Smart Up Berlin

Berlin

14 - 16 March 2019


The IPMT and the Labour Law Commissions are delighted to welcome you to Berlin for an exciting seminar about start-ups, smart cities and technology.

Berlin is not only the capital city of Germany. With hundreds of new start-ups every year, Berlin is also Germany's capital of start-ups. Berlin is a breeding ground for creative people and with the numerous incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, it provides a perfect surrounding for entrepreneurs and employees from all over the world.

Berlin is also a test lab for a “Smart City”. The government and start-ups are working closely on solutions and innovations to make the city more efficient, healthier, more sustainable, more livable and work-friendly – simply smarter.

In our seminar, we will cover the different legal aspects of “SmartUp”:

Smart Mobility: Car sharing, e-mobility and self-driving vehicles shape the future of mobility. A growing number of start-ups and municipalities work on innovations that tackle urban transport. The exchange and control of information and data between road users, vehicles, and the surrounding infrastructure is the key issue to be dealt with.

Digitalized and interconnected city administration: Open data will promote the innovation, transparency, and participation of cities’ administrations. Public authorities become service providers managing their administration, data, and communication with citizens and companies in the cloud. Also, first block chain city projects emerge. Innovative start-ups are about to disrupt bureaucracy as we used to know it.

Industry and Employment 4.0.: The new normal is mobile labor. Home office models, co-working initiatives and mobile work technologies redefine the limits between work and personal life as the industry becomes more and more digitalized. Thanks to modern technology employees are able to work from everywhere and at all times. Together with freelancers they group up in co-working spaces or even take up work from on the go. Therefore, employers and employees face huge challenges when it comes to compliance with mandatory labor law. Those new flexible work processes often collide with current law, e.g. maximum working hours, maintenance of industrial health and safety standards or periods of rest. Also, personnel structures give rise to questions with regard to co-determination or the employer’s power to give instructions. Together with you we will discuss: What are the current standards and who is responsible when it comes to non-compliance with the law? Is mandatory law even timely anymore?

Data Ownership and Control: Is data the new oil? Whereas the industry and scholars everywhere highly debate this development, one thing is clear: cities of the future - smart cities - won’t work without data exchange and access to data. Especially for start-ups access is crucial in order to achieve innovative and disrupting effects. The legal question is who controls the data and decides on granting access. Do we need a public watchdog and how to organize this?

The seminar will be held by highly qualified lawyers and representatives from the start-up and smart city scene.

We cordially invite you to join us in Berlin and look forward to seeing you here!


AIJA Commissions

  • Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
  • Labour Law

Event fees

+ VAT if applicable<= 2019-01-29> 2019-01-29

AIJA Member < 35440,00  €515,00  €
AIJA Member >= 35490,00  €565,00  €
Non AIJA Member < 35540,00  €615,00  €
Non AIJA Member >= 35590,00  €665,00  €
In-House Counsel180,00  €180,00  €
Speaker440,00  €515,00  €
Local lawyers440,00  €515,00  €

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Full programme

Smart Up Berlin

Thursday 14 March 2019

17:00 » 19:00
Registration at the Hotel Hilton Berlin

Address: Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany
19:00 » 21:00
Welcome cocktail and keynote address at the Hotel Hilton Berlin
Oliver Frederici, Deputy in the Berlin Parliament and Spokesman of the Transportation Committee of the Parliament (CDU) and a representative from Siemens (TBC)
21:00
Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

Friday 15 March 2019

08:00 » 09:00
Registration at the Hotel Hilton Berlin
09:00 » 09:15
Welcome Address by the AIJA President
Xavier Costa Arnau, AIJA President, Roca Junyent, Spain

Introduction to the seminar by the Organising Committee
09:15 » 09:45
Keynote address - Berlin as a Smart City
Speaker:
A representative of Smart Business in Berlin
09:45 » 11:00
Smart Mobility
Car sharing, e-mobility and self-driving vehicles shape the future of mobility. A growing number of start-ups and municipalities work on innovations that tackle urban transport. The exchange and control of information and data between road users, vehicles, and the surrounding infrastructure is the key issue to be dealt with.
11:00 » 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 » 13:00
IP in the smart city #1: Protecting start-ups
How can start-ups best protect their intellectual assets? From NDAs to registrations and licensing (and distribution) strategies when you do not have the upper hand or a large legal budget yet but an idea you are sure will change the market. Should your strategy be different when your start-up is based on (the use of) smart technology?  
13:00 » 14:00
Lunch
14:00 » 15:30
Industry and Employment 4.0.
The new normal is mobile labor. Home office models, co-working initiatives and mobile work technologies redefine the limits between work and personal life as the industry becomes more and more digitalized. New flexible work processes often collide with current law, e.g. maximum working hours, maintenance of industrial health and safety standards or periods of rest and give rise to various co-determination questions. Together with you we will discuss: What are the current standards and who is responsible when it comes to non-compliance with the law? Is mandatory law even timely anymore?
15:30 » 15:50
Coffee break
15:50 » 17:00
IP in the smart city #2: Branding the city
Famously, Berlin’s former mayor Klaus Wowereit labelled the city to be “poor but sexy”. What does the emerging marketing practice of “place branding” mean for the (smart) city? How does the idea of “branding” a geographical place challenge conventional notions of the role of trade mark law? What role does advertising and marketing law have to play in place branding – can you accuse a city of “misleading advertising”?
17:00 » 17:45
IP/TMT Commission update
20:00 » 22:30
Dinner at Spindler und Klatt
A beloved institution in the midst of Berlin’s permanently trendy Kreuzberg, Spindler und Klatt is a relaxed, hip, restaurant on the waterfront. Surrounded by other great night spots - and its own club - this promises to be a great starting point to experience some of Berlin’s world-famous nightlife.

Address: Köpenicker Str. 16-17, 10997 Berlin, Germany
23:00
Optional clubbing in Berlin
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Saturday 16 March 2019

09:30 » 11:00
295 Days of GDPR
What have we learned now the GDPR is applicable? How is it changing the way that employers, employees, customers, business, deal with personal data? How do the enforcement authorities apply the law? Examples of enforcement and best practices including views from the field from DPO’s and private practice on how they are incorporating best practice in dealing with employee data, recruitment issues, marketing and customer data.
11:00 » 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 » 12:45
Data in the smart city: ownership, access and control
Is data the new oil? Cities of the future - smart cities - won’t work without data exchange and access to data. The legal question is who controls the data and decides on granting access. How are individuals taking control of their data, for example employees or inventors?
12:45 » 13:00
Closing remarks
13:00 » 14:00
Lunch
14:30 » 18:00
Optional Saturday afternoon programme - sightseeing
We’ll be taking a walking tour around some of Berlin’s most famous and infamous spots. The walking tour will take about 3 hours and will take in historical parts and remains of the (former) Berlin Wall that once separated West and East Berlin.

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally
20:30
Optional dinner at Katz Orange
We have limited places for dinner at this restaurant which is described by “Awesome Berlin” as being a “celebrity magnet” noting that, “very few places in Berlin compare to KATZ ORANGE in terms of atmosphere and location.” The food here is also praised in the Michelin Guide 2018 as being, “fresh, ambitious cuisine” that translates to “simply a good meal”.

Address: Bergstraße 22, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Practical information

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Accommodation

Please book your room at the Hotel Hilton Berlin at favourable rates following this LINK prior to 31 January 2019.

Address: Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Organising Committee

Sophie LENS
ALTIUS (BELGIUM)

Sven PREISS
Scout24 AG (GERMANY)

Sachka STEFANOVA-BEHLERT
KPMG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (GERMANY)

Donata STöRMER
IRLE MOSER Rechtsanwälte PartG (GERMANY)

Johannes STRUCK
Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (GERMANY)

Chloe TAYLOR
Carpmaels & Ransford LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)