The Congress aimed to study the role of the judiciary in the elaboration and implementation of intellectual property Law, to look at the way IP is applied in different court systems, and to draw conclusions on how to ideally design courts in the future so that they can deal with IP in a balanced and most efficient way. The event brought together a wide range of leading experts in the field - academics, judges, institutional experts. Student participated in working groups on the issues raised by the various stakeholders. Furthermore, the papers of the congress will be published in the EIPIN series by Edward Elgar. The European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) was founded in 1999 and is one of Europe’s leading institutes of intellectual property research and education. EIPIN is composed of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (University of London), the Magister Lvcentinvs (University of Alicante), the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), the Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (Maastricht University) and Strasbourg's Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI).