On 3 May, Queen Mary is hosting a re-enactment of the 1999 legal challenge brought by The Bridgeman Art Library against Corel Corporation. This conference gathers together professionals and experts on IP and copyright to reassess the verdict and place the decision within a European legal framework, to judge whether the same decision would have been reached outside the USA. The scarily good array of speakers includes Marybeth Peter, the US Registrar of Copyrights and many noted European academics and practitioners. The cost is £50 and full details are available here.
UCL and Kings College London are running a course in central London leading to a Certificate in Chinese Intellectual Property between 17 and 28 September. The course, to be conducted in English, is taught by experts in Chinese Intellectual Property law including leading practitioners from China and current and former members of the Chinese Judiciary and is under the supervision of Professor Sir Hugh Laddie and Professor David Llewelyn. The course will cover the new Chinese IP law and its enforcement. It is anticipated that the course will be of particular interest and benefit to in-house lawyers from companies which conduct or intend to conduct business in China and to European IP professionals who advise such companies.
Full details are available here.