June 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 June 2014:



  • On 3 June 2014, in Oxford, the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre will host a discussion group on ‘Copyright and Collective Authorship‘. Details here.
  • On 4 June 2014, in LondonAIPPI hosts the course ‘Are you sitting even more comfortably?‘, summarising recent cases on trade marks and passing off, designs and copyright. Details and registration here.
  • On 4 June 2014, in LondonBASCA will host the seminar ‘‘Recapturing the rights to your songs. Copyright termination in the USA’. Further details and registration here.
  • On 4 June 2014, in London, the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys requests the honour of your presence at the new president’s welcome reception. See more here.
  • On 5 June 2014, in London, QMUL Postgraduate Legal Research Conference 2014: From Imitation to Innovation: Enriching Legal Scholarship. Details here.
  • On 5 and 6 June 2014, in LondonThe Management Forum hosts the conference ‘US PATENT PRACTICE – What European Patent Attorneys need to know‘. Details here.
  • On 6 June 2014, in London, The Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary University of London, and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) are organizing ‘2014 LONDON SUMMIT ON COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN CHINA‘. One of the panels will discuss ‘The Development Report of Chinese IP law’. Further information here.
  • On 9 June 2014, in Bournemouth , Bournemouth University will host the event ‘3D printing: Understanding the technology and the law‘ as part of its Festival of Learning 2014. Details here.
  • On 9 June 2014, in London, ITMA and CIPA will host a ‘Student induction day‘. See more here.
  • On 11 June 2014, in LondonUCL hosts the course ‘Innovation, Competition Law and IP Rights’. Details and registration here.
  • On 11 and 12 June 2014, in London, the UK IPO, the EU Commission and OHIM host the ‘International IP Enforcement Summit‘. Details here.
  • On 12 June 2014, in London, LES Britain & Ireland will host their Annual Conference & AGM. Further details in the event’s website.
  • On 13 June 2014, in London, CCLS and UAM host the conference ‘Contemporary Developments in IP Law‘. This author will be part of one of the panels. Further details can be find here.
  • On 16 June 2014, Creative Scotland, in partnership with the Institute for Capitalising on Creativity at University of St. Andrews, invites you to ‘Design meets Intellectual Property’ in Edinburgh. Further details here.
  • On 17 June 2014, in Manchester, ITMA will host the talk ‘OHIM & IPO Case Update‘. Details here.
  • On 17 June 2014, in LondonTIPLO will host an evening event on ‘The Protection of Corporate Reputations‘. Details here.
  • On 17 and 18 June 2014, in Nottingham, CREATE invites you to their second ‘Researchers Conference and Capacity Building Event‘. Additional details are available here.
  • On 19 and 20 June 2014, in LondonThe Management Forum hosts the conference ‘Technology Licensing in Europe & US’. Details here.
  • On 19 and 20 June 2014, in LondonThe Management Forum hosts the course ‘Basic PCT Formalities’. Details here.
  • Between 22 and 26 June 2014, in London, ICAN will host its annual meeting. Details here.
  • On 24 June 2014, in London, ITMA will host one more of its evening meetings. Details here.
  • On 24 June 2014, in CambridgeCIPIL hosts the seminar ‘All he had was a name’. The limits of the law in the 19th century champagne trade‘. Details here.
  • On 25 June 2014, in London, UCL IBIL hosts the ‘Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture’. This year’s topic is ‘Culture of the Public Domain: A Good Thing?‘. Details of this event and registration here.
  • From 25 to 26 June, in London, C5 hosts a forum on ‘Pharma Patent Extensions‘. Additional details here.
  • On 26 June 2014, in London, the CLA will be holding the evening meeting on the subject ‘Enlarged health warning and plain packaging for cigarettes: Are the IP and competition issues being ignored?‘. Details here.
  • On 27 June 2014, in LondonThe Management Forum hosts the seminar ‘How to Deal with Added Subject Matter in EPO Applications’. Details here.



  • On 4 June 2014, in LisbonPortugalFCT, GMCS and ISOC Portugal Chapter organise the 3rd edition of the ‘Fórum para a Sociedade da Informação – Governação da Internet‘. Details here.
  • On 5 June 2014, in Brussels, BelgiumMARQUES will organise a ‘Coexistence Agreement Workshop‘. Details and registration here.
  • On 5 June 2014, in MadridSpain, Abril Abogados will host the free seminar ‘Propiedad Industrial e Intelectual en la estrategia de los emprendedores‘. Details here.
  • From 4-6 June 2014, in Antwerp, Belgium, IFCLA organises its annual meeting. Check the event’s website.
  • From 4-6 June 2014, the 39th EPRA meeting will take place in BudvaMontenegro. See more here.
  • Between 4-8 June 2014, in Berlin, GermanyUNION-IP organises the congress ‘UNION-IP unifies IP®’. Additional details are available here.
  • From 16-27 June 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland, WIPO and WTO are jointly organizing a two-week colloquium for teachers of intellectual property from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Details here.
  • Between 18-21 June  2014, in AlicanteSpainECTA will organise its ‘33rd Annual Conference‘. Visit the event webpage here.
  • On 20 June 2014, in Dublin, the Copyright Association of Ireland will run the seminar ‘General Updates – Recent Developments Seminar 2014‘. Details of the seminar can be found here.
  • From 30 June to 1 July, in Munich, GermanyC5 hosts a forum on ‘Hi-Tech Patents: IPR Strategies & Litigation‘. Additional details here.



  • On 3 June 2014, in Harvard, the Berkman Center’s Student Privacy Initiative (SPI) team is presenting the conference ‘Framing the Law & Policy Picture: A Snapshot of K-12 Cloud-Based Ed Tech & Student Privacy in Early 2014‘. Further details here.
  • On 5 and 6 June 2014, in Berkeley, California, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology will host ‘The Seventh Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference’. Details here.
  • On 5 and 6 June 2014, in Arlington, VA, AIPLA will host its ‘Sixth Annual Trademark Boot Camp‘ . More information here.
  • On 6 June 2014, in New YorkManaging Intellectual Property is hosting the ‘International Women’s Leadership Forum‘. Details here.
  • Between 8 and 10 June 2014, in Washington DC, the Copyright Society of the USA will host its ‘2014 Annual Meeting‘. Check the event website.
  • On 17 June 2014, in Chicago, the AIPLA and the ITT Chicago – Kent College of Law will host the ‘2014 Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit‘. Additional details here.
  • On 18 June 2014, in Seattle, Washington, the Copyright Society of the USA will discuss the issues and arguments presented to the Court in the Aereo case in ‘Aereo and Beyond‘. Details here.
  • On 18 and 19 June 2014, in San Francisco, the Innovation Enterprise is organising the ‘IP Strategy Innovation Summit‘. Details here.
  • Between 22 and 25 June 2014,  in Chicago, IL, the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel will host its ‘2014 Summer Meeting‘. Details here.
  • On 24 June 2014, in Harvard, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society discusses ‘(In)Security in Home Embedded Devices‘. The event will be webcast live. Further details here.



  • On 6 June 2014, in Singapore, SIAC will host its annual congress under the topic ‘Dispute Resolution Asia – Innovation and Change in an age of Opportunity – a View from the Lion City’. One of the sessions will discuss new areas for international arbitration, including IP. Details here.
  • On 12 June 2014, in Beijing, China, Managing Intellectual Property is hosting the ‘MIP China International IP Forum 2014‘. Check the event website for further details.
  • On 17 June 2014, in Tokyo, JapanHiromichi Aoki and INTA are hosting a round-table about ‘Non-Traditional Trademark Protection under the New Trademark Law‘. Details here.



  • On 4 June 2014, in São Paulo, ASPI will host the round-table ‘Trade Secret v Information Access Act: a contradiction?’ (Segredo Industrial vs Lei de Acesso a Informação: uma contradição?). Additional details are available here.
  • On 5 June 2014, in São PauloASPI will host the conference ‘The New Trade Marks Manual‘ (O Novo Manual de Marcas). Additional details are available 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