Friday Fantasies

IPKat is here with your weekly update of news and events! This weeks highlights include details of the AIPPI Israel International Conference, announcement of the CIPA IP Ball, and a Kat interview. 

IP Ball!

The CIPA Intellectual Property Ball will be held on 16 June 2018 at Gladstone Library in Westminster, London. Full details and ticket information hereThis year's theme is "Once Upon a Time", a fairy tail ball. The dress code is black tie (pumpkin carriages, glass slippers and Manga costumes optional). More details and updates can also be found on the Facebook page
Happy and Carla, Fairy Tail Exceeds going to the ball
AIPPI 3rd International Conference on the Economy of Innovation

AIPPI Israel will be holding its 3rd International Conference on the Economy of Innovation, to take place on 30 April 2018 and 1 May 2018 at the David Intercontinental Hotel, facing the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv. Both plenary and numerous parallel sessions are planned, with a list of notable speakers, including a Nobel Prize  laureate, Supreme Court justices, practitioners, government officials and IP scholars  from both Israel and  numerous foreign countries. Further details about the two-day program can be found here and registration information here.

Tel Aviv
Kat interview

In the context of the EU copyright reform debate, IPKat team member Eleonora Rosati has been interviewed by Wired Italia to share her views on the latest developments concerning the proposed press publishers’ right. You can read the article (in Italian) on Wired here.

UK increase in fees

For applications filed electronically, the main changes are:

Application fee rising from £20 to £60 (+ £15 if not paid on filing)
Search fee increasing from £130 to £150
Examination fee up from £80 to £100
New excess claims fee (£20 for each claim over 25) and excess pages fee (£10 for each page of description over 35)

Full details of the fee changes can be found here

CIPA has issued a statement that "the UK will remain one of the world’s most attractive and cost effective places for patent filings and searches". Tim Jackson, Chairman of CIPA’s Patents Committee, says that “the IPO still offers extremely good value for money. Their searches can be incredibly swift - sometimes as quick as one month. The benefit of a quick search is that you then have something upon which to base future decisions for that particular invention, for example if it’s worth patenting more widely.”

IP Enforcement Knowledge Day

On 24 April 2018, The Alliance for Intellectual Property is hosting a Knowledge Day on IP Enforcement, in conjunction with the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). New PIPCU head DCI Teresa Russell will attend along with her full team, as well as CPS and the IPO Intel Hub, to deliver presentations and lead breakout sessions on specific enforcement issues. Further details and an agenda can be found here. 

WIPO roving seminars

The WIPO roving seminars come to the UK! Seminars are to be held in London (30 April 2018), Birmingham (1 May 2018) and Newcastle (26 April 2018). Free online registration can be found here


Join OxFirst for a free webinar on 12 April 2018 entitled IP Indicators for Business Performance, Presented by Terry Adams, former Assistant Vice President of Intellectual Asset Management at Nestle. The talk will "explore Terry’s experience and perspective during this evolution of one aspect of his intellectual asset management journey". Full details and registration here

Author: Rose Hughes

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