Dr. Dinusha Mendis, Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) was invited to deliver a talk on her research into Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies, with a focus on 3D printing at an event organised by the UN Agency, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and University of Turin, Law School, Italy. The talk was delivered on 24th October 2016.
The event which formed part of the Master of Laws Programme, offered jointly with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Academy and University of Turin, was hosted in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITCILO) with financial support from the Government of Italy and was attended by academics, practitioners and officials from WIPO and ITCILO.
Dr. Mendis spoke about the legal status surrounding 3D printing, with a particular focus on the funded research carried out for the UK Intellectual Property Office ( completed 2015) and the current AHRC funded project titled ‘Going for Gold’ exploring the intellectual property implications surrounding 3D scanning, 3D printing and mass customisation from the point of view of cultural and business sectors.
Other speakers at the event included, Ms. Martha Chikowore (WIPO Academy, Training Officer), Mr. Ralf Kruger (Manager, Turin School of Development), Professor Alessandro Cogo (University of Turin), Professor Marco Ricolfi (University of Turin), Mr. Paolo Marzano (LUISS, University, Rome) and Dr. Thomas Margoni (CREATe, University of Glasgow).