April 2017 #IPEvents

by Giancarlo Moretti

Here is the list of Intellectual Property events occurring in April 2017. 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 and we can add it to the list.

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

UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND

  • 6-7 April – London – QMUL – CCLS – More than just a Game – Link.
  • 3-7 April – London – UCL IBIL – IP Transactions – Link.
  • 5 April – London – Osborne Clarke – Digital disruptors: the latest developments in digital media – Link.
  • 6 April – Bournemouth – CIPPM – Carlos Correa: The TRIPS Agreement: what impact after 20 years of adoption? Link.
  • 6 April – London – Competition Law Association – How should “geo-blocking” practices be assessed from a Competition law and IP perspective in light of the European Commission’s e-commerce sector inquiry and Paramount Studios commitments decision, and what are the proposals for reform? Link.
  • 6 April – York – CIPA – York Meeting Link.
  • 6 April – London – LES Britain & Ireland – IP Strategy & Management in Healthcare – Link.
  • 6 April – Birningham – CITMA – Recent developments in design law and the impact Brexit may have on design protection and enforcement Link.
  • 7 April – London – CILIP – CILIP Copyright Conference – Link.
  • 11 April – London – MBL – Intellectual Property Rights in Software – Link.
  • 12 April – London – QMUL CCLS – UPC Event Link.
  • 20 April – London – MBL – A to Z of Intellectual Property Rights – Link.
  • 21 April – London – MBL – Taking Security over Intellectual Property – Link.
  • 24 April – Southampton – iCLIC – Copyright, linking and the CJEU decision in GS Media, C-160/15 Link.
  • 24 April – London – SCL – Software Patent Disputes: what can be protected and what are the challenges in enforcement Link.
  • 25 April – London – Bird&Bird – The Unified Patent Court Breakfast Seminar Series – Link.
  • 25 April – London – Competition Law Association – Trade marks and Designs – where next when the UK leaves the EU Link.
  • 25 April – Rotherham – IPO – Everyone Owns IP….What do you own? Link.
  • 25 April – London – CITMA –Parallel Imports – now and in a Post Brexit World – Link.
  • 25 April – London – KCL – Art and Law Seminar with David Tovey – Link.
  • 25-27 April – London – IPO – IP Masterclass – Link.
  • 26 April – London – MIP – MIP IP Strategy Forum 2017 Link.
  • 26-27 April – Manchester – MBL – A to Z of Negotiating & Drafting IT ContractsLink.
  • 27 April – London – MBL – IP Licensing & Competition Law – A Workshop – Link.
  • 27 April – London – Osborne Clarke – IP key issues and practical tips for protection and exploitation – Link.
  • 27 April – London – SCL – Big Data and IoT Link.
  • 27 April – Manchester – MBL – Intellectual Property Law Update – Link.
  • 27 April – Oxford – University of Oxford – The Judicial Expansion of Trade Mark Tarnishment in IndiaLink.
  • 28 April – London – Fashion Law & Business – Fashion Law Masterclass – Link.

 

CONTINENTAL EUROPE

  • 4-5 April – Budapest, Hungary – WIPO – Subregional on Copyright in the Digital Age Link.
  • 4-5 April – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – FORUM – IP Agreements – Link.
  • 5 April – Alicante, Spain – ICALI – Aspectos Prácticos de la entrada en vigor de la nueva Ley de Patentes Link.
  • 5 April – Alicante, Spain – EUIPO – IP in eduction – Link.
  • 5 April – Madrid – LES Espana & Portugal – Preparación de un litigio por infracción de patente: las diligencias de comprobación de hechos Link.
  • 6 April – Paris, France – QMUL – CCLS – Brexit and the UPC – Link.
  • 6 April – Alicante, Spain – Magister Lucentinus- Alicante – New Patent Law 24/2015 Seminar – Link.
  • 6-7 April – Vienna, Austria – EPO – East meets West 2017 Link.
  • 7 April – Eindhoven, the Netherlands – The Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys – The Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys Annual Conference – Link.
  • 7 April – Milano, Italy – Ordine Consulenti Proprietá Industriale – Domini: Diritto e pratica – Link.
  • 11-12 April – Copenaghen, Denmark – IQTC – Nordic IPR Conference Link.
  • 11-13 April – Jurmala, Latvia – AIPPI – 12th AIPPI Baltic Conference – Link.
  • 18 April – Milan, Italy – INTA – Five Years of Opposition Proceedings in Italy: Developments, Differences, and Alignment to EU Practice and Case Law Link.
  • 20 April – Madrid, Spain – FIDE – La objetividad y veracidad de la publicidad comparativa Link.
  • 20 April – Helsinki, Finland – IPR University Centre – Exclusive rights and liability of internet platforms. Dead end or key to a fair balance? – Link.
  • 23-25 April – Paris, France – LES International – LESI International Annual Conference 2017 Link.
  • 25 April – Munich, Germany – MARQUES – Mastering the Hague Agreement: From Asia to the USA, through the EU Link.
  • 24-26 April – Alicante, Spain – EUIPO – IP Course for Paralegal – Link.
  • 25-26 April – Alicante, Spain – EUIPO – 17 LM Trade Marks – Link.
  • 26-28 April – Nice, France – Management Forum – Biotechnology for the Non-BiotechnologistLink.
  • 27 – 28 April – Prague, Czech Republic – NCP – NCP Academy Training on Intellectual Property Rights Academy – Link.
  • 28-29 April – Firenze, Italy – European University Institute – European Copyright – Quo Vadis Link.
  • 28 April – Geneva, Switzerland – WIPO – International Conference on Artist’s Resale Right Link.

 

USA & CANADA

  • 3 April – New York, NY, USA – Columbia Law School – Toward a Global Copyright Law? Link.
  • 4-6 April – Arlington, VA, USA – ABA – 32nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference Link.
  • 5 April – Chicago, IL, USA – DePaul University – 2017 Edward D. Manzo Scholars in Patent Law Series IV: Erik Hovenkamp – Link.
  • 6 April – Chicago, IL, USA – DePaul University – IP Theory and Practice – Session 6 Patent II Link.
  • 6 April – Berkeley, CA, USA – CLA – Legal Issues for the Sale and Use of Photography Link.
  • 6 April – New York, NY, USA – MIP – MIP Luxury Brand and Retail Forum 2017 Link.
  • 6 April – Seattle, WA, USA – Copyright Society USA – The Entrenched Irrationality of Statutory Damages in Copyright Law – Link.
  • 7 April – Toronto, ON, Canada – LES USA & Canada – IP & Licensing Basics – Link.
  • 7 April – San Jose, CA, USA – USPTO – Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later – Link.
  • 8-9 April – Boston, MA, USA – Boston College Law School – PATCON Link.
  • 10-12 April – St Louis, MO, USA – NTCA – IP Vision – Link.
  • 12 April – Dallas, TX, USA – Dentons – Best Practices in Battling the New IPR Trolls Link.
  • 13 April – Boston, MA, USA – Copyright Society USA – Mind The Gap: IP Protection for Software After Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank InternationalLink.
  • 13 April – Washington DC, USA – George Washington University School of Law – IP Speaker series: Patent Clutter Link.
  • 18 April – Alexandria, VA, USA – USPTO – Consumer Messaging in Connection with Online Transactions Involving Copyrighted Works Link.
  • 18 April – Los Angeles, CA, USA – LAIPLA – LAIPLA Annual Meeting and Patent Litigation Dinner & Young Lawyers Event – Link.
  • 19 April – Sacramento, CA, USA – CLA – Getting Out There: Promote, develop, and market your art and your brand Link.
  • 19 April – Toronto, ON, Canada – LES USA & Canada – Navigating your IP in the United StatesLink.
  • 20 April – Alexandra, VA, USA – AIPLA – AIPLA Law Students Committee Program – Link.
  • 20-21 April – New York, NY, USA – Fordham University – 25th Annual Fordham IP Conference Link.
  • 20-21 April – Berkeley, CA, USA – University of Berkeley – The 21st Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium – Link.
  • 20-21 April – St Paul, MN, USA – Mitchell Hamline School of Law – The New Era of Trade Secret Law: The DTSA and other Developments Link.
  • 21 April – Los Angeles, CA, USA – LAIPLA – LAIPLA Digital Piracy LuncheonLink.
  • 24 April – New York, NY, USA – Copyright Society USA – Copyright, Dance & Choreography – Link.
  • 25 April – Palo Alto, CA, USA – MIP – MIP Global Patent Roadshow 2017 – Link.
  • 26 April – Palo Alto, CA, USA – LES USA & Canada – Do Patents still matter? Link.
  • 27 April – New York, NY, USA – Centerforce – IP Defence Summit – Link.
  • 27 April – Chicago, IL, USA – MIP – MIP Global Patent Roadshow 2017 – Link.
  • 27 April – San Jose, CA, USA – USPTO – Hands-of Patent Search Workshop – Link.
  • 29 April – Venice, CA, USA – CLA – Entertainment & The Law: The Stairway Into a Blurry 2017Link.

 

AFRICA, ASIA & OCEANIA

  • 4 April – Melbourne, VIC, Australia – IP Australia – Trade marks 101 for start-ups – Melbourne CBD – Link.
  • 6 April – Sydney, NSW, Australia – IP Australia – Trade marks 101 for start-ups – Melbourne CBD – Link.
  • 12 April – Melbourne, VIC, Australia – University of Melbourne – Website blocking injunctions: lessons from the UK and EU – Link.
  • 12-20 April – Tokyo, Japan – WIPO – Training Course on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property RightsLink
  • 21-23 April – Manila, Philippine – Asean IP Association – 21st ASEAN Intellectual Property Association Annual Meeting & ConferenceLink.
  • 24-25 April –Manila, Philippine – WIPO – Workshop on Collective Management of Related RightsLink.
  • 24-26 April – Matsapha, Swaziland – SATA – Annual Conference Link.
  • 25 April – Beijing, China – IAM – IPBC – Maximising IP Value in China – Link.
  • 25 April – Brisbane, QLD, Australia – IP Australia – Patents 101 for start-ups – Melbourne CBD – Link.
  • 25-28 April – Jakarta, Indonesia – WIPO – Workshop on Access to Technology for Innovation and Establishing a Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC)Link.
  • 26-28 April – Bengaluru, India – World Intellectual Property Forum – World Intellectual Property Forum 2017 Link.
  • 27 April – Melbourne, VIC, Australia – ACC Australia – IT contracting trends and challenges in the age of disruption – Link.
  • 27 April – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – INTA – Trademark Administrators Mini-Seminar in Malaysia Link.
  • 28 April – Seoul, South Korea – IPBC Korea – Corporate IP Best Practice – Link.
  • 29 April – Perth, WA, Australia – IPTA – IPTA 2017 Annual conference – Link.
  • 29 April – 1 May – Tel Aviv, Israel – AIPPI – 3rd International Convention on the Economy of Innovation – Link.

Giancarlo Moretti LL.M. (QMUL), Ph.D. Candidate (QMUL) @GCarloMoretti