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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Wednesday Whimsies

RoboKat at your service
1. Introducing Robo Lawyer, was created by a real lawyer - Tomasz Zalewski and is programmed to help with qusetions about publishing hyperlinks on the Internet. In its own words “I know the EU law and the rulings of the Court of Justice of the EU, especially the ruling in the famous GS Media case.” You can ask Robo Lawyer copyright linking questions via Facebook.

2. Each year the EUIPO offers young graduates and professionals the opportunity to carry out a traineeship at EUIPO. The deadline for application this year is Friday 31 March. All the information can be found on the Office’s website here.

3. Solicitors qualified in England and Wales are invited to apply for three available vacancies on the IP Law Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales.  Current areas of work include the implications of Brexit for IP, including the Unified Patent, and the EU’s digital agenda, particularly copyright aspects. The Committee also looks forward to seeing the Bill on IP threats pass its final stages, an area in which the IPLC has long campaigned for reform. Details on how to apply can be found here.

4. Fancy a weekend in Glasgow mulling over Moral Rights and New Technologies Creativity and Authorship in a Digital World? This conference  takes place this weekend, Friday 31 Mar - Sunday 2 Apr 2017 at the University of Glasgow.

5. IP firm Awapatent has launched a shiny new digital hub: AWA Point where you can find even more IP stories, comments and blog posts.

6. The Competition Law Association is holding an event where Thomas Kramler, Nicholas Saunders and Stephen Wisking will speak on: “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?” The event takes place at the offices of Watson Farley & Williams LLP on Thursday 6 April.

7. The Jagiellonian University invites graduate, postgraduate law students and young professionals to the Kraków Intellectual Property Law Summer School 2017. The programme will take place from 11-16th September 2017.

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