Professor Gervais is a specialist on international IP law and currently Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law and Director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program at Vanderbilt Law School.
His academic and professional career includes 10 years researching and addressing policy issues as a legal officer at the World Trade Organization (WTO), as head of the Copyright Projects section of the WIPO, and Deputy Secretary General of International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), and Vice-Chair of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO), He has been a visiting professor at numerous international universities and was the first North American law professor admitted to the Academy of Europe in 2012. He is currently Chairman of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property and a member of the American Law Institute.
Professor Gervais will deliver a 30-minute lecture followed by a Q&A chaired by William Bowes, General Counsel and Director of Policy at the Publishers Association. The lecture will end with a drinks reception for attendees.
Since its inception in 2008, the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture has grown to be the most important copyright event at The London Book Fair—the home of global copyright trading in the publishing industry. Supported by representative bodies from across the publishing industry—the Publishers Association, Copyright Licensing Agency, the Federation of European Publishers, the Publishers’ Licensing Services and the International Publishers Association—the lecture focusses on key developments in the world of copyright.
The event will bring together copyright experts, from academics to practitioners, publishing professionals, rights managers, authors, artists, professionals from the wider creative industries and those interested in the future of copyright for publishing and IP.
The lecture will take place during The London Book Fair on Tuesday 12th March 2019 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the Conference Centre at Olympia London.
Daniel Gervais focuses on international intellectual property law, having spent 10 years researching and addressing policy issues as a legal officer at the World Trade Organization (WTO), as head of the Copyright Projects section of the WIPO, and Deputy Secretary General of International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), and Vice-Chair of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO). He is the author of The TRIPS Agreement: Drafting History and Analysis, a leading guide to the text that governs international intellectual property rights. Before joining Vanderbilt Law School in 2008, Professor Gervais served as acting dean and vice-dean for research of the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa. Before entering the academy, he practiced law as a partner with the technology law firm BCF in Montreal. He was also a consultant with the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He has been a visiting professor at numerous international universities and a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School. In 2012, he was the Gide Loyrette Nouel Visiting Chair at Sciences Po Law School in Paris. He is editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of World Intellectual Property. In 2012, he was the first North American law professor admitted to the Academy of Europe. In 2017 he became Chairman of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP). He is a member of the American Law Institute.
The Charles Clark Memorial Lecture
The Charles Clark Memorial Lecture is an annual event hosted by the Publishers Association (PA), Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS), and the International Publishers Association (IPA). Since its inception in 2008, it has grown to be the most important copyright event at The London Book Fair—the home of global copyright trading in the publishing industry. Focussing on key developments in the world of copyright, the lecture celebrates the achievements of Charles Clark—a British publisher and lawyer who was an authority on the law of copyright.
The lecture is delivered by world-renowned copyright experts each year: Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market; Judge Pierre Leval, Senior Circuit Judge of the US Court of Appeals, and Jon Baumgartern, former General Counsel for the US Copyright Office; Professor Michael Fraser, Professor of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney; Professor Lionel Bently, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Cambridge; Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer, US Patent and Trademark Office; Richard Hooper CBE, Author of 'Copyright Works' and lead on the Copyright Hub; Maria Martin-Pratt, Head of Copyright, European Commission; Dr Francis Gurry, Director General, UN World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO); Mary Beth Peters, Registrar of Copyright, USA; and Jukka Liedes, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Copyright, WIPO.
The lecture is brought to you by a collaboration between the Publishers Association (PA), Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS), the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and the International Publishers Association (IPA).
The Publishers Association (PA)
The Publishers Association represents the interests of book and journal publishers in the UK, spanning fiction and non-fiction, academic and educational publishing. Our members include global companies, such as Elsevier, Wiley, Pearson, Penguin Random House and Hachette, as well as many independent publishing houses and university presses. As a whole, the industry contributes over £5.7 billion to the to the UK economy with export sales accounting for 60%.
The London Book Fair (LBF)
The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2019, the 48th Fair, will take place from 12 – 14 March 2019, Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the third year, with the book fair as the pivotal three-day event within a seven-day programme. For further information, please visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk