The team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge, Stephen Jones, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Hayleigh Bosher, Tian Lu and Cecilia Sbrolli.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Monday Miscellany

The 2017 U.S. Chamber International IP Index entitled “The Roots of Innovation” is now available. The Index provides a roadmap of the IP environment of 45 countries. The results can be also consulted via the interactive tool on the Global Intellectual Property Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website.

On the road of IP environment!
On 28 January 2017, the depletion period for the transitional provisions for the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 ended. Therefore, all the replicas or unauthorized copies of artistic works industrially manufactured must be sold or destroyed. 

The first WIPO-WTO Colloquium for IP Teachers and Researchers in Asia will be taking place from 20 until 22 February 2017 in Singapore. Participants of the Colloquium may also attend the 2nd Works-in-Progress Conference “IPScholars Asia” which will take place on 23 and 24 February 2017 at the Singapore Management University. The Conference is a good opportunity for scholars in the field of IP Law and related issues in Asia to present their works in progress. There is no registration fee for attending the Conference. More details, here.

The Conference Copyright 4.0 will take place on 22 February 2017 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. The Conference will discuss the challenges of IP Law from an international, European and Swiss perspective. Sessions will be in French and English with no simultaneous translations. More details, here.

Free webinar on “IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation”. Patrick Terroir will discuss some means for commercializing IPRs such as patent brokerage, IP sales and licensing. The webinar is hosted by OxFirst and will take place on 23 February 2017 at 5 pm (CET). More information and registration here.

“Showbiz and more … Intellectual Property in the Entertainment Industry” will take place from 19 to 21 March 2017 in Puerto Rico. The event is organized by the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and includes topics such as the challenges of music streaming, the economic model of the big soccer clubs, live presentations and the contracts required and, the industry of video games. More information here.

A call for papers for the 9th Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property (JSIP) Workshop organized by the Michigan State University College of Law. The Workshop will take place on 17 and 18 May 2017 and involves receiving feedback from established scholars in the field of IP Law, communications and cyberlaw. Deadline for submissions is 6 March 2017.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Szeged is calling for papers for the 9th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (CICL), which will take place on 29 and 30 May 2017 in Szeged, Hungary. Abstracts must be submitted before 31 March 2017 by sending an email to Prof. Péter Mezei at cicl2017@juris.u-szeged.hu. More information, here

*Picture: “Socks the Cat Perched on the Backseat of a Van”, 09/16/1993, William J. Clinton, White House Photograph Office.

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