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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wednesday Whimsies

Eleonora has keeping IPKat in the loop
as the new rules emerged
IPKat's very own Eleonora Rosati has been featured in a recent Financial Times piece, "Old media hopes to benefit from new EU copyright rules" available here [behind a paywall -- alternatively accessible via a search for the article title on the search engine of your choice]. The piece tackles the proposed EU copyright reforms from policy, consumer and content hosting perspectives. For more of Eleonora's own coverage of the new copyright package, it can be found here.

International Workshop on “IP-Protection of Biological Inventions"
This workshop is recommended to academics and practitioners in the field of biological inventions. Amongst the topics to be covered are the Budapest Treaty, disclosure requirements and equivalent national law provisions. This will all take place on 10 November in at the University of Basel  in association with VIPS (Federation of industry patent attorneys in Switzerland). For more information, please see here. Registration will close on 28 October.

Like the cats from the old poem, IPKat is
incurably given to roam.
WIPO Roving Seminars. Free WIPO seminars about their Services and Initiatives rove all over the world. The next seminar is taking place on 13 October  in Ikast, Denmark. As well as featuring topical panel discussions and presentations, these are a great opportunity to network over coffee or lunch. More information is available here. Upcoming seminars will take place in Oslo (here) and Bologna (here).

Brexit update. In a recent post about the UPC after Brexit (here), IPKat queried what happens to statutory instruments made under the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA) if the ECA is repealed? A big Kat pat of gratitutde goes to Scott Wortley for his detailed answer here, and to everyone who eng@ged with us on twitter. It seems that the repeal of the ECA will by implication repeal the secondary legislation. However, this is only the case to to the extent that there is no "contrary intention" to save the legislation made under the ECA.

1 comment:

PJ said...

I wrote an article (pre-Brexit) on the repeal of EU instruments in UK law which includes a discussion of the repeal of Directives. It would equally apply if s 2(2) itself was repealed: see Phillip Johnson "Ratione temporis, European law and the repeal of EU Instruments" (2015) Public Law 258 (Directives are addressed at pp 266-267)

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