May 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 May 2014:

 

UNITED KINGDOM:

  • On 1 May 2014, in Cambridge, CIPIL will host the seminar ‘‘Software patents – legal and commercial perspectives’. Further details are available here.
  • On 6 May 2014, in London, IPKat and 1709 Blog team member Dr. Eleonora Rosati will host a Post-Fordham Copyright Catch-Up event. Details here.
  • On 6 May 2014, in Oxford,the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre will host a discussion group under the topic ‘The History of Champagne in the UK: 1860 – 1914’. Details here.
  • On 7 May 2014, it is time for the IBC Legal’s 4th Annual Advertisting & Marketing Law 2014. Further information on this London conference are available on the event website.
  • On 7 May 2014, in London, ‘Networks of power in digital copyright law and policy’ will be the subject of a City Law School research seminar. Additional details are available here.
  • On 8 May 2014, in Oxford,the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre invites Dr. Rosana Pinheiro-Machado to talk about ‘Intellectual property and counterfeits in Brazil and China: an anthropological perspective’. Details here.
  • On 8 May 2014, in London, CIPA organises the seminar ‘Update on the USPTO practice in the light of Myriad and Prometheus’. Check the event page.
  • On 8 May 2014, in London, BLACA will host one more meeting, this time dedicated to the Irish Copyright Reform. As usual, additional information can be accessed in the association’s website.
  • On 9 May 2014, Management Forum will host in London the course ‘International Licensing, Manufacture Under Licence and Technology Transfer Agreements – Understanding and Drafting’. Further information is available here.
  • On 9 May 2014, Management Forum will host in London the course ‘Impact of Patent Construction – How to Prove Infringement and Validity in USA, UK and Germany’. Further information is available here.
  • On 12 May 2014, Management Forum will host in London the course ‘EPO and US Patent Prosecution With One Specification: How To Reconcile The Differing Requirements of the EPO and USPTO’. Further information is available here.
  • On 15 May 2014, in Oxford,the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre invites Professor Poh Kam Wong to talk about ‘Rapid Software patenting growth over the last 2 decades: Digital Dividends or Digital Divide?’. Details here.
  • On 16 May 2014, Management Forum will host in London the seminar ‘IP and the Generics Industry’. Further information is available here.
  • On 19 May 2014, the IP and Technology Law Group of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square will host in London the seminar ‘The Intellectual Property Bill’. Registration and additional details are available in eventbrite.
  • On 20 May 2014, in London, CIPA organises the CPD seminar ‘Inventive Step at the IPO’. Check the event page.
  • On 20 May 2014, ITMA will dedicate its London evening meeting to ‘Six things you might not know about the TMA 1994‘. Details here.
  • On 20 May 2014, in Oxford,the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre will host a discussion group under the topic ‘The Intersection of Antitrust (Competition Law) and Trade Marks’. Details here.
  • On 21 May 2014, in London, CIPA will host its ‘2014 Annual General Meeting’. Check the event page.
  • On 21 May 2014, in London, CLT organises the ‘Practical Issues in Cloud Computing Conference 2014’. Details here.
  • On 21 May 2014, in Oxford,the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre invites Professor Tim Wu to talk about ‘On the Properties of Information’. Details here.
  • On 22 May 2014, in London, AIPPI UK will host the event ‘The IPEC: reflections from His Honour Judge Hacon on its first 6 months’. For registration and further details, follow the link.
  • On 23 May 2014, in Oxford,the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre will host a discussion group under the topic ‘Phillips v Mulcaire: A Property Paradox?’. Details here.
  • On 27 May 2014, in London, the UK IPO will host a‘Presentation of UK IPO Mediation Services’. Details here.
  • On 28 May 2014, in Edinburgh, Murgitroyd and Harper Macleod invite you to join them for “Get Appy“, a seminar about intellectual property (IP) and legal issues for app developers. Announcement here.
  • On 30 May 2014, in London, Wigs and Gowns is hosting its next fashion law workshop ‘Intellectual Property In The Fashion Industry’. Details here.
  • On 30 May 2014, in Edinburgh, the Scottish Council on Archives in collaboration with CREATe will deliver the workshop ‘Understanding Copyright – An Introduction for Archivists’. Details here.

 

EUROPE:

  • On 6 May 2014, in Rome, Italy, WIPO and Direzione Generale Lotta alla Contraffazione -Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi organise the seminar ‘WIPO Services and Initiatives’. Additional details are available here.
  • On 6 May 2014, in Alicante, Spain, Magister Lvcentinvs – Master en Propiedad Industrial e Intelectual de la Universidadde Alicante will organise the ‘III Jornada de Salidas profesionales de la Propiedad Industrial e Intelectual‘. Further information here.
  • On 7 May 2014, in Brussels, Belgium, Brussels Matters will host the meeting ‘The new TTBER regime to 2026’. Additional information is available here.
  • On 15 May 2014, in Cork, Ireland, the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education organises the workshop “Copyright Law for Digital Teaching and Learning“. Details here.
  • On 15 and 16 May 2014, in Trier, Germany, the ERA – Academy of European Law will host its ‘Annual Conference on European Copyright Law 2014’. Programme and registration are online.
  • On 20 May 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal, ARBITRARE will be hosting a business breakfast under the theme ‘Reflections on the Mediation Law: what can be expected?’. Programme and registration are online.
  • On 21 May 2014, in Helsinki, Murgitroyd invites you to join us them a seminar entitled “Patent Strategy in Europe – Future Perspective” followed by a Whisky Tasting reception. Details here.
  • On 21 May 2014, in Paris, France, CCLS in The Paris Intellectual Property Lecture series presents An Introduction to Chinese Intellectual Property‘. Details here.
  • On 22 May 2014, in Lund, Sweden, FICPI Sweden will run a ‘Seminar on IP Aspects of Life Sciences and MedTech’. Information about the event is available here.
  • On 22 and 23 May 2014, in Geneve, Switzerland, it is time for the ‘WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes’. Further details here.
  • On 23 May 2014, in Paris, France, CCLS in The Paris Intellectual Property Lecture series presents Digital Intellectual Property in China‘. Details here.
  • On 27 May 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal, the Lisbon Section of the Portuguese Bar Association will host the conference ‘Personal Data Protection‘. Further details here.
  • On 29 and 30 May 2014, in Alicante, Spain, OHIM´s first ever IP Mediation Conference gets underway. Details here.

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

  • On 1 May 2014, in Berkeley, California, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology will host the conference ‘Innovation and Intellectual Property: A Tribute to Suzanne Scotchmer’s Work’. Agenda here.
  • On 2 May 2014, in Chicago, the Center for Intellectual Property Law of the John Marshall Law School will discuss ‘IP on the Edge’. Agenda here.
  • On 6 May 2014, in Washington, the George Washington University Law School will host the ‘The GW Law Symposium on Intellectual Property’. Check the details here.
  • Between 15 and 17 May 2014, in Philadelphia, AIPLA hosts its 2014 ‘AIPLA Spring Meeting‘. Details here.

 

ASIA:

  • From 7 – 9 May 2014, in Hong Kong, it is time for 2014 IACC ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE. Check the event website for further details.
  • From 10 – 14 May 2014, in Hong Kong, it is time for INTA’s 136th Annual Meeting. Check the event website for further details.
  • On 14 and 15 May 2014, in Beijing, P.R. China, QBPC hosts its ‘14th Annual Meeting’. Details here.

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA:

  • On 6 May 2014, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, INTA will host a roundtable on ‘Industrial Property Law in Guatemala’. Additional details are available here.
  • From 18 to 21 May 2014, in São Paulo, Brazil, it is time for the 8th FORTEC National Meeting. This year’s Forum proposes to focus its content on the topics: “Evolving from Management of Intellectual Property to Strategic Business Units, and Supporting the Development of CREATIVITY, INNOVATION, and ENTREPRENEURSHIP at Technology Transfer Offices of Brazilian R&D Institutes”. Further details here.
  • On 28 May 2014, in Santiago de Chile, Chile, Mr. Rodrigo Velasco S. will host an INTA roundtable on ‘The New Chilean Health Regulations Restriction of Advertising of Foods and its Impact on Trademark Rights. Details here.

 

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