
     
5.00pm Comments by
Mr. Perkins
 
     
5.30pm Discussion Moderated by Mr. Rittman  
     
5.45pm Reception & End of Event




Insight & Analysis Lecture Series

Insight & Analysis Lecture Series: Secondary Liability for Online Copyright Infringement

http://wp.contentpromotion.net/ and the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA) have partnered on a thought leadership initiative which aims at exploring and discussing current and emerging political, legal, and business developments in the areas of creativity, innovation, and commerce. The initiative consists on a series of lectures featuring acclaimed international speakers and compelling topics the Insight & Analysis Lecture Series.

The lectures will take place at Singapore Management University. Guest speakers will have an allocated time for their presentations, followed by engagement with a distinguished commentator and a Q&A session with audience attendees. Each lecture will be followed by a reception, which will provide further opportunities for informal networking between the speakers and attendees.

THIRD LECTURE – SECONDARY LIABILITY FOR ONLINE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

SYNOPSIS

Secondary liability for copyright infringement has been a hotly contested issue in a number of international jurisdictions. In the United States (U.S.), secondary copyright liability has traditionally been determined through case law. Whereas earlier cases involved responsibility for the performances of musical compositions in dance halls, or the sale of counterfeit recordings in retail outlets, more recent cases have involved internet service providers’ (ISPs) liability for the unauthorized distribution and communication of copyrighted works. In 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act enacted specific ‘safe harbor provisions’ in order to limit ISPs’ liability as long as they abide by certain statutory requirements. Yet in December 2015, a U.S. District Court held that Cox Communications, one of the country’s biggest ISPs, could not avail itself of a safe harbor defense. A federal jury thereafter held Cox liable for willful contributory copyright infringement. 

What are the practical implications of this decision for ISPs? What facts were central to the decision, and what might the outcome have been if the case had been litigated here in Singapore? Fordham University Law Professor Hugh Hansen, Founder of the Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference and Director of the Fordham IP Institute will discuss these issues during this lecture. Follow-up remarks will be provided by Lam Chung Nian, Head of the Intellectual Property, Technology & Media, Telecommunications and Data Protections Practices at Wong Partnership.   

SPEAKER

Hugh Hansen has taught intellectual property law for many years.  His focus is on a legal realist understanding of how courts, agencies, legislatures and the private sector interact with IP law and each other. In the same vein, he founded and directs the Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference, and the Fordham IP Institute.  The Director General of the WIPO called the Fordham IP Conference ‘the Davos of the IP world.’ Professor Hansen has written one IP book and edited many others. He speaks frequently in the U.S. and abroad. The U.S. State Department sponsored a speaking tour for Professor Hansen in Japan, and Melbourne University did the same in Australia. In intellectual property law matters, Professor Hansen has been lead counsel, a consultant and expert witness in the U.S., UK, German and Polish courts. Managing Intellectual Property Magazine named Professor Hansen one of the 50 most influential people in IP in the world three times.

 

COMMENTATOR

Lam Chung Nian heads the Intellectual Property (“IP”), Technology & Media, Telecommunications and Data Protection Practices at WongPartnership LLP. He is a tutor for IP law in the Preparatory Course Leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations, an Associate Faculty at UniSIM and lecturer at the Graduate Certificate in IP Law programme, a course jointly organised by the IP Academy (Singapore) and the Faculty of Law, NUS. Chung Nian is a Fellow of the CIArb and is appointed to the WIPO Panel of Film and Media Mediators, Arbitrators and Experts, as well as the panel of mediators for the IPOS-WIPO initiative for Mediation for Proceedings Instituted in the IPOS. He is the Vice Chair of the IBA Communications Law Committee, Hon Secretary of the Asian Patent Attorney Association (Singapore Chapter), member of the International Trademark Association, and sits on the IP Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.

 

MODERATOR

Frank Rittman is Founding Director of the Centre for Content Promotion. An independent consultant operating primarily in the fields of media, entertainment, and cross-market development, Frank most recently served as the Senior Vice President, Deputy Managing Director and Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association, a trade association representing six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment.  Prior to that Frank was the Vice President of International Affairs for the National Music Publishers’ Association and The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.  A native New Yorker, Frank began his career as the Director of Contracts & Copyrights for the Macmillan Publishing Company and his professional appointments include serving as a former Chairman of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Entertainment Law Committee, as well as on the Board of Directors of CASBAA, the non-profit association representing the pay-TV interests in the Asia Pacific region.

 

WELCOME ADDRESS

Irene Calboli is Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Visiting Professor, and Deputy Director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University. She is also a Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. Before joining SMU, Irene held a visiting professorship at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore from 2012 to 2015. She is a prolific author and has published several books, articles, and reports on a varieties of areas of intellectual property law. Her current scholarship focuses on the intersection between intellectual property and international trade. Irene is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an associate member of the Singapore Academy of Law. She is currently serving, inter alia, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the Association of American Law Schools and a member of the Legislation and Regulation Committee of the International Trademark Association.

 

The next Insight & Analysis Lecture will be delivered on 17 February 2017 by Mike Weatherley, Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer, Motion Picture Licensing Corporation.

 

Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. This includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Please note that your photograph, audio-video or other recordings may be taken during the event for use by Singapore Management University in social media, promotional collaterals, event publicity, and other related purposes.

 

Admission is free, but seats may be limited. Attendance is by registration only.
Please register by 2 Jan 2017.

10 January 2017 (Tuesday)

4.00pm to 5.45pm
(Registration starts from 3.30pm onwards)

SMU Administration Building
Function Room 4.1, Level 4
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065

1.5 points (provided SILE’s CPD Attendance Policy is complied with)

Intellectual Property

General

Click HERE for map

3.30pm Registration

4.00pm Welcome Address by
Professor Calboli

4.05pm Lecture by
Professor Hansen

5.00pm Comments by
Mr. Lam 

5.30pm Discussion Moderated by Mr. Rittman

5.45pm Reception & End of Event

 

 

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Insight & Analysis Lecture Series: Regional Trade And The Creative Economy: A U.S. Perspective

http://wp.contentpromotion.net/ and the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA) have partnered on a thought leadership initiative which aims at exploring and discussing current and emerging political, legal, and business developments in the areas of creativity, innovation, and commerce. The initiative consists on a series of lectures featuring acclaimed international speakers and compelling topics the Insight & Analysis Lecture Series.

The lectures will take place at Singapore Management University. Guest speakers will have an allocated time for their presentations, followed by engagement with a distinguished commentator and a Q&A session with audience attendees. Each lecture will be followed by a reception, which will provide further opportunities for informal networking between the speakers and attendees.

SECOND LECTURE – REGIONAL TRADE AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY: A U.S. PERSPECTIVE

SYNOPSIS

The United States (U.S.) plays a special role as a friend and partner with Singapore, and more broadly, in the East Asia-Pacific region.  Total free trade in goods has grown 52% in the 10 years since the signing of the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, making Singapore America’s 13th largest goods export market.  ASEAN represents a 2.4 trillion dollar market with 620 million consumers and growth rates that surpass most parts of the globe.  U.S. Foreign Direct Investment throughout Southeast Asia is more than that of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea combined.  In today’s economy, what’s good for America is good for Southeast Asia, and vice-versa. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) represents an opportunity to build the accomplishments realized through the U.S.-Singapore FTA on a regional basis, with greater ambition and greater economic scale. How have intellectual property (IP) rights factored into these U.S. bilateral and multilateral initiatives? How does IP stack up across the ASEAN region, and with other trade zones?  Will the promotion and protection of IP foster or hinder growth and liberalized trade? U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar will build off these themes, presenting his strategic vision for a flourishing and stable Southeast Asia that will lead to increased trade, investment and prosperity. Follow-up remarks will be provided by U.S.-ASEAN Business Council’s Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director, Ambassador Michael Michalak.

 

Welcome Address

Yeo Tiong Min first studied law at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and then obtained post-graduate degrees from the University of Oxford where he was a Senior Research Fellow for a time. He taught at NUS before being appointed the inaugural Yong Pung How Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University in 2007. His research interests are in private law, with a concentration on private international law. He also works in the areas of equity, remedies, restitution, and contract law. His scholarship has been published in Singapore, England, Australia, and Japan, and has been widely cited in texts and journals in Singapore and abroad. His scholarship has been relied upon by first instance and appellate courts in Singapore, Australia, England, Hong Kong SAR, and the Cayman Islands. He has provided expert evidence on Singapore law for trials  abroad, and has argued before the Singapore Court of Appeal as amicus curiae  (friend of the court). He has actively collaborated on several projects with government departments and statutory bodies, including the Singapore Academy of Law and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

 

Introductory Remarks

Irene Calboli is Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Visiting Professor, and Deputy Director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University. She is also a Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. Professor Calboli started her academic career at the University of Bologna and has held visiting positions at the King’s College London, the University of California Berkeley, the University Complutense, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition. From 2012 – 2015, she was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore. Professor Calboli’s scholarship focuses on the intersection between intellectual property and international trade. Her recent books include THE LAW AND PRACTICE OF TRADEMARK TRANSACTIONS (Edward Elgar, 2016, with Jacques de Werra), and RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXHAUSTION AND PARALLEL IMPORTS (Edward Elgar, 2016, with E. Lee).

 

Speaker

Kirk Wagar was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore on September 4, 2013. Previously, he was Managing Partner of Wagar Law, P.A., a Miami-based law firm that focused on contract and insurance litigation.  He served on the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank in 2010, and on the full Ex-Im Bank Advisory Committee for the 2011 and 2012 terms. Mr. Wagar was the Florida Finance Chair for President Obama and a trustee of the inaugural committee in 2009 and 2013. He also served as Florida Finance Chair for the Democratic National Committee for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. Mr. Wagar has been a member of the boards of the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and the National Collegiate Conference Association, which is parent of the National Model United Nations and an NGO of the United Nations. Mr. Wagar received a B.A. from Roberts Wesleyan College and a J.D. from the University of Miami.

 

Commentator

Michael W. Michalak joined the US-ASEAN Business Council in September 2015 as Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director and oversees the Council’s six offices in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from its regional headquarters in Singapore. Previously an independent business consultant focused on Asia and particularly Vietnam, Ambassador Michalak has also served as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department for more 30 than years. His experience includes postings to Tokyo, Sydney, Islamabad, and Beijing, as well as Washington, D.C.  He served as U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam from August 2007 to February 2011. Ambassador Michalak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  

 

Moderator

Frank Rittman is a Founding Director of the Centre for Content Promotion. An independent consultant operating primarily in the fields of media, entertainment, and cross-market development, Frank most recently served as the Senior Vice President, Deputy Managing Director and Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association, a trade association representing six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment.  Prior to that Frank was the Vice President of International Affairs for the National Music Publishers’ Association and The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.  A native New Yorker, Frank began his career as the Director of Contracts & Copyrights for the Macmillan Publishing Company and his professional appointments include serving as a former Chairman of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Entertainment Law Committee, as well as on the Board of Directors of CASBAA, the non-profit association representing the pay-TV interests in the Asia Pacific region.

The next Insight & Analysis Lecture will be delivered on 10 January 2017 by Professor Hugh Hansen, Director, Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute, School of Law, Fordham University.

 

Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. This includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Please note that your photograph, audio-video or other recordings may be taken during the event for use by Singapore Management University in social media, promotional collaterals, event publicity, and other related purposes.

 

 

Admission is free, but seats may be limited. Attendance is by registration only. Please register by 1 November 2016.

15 November 2016 (Tuesday)

4.00pm to 5.45pm
(Registration starts from 3.30pm onwards)

SMU Administration Building
Function Room 4.1, Level 4
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065

1.5 points (provided SILE’s CPD Attendance Policy is complied with)

Intellectual Property

General

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3.30pm  Registration
4.00pm  Welcome Address
(Dean, Professor Yeo)
4.05pm   Introductory Remarks (Professor Calboli)
4.10pm   Lecture 
(Ambassador Wagar)

5.00pm   Comments
(Ambassador Michalak)

5.30pm   Discussion 
(Moderated by
Mr.Rittman)
5.45pm   End of Event & Reception

 

 

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Insight & Analysis Lecture Series

Insight & Analysis Lecture Series

http://wp.contentpromotion.net/ and the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA) have partnered on a thought leadership initiative which aims at exploring and discussing current and emerging issues in the areas of creative development, technological innovation, and social discourse. The initiative consists on a series of 60-75 minutes lectures  – the Insight & Analysis Lecture Series featuring acclaimed international speakers and compelling topics

The lectures will take place at Singapore Management University and will be webcasted and made available through designated channels.  Guest speakers will have an allocated time to present, and their presentations will be followed by one-on-one engagement with a distinguished commentator and a Q&A session with audience attendees. Each lecture will be followed by a reception sponsored by the organizers, which will provide further opportunities for informal networking between the speakers and the attendees.

FIRST LECTURE – DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

SYNOPSIS

The European Union has embarked upon an ambitious strategy which aims to create a Digital Single Market where “the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital is ensured — and where citizens and businesses can seamlessly and fairly access online goods and services: whatever their nationality, and wherever they live.” An important piece of this ambitious endeavour concerns adapting EU copyright rules to certain “realities”, including technological change and new consumer behaviours, while at the same time maintaining the requisite level of protection and preserving cultural diversity across the EU. In his presentation, Mr. Shapiro will provide a general update on the EU’s DSM project with a focus on copyright reforms.

Speaker

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Ted Shapiro is a partner with over 20 years’ experience who heads Wiggin’s Brussels office. He is a recognised expert in international and European copyright law assisting clients on issues related to policy, litigation, compliance and commercial matters. He is also experienced in managing campaigns to influence legislation as well as helping organisations and companies navigate the legislative and regulatory environment at the international, EU and Member State levels. Mr. Shapiro joined Wiggin in January 2013 from the Motion Picture Association in Brussels, where he was the General Counsel for Europe. In addition to overseeing the operation of a multi-jurisdictional litigation and compliance programme, he was in charge of the provision of legal services to senior MPA executives and the MPA’s member studios related to intellectual property, new media, collective management, audiovisual regulation, competition, trade and data protection issues. In 2011, Mr. Shapiro co-published a book on copyright law entitled “Copyright in the Information Society: A Guide to National Implementation of the European Directive”. He has also written numerous articles on copyright issues including on recent judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU. He is admitted to the bar of Massachusetts, and is a registered European lawyer with the Brussels Bar and a solicitor in England and Wales.

Commentator

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Mark Lim is Senior Legal Counsel with the IP Academy of Singapore and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). He currently heads the Hearings and Mediation Group at IPOS, provides legal advice for the IP Management for Public Agencies programme; and oversees the development and curation of training events in the area of IP law for the legal  community in Singapore. Prior to joining IPOS in 2010, Mark was a lawyer in private practice for 15 years. At his last firm, a medium-sized law firm in Singapore, he established and headed the IP, Media & Entertainment Department. Mark’s work encompassed all areas of IP law, including both contentious as well as non-contentious IP matters. Mark was also the Vice-Chairman for the Singapore Law Society’s IP Committee for several years. He has published many articles in both local and international journals, including the Singapore Academy of Law Journal, European Intellectual Property Review, Journal of International Arbitration, Copyright World and Trademark World. Mark is also a co-author of the volume on IP in Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore. He has been recognized as a leading IP lawyer in a number of international publications.

Moderator

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Frank Rittman is a Founding Director of the Centre for Content Promotion. An independent consultant operating primarily in the fields of media, entertainment, and cross-market development, Frank most recently served as the Senior Vice President, Deputy Managing Director and Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association, a trade association representing six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment.  Prior to that Frank was the Vice President of International Affairs for the National Music Publishers’ Association and The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.  A native New Yorker, Frank began his career as the Director of Contracts & Copyrights for the Macmillan Publishing Company and his professional appointments include serving as a former Chairman of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Entertainment Law Committee, as well as on the Board of Directors of CASBAA, the non-profit association representing the pay-TV interests in the Asia Pacific region.

The next Insight & Analysis Lecture will be delivered by the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Mr. Kirk Wagar, on 15 November 2016.

Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. This includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information

Please note that your photograph, audio-video or other recordings may be taken during the event for use by Singapore Management University in social media, promotional collaterals, event publicity, and other related purposes.

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Admission is free, but seats may be limited. Attendance is by registration only. Please register by 1 September 2016.

Date & Time

9 September 2016 (Friday)

4.00pm to 5.30pm
(Registration starts from 3.30pm onwards)

Venue

SMU Administration Building
Function Room 4.1, Level 4
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065

Public CPD Points

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1.5 points (provided SILE’s CPD Attendance Policy is complied with)

Practice Area

Intellectual Property

Training Level

General

Location Map

Click HERE for map

Programme

3.30pm Registration

4.00pm Lecture by Mr Ted Shapiro

5.00pm Comments by Mr Mark Lim

5.15pm Discussion and Q & A

5.30pm Refreshments & End of Event

 

 

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Modi’s New Intellectual Property Rights Policy Will Only Benefit Players with Deep Pockets | The Wire

The new policy fails to enact a balanced regime and instead is tilted in favour of rights-holders.

Source: Modi’s New Intellectual Property Rights Policy Will Only Benefit Players with Deep Pockets | The Wire

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Hollywood eyes Australia as Ridley Scott’s space epic Alien: Covenant films in Sydney – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sixteen Hollywood productions contributed a record $420 million into Australia’s economy last year.

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