Executive Programme 2023

[In-Person] EU Digital Intellectual Property Law (2-3 November 2023)

This module is conducted in-person at ASSAS.
Participants outside Singapore may choose to attend this module via Zoom.


If managing cross-border deals is a challenge in itself, the task is even more so when the deal involves a different legal system and a host of entirely different rules. Such is the case when dealing with European Union jurisdictions: all belong to the civil law system and are governed, on some level, by European law.

  • But what is European Law exactly, and to what extent does the European law govern the law of those countries?
  • What are the basic principles applicable to subjects governed by European Law?
  • How does the European institutional framework, which adopts these rules, function?

This special programme jointly organised by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas, Singapore Campus (ASSAS) seeks to answer these questions, by giving participants an understanding of the fundamentals of a civil law system, of the European institutional framework as well as of the main rules applicable in substantive fields covered by European law, namely Data Protection, Green Financing, Competition Law and Digital Intellectual Property.

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Jean-Christophe Galloux

Professor of Law, Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas

EU Digital Intellectual Property Law (2-3 November 2023)


The first part of the module will be dedicated to the understanding of the EU IP system.

The Treaty of Rome did not transfer competences between the Member States and the EU with regard to Intellectual Property (IP). However, the EU exercised them through harmonisation of trademarks, patents and designs laws, and thereafter by way of unification of those laws with the creation of Community/unitary industrial property rights. The competences granted to the EU of IP has not brought an end to the coexistence of Community rights and national rights.

The second part focuses on the new IP legislation on “copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market” that governs digital and IT proprietary rights, which provides for rules to adapt certain exceptions and limitations to copyright and related rights to digital and cross-border environments. Specifically, the module will cover aspects of the new legislation that:

  • establishes measures to facilitate certain licensing practices and the dissemination of out-of-commerce works and other subject matter, particularly, the online availability of audiovisual works on video-on-demand platforms.
  • regulates the use of content in the public domain
  • regulates the rights in publications, the use of works or other subject matter by online service providers storing and access to user-uploaded content
09.30am – 10.00am Registration
10.00am – 12.00pm Instruction by Professor Jean-Christophe Galloux
12.00pm – 01.30pm Break
01.30pm – 03.30pm Instruction by Professor Jean-Christophe Galloux
08.30am – 09.00am Registration
09.00am – 11.00am Instruction by Professor Jean-Christophe Galloux
11.00am – 11.15am Break
11.15am – 12.15pm Panel Discussion

7 Public CPD Points (TBC)

  • Day 1: 3 Public CPD | Day 2: 4 Public CPD
  • Practice Area: Banking and Finance
  • Training Level: Intermediate

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For participants attending the face-to-face activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes on each day of the activity. For those participating via the webinar, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes on each day of the activity. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

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