International Conference on “Contemporary Issues of Intellectual Property” in Lithuania

Deadline:  1st of September 2014
Open to: participants interested in Intellectual Property Law, especially students, lawyers and specialists
Venue: 1-3 of October 2014, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania


There is a quote saying that: ‘The good day is apparent from its morning’. So, what about a highly academic year full of ELSA mood and fun?

We present to you the ideal beginning for this year: The International Conference on “Contemporary Issues of Intellectual Property Law”, based on the projects of the students, participating at the bilateral Legal Research Group between ELSA Thessaloniki, Greece, and ELSA VDU, Kaunas, Lithuania. 

Three days of workshops, legal discussions and final conference; the critical moment when the law student express their views on the matter and the academics comment on it; the place where the dialogue is cultivated; the venue where the knowledge is combined with entertainment. The city of Kaunas welcomes you to live this lifetime experience.

Undoubtedly, intellectual property law tends to be the new trend among the career preferences of law students. Actually the violations keep increasing due to the fast evolution of media and the creators should necessarily be protected. Downloading music and movies, using others’ photos without permission, photocopying books; very common habits of the modern society. How do the states and EU face them? Is a common legislation applicable? What previous cases could teach us? These are a few examples of frequent questions with a number of answers presented and analyzed by the participants of the International Legal Research Group at the printed book, which can be found at the conference. The participants will present their analysis, the academics and the specialists will express their opinion, everybody else will comment. We are looking forward to hearing your point of you!

Furthermore, we also promise an unforgettable stay thanks to the social programme as well: various theme parties, BBQ day, sightseeing in Kaunas, Vilnius, Trakai and the around area. What do you think? A little more relaxation before the courses? An opportunity for some ELSA moments with many internationals? A preparation for a legendary ICM Bodrum?

This project, which began in March, aims in providing good legal results. However on its way it constructs strong friendships among the participants and promotes internationality and the wanted cooperation between the groups. Be part of this collaboration.

Stay tuned! 


Everyone is welcome to attend the conference; however there will be time priority for the acceptance of the applications due to the capacity of the hall.


  1. Conference fee is 5€ for ELSA members and ELSA Alumni;
  2. Conference fee is 7€ for Non ELSA members and non students.
  3. Conference fee includes participation, conference material and coffee breaks.
  4. Participants are expected to arrange their travel costs and accommodation on their own. However, they are welcome to contact the Organizing Team, which can help them with all the information and recommendations needed.


Deadline is  1st of September 2014

In order to apply,   register HERE

Contactpersons: Antonia Markoviti & Egle Balionyte, Head Organisers

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