April IP Events

by Pedro Malaquias

Here is the list of Intellectual Property events occurring in April 2015. 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 the list.

We also invite you to consult the IPKat’s list of forthcoming events, available here. Additionally, 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 IP Day Events Map and on the World IP Day Facebook Page.

 

UNITED KINGDOM

  •  1 April – London – The City Law School – The concept of ‘public’ in copyright lawLink.
  • 1 April – London – CILIP – CILIP Copyright Executive Briefing 2015Link.
  • 7 April – Cambridge – CIPIL – 10th Anniversary Celebration Workshop: ‘Understanding IP, Engaging With Its Future’Link.
  • 8-9 April – Cambridge – Fordham IP Institute – 23rd Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy ConferenceLink.
  • 13 April – London – CIPA & IP Lawyers Network Japan – Recent Developments in Patent Litigation in JapanLink.
  • 14 April – London – Queen Mary University of London – Panel on the Right to Be Forgotten with Privacy ProfessorsLink.
  • 14 April – Norwich – University of Leeds – Cultivating Innovation: How (and How Not) to Think about Intellectual Property in Agriculture and Plant ScienceLink.
  • 14 April – Birmingham – MBL Seminars – Taxation of Intellectual Property Link.
  • 14 April – London – MBL Seminars – Intellectual Property Rights in Software Link.
  • 16 April – Manchester – ITMA – Tips and traps of making a Nominet domain name complaint: a view from a Nominet Expert Link.
  • 16 April – Bristol – CIPA – West of England MeetingLink.
  • 16-17 April – London – Management Forum – Basic PCT Formalities CourseLink.
  • 17 April – London – MBL Seminars – Patents Court Litigation: An Advanced Guide Link.
  • 17 April – London – MBL Seminars – Advanced Trade Marks: Adwords & More Link.
  • 20 April – Reading or London – Assimilate IP – Freedom to Operate for the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical IndustriesLink.
  • 20-24 April – London – UCL IBIL – IP Transactions: Law and Practice Link.
  • 21 April – London – MBL Seminars – A to Z of Intellectual Property Law In One Day Link.
  • 22 April – Southampton – iCLIC – Fishing for trouble? ‘Left shark’, 3D Printing and IP lawLink.
  • 23 April – Bournemouth – CIPPM – The EU and the digitisation of cultural heritage collections: Towards new steps in the policy cycleLink.
  • 24 April – Edinburgh – The Faculty of Advocates – World IP Day Conference 2015Link.
  • 24 April – London – MBL Seminars – Community Trade Mark Update Link.
  • 24 April – London – MBL Seminars – Copyright in New Media Link.
  • 28 April – London – ITMA – Designs and the role of dotted lines Link.
  • 28 April – London – MBL Seminars – Intellectual Property Law Update Link.
  • 29 April – Glasgow – ITMA – Competition Law Issues for Trade Mark Practitioners Link.
  • 30 April – Cambridge – MBL Seminars – Trade Marks – Advanced: Litigation Link.
  • 30 April – London – MBL Seminars – IT, IP & Data Protection: A Comprehensive Update Link.
  • 30 April – Glasgow – CIPA – The Scottish MeetingLink.

 

CONTINENTAL EUROPE

  • 30 March – 1 April – Geneva, Switzerland – WIPO – Seminar on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Regional, National and Local ExperiencesLink.
  • 1 April – Brussels, Belgium – GRUR/ AIPPI – The proposed EU framework for protection of trade secrets – state of play and future challengesLink.
  • 2 April – Paris, France – UJUB & INPI – Deuxième procès blanc devant la Juridiction Unifiée du BrevetLink.
  • 8 April – Madrid, Spain – OEPM – El Tribunal de Marca Comunitaria. Criterios Jurisprudenciales a diez años de su creaciónLink.
  • 9 April – Geneva, Switzerland – WIPO – Seminar on the procedures under the Hague Agreement Link.
  • 9 April – Baku, Azerbaijan – WIPO – Regional Seminar on Raising Awareness on New Types of Trademarks/ Non-Traditional TrademarksLink.
  • 13 April – Madrid, Spain – FIDE – Retos en la lucha contra la piratería de contenidos audiovisuales y deportivosLink.
  • 13-14 April – Brussels, Belgium – LES Benelux – LES International Annual Conference 2015: Creating value in tomorrow’s smart economy – towards 2020 and beyondLink.
  • 14-15 April – Parma, Italy – Department of Economics, University of Parma in collaboration with ERG – SYAL European Research Group and AIEAA – Associazione Italiana di Economia Agraria ed Applicata – Intellectual Property Rights for Geographical Indications: What is at stake in the TTIP? Link.
  • 15 April – Paris, France – IRPI – Droit des dessins et modèlesLink.
  • 16 April – Amsterdam, Netherlands – INTA – 2015 Pre-Annual Meeting ReceptionsLink.
  • 16-17 April – The Hague, Netherlands – EPO – Examination Matters 2015Link.
  • 17 April – Vienna, Austria – INTA – Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators receptionLink.
  • 17 April – Amsterdam, Netherlands – FORUM · Institut für Management GmbH – IP Agreements – Link.
  • 20 April – Berlin, Germany – DPMA – Introductory Workshop on Industrial Property RightsLink.
  • 20-21 April – Nice, France – Dr. Haxel – International Information Conference on Search, Data Mining and VisualizationLink.
  • 21 April – Turin, Italy – WIPO – Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives with the Italian Patent and Trademarks Office (UIBM)Link.
  • 21-22 April – Munich, Germany – EPO – PATLIB 2015: A learning eventLink.
  • 22 April – Lisbon, Portugal – Conselho Distrital de Lisboa da Ordem dos Advogados – Cópia PrivadaLink.
  • 23 April – Amsterdam, Netherlands – FORUM · Institut für Management GmbH – Patent Opinions Drafting and Business ApplicationsLink.
  • 23-24 April – Vienna, Austria – EPO – East meets West 2015: Forum on Asian patent informationLink.
  • 23-24 April – Minsk, Belarus – WIPO – National Seminar on Intellectual Property Policies in UniversitiesLink.
  • 23-24 April – Munich, Germany – FORUM · Institut für Management GmbH – US and EU Licensing Law Link.
  • 24 April – Vilnius, Lithuania – WIPO – WIPO National Seminar: How to Protect your Design AbroadLink.
  • 24 April – Oslo, Norway – NIPO – World IP Day CelebrationLink.
  • 27 April – Vienna, Austria – LES Austria – World IP Day 2015Link.
  • 27 April – Madrid, Spain – FIDE – Nuevo sistema de patentes: Seguimiento de la STJCE sobre los recursos presentados por EspañaLink.
  • 27 April – Würzburg, Germany – TGZ Würzburg – Patents and Utility Models – From the idea to the finished productLink.
  • 27 April – Leipzig, Germany – The Patent Information Centre – Intellectual Property and the Knowledge Society: Risks and PotentialLink.
  • 28 April – Banská Bystrica, Slovakia – WIPO – Doing Business InternationallyLink.
  • 28 April – Chemnitz, Germany – The Patent Information Centre – Intellectual Property and the Knowledge Society: Risks and PotentialLink.
  • 28-29 April – Vienna, Austria – EPO – Searching EPO’s worldwide data with Global patent index (GPI)Link.
  • 29 April – Dresden, Germany – The Patent Information Centre – Intellectual Property and the Knowledge Society: Risks and PotentialLink.

 

USA

  • 1 April – New York, New York, USA – The Copyright Society of the USA – Copyright Office Modernization and Autonomy: What’s on the Agenda?Link.
  • 2 April – Atlanta, Georgia, USA – LES – Strategies and Perspectives based on New Developments in Patent LawLink.
  • 7 April – Stanford, California, USA – Stanford Law School – SLATA presents Jim Batchelder, IP Lawyer and Managing Partner of Ropes & Gray LLPLink.
  • 8 April – Brecksville, Ohio, USA – LES – Intellectual Property and Licensing at AMTLink.
  • 10-11 April – Atlanta, Georgia, USA – Atlanta Bar Association – Intellectual Property SpringPosium 2015Link.
  • 13-15 April – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA – OSAP – 2015 Broad Institute Innovation & Intellectual Property SymposiumLink.
  • 14 April – Alexandria, Virginia, USA – USPTO – 2015 USPTO Design DayLink.
  • 14 April – Atlanta, Georgia, USA – CenterForce – The IP Strategy Summit: Enforcement AtlantaLink.
  • 14 April – Durham, North Carolina, USA – LES – Growth and Diversification of a Specialty Pharmaceutical Company through Licensing and M&ALink.
  • 16 April – New York, New York, USA – LES – What Licensing Professionals Need to Know About Patent TrollsLink.
  • 17-18 April – Stanford, California, USA – Stanford Law School – The PTO and the CourtsLink.
  • 21 April – New York, New York, USA – Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School – Copyright and Original AuthorshipLink.
  • 22-24 April – Palo Alto, California, USA – IP Counsel Cafe – Patentability and Ambiguity: Navigating Today’s RealityLink.
  • 23 April – Salt Lake City, Utah, USA – LES – Technology Education, Tech Start Ups, and Growth Companies in Utah, and Recent Legislative DevelopmentsLink.
  • 23 April – New York, New York, USA – Cardozo School of Law – World IP DayLink.
  • 24 April – Houston, Texas, USA – University of Houston Law Center – World IP Day 2015 Houston: The Musical Flavors of HoustonLink.
  • 28 April – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA – LES – Technology Licensing Reception with LESLink.
  • 28-29 April – Los Angeles, California, USA – AIPLA – Patent Prosecution Boot CampLink.
  • 29 April-1 May – San Diego, California, USA – IACC – 2015 Annual Spring Conference Link.
  • 30 April – Stanford, California, USA – Stanford Law School – CodeX FutureLaw Conference 2015Link.
  • 30 April-2 May – Los Angeles, California, USA – AIPLA – 2015 Spring MeetingLink.

 

REST OF THE WORLD

  • 8 April – Adelaide, Australia – LESANZ – 2014’s Licensing LessonsLink.
  • 9 April – Bogotá D.C., Colombia – Cavelier Abogados – ¿Sabia usted que las invenciones implementadas por medio de un software son patentables? – Link.
  • 9 April – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – IPM Course & Toolkit for Procurement Officers Link.
  • 13 April – Beersheba, Israel – WIPO – Roving Seminars on WIPO Services and InitiativesLink.
  • 13-17 April – Cape Town, South Africa – FICPI – FICPI WORLD CONGRESS 2015Link.
  • 14 April – Singapore, Singapore – IP Academy – IP Issues in M&A Transactions: Perspectives of Acquirer & Target, and Methods to Bridge the Differences Link.
  • 14 April – Haifa, Israel – WIPO – Roving Seminars on WIPO Services and InitiativesLink.
  • 15-18 April – Adelaide, Australia – IPTA – 2015 Annual ConferenceLink.
  • 16-17 April – Shanghai, China – Conways – China Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit 2015Link.
  • 20 April – Tokyo, Japan – LES Japan & AIPLA – Amount of Compensation for Damage in Patent Infringement Suit; Transition in the U.S. and Comparison between the U.S. and JapanLink.
  • 21-22 April – Beijing, China – IAM – IPBC China 2015Link.
  • 23 April – Osaka, Japan – LES Japan – Lecture by Dr. Nakatomi Link.
  • 23 April – Seoul, South Korea – KAIPBA – 2015 Ceremony of Intellectual Property Day and Symposium on the Strategy of Intellectual Property Cooperative Development in East AsiaLink.
  • 23 April – Perth, Australia – ACLA – Director Liability for Intellectual Property InfringementLink.
  • 23-24 April – Manila, Philippines – WIPO – Facilitating the Transfer and Diffusion of Clean Technology: Opportunities from a Pilot Project on Wastewater Treatment in South East AsiaLink.
  • 25 April – Chennai, India – Confederation of Indian Industry – World IP Day CelebrationLink.
  • 26 April – Beijing, China – NCAC – Seminar on Music Copyright ProtectionLink.
  • 26 April – Delhi, India – The Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology Law (CIPTEL), Jindal Global Law School – Second Chapter of the IP Law Student Research Colloquium: EnthusiasmLink.
  • 28 April – Chennai, India – Confederation of Indian Industry – Trademarks: The Legal Cornerstone of a BrandLink.
  • 28 April – Melbourne, Australia – ACLA – Drafting IP Clauses: tips and traps for in-house counselLink.
  • 30 April – North Ryde, Australia – ACLA – Updated Drafting IP Clauses: tips and traps for in-house counselLink.

 

@PedroMMalaquias (LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London; Portuguese Qualified lawyer; Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Associate Editor)