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Webinar: Differences Between Copyright Law under the Continental System and the U.S. Common Law system and its influence on treaties with emphasis on Neighboring Rights protection

May 25 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

Presented by the International Law Interest Group

This webinar will discuss how the differences between the concept of copyright and neighboring rights under the common law countries system and the continental system of law has influenced the conventions that are applicable to the United States and Europe, and the effects these disparities have in the international protection of neighboring rights, particularly in the area of audiovisual copyrights.

Speaker: Ignacio Andrade Aycinena


Ignacio is Managing Partner of Sfera in Guatemala. With over 30 years of professional experience he has participated in important transactions, working with well-known companies such as BellSouth, Banco Industrial, Banco G&T Continental, SBA Communications and Tigo. 

Ignacio has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, successfully handling trademark and copyright objections. He has been a member of the International Trademark Association -INTA- for more than 20 years, was part of the Alternative Dispute Resolution committee in 2007 and is currently a member of the Indigenous Rights committee.

Likewise, he is a member of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property, a member of the copyright committee since 2016, and Author of the ASIPI Magazine Article on Related Rights in December 2020. Ignacio is a member of ITECHLAW. He has been recognized in the prestigious Legal 500 directory in the practice of Intellectual Property from 2019 to date.Mr. Andrade specializes in regulatory, transactional, corporate and commercial, financial, tax, labour and alternative dispute resolution issues for local and foreign companies, particularly in telecommunications, banking and energy. Ignacio has been a professor at the Rafael Landivar University of different classes, including Intellectual Property Law and Private International Law.

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