On 1 November 2016, the European Copyright Society (ECS) published an Opinion representing the independent views of the majority of ECS members regarding the case E-05/16, pending before the EFTA Court. The case involves approximately 90 applications for trademark registration of the works of the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland, which fell into the public domain in 2014. The Opinion can be seen here.
Free webinar on “Assessing the Impact of Patent Strategy” with Dr. Nick Papageorgiadis, lecturer in International Business at the University of Liverpool. Dr. Papageorgiadis will discuss the evolution of global patent system, the results of his latest econometric studies and the new approach to the measurement of the effectiveness of the patent systems of 49 countries. The webinar is hosted by OxFirst and will take place on 16 November 2016 at 4.00pm (CET). More information and registration here.
UCL's Institute of Brand and Innovation Law is looking for a Research and Administrative Assistant. This is a one year, part-time position, beginning on 1 January 2017. Main duties are to provide administrative support for the teaching activities of IBIL staff, maintain the IBIL website, provide research assistance to IBIL Academic staff and facilitate the smooth running of the IBIL office. Closing date is Friday 18 November 2016. More information here.
Role and Liability of Online Platforms: Transversal Approach(es) or Sectorial Approaches? This conference is organised by the Master 2 “Droit du commerce électronique et d l’économie numérique”, Ecole de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), Institute de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne, iCLIC and the University of Southampton. It will take place on 24 November 2016 at the Salle des conferences, Lycée Henri IV in Paris. Registration before 22 November 2016. More information, here.
IP Publishers’ and Editors’ Lunch 2016. This annual event, organised by the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP), welcomes anyone involved in IP publishing, whether an author, blogger, editor, editorial board member or publisher. The keynote speech will be delivered by Jaani Riordan, who will discuss the legal implications for publisher of the GS Media case. It will take place on 25 November 2016 at the office of the law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards in London. Attendance is free but registration is required. More details here.
Image rights research. Former GuestKat Emma Perot is seeking to interview persons with experience in image rights/publicity rights in the US or UK, as part of the empirical stage of her PhD thesis. If you can help, please contact Emma at email@example.com.