IP Lecture Series: Professor Margo A. Bagley

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Location: Webinar

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Join us for our 2020-2021 IP Lecture Series focused on issues relating to race in intellectual property and technology law. 

Professor Margo A. Bagley from Emory University School of Law will discuss her paper Ask Me No Questions: The Struggle for Disclosure of Cultural and Genetic Resource Utilization in Design, which brings an international facet to the nexus of race and design protection law in light of the African Group’s proposal to allow countries to “require design applicants to disclose the origin of traditional cultural expressions, traditional knowledge, and biological or genetic resources used in creating protectable designs” as part of the draft Design Law Treaty negotiations at the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Margo A. Bagley is an Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. She returned to Emory in 2016 after ten years at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she held the Hardy Cross Dillard chair. Professor Bagley served on the National Academies’ Committee on University Management of Intellectual Property and is currently a member of the National Academies’ Committee for Advancing Commercialization from the Federal Laboratories. She is a technical expert to the African Union in World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) matters, and on digital sequence information issues in UN
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) matters. She is also Friend of the Chair in the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge, and Folklore, and served as a member of the CBD’s Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources. She has served as a consultant to the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Secretariat, an expert advisor to the Government of Mozambique in WIPO matters, and is a collaborator in the Harvard University Global Access in Action (GAiA) program. Professor Bagley has taught U.S., international, and comparative patent law courses in several countries and has published numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs as well as two books with co-authors. A chemical engineer by training, Professor Bagley worked in industry for several years before attending law school and is a co-inventor on a patent for reduced fat peanut butter.

If you are interested in attending via Zoom please email Dr. Felicia Caponigri, Program Director of the Program on IP & Technology Law, at fcaponig@nd.edu.