2nd IPIRA Conference 27-28 Feb 2020 at Universitas Indonesia (Partial Funding):

2nd IPIRA Conference 27-28 Feb 2020 at Universitas Indonesia (Partial Funding):

The IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Network is organising the Second IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference, which will be held on 27 -28 February 2020 at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Second IPIRA Conference is organized as a collaboration between the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia as local host, Texas A&M University School of Law, the School of Law, University of Geneva, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the World Trade Organization (WTO)..

Call for Papers:

Academics and researchers who are interested in presenting at the Second IPIRA Conference can submit the request to present by responding to this Call for Papers.

The organizers welcome submissions by senior, mid-career, and junior academics. Submissions from a variety of disciplines, including legal scholars, economists, sociologists, scholars from the humanities, etc., are encouraged. All scholars writing on topics related to IP law-related issues in Asian law, international law, and comparative law are welcome to apply.

As its staple feature, the IPIRA Conference aims at gathering academics from Asia, Asia-Pacific, and beyond (including Europe, Africa, North and South America, etc.) and promoting discussion and interaction between them during the Conference.


The deadline to submit an abstract 30 October 2019.

notifications of acceptance by the end of  November 2019. Accepted applicants will need to confirm their participation to the Conference no later than 15 December 2019.

Conference Schedule:

The Second IPIRA Conference will start on Thursday, 27 February 2020, at 9 a.m., and continue until 6.30 p.m. A dinner will conclude the first day. The Conference will resume on Friday, 28 February 2020, at 9 a.m., and continue until 6.30 p.m. (inclusive of tea and lunch breaks). There will be a farewell reception to conclude the Conference.

Workshop on Current Research Topics:

The scientific organizers of the Second IPIRA Conference plan to hold a half-day Workshop on Current Research Topics for interested participants to the Conference the day after the Conference. The Workshop will take place during the morning of Saturday, 29 February 2020 (tentatively from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).

The Workshop will be held in addition to the Conference. Specific details on the format and how to sign up to attend the Workshop will be announced in November 2019.


There will be no registration fee or any other costs associated with attending the Second IPIRA Conference and the Workshop on Current Research Topics. In addition, participants will enjoy complimentary refreshments, lunch, and dinner during the two days of the Conference, and refreshments the day of the Workshop.

Limited Financial Assistance:

The organizers will try to secure funds to partially assist a limited number of researchers with financial needs to attend the Second IPIRA Conference.

Researchers from developing countries in Asia who cannot otherwise secure funds for travel can submit a request for partial assistance to attend the Conference jointly with the submission of their application to present at the Conference, and no later than 30 October 2019.

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