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Invitation to attend the annual conference of the AIPLITL

The Chair, in collaboration with the IP Unit, will host the 3rd Annual Conference of the South African Association of Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law Teachers and Researchers (AIPLITL) on 1 - 2 July 2019. This year, the conference theme is The IP and IT Innovation Interface. The conference venue is the O.R. Tambo Moot Court, Faculty of Law, UCT Middle Campus, Woolsack Drive, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700 ​

AIPLITL members, students and interested parties are invited to attend the event.  

Download the Programme and General Conference Information

Call for Papers

We welcome abstracts on any aspect of intellectual property law and/or information technology law within the scope of this theme, with a particular welcome for papers that address the IP and IT innovation interface within the South African National Development Plan 2030. Interested researchers and in particular, PhD candidates are also invited to present their works-in-progress during a special panel session.

Please send abstracts of no more than 1000 words to SARChI-IP@uct.ac.za no later than Tuesday, 30 April 2019.* Authors of accepted abstracts will be given the opportunity to submit full papers for consideration for publication in the South African Journal of Intellectual Property Law.

*A few persons have requested extensions and late proposals will be considered up to 15 June 2019 subject to available space. 

Registration Information

The registration fee is as follows:

AIPLITL members ZAR750

Non-members ZAR1,000

Students ZAR500

Closing date for registration is Friday, 21 June 2019. 

How to register

Register and pay online or complete the form below and send proof of payment to SARChI-IP@uct.ac.za.


Banking details for payment via direct deposit/transfer to:

Account Holder:            University of Cape Town

Address:                         Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7700

                                        South Africa

Bank:                               Standard Bank of South Africa

                                         Main Road, Rondebosch, 7701

Swift Code:                     SBZAZAJJ

Branch:                            Rondebosch

Branch Code:                 025 009

Account Number:          07-150-385-4

Account Type:                Current Account (#1)

Reference:       AIPLITL-YourSurname               

If you have a disability and require assistance, please contact SARChI-IP@uct.ac.za for assistance. 

Recommended accommodation for the cost of attendees (book your own accommodation and pay the hotel directly):

We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town!