Organised by the the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) in collaboration with the European Commission, the event will explore design aspects relating to 3D printing and 3D scanning. Basing the recently published report co-authored by Professor Dinusha Mendis and co-authors on the ‘Intellectual Property Implications of Industrial 3D Printing’ this talk will focus mainly on the design implications relating to 3D printing and 3D scanning.

This presentation will provide an overview of the commissioned project completed for the European Commission in April 2020. Combining an in-depth legal analysis with empirical data drawn from interviews with 40+ industry stakeholders, the talk will draw on the findings as well as setting out the conclusions and recommendations from seven sectors which were explored, as part of this project. Amongst them, the health sector was considered, and the presentation will further provide an insight into some of the findings to be considered during the current pandemic.
The invited talk was delivered as part of the seminar series of Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) at University of Cambridge.

A large scale empirical and legal study on the Intellectual Property Implications of the Development of Industrial 3D Printing, commissioned by the European Commission in 2018 to the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) was published in April 2020. The published report (spanning 257 pages), provides an in-depth exploration of the past and current industrial applications of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and…

The project commissioned by the European Commission to Bournemouth University, aims to formulate a clear picture of the Intellectual Property (IP) framework that could enhance the competitiveness of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector in Europe. As such, the workshop was attended by academics, practitioners, businesses and policy makers thereby bringing together key stakeholders in the field of 3D printing and IP laws.