Monday Miscellany

IPKat is here with your weekly round up of IP news and events!

Academics Against Press Publishers’ Right Initiative

169 academics from across Europe have given a final warning against Article 11 of the proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market as it currently stands, which relates to a new intellectual property right in news. Read the full letter here. For more on the Proposal see IPKat here and here

More Female inventors

This week IPKat celebrated World Intellectual Property Day by highlighting some important female inventors of modern times (here). The list was not intended to be exhaustive, but was it an oversight to miss Hollywood film star Hedy Lamarr? Hedy Lamarr (a.k.a. Markey Hedy Kiesler) was the co-inventor of a "secret communication system" (US 2292387, 1941) arguably forming the basis of Bluetooth and WiFi technology. 

London Craft Week: Protecting design - what exactly is "artistic craftsmanship"?

On the evening of Wednesday 9 May 2018 Simmons & Simmons will be joining forces with London Craft Week in an attempt to crack this old chestnut by hosting a panel discussion at the S&S London offices in Moorgate. The multi-disciplinary panel of experts will include designers, curators, commentators and legal experts. Further details and registration here

Craft Kat
IPRE - Call for applications

The University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with WIPO and WTO, has announced a Call for Applications for the 1st Intellectual Property Researchers Europe Seminar (IPRE), which will take place on 29 June 2018 in Geneva in the premises of the WIPO. The Call for Applications is available here. Deadline for applications is 18 May 2018.

Kuwait becomes a PCT member state

The Patent Office of Kuwait has started accepting national phase PCT applications. The PCT came into force in Kuwait (KW) on 9 September 2016 but Kuwait only began accepting national phase applications on 27 March 2018. The deadline for entering the national phase in Kuwait is 30 months from the earliest priority date. Kuwait becomes the last of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states to accept PCT applications (the GCC itself not being a PCT member). 

Brexit breakfast event in Seattle

Want to know what the impact of Brexit on IP Law in the EU will be? A breakfast conference is being held on 9 May 2018 in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, co-organized by the CNCPI, the CEIPI, the Paris Bar and the AFPI. See here for further details.  

Breakfast in Seattle
WIPO roving seminar - Germany

The next WIPO roving seminar will be held in Dortmund on 15 May 2018. These free events provide an introduction to WIPO services and initiatives, including international systems for the protection of IP rights, alternative dispute resolution and infrastructure for the exchange of IP information. Full details of the program and registration can be found here.

Author: Rose Hughes
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