Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights affect every aspect of our modern life and academic activity. Nevertheless, contemporary intellectual property law is currently facing a number of unforeseen challenges that have created a series of problems to the application of the law. Some argue that the law, in its current framework, cannot cope with such changes. While others believe that recent challenges could be used to further develop legal analysis in this area of the law.

This stream aims to bring together scholarly, professional and postgraduate researchers to explore issues related to intellectual property in a multi-disciplinary forum. We welcome critical reflections on the related themes, in order to facilitate cross-pollination of ideas. The presenters will appeal to multidisciplinary audiences. Themes and/or cases study materials could include, but are by no means restricted to, the following:

  • Trade Mark Law.

  • Patent Law.

  • Copyright Law.

  • Designs Law.

  • Geographical indication.

  • Intellectual property and the Internet.

  • Intellectual property and competition law.

  • Innovation and Intellectual property.

  • Intellectual property and Globalization.

There is no restriction on methodology: papers may be empirical, policy-centred, historical, or theoretical, in approach.

Authors of selected papers accepted for, and presented at, the IP stream of the SLSA conference 2018, will hopefully be invited to submit their paper for consideration for publication. Once the details of the intended journal have been finalised, the information will be shared with the authors.


Jasem Tarawneh ( and Smita Kheria (