Sunday Surprises

The favourite holidays (Halloween and Day of the Dead) of this InternKat went by so fast! Sadly, no more trick or treats, bread of the dead or sugar skulls. However, cheer up and get ready for a fantastic Sunday Surprises!

David Kluft blogs on Foley Hoag’s Trademark & Copyright Law about civil defamation claims for accusations of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1962. A perfect themed post for the Halloween season!

On 1 November 2016, the European Copyright Society (ECS) published an Opinion representing the independent views of the majority of ECS members regarding the case E-05/16, pending before the EFTA Court. The case involves approximately 90 applications for trademark registration of the works of the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland, which fell into the public domain in 2014. The Opinion can be seen here.

Free webinar on “Assessing the Impact of Patent Strategy” with Dr. Nick Papageorgiadis, lecturer in International Business at the University of Liverpool. Dr. Papageorgiadis will discuss the evolution of global patent system, the results of his latest econometric studies and the new approach to the measurement of the effectiveness of the patent systems of 49 countries. The webinar is hosted by OxFirst and will take place on 16 November 2016 at 4.00pm (CET). More information and registration here.

UCL's Institute of Brand and Innovation Law is looking for a Research and Administrative Assistant. This is a one year, part-time position, beginning on 1 January 2017. Main duties are to provide administrative support for the teaching activities of IBIL staff, maintain the IBIL website, provide research assistance to IBIL Academic staff and facilitate the smooth running of the IBIL office. Closing date is Friday 18 November 2016. More information here.

Role and Liability of Online Platforms: Transversal Approach(es) or Sectorial Approaches? This conference is organised by the Master 2 “Droit du commerce électronique et d l’économie numérique”, Ecole de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), Institute de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne, iCLIC and the University of Southampton. It will take place on 24 November 2016 at the Salle des conferences, Lycée Henri IV in Paris. Registration before 22 November 2016. More information, here.

IP Publishers’ and Editors’ Lunch 2016. This annual event, organised by the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP), welcomes anyone involved in IP publishing, whether an author, blogger, editor, editorial board member or publisher. The keynote speech will be delivered by Jaani Riordan, who will discuss the legal implications for publisher of the GS Media case. It will take place on 25 November 2016 at the office of the law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards in London. Attendance is free but registration is required. More details here.

Image rights research. Former GuestKat Emma Perot is seeking to interview persons with experience in image rights/publicity rights in the US or UK, as part of the empirical stage of her PhD thesis. If you can help, please contact Emma at

The Art in Law in Art conference, which will take place on 4 and 5 July 2017 at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, is calling for papers. The conference will be hosted by the University of Western Australia Law school and will consider how law views visual art and vice versa. Interested persons are invited to submit an abstract, a one paragraph bio and contact details to, by 4 December 2016. More information, here.
Sunday Surprises Sunday Surprises Reviewed by Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo on Sunday, November 06, 2016 Rating: 5

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