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School of Law Celebrates Launch of Global Intellectual Property and Technology Centre

Highlighting the cutting edge of innovation in the Law School

Queen's University Belfast School of Law is proud to announce the launch of the Global Intellectual Property and Technology Centre (G-IPTech), a cutting-edge research centre. The launch event was a momentous occasion that brought together brilliant minds, sparking a sense of purpose and collaboration.

The G-IPTech Centre is set to become a global hub of excellence, promoting knowledge-sharing and impactful contributions in the fields of intellectual property and technology law. The Centre is an interdisciplinary research hub that brings together experts from law, technology, and other relevant fields to explore emergent issues at the intersection of technology, intellectual property, and law.

Head of School, Professor Joan Loughrey expressed her delight and pride at the launch of the centre. "I am delighted and proud that today has seen the launch of the interdisciplinary G-IP Tech Centre. This is an important and timely initiative that speaks directly to who we are as a School and demonstrates our responsiveness to the changing needs of the society within which we are embedded. This inaugural conference has showcased the School’s cutting edge research in these interlocking fields, and the potential for further national and international collaborations that will leave us well placed to address pressing global challenges in intellectual property law and technology. I want to thank Lord Justice Arnold and our Lady Chief Justice for their support, Professor Giancarlo Frosio, Director of the Centre for his leadership, and our guests and my colleagues who supported the launch through presenting, moderating and attending. It was a huge success that all who are involved can be incredibly proud of." she said.

The Centre's mission is to forge a path that embraces 'glocalisation', sustainability, and the protection of fundamental rights in our algorithmic society. It aims to reshape regulatory frameworks to prioritise the public interest and ensure that technological development translates into social progress.

Professor Giancarlo Frosio, Director of the Centre, emphasised the Centre's commitment to fostering an environment that encourages knowledge and provides insights into the legal complexities that arise from these dynamic fields.

"The G-IPTech Centre will serve as a platform for collaboration, fostering innovative research and impactful real-world solutions. It is set to play a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable future where citizens, users, and humanity itself take centre stage."

For more information, please visit the G-IPTech Centre's website at or contact

Professor Giancarlo Frosio
School of Law
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