December 2015 #IPEvents

by Pedro Malaquias

Here is the list of Intellectual Property events occurring in December 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 @PedroMMalaquias #IPEvents and we can add it to the list.

A PDF version of this list is available here.

We also invite you to consult the IPKat’s list of forthcoming events, available here.

United Kingdom

  • 1 December – Oxford – Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre – Intellectual Property Discussion Group: Is Licensing the Answer to the Impediments to Data Mining posed by the Existing Copyright and Sui Generis Database Rights?Link.
  • 1 December – London – Bird and Bird – Tackling design copycats: tips and strategiesLink.
  • 1 December – London – IBC Legal – Internet & Social Media Law 2015Link.
  • 1 December – London – The British Library – Introducing Copyright Workshop – Link.
  • 1-2 December – London – IBC Legal – Standards, Patents & Competition: Law & Litigation 2015Link.
  • 1-2 December – London – Management Forum – Advanced PCT FormalitiesLink.
  • 2 December – London – City Law School – Video games and IP: The intricate relationship between Interactivity and CreativityLink.
  • 2 December – Leeds – MBL Seminars – Advanced Trade Marks: Adwords & MoreLink.
  • 2 December – Leeds – MBL Seminars – Patents Court Litigation: An Advanced GuideLink.
  • 2-3 December – London – IBC Legal – International Copyright Law 2015Link.
  • 3 December – London – Union IP – The changing face of IP litigationLink.
  • 3 December – London – Osborne Clarke – Interactive entertainment summitLink.
  • 3 December – London – London – Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute & CCLS QMUL – Reforming Freedom of Expression Legislation in Brazil: from Online Public Participation to the Impact on Intellectual Property – Link.
  • 4 December – London – MBL Seminars – The Law of Designs: A Detailed IntroductionLink.
  • 7 December – London – Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute – 2015 Herchel Smith Intellectual Property Lecture: The Hon Mr Justice CarrLink.
  • 7 December – Southampton – Southampton Law School – Responsibilities, permissions and exceptions: Google and online copyrightLink.
  • 7 December – Bristow – CIPA – Patent Case LawLink.
  • 7 December – London – Assimilate IP – Building, Managing and Monetizing Your IP Portfolio Link.
  • 7 December – Bristol – MBL Seminars – The Law of Passing OffLink.
  • 7 December – London – MBL Seminars – All You Need to Know About the UK Patent BoxLink.
  • 8 December – Middlesbrough – Navigator North – Contracts and copyright: uses and abusesLink.
  • 8-9 December – London – EPO – EPO and UK IPO online services workshop Link.
  • 9 December – London – CIPPM – Copyright and Business Models in Music PublishingLink.
  • 9 December – London – Competition Law Association – EU Trade Mark Law reform and its impact on practiceLink.
  • 9 December – London – LES B&I – Has the Supreme Court re-written the rule on penalty clauses? What you need to know when drafting contracts; The relevance gap – why isn’t IP top priority for most companies?Link.
  • 9 December – London – MBL Seminars – A Practical Guide to Trade Secrets: Key Risks, Exploitation & More!Link.
  • 9 December – London – MBL Seminars – Due Diligence on Intellectual PropertyLink.
  • 14 December – Manchester – CIPA – Patent Case LawLink.
  • 14 December – London – Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute & CCLS QMUL – Research Cafe: Adrian Sterling discusses Copyright in Space – Link.
  • 16 December – London – PLS – Introduction to Collective Licensing Sector focus: STM and academic publishersLink.

Continental Europe

  • 1 December – Milan, Italy – EPO – Guidelines2day and Article 123(2) supported by the epi Link.
  • 1 December – Munich, Germany – FORUM Institut für Management GmbH – 3D Printing & IP RightsLink.
  • 2 December – Strasburg, France – CEIPI & BETA – Economics and the future of collecting societiesLink.
  • 2 December – Barcelona, Spain – LES Spain & Portugal – El reto de invertir en innovación: identificación y evaluación de intangiblesLink.
  • 2 December – Barcelona, Spain – OEPM & UB – Patent Highlights: US Patent Challenges: Post-grant Trials and Subject-matter EligibilityLink.
  • 2 December – Madrid, Spain – ITENE & European Commission – Innovación y tradición, las claves para proteger e innovar tu ventaja competitiveLink.
  • 2-3 December – Brussels, Belgium – EPO & OHIM – IP essentials for EU officials Link.
  • 3-4 December – Berlin, Germany – Premier Cercle – Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit (IP Summit) 2015Link.
  • 3-4 December – Amsterdam, Netherlands – FORUM Institut für Management GmbH – Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2015 7th International ConferenceLink.
  • 3-4 December – Helsinki, Finland – IPR University Centre – Legal Transplant for Innovation and Creativity: China and the evolution of IP NormsLink.
  • 3-4 December – Munich, Germany – FORUM Institut für Management GmbH – LicensingLink.
  • 4 December – Paris, France – APRAM – Propriété Intellectuelle et Legal PrivilegeLink.
  • 8 December – Paris, France – APRAM & OHIM – Marques et Modèles de l’Union Européenne: bilan de l’année 2015 et perspectives 2016Link.
  • 8 December – Munich, Germany – Bayern Innovativ – Commercial legal protection in the field of technology transfer – Link.
  • 8 December – Antwerp, Belgium – University of Antwerpen – Copyright Reform in the US: Some Judicial Developments Overripe for Legislative Rejection, these are Things that Congress Could Do – If you would be interested in participating in the Public Lecture, please register at the latest on December 4th 2015 with Valerie Dehaeck at valerie.dehaeck at uantwerpen.be.
  • 9 December – Kyiv, Ukraine – INTA & PETOŠEVIC – Latest IP Developments in Ukraine: Trademark Infringement on the InternetLink.
  • 9 December – Braga, Portugal – CREATe – Fourth International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and IP law: The Story(s) of CopyrightLink.
  • 9-11 December – Braga, Portugal – JURIX – JURIX 2015Link.
  • 10 December – Munich, Germany – ECTA – ECTA Workshop The EU Trade Mark Reform and its Implementing and Delegated Acts: Quo VadisLink.
  • 10 December – Brussels, Belgium – AEDC – Dites-moi ce que vous mangez… Exposé sur les appellations d’origine, accompagné d’une dégustation de produits locauxLink.
  • 10-11 December – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Tilburg Law and Economics Center – Competition, Standardization and Innovation Link.
  • 10-11 December – Rome, Italy – INTA – The Geographical Names Conference: Protecting and Enforcing Geographic Names, GIs, Trademarks and Domain NamesLink.
  • 10-11 December – Amsterdam, Netherlands – FORUM Institut für Management GmbH – EP Claim Drafting Practice (Advanced Course) for the chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences industryLink.
  • 14-15 December – Munich, Germany – EPO – Developments in Pharmaceutical Patent LitigationLink.
  • 15 December – Lisbon, Portugal – PLMJ & FBAUL – Noções Essenciais de Direito de Autor e Alguns Temas ConexosLink.
  • 17 December – Lisbon, Portugal – PLMJ & FBAUL – Noções Essenciais de Direito de Autor e Alguns Temas ConexosLink.
  • 17 December – Munich, Germany – BARDEHLE PAGENBERG – Patent invalidation procedures at the EPO and the German Federal Patent Court: A fair balancing of the interests of the public and the patentee?Link.

North America

  • 2 December – Santa Monica, CA, USA – California Lawyers for the Arts – How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Entertainment Employment ContractsLink.
  • 3 December – New York, NY, USA – CSUSA – Termination of Copyright Interests: Legal Updates and Practical DevelopmentsLink.
  • 3 December – Pittsburgh, PA, USA – ABA – After Lexmark: Is International Patent Exhaustion on the Horizon?Link.
  • 3-4 December – Washington DC, USA – University of Washington School of Law – Future of Innovation in Medicine: Incentives for New Medical Treatments and Global HealthLink.
  • 4 December – Los Angeles, CA, USA – LAIPLA – LAIPLA Goest to Court 2015Link.
  • 4 December – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Ontario Library Association – 3D Printing: Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Implications for LibrariesLink.
  • 8 December – New York, NY, USA – Managing IP – MIP European Patent Reform Forum USA 2015Link.
  • 9 December – Washington DC, USA – CATO Institute – The ITC and Digital Trade: The ClearCorrect Decision – Link.
  • 9 December – Santa Monica, CA, USA – California Lawyers for the Arts – Fashion Law: Protecting the Intellectual Property Rights of Apparel BrandsLink.
  • 10-11 December – East Palo Alto, CA, USA – Berkeley Center for Law and Technology & Stanford Law School – The 16th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute Link.
  • 10 December – San Jose, CA, USA – Managing IP – MIP European Patent Reform Forum USA 2015Link.
  • 11 December – San Jose, CA, USA – Managing IP – International Women’s Leadership Forum 2015Link.
  • 17 December – San Francisco, CA, USA – CSUSA – You Say You Want a Revolution: Music Streaming and the Copyright WarsLink.

South America

  • 29 November to 2 December – Cartagena, Colombia – ASIPI – XIX Congress of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual PropertyLink.

Asia

  • 3-4 December – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China – KSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre – Business of IP Asia Innovation Link.
  • 15-17 December – Delhi, India – The Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: Three Decades of Openness; Two Decades of TRIPSLink.

 

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