Monday Miscellany

The first issue of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP) of 2017 is available. This edition includes articles covering the German doctrine of free use, registrability of trademarks in Italy, online copyright infringement and copyrightability of choreographic works in India, and an editorial by IPKat’s Neil Wilkof. 

Happy Monday!
The Office of the Chief Economist at the US Patent and Trademark Office announced the latest improvements to the PatentsView platform. The partnership with the American Institutes for Research and web design experts at Periscopic has led to new visualization tools. In addition, it is possible to download portions of the database and search for government-funded patents.

The European Patent Office is looking for interns for the Praktika programme. It involves three weeks in Directorate-General 1 at the EPO in The Hague. Interns will work with examiners on actual case files and run prior art searches. Deadline is 31 January 2017. More details, here.

"Analysing the Impact of Brexit on Patent Law and UK-EU relations – what future for the Unified Patent Court?", organized by The City Law School, will take place on 8 February 2017 in London. Dr. Luke McDonagh will present his new book, “European Patent Litigation in the Shadow of the Unified Patent Court”. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Portuguese Roving Seminars on WIPO services will take place on 15 (Coimbra) and 17 February 2017 (Lisbon). The events will be in English and Portuguese with opportunities for networking during the breaks. Attendance is free, but register by sending an email to before 9 February 2017. More information, here.

"Brand Academy 2017 – Post-Brexit: The future for IP?", organized by the Law Firm Lewis Silkin, will take place on 9 February 2017 at The King’s Fund in London. IP barristers Martin Howe QC and Simon Malynicz QC will discuss the new landscape for the UK. Free attendance, but registration required.

The 6th International AMPPI Conference will take place from 1 to 3 March 2017 in Mexico City. The event is organized by the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the national group of the AIPPI. International and national speakers will discuss trendy topics such as intermediaries on the Internet, trade secrets, Internet of Things (IoT) from legal and technological perspectives, IP and millennials, and monetizing copyright on social media. The standard fee is 400 USD and discounts are available. Register soon here. For more information, send an email to 

The latest edition of the European Journal of Law and Technology (EJLT) is online. The content of this open access journal includes articles covering the IP challenges of co-creating 3D printing objects, the role of law in cognitive journalism, the LawCite Project in Australia, a study of using video review as a learning tool in England, a comparative study on cybercrime legislation in Nigeria and the UK as well as the role of intermediaries in the enforcement strategies for combating illicit content on the internet.

The Institute for Information Law (IViR) has announced the 18th International Copyright Law and the 5th Privacy Law and Policy summer courses, which will take place from 3 to 7 July 2017 in Amsterdam. The standard fee is €2100 and discounts are available. The enrollment is limited to 25 participants, so register soon here (ICL) and here (PLP).
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