The TRIPS Agreement and the Global Integration of IP Law: Convergence or Controversy?

Presented by the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Thomas Jefferson School of Law The TRIPS Agreement and the Global Integration of IP Law: Convergence or Controversy?


Date: April 8, 2011 (All day)


Increasingly, as the world becomes a smaller place with advanced communications systems and faster global travel, intellectual property rights affect our technologically advanced marketplace.


The TRIPS agreement, adopted by member countries in 1994 endeavors to promote adequate protection of intellectual property rights while simultaneously ensuring the rights themselves do not become an impediment to global commerce.


The Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) and the Center for Global Legal Studies, in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL), at TJSL's brand-new, state of the art campus in downtown San Diego, California invite you to join us on the 8th of April, 2011 for a day of discussion on the intricacies of the TRIPS agreement and how it affects intellectual property and global commerce.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law proudly welcomes panelists from the U.S. Trade Representative, Pfizer, and a multinational group of individuals providing perspectives of Developing, BRIC and Developed countries for a discussion of the intricacies of the Agreement on the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) and its effects on global intellectual property.


This year we are especially proud to have Mr. Tim Reif who is the General Counsel for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as our Keynote Speaker.


If you would like to assist as a sponsor for the event, please contact Jennifer McCollough for more information.


Brought to you by:

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

TJSL Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Center For Global Legal Studies

TJSL Intellectual Property Law Association



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Paying Sponsors


  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Mintz Levin - Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professional Corporation
  • Banker's Hill Law Firm APC



Non-Paying Sponsors


  • ACC America Association of Corporate Counsel San Diego Chapter
  • Entrepreneurial Management Center - College of Buisness Administration San Diego State University
  • KECK Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences