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Going for Gold: 3D Printing, Jewellery and the future of Intellectual Property Law

When: 24 March 2017

Time: 10.30am – 5pm

Where: Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University

How to book: Attendance is free, but spaces are limited and reservation is required. Please Register to reserve a place. Further information about the event including the final programme will be available on the CIPPM website.

Additive Manufacturing or 3D printing as it is more commonly known, continues to push the boundaries of Intellectual Property (IP) law. There have been various attempts to address these questions through legal and empirical studies; yet at the same time, there continues to be limited literature and debate of a holistic nature on the implications of 3D printing on intellectual property law, industry, society, technology and policy.

This gap, which extends to the lucrative jewellery sector raises further questions in relation to creativity, design, copyright and licensing.

This event, which builds on the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) Commissioned Study on 3D Printing and IP law led by Bournemouth University (BU) during 2013-2014 (reports published in 2015), will explore some of these questions by bringing together experts from the cultural and business sectors including designers, manufacturers, distributors, policy makers and legal professionals.

The event will also provide the platform for a discussion of the ‘Going for Gold’ project carried out by researchers at CIPPM (Bournemouth University) in collaboration with Museotechniki Ltd and Uformia AS.

This multi-disciplinary event will be complemented by an exhibition of 3D printed jewellery artefacts which will be on display at the event.

We would like to welcome all industry experts including designers, manufacturers, representatives from business and cultural sectors, social scientists, policy makers and lawyers to attend this one-day event. Other interested parties are also welcome to attend.

Confirmed Participants and Speakers:

  • Mark Bloomfield (Electrobloom)
  • Roger Brownsword (Bournemouth University /Kings College London);
  • Ruth Burstall (Baker & McKenzie LLP)
  • Frank Cooper (Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre, Birmingham Jewellery School)
  • Lionel Dean (De Montfort University)
  • Damian Etherington (Ipswich Museum)
  • Nikolaos Maniatis (Museotechniki Ltd)
  • Dids McDonald (Anti Copying in Design)
  • Dinusha Mendis (Bournemouth University)
  • Jonathan Rowley (Digits2Widgets)
  • Cherie Stamm (Uformia AS)
  • Andrea Wallace (CREATe, University of Glasgow)
  • Michael Weinberg (Shapeways Inc)

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For further information on this event please contact [email protected]

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