From October 2016 to March 2017 the team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Tian Lu and Hayleigh Bosher.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Wednesday Whimsies

Getting ready for the events!
The WTO is looking for a TRIPS Legal Analyst for the Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division. The position is fixed-term for two years with a possible extension. The activities include, among others, the analysis and research on IP Law, TRIPS Agreement, and dispute settlement panels. Apply before 12 April 2017, here.

The WS Society Annual IP Conference will take place on 20 April 2017 at the Signet Library. This year's conference, “IP law and policy after Brexit”, will cover among other topics the UK IP system post-Brexit, IP in the Scottish FinTech sector, and case law update. Tickets and more information, here.

The 2017 International Summer School of Intellectual Property, organized by the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Xiamen University, will take place from 3 to 15 July in China. The program comprises one week of lectures by renowned IP professionals from around the world and another week experiencing Chinese culture. Scholarships are available. Applications should be sent to ip@xmu.edu.cn before 30 April 2017. More information, here

ERA Academy of European Law Annual Conferences. The Annual Conference on European Media Law will take place on 8 and 9 June in Brussels. The Annual Conference on Trade Marks and Designs is taking place on 28 and 29 September in Alicante. Meanwhile, the Annual Conference on European Copyright Law will take place on 9 and 10 November in Trier. More information, here.

Oxford Law Vox Podcasts presents the interview by George Miller to Kat Nicola Searle and Martin Brasell regarding their book “Economic Approaches to Intellectual Property”. Listen here and here. Do not miss it!

Kat friend Nedim Malovic published on SSRN a paper entitled “Presumed Innocent: Should the Law on Online Copyright Enforcement and ISP Liability Change?”. The article analyses the current framework on intermediary liability, the comparative practice in Sweden and UK, and the policy debate regarding the Digital Single Market Strategy. It can be downloaded here.

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