IPAN Associate 4iP Council is hosting a free educational online event which will include an introduction to 3D printing and its impact on IP rights and relevant legislation. The event is hosted with the International Trademark Association (INTA).

The online event will take place at 15:00 – 16:00 GMT on 11 February 2021.

What is 3D printing?

3D printing can also be referred to as additive manufacturing. The process involves a printer, following instructions from a digital file, adding many successive layers of thin material until the desired physical three-dimensional object is created. Additive manufacturing is distinctly different to traditional manufacturing methods which involve the use of additional materials, for example cutting out shapes from larger sheets or blocks of material.

What will 4iP Council’s online event cover?

The presenters at the online event will be Dr Peter Schramm, Attorney at Law on behalf of INTA and Alessandro Burro, 4iP Council Research Award winner 2019. The event will cover:

  • Overview of 3D printing, markets and IP issues
  • Evolution of this technology and policy questions
  • Impact of 3D printing on designs
  • Copyright implications, especially after the CJEU Cofemel and Brompton decisions

Registration details

Further details and the registration link can be accessed here.