Computer & Communications Law, an Online Distance Learning programme with key focuses on digital IP law, media law, telecommunications law and IT law. Qualifications available are LLM (Masters Degree), Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. Run by Queen Mary, University of London, in conjunction with Informa. Start date: 11 January 2016.Fees: LLM (£11,650), PG Diploma (£6,700), PG Certificate (£4,115). There's also a pre-sessional module for non-law graduates (£1,725). You can get further details of this popular, well-organised course by clicking here.
Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Entertainment Law, by Distance Learning over 12 months: 21 September 2015 to 31 August 2016: under the auspices of the London Metropolitan University. 8 core modules plus options on Defamation and the Politics of Media Regulation. For full details of this course and also for registration, just click http://www.ibclegal.com/FKW12364IPKL.
19 and 20 November 2015: "The 2015 CIPA Life Science Conference", held in what sounds like the stronghold of the ancient Britons -- The Celtic Manor, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, NP18 1HQ. Apart from the strong cast of participants (whose names have so far been kept secret) and the usual attractions, there's a pre-dinner speech by UKIPO head John Alty. Click here for further details and registration.
20 November 2015: "The Unification of Copyright", a joint Bangor Law School/BLACA seminar, hosted in Bangor, 5 till 7 pm. Speakers: former CJEU and Irish Supreme Court judge Fidelma Macken and Professor Antoon Quaedvlieg. To register, email Polly Taylor (BLACA) at email@example.com, copying Mark Hyland (Bangor Law School) at firstname.lastname@example.org into the same email. Accommodation details available from Ffion Lisk email@example.com.
25 November 2015: FTO in Practice: Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals. Venue: Amsterdam. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
26 November 2015: A special conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of JIPLP. This event will be held in London. Further information will be made available nearer the time. Meanwhile, mark your diaries!
26 November 2015: Annual Conference on the EU Unitary Patent 2015, Brussels.
27 and 28 November 2015: The Asian Pacific Copyright Association’s Inaugural Conference on ‘Copyright Law and Policy in the Asian Pacific’ will take place 27-28 November 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. The conference website and call for papers are here.
1 December 2015: "Competition Law in the Pharma Sector Conference", Brussels. Organised by IBC legal. Click here for further details and registration. You can enjoy a 10% saving by quoting VIP code FKW82593SPCL.
1 and 2 December 2015: "Standards, Patents & Competition: Law & Litigation", IBC Legal Conference, London. Apart from the main conference on 1-2 December, there's a Litigating SEPs workshop on 3 December. Programme details and registration here. IPKat readers are entitled to enjoy a 10% saving on the registration fee by quoting VIP KatCode FKW82582IPKL.
3 to 4 December 2015: Licensing. Venue: Munich. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration.
3 to 4 December 2015: Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2015 Conference. Venue: Amsterdam. Organised by FORUM-Institut. Click here for further details and registration. There's a 10% discount for IPKat readers who quote 'IPKat' in their registration email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 and 4 December 2015: 10th edition of the Premier Cercle IP Summit, held at the Hilton Berlin. The IPKat has been contemplating this event, which you can read all about here.
10 and 11 December 2015: "The Geographical Names Conference: Protecting and Enforcing Geographic Names, GIs, Trademarks and Domain Names" -- INTA's Winter Conference in Rome, Italy. Big cast, excellent programme in which IPKat blogmeister Jeremy had quite a paw. Click here for programme details and registration.
2 February 2016: Fashion Law Master Class, held at the Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design, London. Click here for full details.
25-26 February 2016: Annual Conference on EU Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2016 in Brussels. This annual ERA conference aims to keep legal practitioners working with the pharmaceutical sector up-to-date on the latest regulatory developments, legislative initiatives and case law. A particular focus will be on implications for the sector of recent EU activities in the fields of intellectual property, competition law and pharmaceutical law.
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 email@example.com. Meanwhile, for Katposts on the 2013 version of this event, click here.