2019. August 24., Saturday

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The Dragon of Chongqing

Between March 10-21, 2019, Dr. Péter Mezei, the habilitated associate professor of the Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory has delivered a series of lectures at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China, upon the invitation of Professor Jie Qin, and with the funding of the Municipality of Chongqing.

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Péter Mezei has lectured on international intellectual property law issues for the IP postgraduate students of the Civil and Commercial Law School. During the classes, the historic development and policy considerations of international intellectual property law, the leading treaties of copyright law and industrial property law, the international private law aspects of IP, and - as an excourse - the comparative perspectives of the communication to the public right were introduced.

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Another lecture was delivered to the PhD students of the Civil and Commercial Law School on the copyright aspects of free trade agreements. Finally, as a preparatory phase of an English language textbook on comparative digital copyright law, the selected case law on Chinese copyright law has been discussed on two distinct workshops.

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Besides his teaching duties, Péter Mezei had the chance to continue the negotiations with the leadership of the Commercial and Civil Law School on the partnership of the SWUPL and the University of Szeged. As a part of that the parties have agreed that the leadership of the SWUPL will visit Szeged during 2019 in order to ceremonially sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the two institutions. The MoU will allow students’ and teachers’ mobility, as well as research and educational collaboration between the two universities. The MoU will allow the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged to involve a new Chinese partner to its successful GATEWAY teaching programme.

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As a part of his deep interests in the Chinese culture, Péter Mezei also had the chance to visit various cultural monuments and locations in Chongqing, Hechuan and Chengdu. He has also participated in the SWUPL’s regular Monday campus running, that also touched the famous dragon of the campus.