The Hugenholtz League Conference “Intellectual Property and Sports”

Coming soon!
The International Conference in Honour of Bernt Hugenholtz!
24 September 2021

This one-day hybrid conference celebrates the contribution Professor Bernt Hugenholtz has made to legal scholarship as a founding father of the discipline of Information Law, and the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. With international experts addressing copyright law and the broader field of information law and competition law, the programme reflects his enormous impact on copyright scholarship and policymaking in the Netherlands, Europe and globally.

The conference is loosely themed Intellectual Property and Sports to reflect Professor Hugenholtz’ life-long loves on and off the field of academia.

8:30Arrival with coffee/tea
9:00Session 1 – Opening speeches
with André Nollkaemper (Dean Amsterdam Law School), Cyril van der Net (Ministry of Justice), Geidy Lung (World Intellectual Property Organization). 
Chair: Martin Senftleben (IViR).   
9:30Session 2 – Sportive Challenges of Information Law
with Niva-Elkin Koren (Tel Aviv University), Christophe Geiger (CEIPI, University of Strasbourg) and Thomas Vinje (Clifford Chance, Brussels). 
Chair: Mireille van Eechoud (IViR)
10:45Session 3 – Players and Performances: Copyright issues
with Lionel Bently (CIPIL, University of Cambridge), Thomas Dreier (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Séverine Dusollier (SciencesPo, Paris), Marie-Christine Janssens (CITIP, KU Leuven) and Raquel Xalabarder (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).
Chair: Stef van Gompel (IViR and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). 
13:30Session 4 – IViR Perspectives
with Egbert Dommering, João Pedro Quintais and Martin Senftleben (IViR) 
14:15Session 5 – Sport Events: Organization, Reporting, Branding
with Reto Hilty (MPI, Munich), Peter Jaszi (American University Washington), Neil Netanel (UCLA Law), Ansgar Ohly (LMU, Munich), Antoon Quaedvlieg (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Dirk Visser (Leiden University).
Chair: Joost Poort (IViR).
16:15Session 6 – Sportive Challenges of New Technologies
with Daniel Gervais (Vanderbilt University), Paul Goldstein (Stanford University), Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow) and Pam Samuelson (Berkeley Center for Law & Technology).
Chair: Natali Helberger (IViR). 

Pdf of the programme

Practical information

Hybrid form
The conference will be organized in hybrid form, both online and at De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, Amsterdam.

Corona measures
Please be aware that, according to current corona rules in the Netherlands, you need a proof of (double) vaccination or negative test result to enter the Rode Hoed (such as digital proof provided via the Dutch corona check app (QR code) or foreign equivalent with international QR code).

Please register if you want to attend this conference by sending an e-mail to
indicating if you want to join online or on location.

This conference is organized by the University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR).
P.O. Box 15514
1001 NA Amsterdam
The Netherlands