International IP law expert Daniel Gervais to give Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

International IP law expert Daniel Gervais to give Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

Date: Tuesday, 12 March
Time: 4pm to 5.00pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Conference Centre, London Olympia
Booking: Click here to register

Professor Daniel Gervais will deliver the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture at The London Book Fair on Tuesday 12 March 2019, focusing on the changing role of intermediation in delivering informational and cultural goods, exceptions as the new rules, and copyright and progress.

Professor Gervais is a specialist on international IP law and currently Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law and Director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program at Vanderbilt Law School.

His academic and professional career includes 10 years researching and addressing policy issues as a legal officer at the World Trade Organization (WTO), as head of the Copyright Projects section of the WIPO, and Deputy Secretary General of International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), and Vice-Chair of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO), He has been a visiting professor at numerous international universities and was the first North American law professor admitted to the Academy of Europe in 2012. He is currently Chairman of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property and a member of the American Law Institute.

Professor Gervais will deliver a 30-minute lecture followed by a Q&A chaired by William Bowes, General Counsel and Director of Policy at the Publishers Association. The lecture will end with a drinks reception for attendees.

What is the Charles Clark Lecture?
The Charles Clark Lecture, which focuses on key developments in the world of copyright, has been running since 2008 and has grown to be London Book Fair’s largest lecture.

The lecture is held annually to celebrate the achievements of Charles Clark (1933-2006); British publisher and lawyer who was an authority on the law of copyright. We are delighted to welcome world renowned copyright experts each year to continue the stimulating debate.

The Charles Clark Memorial Lecture was founded by representative organisations from across the publishing industry: the Publishers Association (PA), Publishers' Licensing Services  (PLS), the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and the Federation of European Publishers (FEP).

Who should attend?
Attendance is recommended for anyone with an interest in copyright and the creative industries.

Please note:
This event is open to all London Book Fair delegates so we recommend that you arrive in good time to secure a place. Admittance to the lecture is free but admittance to the London Book Fair is not. To be admitted to the lecture you will also need to pre-register for the London Book Fair.