Recent conferences: epsm abec 2008, TMs in Horticulture’ and perspectives on nanotechnology

Recent conferences: epsm abec 2008, TMs in Horticulture’ and perspectives on nanotechnology

epsm abec 2008

Innovations in Patient Care The Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine and the Australian Biomedical Engineering 2008 Conference was held in Christchurch New Zealand. The event attended by over 200 delegates and an array of international speakers was well received. Alistair Smith a partner of Davies Collison Cave chaired the workshop on Health Innovation & Commercialisation. The firm was also represented at the conference by Damon Henshaw and J. Stonier.

What’s in a Name: Plant Variety Names and Trade Marks in Horticulture’ Conference

Christine Lowe a partner of Davies Collison Cave recently presented a paper on “The role of trademarks in branding for horticulture” at the ‘What’s in a Name: Plant Variety Names and Trade Marks in Horticulture’ Conference held in Melbourne. The conference organised by the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture ( ACIPA) was a great success with many of the industry's leading horticultural organisations represented.

Nanotechnology, Science and Public Perspectives Conference

Mark Roberts, of Davies Collison Cave, was a guest speaker at the Nanotechnology: Science, Policy and Public Perspectives One Day Symposium hosted by Monash University and attended by 100 invited guests. Mark was invited to speak at the workshop on "The Intellectual Property Landscape" focusing on where nanotechnology is heading within the IP landscape. The Keynote Address: “Nanotechnology risks, ethics and law” was delivered by Professor Michael Mehta, Principal, Richardson College for the Environment, University of Winnipeg.