July 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 July 2014:



  • On 1 July 2014, in LondonITMA hosts the talk ‘‘CJEU and General Court Decisions’. More information here.
  • On 1 July 2014, in LondonThe Management Forum hosts a ‘Technology Licensing Masterclass’. Details here.
  • On 2 July 2014, in London, CIPA hosts the event ‘European Patent Litigation Certificate – Public Consultation Seminar’. Details here. 
  • On 3 July 2014, in BirminghamMBL Seminars hosts the course ‘Due Diligence on Intellectual Property’. Details here.
  • On 3 July 2014, in BirminghamMBL Seminars hosts the course ‘Intellectual Property in R&D Collaborations’. Details here.
  • On 4 July 2014, in LondonCIPA hosts the conference ‘Global Patent Litigation: How and Where to Win’. Details here
  • On 10 July 2014, in LondonBLACA hosts its July seminar. The subject is ‘The Copyright Hub‘. Details here.
  • On 10 and 11 July 2014, in LondonThe Management Forum hosts the course ‘Oral Proceedings at the European Patent Office’. Details here.
  • On 10 and 11 July 2014, in LondonThe Management Forum hosts the ‘First Annual Conference for Senior Trade Mark and Design Administrators’. Details here.
  • On 14 July 2014, in London, the Open Rights Group host the meeting ‘TTIP and what we can do about it‘. Details here.
  • On 14 July 2014, in Edinburgh, the Open Rights Group host the meeting ‘Freeing the Internet: How Hard Can It Be?‘. Details here.
  • On 14 July 2014, in London, the Hogarth Chambers will host its Summer seminar ‘Chronic IP Confusion? You’re not alone. We’ll relieve your distress (or try to)‘. Details here.
  • On 14 and 15 July 2014, in LondonThe Management Forum hosts the event ‘Trade Secret and Monetisation’. Details here.
  • On 17 July 2014, at the University of South Wales (Newport City Campus), “The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: An Assessment and Outlook”, a seminar talk by Dr Thomas Jaeger, will take place. To register, e-mail Ana Ramalho at ana.ramalho@southwales.ac.uk.
  • On 17 July 2014, in Manchester, ITMA hosts the talk ‘Six things you didn’t know about the TMA 1994‘. Details here.
  • On 22 July 2014, in LondonITMA hosts a London Evening Meeting. More information here.
  • On 23 July 2014, in LondonITMA hosts ‘Trade Mark Administrators’ Roundtable – ‘The Role of Paralegals‘. See more here.
  • On 23 July 2014, in LondonMBL Seminars hosts the seminar ‘Intellectual Property Rights in Software’. Details here.



  • On 1 July 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal, the Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration Centre of AIP-AEP – the Portuguese Industrial Association and the Portuguese Business Association will host the next session of its roadshow on the subject of ‘Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration‘. Details here.
  • On 1 July 2014, in Munich, Germany, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) host a seminar about WIPO Services and Initiatives. Details here.
  • On 2 July 2014, in Berlin, Germany, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) host a seminar about WIPO Services and Initiatives. Details here.
  • On 2 July 2014, in Madrid, Spain, Bird & Bird hosts a seminar about the Unitary Patent System. Details here.
  • From 2-4 July 2014, in AmsterdamNetherlandsIViR hosts the international conference ‘Information Influx‘. Event’s website here.
  • From 2-4 July 2014, in UppsalaSweden, the Department of Archival Science, Library & Information Science and Museology & Heritage Studies (ALM), Uppsala University in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University and Linköping University host the ISHTIP Sixth Annual Workshop. This year’s topic is ‘The Instability of Intellectual Property‘. For information, click here.
  • On 4 July 2014, in Paris, France, Premier CercleTM is organising in partnership with the cabinets Hoyng Monegier LLP (knowledge partner), Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft and Powell Gilbert LLP the conference ‘Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2014: The Patent Revolution is ON‘. Click here to register.
  • From 6-9 July 2014, in Monteplier, France, it is time for the ‘33rd ATRIP Congress‘. For additional information and to register, click here.



  • On 1 July 2014, in Seattle, WAThe Stanford Law School Seattle Alumni Chapter invites you to attend ‘The Evolution of Copyright and IP Law: A Conversation with Professor Paul Goldstein‘. Details here.
  • On 9 July 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio, INTA and USPTO will host a breakfast roundtable discussion. Details here.
  • On 21 and 22 July 2014, in Denver, COAIPLA hosts its ‘18th Annual Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar‘. Check the event brochure here.
  • From 28 – 31 July 2014, in Chicago, IllinoisLicensing Executives Society organises the ‘LES University course. Details here.
  • On 28 July 2014, in Alexandria, VirginiaINTA and USPTO will host a luncheon roundtable discussion. Details here.
  • On 29 July 2014, in Los Angeles, California, USPTO and NTIA will host a ‘Copyright Roundtable Discussion on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages’. Details here.
  • On 30 July 2014, in Berkeley, California, USPTO and NTIA will host a ‘Copyright Roundtable Discussion on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages’. Details here.



  • On 10 July 2014, in Tokyo, Japan, SIAC, the JPO, in cooperation with AIPPI and FICPI, will hold a symposium entitled ‘Tegernsee Symposium – focused on Grace Period‘. Details here.
  • On 18 July 2014, in Seoul, KoreaY.P. Lee, Mock & Partners and INTA are hosting a round-table about Proving acquired distinctiveness of a mark‘. Details here.



  • On 7 and 8 July 2014, in South Bank Campus, Brisbane, Berris Charnley and Charles Lawson with funding generously provided by the Griffith University Arts Education and Law Group and Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture, ACIPA organise the conference ‘Intellectual Property and the Biosciences: Past trends and future directions‘. Additional details are available here.
  • On 24 and 25 July 2014, in PerthClifton and IP Australia organise the two day course ‘Perth Short Course in Trade Marks Database Searching‘. 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