Monday Miscellany

Free OxFirst Webinar: Tuesday 12th December 2017: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM GMT
John E. Dubiansky, an attorney advisor in the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, will talk on the subject of IP valuation and demystify a concept crucial to building markets for intellectual property. Full details and registration here.

Call for papers:

1. The New IP Lawyers network and Exeter Law School are delighted invite you to their second conference in intellectual property law, entitled ‘Intellectual property in transitions: (Re)-imagining intellectual property’, on the 16th and 17th of April 2018. The call for contribution for paper and panel submissions is now open, the deadline for which is 24th January. Full details here.

2. The Annual ISHTIP Workshop takes place at the University of Roma Tre, from the 4th-6th July 2018 and it has now opened its call for papers on the topic of Intellectual Property and Heritage. The deadline for submission is 16 February 2018, full details here.
May the Copyright Games Begin!
3. Submissions are welcome for Icepops: an international copyright-literacy event with playful opportunities for practitioners and scholars. The event is devised by the UK Copyright Literacy team - Chris Morrison and Jane Secker, and run in conjunction with the CILIP Information Literacy Group, together with a helping paw from one of our Kats, Dr Hayleigh Bosher. The day includes keynote speakers, a world café, an opportunity to play copyright games, and take part in a copyright games hackathon. The event takes place on 3rd April 2018 at the University of Liverpool, full details here.


1. Are you Estonian, love IP and are good at it? Then this ad may interest you. Professor Derclaye is looking for a research assistant to help her with design case law from Estonia. You should be fluent in English and Estonian and have done at least one course on IP, so you can be a student at any level, or even a practising lawyer. The work is of course remunerated, but at the University of Nottingham student rate. Deadline: as soon as possible. If you’re interested, you can send your CV directly to Prof. Derclaye at You can of course contact her too if you’d simply like more information.

2. Africa University seeks to appoint a suitably qualified professional as Professor/Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer, within the College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance at Africa University. The application deadline is 31 January 2018, full details here.

3. The University of Southampton Law School is recruiting a Research Fellow, to undertake legal research work for a fixed term of 2 years, commencing January 2018, on a Horizon 2020 funded research project on accelerating innovation services (Datapitch). The focus of the post will be to provide consultative legal and ethical advice and analysis to the interdisciplinary team in order to inform the development of the project objectives. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 02 January 2018, full details here.

In other news:

The report Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) publishes the Brexit business case. The report sets out why the rights of to represent clients and businesses before the EUIPO is of paramount importance and why those rights must continue after Brexit. The full business case - Trade marks, designs, business and Brexit: a case for clarity, collaboration & concerted action - can be read and downloaded here.

Photo: Chris Canipe
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