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Rodrigo Bercovitz Rodríguez-Cano

Professor of Civil Law
 

PAPERS AND LECTURES

  • Course of five lectures on legal transactions at the Faculty of Law of the Complutense University of Madrid, organised by the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico (June 1972)
  • Lecture at a civil law seminar at the Faculty of Law at Zaragoza University directed by José Luis Lacruz Berdejo (December 1973)
  • Lecture at a Civil Law Department Seminar at the Faculty of Law of the Autónoma University of Madrid (November 1975)
  • Lecture at a Faculty of Law of San Sebastián within a series on “Inter-regional Law after the Reform of the Preliminary Title of the Civil Code” (December 1975)
  • Lecture in the Alcobendas Municipal Cultural Centre on property and law (22 April 1977)
  • Lecture at the 1st Symposium on legal protection for consumers, University of Salamanca (27 May 1977)
  • Lecture on adoption at a family law conference held by the Spanish Socialist Party at Colegio Mayor San Juan Evangelista in Madrid (13 November 1977)
  • Participation in symposia on marginalisation and social controls sponsored by the Faculty of Law of the University of Seville (1-3 March 1978)
  • Participation in a debate on psychiatry and human rights at the Medical Association of Madrid, organised by the Neuropsychiatry Association (28 April 1978)
  • Lecture at the Bar Association of Cordoba on family law (May 1978)
  • Paper on article 18 of the Constitution (right to honour and personal and family privacy and right of publicity) at a Civil Law Department Seminar in the Faculty of Law of the Autónoma University of Madrid (February 1979)
  • Participation in a national forensic psychiatry conference, with a paper on the legal status of the mentally ill and the Constitution (Valladolid, 27-28 April 1979)
  • Series of lectures at the National Autónoma University of Mexico on child protection in Spanish law and Spanish universities: current situation and reform process
  • Paper at the 1st Conference on Catalan Law at Tossa, on regional citizenship and statutes of autonomy (September 1980)
  • Papers at a Civil Law Department seminar at the Faculty of Law of the Autónoma University of Madrid on regional citizenship and the role of staff representatives under the Workers’ Statute (October and November 1980)
  • Lecture at the Central University of Barcelona (Faculty of Law) on divorce in the Bill Reforming Title IV, Book I of the Civil Code (November 1980)
  • Participation in the 2nd Catalan Law Conference (September 1981)
  • Participation in a Legal Experts’ Congress on regional civil rights in the Constitution (Zaragoza, 29 October-1 November 1981)
  • Participation in a roundtable with Spanish and Italian jurists on Italian legal reviews held in Madrid on the occasion of an exhibition of Italian law books (1982)
  • Lecture at the 1st Basque Law Congress, held in San Sebastián in December 1982
  • Participation in a conference on psychiatric legislation reform (15 December 1983) at the Faculty of Medicine of the Autónoma University of Madrid
  • Lecture at the University of Palma de Mallorca (Faculty of Law) on the General Consumer Protection Act (March 1985)
  • Lecture at the University of Deusto (Faculty of Law) on manufacturers’ liability for product damage (May 1986)
  • Lecture at the University of Zaragoza (Faculty of Law) on builder’s or developer’s liability in the General Consumer Protection Act (May 1986)
  • Participation in the 2nd Basque World Congress, with a paper on assisted parentage (October 1987)
  • Seminar on consumer protection at the Madrid Centre for Legal Studies (December 1987)
  • Lecture at the University of La Laguna (Faculty of Law) on artificial reproduction and parentage (March 1988)
  • Lecture at the University of León (Faculty of Law) on the Intellectual Property Act (May 1988)
  • Lecture at the Chamber of Commerce of Seville on the Intellectual Property Act (June 1988)
  • Participation in a conference on legal protection for consumers at the Faculty of Law in Albacete, with a lecture on manufacturer’s liability for damages resulting from product faults (April 1989)
  • Participation in a conference marking the centenary of the Civil Code (1889-1989) at the University of León, with a lecture on regulating obligations in civil and commercial codes (May 1989)
  • Participation in a conference marking the centenary of the Civil Code at the Faculty of Law in Burgos, with a presentation on constitutional case-law in the sphere of equality and private autonomy (October 1989)
  • Participation in a conference marking the centenary of the Civil Code at the University of Deusto, with a lecture on civil and commercial obligations in connection with the timeliness of updating the Civil Code on property matters (October 1989)
  • Paper at an international consumer symposium on liability for damages caused in the provision of services (Cuenca, April 1990)
  • Lecture at the University College of Toledo on manufacturer’s liability and Community legislation (May 1990)
  • Lecture at the International Study Centre (José Ortega y Gasset Foundation) on codification (Toledo, June 1990)
  • Paper at an international congress on cross-border transactions and consumers: liability and cross-border transactions (Vitoria, September 1990)
  • Lecture at the Faculty of Law of the University of León on key aspects of the new Intellectual Property Act (May 1991)
  • Lecture at the Faculty of Law of the Complutense University of Madrid on consumer protection against debt within a series of lectures on protection for users of banking services organised by the General Council of Official Dealers’ Associations (June 1991)
  • Lecture at the Faculty of Law at the University of La Coruña on European directives in the field of intellectual property (March 1992)
  • Participation in a conference on law and medicine at the University of León (12-13 November), with a lecture on medical treatments without the patient’s consent
  • Participation in the 10th Meeting of the Association of Spanish University Publishers, with a lecture on reform of the Intellectual Property Act (Law 20/1992) and the new regulation providing for a compensatory fee for private copying
  • Participation in a workshop on the protection of ideas in Sitges (Barcelona province) on 4-7 October 1992, with a paper on the exploitation and protection of ideas by means of contracts
  • Participation in a consumer law conference organised by the Faculty of Law at the University of León, with a paper on adapting Spanish law to the product liability directive (October 1993)
  • Participation in a summer course at the University of Castilla-La Mancha on the Urban Lease Act: new prospects (Albacete, July 1994), with a paper on “The Urban Lease Act: scope and leases excluded”
  • Participation in an international congress on contract law reform and consumer protection organised by the Faculty of Law of the University of Zaragoza on 15-18 November 1993, with a paper on “Contract law reform in Spain: a general introduction to the issue”
  • Participation in a congress on agricultural and cooperative law organised in Toledo by the Civil Law Department of the University of Castilla-La Mancha on 25-27 November 1993, speaking in a roundtable on sharecropping and share contracts
  • Participation in the 5th National Congress on Municipal Consumer Policy held in Barcelona on 16-18 December 1993, with a paper on consumer arbitration procedures
  • Participation in a seminar on current legal issues organised by the Catalan Government’s Justice Department on 20 January 1994, with a lecture on constitutional case-law regarding regional legislative power in the field of civil legislation
  • Participation in a seminar on legal protection for consumers held by the University of Castilla-La Mancha (November 1994), with a paper on “The European Union and consumer protection policy”
  • Participation in specialist law courses at the University of Salamanca in January 1995, with a lecture on rights relating to personality
  • Participation in the 2nd Conference on Medical Liability (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, May 1995), with a paper on “Liability arising from medical services: strict and fault-based liability”
  • Participation in a course on intellectual property in Spanish law (University of de Henares – March to May 1995), with a paper on rights related to copyright in the Intellectual Property Act
  • Participation in a conference on the Galician Civil Law Act (Orense, June 1995), with a paper on “The constitutional framework of regional or special civil rights”
  • Participation in a course on intellectual property run at the Judicial Academy by the General Council of the Judiciary, with a paper on the regulation of copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Spanish legal system (November 1995)
  • Lecture at the University of Castilla-La Mancha on protection for consumer creditors (28 February)
  • Lecture on intellectual property in advertising at a Spanish Advertisers’ Association seminar (6 March)
  • Lecture at the Faculty of Law of the University of La Laguna on liability for damages (20 March)
  • Talk on non-marital partnerships at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (28 March)
  • Lecture on intellectual property exploitation rights at the Bar Association of Madrid (25 April)
  • Lecture on key intellectual property concepts in the Spanish legal system at the Faculty of Law of the University of Alcalá de Henares (11 June)
  • Lecture on intellectual property law as regards new technologies at the International Menéndez Pelayo University (Valencia, 24 June)
  • Participation in a seminar on legal protection for minors organised by the Cánovas del Castillo Foundation, with a lecture on “The new legal status of minors after Organic Law 1/1885” (25 June)
  • Lecture at the Valencia Bar Association (consumer law seminar) on employer’s liability in consumer issues (19 November 1996)
  • Lecture at the Faculty of Law of the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona (within a conference on banking contracts) on the Consumer Credit Act (7 March 1997)
  • Participation in the 3rd course on new perspectives on intellectual property (April 1997, Faculty of Law at the University of Alcalá de Henares), with a lecture on “Current problems in intellectual property”
  • Participation in the 16th National Civil Law Conference at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), with a paper on unsolicited supplies in distance contracts (September 1997)
  • Participation in an international congress on the Foundations Act held at the Faculty of Law of the University of León on 13-14 November 1997, acting as moderator of a roundtable on foundations in comparative law
  • Participation in the 4th course on new perspectives on intellectual property, with a lecture on databases (May 1998)
  • Participation in the 1st Hispano-Portuguese course on general contract terms and consumer protection (Cáceres, 1-4 November 1998), with a paper on Law 7/1998 and the transposition of Directive 93/13/EEC
  • Participation in a conference on consumer law and consumer protection (5-6 November 1998, Faculty of Law in La Coruña), with a lecture on general contract terms
  • Direction of a seminar at the International Menéndez Pelayo University on product liability (Seville, 7-13 November 1998), with a paper on the concepts of manufacturer, dealer and importer
  • Lecture at the Paideia Foundation on the situation of the mentally disabled from a civil law perspective (within a conference on the rights and responsibilities of the mentally disabled – La Coruña, 10 November 1998)
  • Participation in a conference on IT and law at Jaume I University (9-16 December 1998), with a lecture on the database protection in the law
  • Participation at the 1st European Consumer Congress (29-31 March 2000), with an opening lecture on consumer challenges in the new millennium
  • Participation in a series of lectures on law and procedure (Autónoma University of Madrid, 27-29 November 2000), with a talk on article 14 of the Constitution in the courts’ implementation of the law
  • Participation in postgraduate law courses at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, with a lecture on the making of consumer contracts (Toledo, 19 January 2001)
  • Participation in a conference on civil-law protection for personal rights, with a lecture on personal rights and authors’ moral rights (Faculty of Law of the University of La Coruña, 9 November 2001)
  • Lecture on “The impact of the information society on intellectual property rights”, and moderation of a roundtable on “The position of collecting societies as regards the directive on copyright and related rights in the information society”, in a seminar on intellectual property rights and the information society, Menéndez Pelayo International University (Seville, 19-23 November 2001)
  • Lecture on “Database protection: copyright and sui generis rights” in a postgraduate course on copyright law in the information society at the Faculty of Law in Toledo (University of Castilla-La Mancha, 10 January 2002)
  • Lecture on the case-law of the First Chamber of the Supreme Court on the right of public communication at the University of Alicante within a master’s course on intellectual and industrial property and law in the information society (June 2002)
  • Lecture on music downloads on the internet on 21 April 2004 at the Faculty of Law in Lisbon, within the 7th postgraduate course on law in the information society (the internet, copyright and e-commerce)
  • Lecture on the Arbitration Act within a conference organised by the Bilbao Bar Association, September 2004
  • Participation in a conference on intellectual property organised by the Francisco de Vitoria Association of Judges and Magistrates on 3-4 March 2005 in Gran Canaria, with a paper on the legal concept of public communication
  • Participation in a symposium on intellectual property held on 13-17 July 2005 at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Nantes, chairing the session on copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing
  • Participation in a course on trends in civil law reform held in Olite on 5-6 October 2005 by the High Court of Navarra, with a paper on piracy on the internet
  • Participation in an international congress on civil liability on 2-4 November 2005 at the Faculty of Law of the University of La Coruña, with a lecture on liability for infringement of intellectual property rights
  • Participation in the 5th Malaga Legal Week on 14-18 November 2005 at the Cajamar Lecture and Exhibition Hall, with a talk on marital law reform