April IP events

by Pedro Malaquias

In November 2013, QMJIP started to publicise IP Events across the world on its Twitter page (@QMJIP), using the hash tag #IPevents. Such information is also made available in the QMJIP blog. If you have knowledge of or are organising any IP event not shown on the list, we would be grateful if you would let us know. Simply leave us a comment or tweet us @QMJIP #IPEvents and we can add it to our list.

Here are the events for April 2014:

UNITED KINGDOM:

  • On 1 April 2014, in London, IPKat organises the seminar ‘Online Copyright + Enforcement = Happiness?’. Click here for details and registration.
  • On 1 April 2014, in London, the Competition Law Association hosts the 16th Burrell Competition Lecture and Dinner. The lecture will discuss ‘Intellectual Property: European Tribunals & UK Courts’. The event flyer is available here.
  • On 2 April 2014, in London, the City Law School hosts the seminar ‘Hot off the press: the collective management directive’. More information here.
  • On 2 April 2014, in Birmingham, ITMA organises a seminar regarding Design Law. More details can be found here.
  • On 3 and 4 April 2014, in London, Management Forum organises the course ‘Practical Introduction to International Patent Law and Practice’.
  • Between 4 and 6 April 2014, QMIPRI will host the second part of the annual EIPIN congress. Congress details are available here.
  • On 7 April 2014, in London, CIPA organises the course ‘Computer Programs & Excluded Matter – an “inside” view from the IPO’.
  • On 8 April 2014, in London, CLT organises the course ‘Intellectual Property Law for Commercial Lawyers
  • On 9 April 2014, in London, CIPA will dedicate its London Happy Hour to an ‘Update on the Regulatory Landscape’.
  • On 10 April 2014, in Bournemouth, the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) of the Bournemouth University holds a full day symposium on ‘Digitization, Public Domain and Informational Monopolies’. Further details and registration are available here.
  • On 10 and 11 April 2014, in London, Management Forum organises the course ‘Basic PCT Formalities’.
  • On 11 April 2014, it is time for the CREATe Report Launch: ‘A review of the causes and impacts of unlawful file sharing’. The event will be held in London, Stationers’ Hall, 3-6pm. Further information here.
  • The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London and Volterra Fietta announce that the 8th annual IGLRC will take place on April 14-15, 2014. Some IP topics are included: ‘The Console Modification Problem in the Video Game Industry – A Critical Examination of Access Rights under the Reformed Technological Protection Measure Provisions of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth.)’, ‘The TRIPS Agreement and access to pandemic influenza vaccines – is an alternative required?’, ‘Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled’ and ‘Justificatory Pluralism in EU Copyright Law’ Further details here.
  • On 14-16 April 2014, in Norwich, the University of East Anglia Law School will host the BILETA 29th Annual Conference. Further details (including a draft programme) can be found here.
  • On 23 April 2014, Bird & Bird will discuss the ‘Internet of Things’, in the British Library Conference Center (London). More information is available here.
  • On 24 April 2014, in Cambridge, CIPIL will host the seminar ‘IP issues with antibiotics’. Further details are available here.
  • On 25 April 2014, in Edinburgh, the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates will host their seventh annual World Intellectual Property Day event. More information about event will be available here.
  • On 29 April 2014, in London, ITMA will hold the meeting ‘OHIM & IPO Case Update’. Further details are available here.
  • On 29 April 2014, in London, CLT organises the course ‘IP and IT Law Update’.

CONTINENTAL EUROPE:

  • On 3 April 2014, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, INTA, Simmons & Simmons LLP and the Benelux-Association of Trade Mark and Design Law will host a roundtable on Trade Mark licensing. Additional details are available here.
  • On 3 April 2014, in Munich, Germany, INTA will host a roundtable on how to best protect trademarks of a suggestive nature. Additional details are available here.
  • On 3-4 April 2014, in The Hague, Netherlands, EPO will host the event ‘Search Matters 2014’. Further details here.
  • On 6 April 2014, in Paris, France, CCI Paris Ile-de-France will host a Conference on Trade Marks Law. Details here.
  • On 7-8 April 2014, in Madrid, Spain, OEPM and WIPO will host a Workshop on Mediation of IP Disputes. More details here. Further details here.
  • On 7-8 April 2014, in Istanbul, Turkey, AIPPI Turkey will hold the ‘3rd Intellectual Property Law Seminar 2014. Further details here.
  • On 10 April 2014, in Paris, France, Cabinet Jacobacci in association with the Direction du Développement International des Entreprises de la CCI Paris Ile-de-France will host the event ‘Marques et modèles : regards croisés Italie/Espagne/Portugal’. Programme and registration are available here.
  • On 10-11 April 2014, in Vienna, Austria, the EPO will host its annual forum on Asian patent information – ‘East meets West 2014’.
  • On 23 April 2014, in Aalborg, Denmark, IPR Nord celebrates the World IP Day with a symposium. Further details are available here.
  • On 24 April 2014, in Moscow, Russia, an international Conference devoted to the 150th Anniversary of the First Russian Design Law (‘Industrial designs: Past, Present and Future ‘) will be hosted. Further details are available here.
  • On 24 April 2014, in Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LES Benelux organises the conference ‘IP, Tax Optimisation and Monetisation in the European Union’. Event details can be found here.
  • On 25 April 2014, in Oslo, Norway, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office celebrates the International World Intellectual Property Day. Further information will be available on NIPO’s website.
  • On 29 April 2014, in Madrid, Spain, Hoffmann Eitle Madrid, with the support of LES España y Portugal, organises the conference ‘Draft of the Spanish Patent Law: another step towards a harmonization in Europe?’. Details here.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

  • On 1 April 2014, in Alexandria, Virginia, the USPTO will host a public forum to discuss the first-inventor-to-file provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). Additional information is available here.
  • The OnCopyright 2014 symposium will be organised by the Copyright Clearance Center on 2 April 2014, in New York. Further details are available here.
  • On 2-4 April 2014, in Arlington, Virginia, the American Bar Association – Section of Intellectual Property law hosts the ‘29th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference’. More information is available here.
  • On 3-4 April 2014, in Berkeley, California, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology will host the conference ‘The Next Great Copyright Act’. Check the details here.
  • On 4 April 2014, the Fashion Law Institute will organise the 4th annual Fashion Law Institute symposium, in which it will discuss ‘The Spectrum of Style’. Further details are available here.
  • On 8 April 2014, in Alexandria, Virginia, the USPTO and AIPLA will host the conference ‘Design of Things to Come’ in its 8th annual design day. Additional information is available here.
  • On 9 April 2014, in Berkeley, California, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology will host the 7th Annual Privacy Lecture. This year lecture tittle is ‘Privacy versus Government Surveillance: Where Network Effects Meet Public Choice’. Check the details here.
  • On 9 April 2014, in Washington, the George Washington University will discuss ‘Intellectual Properties: A Case Study in Influenza’. Check the details here.
  • On 9 April 2014, in Alexandria, Virginia, the USPTO will host an Additive Manufacturing Partnership Meeting. Additional information is available here.
  • On 10 April 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana, INTA and the United States Patent & Trademark Office will host a roundtable ‘to help the USPTO better understand the needs of those using its services and to offer insights into the USPTO operations’. Additional details are available here.
  • On 10 April 2014, in Alexandria, Virginia, the USPTO will host a ‘Roundtable on the Use of Crowdsourcing and Third-Party Preissuance Submissions to Identify Relevant Prior Art’. Additional information is available here.
  • On 11 April 2014, in Chicago, the John Marshall Law School organises the Second Annual Fashion and Design Law Symposium ‘Fashion Law Revolution’. Registration here.
  • On 11 April 2014, in Stanford, the Stanford Technology Law Review organises a symposium on ‘Privacy Challenges in the Internet Age’. Check the event page.
  • On 12 April 2014, in Detroit, Michigan, the USPTO will host its next Saturday Seminar. Additional information is available here.
  • On 21 April 2014, in Chicago, the Center for Intellectual Property Law of the John Marshall Law School will discuss ‘Past, Present and Future: The Exclusive Patent Jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit’. To register, follow the link.
  • On 23 April 2014, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, INTA and the United States Patent & Trademark Office will host a roundtable ‘to help the USPTO better understand the needs of those using its services and to offer insights into the USPTO operations’. Additional details are available here.
  • On 24 April 2014, in Chicago, the Center for Intellectual Property Law of the John Marshall Law School will discuss ‘Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law’. Programme agenda here.
  • The 22nd Annual Fordham intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference will be hosted in New York, on 24-25 April 2014. The event website is online here.
  • On 29 April 2014, in Redwood City, California, INTA and the United States Patent & Trademark Office will host a roundtable ‘to help the USPTO better understand the needs of those using its services and to offer insights into the USPTO operations’. Additional details are available here.

ASIA:

  • On 4 April 2014, in Singapore, INTA will host a roundtable on creating and managing the trademark reputation of non-profit brands. Additional details are available here.
  • On 10 April 2014, in Hanoi, Vietnam, INTA and Bross & Partners will host a roundtable ‘on how to protect local and foreign 3D marks, industrial designs and copyright’. Additional details are available here
  • On 10-12 April 2014, in Kyoto, Japan, FICPI Japan and JPAA will organise the symposium ‘Comparison and Trends in Patent, Trademark and Design Systems and IP Court Systems among Japan, US , EP, China, Korea and WIPO’. See the event leaflet here.
  • On 17 April 2014, in Shangai, P.R. China, INTA and King & Wood Mallesons will host a roundtable ‘on how to best protect your trademarks on the Internet’. Additional details are available here.
  • On 18 April 2014, in Beijing, P.R. China, INTA and Unitalen Attorneys at Law will host a roundtable on ‘Issues Concerning the Authorization and Determination of Trademark Rights Under the Newly Amended Trademark Law in China’. Additional details are available here.
  • On 25 April 2014, in Singapore, the IP Academy will host the event ‘Harnessing the Value of Your Intellectual Property’. Details here.

AFRICA:

  • On 26 April 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya, the Strathmore University’s Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) and the Kikao IP Forum will host a conference in celebration of the World Intellectual Property Day. Further details and registration here.
  • The ‘South African Intellectual Property Conference 2014’ will be hosted on 3-4 April 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa. The event leaflet is available online.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA:

  • On 8 and 9 April 2014, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the Intellectual Property Brasilian Association (APBI) will organise the 1st French-Brasilian International Congress ‘The Intellectual Property Rights Functions in the 21st Century’ . Details here.
  • On 24 April 2014, in Honduras (Facultad de Química y Farmacia – UNAH), the Dirección General de Propiedad Intelectual de Honduras organises a conference in celebration of the World Intellectual Property Day.
  • On 25 April 2014, in Mendoza, Argentina, UTAPI (Unidad Técnico Académica de Propiedad Intelectual) organises the event ‘II Jornadas Universitarias sobre Propiedad Intelectual’. Additional details can be found here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The 26th of April is the World Intellectual Property Day. As a result, several events will be held in celebration. Information about those events can be found in WIPO’s World Events Map and on the World IP Day Facebook Page.

Pedro Malaquias is a Portuguese Qualified lawyer. Currently, he is a LL.M. candidate at Queen Mary, University of London and works as a Student Research Fellow at Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI) and as Assistant Editor at Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (QMJIP). @PedroMMalaquias