Intellectual Property Experts discuss issues in Media & Entertainment

From left: Professor Graeme Dinwoodie (Oxford); Visiting Professor Irene Calboli (SMU); Professor Susy Frankel (Victoria), Professor Megan Richardson (Melbourne), Professor Ng-Loy Wee Loon (NUS), Associate Professor David Tan (NUS), Professor and Foundation Dean Dan Hunter (Swinburne)

Jointly organised by the Centre for Law & Business at NUS and the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia at SMU, the Panel Presentation in January 2016 at the SMU Li Ka Shing Library featured selected contributions from the forthcoming book Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment, edited by Professors Megan Richardson and Sam Ricketson for Edward Elgar, UK.

The focus of the book is on contemporary aspects of intellectual property law relating to media and entertainment, and chapters will cover topics such as: Lego and the International Intellectual Property System, 1955- 2015 (Dan Hunter); Transformative Play in the Digital Age (David Tan); Trademarking Creative Works: Should Intellectual Property Become Just Dessert” for the Entertainment Industry? (Irene Calboli); Unauthorised Celebrity Merchandising: Publicity Right, Personality Right, or Just Confusion? (Graeme Dinwoodie and Megan Richardson); Traditional Knowledge as Entertainment (Susy Frankel).