MBA for Lawyers! You can become a Master of Business Administration by Distance Learning, from De Montfort University in conjunction with the Informa Business Academy. Course commences 19 September 2014. Full details of this imaginative programme, together with registration particulars, can be obtained with no more effort than a gentle click of your mouse, just ... here
UK, EU & US Copyright Law: Postgraduate Diploma and Masters programmes are offered by King's College, London. This is a distance learning opportunity for anyone who wants to trade in eight months of toil for a lifetime of knowledge and legal and practical insights provided by a team led by Katfriend Tanya Aplin. Full details are available here. No discount is available, but you will be admired and respected by all if you quote VIP Katcode FKW12324IPKL when applying. Commencement date: 1 October 2014.
14 January 2015: Trade Secrets”, Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (UCL) and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), UCL. Panel discussion between Professor Tanya Aplin (King’s College London), Professor Anselm Kamperman-Sanders (Maastricht University), Jorge Novais Golcalves (European Commission), Daniel Alexander QC (8 New Square), Dr Bobby Mukherjee (BAE Systems), and Mark Trafford (Criminal Bar Association). For more details and registration, click here.
27 January 2015: "Evidence and Procedure in Intellectual Property Litigation", the third London version of the now regular series of JIPLP-GRUR Int get-togethers. Venue: the London office of Taylor Wessing LLP. Further details will be available soon.
29 and 30 January 2015: "Trade Mark Litigation", a two-day Forum organised by C5 and held in the Royal Windsor Hotel, Brussels. Large cast of experts includes several members of the judiciary past and present. For further particulars of the programme and for registration click here.
24 and 25 February 2015: IBC Legal's 23rd "Biotech and Pharmaceutical Patenting" conference. Venue: Munich, Germany: lots of fun in one of Europe's most IP-friendly cities (unless possibly you work at the EPO ...). Click here for programme details and register. Don't forget to claim your 10% registration fee reduction by quoting the VIP Katcode FKW82539IPKL.
6 March 2015: “A to Z of Intellectual Property Law - In One Day", a seminar run by MBL in Bristol and London. This practical one day course, aimed at both private practitioners and in-housers, offers an introduction to IP law for practitioners new to the subject and those looking to do more IP. The course will reference current law, cases and good practice. Click here for further details and registration -- and don't forget to quote your IPKAT Blog VIP Code IPKAT to claim your 10% discount.
14 and 15 March 2016: "From NP to IP": the second edition of the highly successful conference held by AIPPI's Israel Group. Venue: the Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv. Further details will be supplied nearer the time. If you are interested in the meantime, contact conference organiser Dorit Korine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, for Katposts on the 2013 version of this event, click here.