Wednesday whimsies

World IP Day 1. This Kat has heard from his friends at Edward Elgar Publishing that, in honour of World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April, they are offering a 35% discount on books published in the Elgar 'Research Handbooks in IP' series. Anyone wishing to take advantage of the discount price just has to email with the code WIPD35 and give details of the book they'd like to buy. Books published in the series are below:
Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing (edited by Jacques de Werra)

Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property (edited by Christophe Geiger)

The Law and Theory of Trade Secrecy (edited by Rochelle C. Dreyfuss and Katherine J. Strandburg)

Research Handbook on the Future of EU Copyright (edited by Estelle Derclaye)

Trade Mark Law and Theory (edited by Graeme B. Dinwoodie, University of Oxford, UK and Mark D. Janis)

Copyright Law (edited by Paul Torremans)

Patent Law and Theory (edited by Toshiko Takenaka).
If you fancy buying any of these books (details of which can be retrieved from the publisher's website here), this is your golden opportunity to save a bit in the process. There's no clue right now as to when this offer ends, but why take chances?

World IP Day 2.  This is just a reminder that this year's theme for World Intellectual Property Day, chosen by the World Intellectual Property Organization itself, is "A Global Passion", this being a celebration of innovation and creativity in the film industry. Via its dedicated World IP Day website, here, WIPO encourages everyone to mark the day in an appropriately festive manner.  You can also visit the World IP Day Facebook page and follow events on Twitter using the #worldipday hashtag.  Once you've exhausted these delightful prospects, if you are a film buff you can tackle Managing Intellectual Property magazine's World IP Day Movie Quiz, which you can find here.  Merpel says she knew all the right answers really, but just couldn't quite remember them all at the time ...

Bucerius links with Hastings. The new summer programme at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany, has just been announced. The subject is Transnational IP Law and Licensing and it takes place from 22 July 22 to 8 August 2014. Details can be obtained here. This year's event is a collaboration between the Bucerius Law School and UC Hastings, San Francisco, so not surprisingly it features faculty from both the US and Europe. According to Dana Beldiman (whom you can mail at with all your questions):
"It is intended for young practitioners and upper division law students who have had some exposure to IP. The topics cover IP concepts from a comparative perspective, as relevant to licensing, as well as the legal and practical aspects of international licensing transactions, including relevant competition/anti-trust law. It concludes with a negotiation workshop, during which small groups of students negotiate the key terms of a technology licence agreement". 

New podcast coming up. Rolf Claessen has emailed the IPKat with the exciting news that he is launching a new podcast, IP Fridays, which you will be able to enjoy here.  IP Fridays, which goes live on 2 May 2014 -- just before the INTA Annual Meeting -- is co-hosted by Ken Suzan and will address all topics related to intellectual property.

What's on at the Red Hat? The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law is offering two Summer Courses on International Copyright Law and Privacy Law & Policy, from 7 to 11 July.  The 15th annual International Copyright Law Summer Course focuses on recent developments and broader trends in copyright law. Full details of the course's objectives, faculty and registration are just one click away, here.  As if that's not enough, the 2nd annual Privacy Law and Policy Summer Course tackles privacy law and policy related to the internet, electronic communications and online and social media. Again, full details of the course's objectives, faculty and registration are here.  The venue is  De Rode Hoed (the Red Hat), on the banks of Amsterdam's historic Keizersgracht. If you can't wait for these goodies, the Information Influx conference is being held the week before the two Summer Courses.

Wednesday whimsies Wednesday whimsies Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Rating: 5


  1. Jeremy, "De Rode Hoed" means "The Red Hat"; there once was a hatter located there, before it became a clandestine church in 1630.

  2. Thanks, Stefan, I've amended my blogpost accordingly!


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