Intellectual Property: Migration

  • Call For Papers
  • Program
  • Papers
  • Guidelines for contributors

20-21 June 2023

The workshop will be conducted in-person.

ISHTIP @ TAU will highlight the movement of people, practices, and technologies from one place to another, crossing physical borders and metaphysical barriers.  We will explore themes related to migration and IP.  

Migration may refer to people, e.g., authors and inventors who emigrated to another country – willingly or being forced to leave.  Migration may refer to practices, such as business practices and norms of marking one’s products or services.  Migration may refer to technologies, crossing borders, meeting different social, cultural, political and legal environments than their cradle.  Migration may refer to ideas and legal concepts.

We are particularly interested in the process:  How do authors adjust to new cultural, economic and legal environments?  Do the incumbent cultural, social and legal systems change as they respond to the migration of the creative people or their imported business practices?  How do products and trademarks fit within a new environment?  What happens when a foreign entity – being a colonizer, an investor or a consumer – meets and interacts with the locals?   How do ideas travel across borders, cultures and across time?   We wish to place friction, resistance, change or acceptance under the spotlight.  Historical, cultural, economic and legal analyses are welcome.

As always, we are happy to consider any other paper which is within ISHTIP’s scope.



Important dates

  • Submission of proposals: 31 January 2023
  • Expected Date for notification of acceptance: 10 March 2023
  • Submission of full papers: 22 May 2023
  • ISHTIP @ TAU: 19-21 June 2023



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