Intellectual Property in the Creative Economy

CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, will host the 10th annual conference of the EPIP Association (European Policy for Intellectual Property) association in Glasgow, September 2-3, 2015. Scholars and practitioners interested in the economic, legal, political and managerial aspects of intellectual property rights are encouraged to attend the conference with or without scientific paper presentation.

The conference will explore the role of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Creative Economy, with a focus on copyright, data and the changing economics of the digital world. Conceptual and methodological overlaps with the traditional topics of EPIP relating to patents and technological innovation are particularly encouraged.


A draft programme for EPIP 2015 is now available. Full details of parallel paper sessions will be available in early July.


EPIP 2015 is organised in cooperation with the European Commission who will participate in several panels. Coordinator for the European Commission is Malwina Meyer, Economist, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW).

EPIP 2015 includes a partnership with the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI). Support also has been received from Glasgow City Council, IViR University of Amsterdam and Microsoft (Reconstructing Rights project).

CREATe and the journal Internet Policy Review will offer Best Paper Awards.

Conference Venue

The conference will take place at:

University of Glasgow
Main Campus
G12 8QQ

More information about the University and general advice for visitors to Glasgow is available from our dedicated page.

Social Media

Please use the hashtag #epip2015glasgow in your social media posts, updates and tweets.