More Than Just a Game Madrid Edition, 20 september 2018

Join us for an afternoon of presentations and panel discussion dedicated to the video game industry in Spain.

Leading international academics, publishers, lawyers, industry experts, and policy makers will discuss a wide range of legal and regulatory topics, including an analysis of the Spanish video game industry landscape, Intellectual Property protection of video games, licensing, rights in virtual property and persona, and the protection and management of non-personal data.


15:00 – 15:15h: Welcome: Gaetano Dimita and Andy Ramos

15:15 – 16:15h: The landscape of the Spanish Video Game Industry

Chair: Andy Ramos, Director del Departamento de Propiedad Intelectual, Industrial y NNTT en Bardají & Honrado Abogados

·  Borja Álvarez, Subdirector General de Industrias Culturales y Mecenazgo del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

·  José María Moreno, Director General en AEVI (Asociación Española de Videojuegos)

16:15 – 17:45h: Dissecting a Video Game: protection via copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret

Chair: Dr. Gaetano Dimita, Senior Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London

·  Dr. Noam Shemtov, Reader in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at Queen Mary University of London

·  Gemma Minero, Doctora en Derecho, Coordinadora del Máster en Propiedad Intelectual, Industrial y Nuevas Tecnologías de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

·  Ignacio Temiño, Abogado, Socio en Abril Abogados

17:45 – 18:00h: Comfort Break

18:00 – 18:45h: Licensing in the Video Game Industry

Chair: Ignacio GarroteDoctor en Derecho. Profesor de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

·  Andrea Rizzi, Partner, Head of Digital Business, Italy – Osborne Clarke


18:45 – 19:30h: Virtual Reality, Virtual Property, Virtual Persona and GDPR

Chair: Iban Diez, IP, IT and Copyright Senior Associate Lawyer en Gómez Acebo & Pombo

·  Aurelio López-Tarruella Martínez, of counsel attorney at BAYLOS, Senior Lecturer Private International Law, University of Alicante

·  Dr. Michaela MacDonaldResearcher, Teaching Associate Queen Mary University of London

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