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Book Now: 3D Printing & Intellectual Property Event

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Book Now: 3D Printing & Intellectual Property Event

By 9 March 2017No Comments

Additive Manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, continues to push the boundaries of Intellectual Property law whilst raising questions relating to the protection and exploitation of IP. There have been various attempts to address these questions through legal and empirical studies; yet there continues to be limited literature and debate on the implications of 3D printing surrounding IP law, industry, society, technology and policy. Booking is now open for a multi-disciplinary event at Bournemouth University that explores these questions:

Going for Gold: 3D Printing, Jewellery & the Future of Intellectual Property Law

Date: Friday 24 March 2017

Time: 10 am – 5pm

The event is free to attend, however, places are limited and registration is required

This challenge to the lucrative jewellery sector raises further questions in relation to creativity, design, copyright and licensing and these issues will be addressed at the event by bringing together experts from the cultural and business sectors including designers, manufacturers, distributors, policy makers and legal professionals.

The multi-disciplinary event will explore the above issues and provide a platform for the discussion of the ‘Going for Gold’ project carried out by researchers at CIPPM (Bournemouth University) in collaboration with Museotechniki Ltd and Uformia AS. It will be complemented by a demonstration of 3D printed jewellery artefacts resulting from the project.


Confirmed Participants and Speakers:

Mark Bloomfield (Electrobloom); Roger Brownsword (Bournemouth University / Kings College London); Ruth Burstall (Baker & McKenzie LLP); Frank Cooper (Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre, Birmingham Jewellery School); Lionel Dean (De Montfort University); Damian Etherington (Ipswich Museum);  Nikolaos Maniatis (Museotechniki Ltd); Dids McDonald (Anti Copying in Design); Dinusha Mendis (Bournemouth University); Jonathan Rowley (Digits2Widgets); Cherie Stamm (Uformia AS); Andrea Wallace (CREATe, University of Glasgow); Michael Weinberg (Shapeways Inc).

For inquiries, please contact Dinusha Mendis at

The event, based on the ‘Going for Gold’ project is supported by the RCUK funded Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe), AHRC Grant Number AH/K000179/1 and builds on the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) Commissioned Study on 3D Printing and IP law (led by Bournemouth University).