Kimiya Shams / Legal Counsel, Devialet

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Kimiya Shams is an attorney with several years of work experience in international intellectual property law and corporate transactions. Having previously practiced at international law firms and companies in Sweden, France and the U.S., she is currently working in-house at a leading audio technology company based in Paris.

Originally from Sweden, Kimiya earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Stockholm University and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Stanford Law School where she specialized in Law, Science and Technology. She has also been enrolled at Harvard University and Oxford University where she has specialized in intellectual property law and economics.

Kimiya has wide experience in advising on intellectual property matters and corporate transactions, having counseled leading international companies, including legacy and new businesses as well as acquired public companies and start-ups, on intellectual property strategy and technology transactions.

Interested in the intersection of law, technology, fashion and business, Kimiya has in parallel to her academic and professional life worked as a writer reporting on the challenges of protecting intellectual property rights in the digital age.

She has published numerous articles related to intellectual property law in various leading international magazines, among them Forbes Magazine, The Independent, The Business of Fashion etc. She is also the founder of Young Intellectual Property Practitioners (YIPP), an informal group that endeavors to bring together young intellectual property practitioners and to promote a global exchange on the development and administration of intellectual property regulation.

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By Kimiya Shams on Paris Innovation Review

L'impression 3D sera peut-être une révolution des modes de production, permettant la personnalisation de masse et une redéfinition en profondeur des rôles respectifs de l'industrie et des consommateurs. Mais pour l'heure elle ouvre surtout un boulevard aux faussaires. Pire: elle pourrait se traduire par une ouverture du métier de contrefacteur à de nouveaux acteurs - une ubérisation de la contrefaçon!
3D printing is considered the new industrial revolution, likely to disrupt the behavior of consumers and manufacturers, involving relocation of production facilities, reconstruction of labor, changes in material applications and what's more, a growing challenge for intellectual property owners. To copy an object you only need two things: an electronic schematic of the product and a 3D printer. This means that anyone can reproduce any available design, putting designer brands in the same situation that the music industry found itself in when MP3 files hit the market.

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