Friday Fantasies

Friday Kat is at play.
TGIF! The weekend is almost underway and the IPKat is here to bring you a well-chosen list of miscellaneous IP events and news stories. Bon appetit.

1. The 10th Annual Standards, Patents & Competition: Law & Litigation, organized by IBC Legal will take place in London on 5-7 December 2016. Enjoy the 10% discount for IPKat readers (code: FKW82676IPKL).

2. James Thomson from the UKIPO brings us his frontline updates: International Trade Mark Applications can now be sent to the UKIPO using the email address: (this is an interim measure, and an e-filing system will be introduced soon). 
He asks that readers note:
• We would encourage you to use the UKIPO version of the MM2
• The MM17/MM18 will be accepted if filed with the MM2.
• No other forms or correspondence should be emailed to this address.
• An updated version of the UKIPO’s form MM2 can be found here

3. New book: Low Life Lawyer, a new novel penned by former solicitor Michael Simmons and inspired by his lengthy (50+ years) legal career has been published. To quote His Honour Judge Barrington Black, it is “a book to be enjoyed by lawyers and their prey alike”. A detailed book guide can be found here. 

4. Open consultation: Review of European Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework. Launched by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (UK). This consultation closes at Nov. 30, 2016 11:30pm. Ways to respond are as follows:
Email to:
Write to: 
EU Framework Review, Markets and Consumer Policy Team
Department for Culture, Media & Sport, 100 Parliament Street, London

The event and all documentation will be in English and Estonian with simultaneous interpretation.

6. Brexit: FRAND, pharmaceuticals & intellectual property. Tuesday 1st November 2016 at the Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL, from 6pm.
This free event aims to bring together a range of perspectives to explore some of the key issues which Brexit will raise including in relation to the Unified Patent Court, trade marks and designs and SPCs. The presentations will seek to provide some practical guidance as to the likely implications and steps which can or should be taken now.
It is a Q&A style seminar moderated by Lord Hoffmann with a panel comprising with outstanding speakers. To register, please contact Andrew Grosvenor at or 020 7379 3550.

7. CopyCamp 2016: International conference on the future of copyright in Europe Oct. 27-28, 2016. The conference will be held at Kinoteka in Warsaw, Poland over Thursday and Friday and will be also streamed online. 

8. Dr. Eleonora Rosati has recently been interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, addressing the IP issues facing protection of TV formats.

9. Brands in the digital market: seminar organized by BBP University Intellectual Property Society is coming soon. Save the date: Nov. 10, 2016.

10. Sick and tired of the refusals issued by the USPTO? For a possible remedy visit the Class 46 (trade marks) blog hosted by MARQUES, discussing a forthcoming seminar to cover both legal and procedural issues, as well as explaining the tools available, and which is designed to help applicants overcome objections when filing International Registrations based on the home application or registration. The class will be hosted in three versions:
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Monday, 24 October 2016
- Munich, Germany, Wednesday, 26 October 2016
- London, UK, Friday, 28 October 2016 

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