Our friends at the Academy of European Law (ERA) are always busy organizing events and knowledge-sharing opportunities in, inter alia, the IP field. Having contributed to some of their events in the past, ERA conferences and summer school have struck me for the good organization, variety of attendees’ backgrounds, field of activity and geographic distribution, and livelihood of discussion.
Over the next few months, ERA is organizing 2 conferences and a summer school that might be of interest to IPKat readers, also because they come with a 25% IPKat discount in the registration fee. They are:
- Annual Conference on EU Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2019: To be held in Brussels on 21 and 22 February [yes, that’s next week], this annual event promises to bring legal practitioners working in the pharmaceutical sector up to speed with the latest relevant regulatory developments, legislative initiatives and case law in different areas (competition law, patent law, data exclusivity, Digital Health, pharmaceutical law).
- Annual Conference on EU Trade Mark and Design Law 2019: To be held in Trier on 28 and 29 March, this conference will provide trade mark and design law practitioners with the opportunity to discuss recent case law EU legislative developments in these fields. Topics include: impact of unitary character of EU trade mark and design in light of recent CJEU judgments; recent CJEU rulings on branding, rebranding and EU trade mark exhaustion; competition law and licensing of luxury goods; e-evidence in trade mark and design litigation cases; recent activities of the EUIPO. To be noted that, in addition to the IPKat 25% discount, those who register before 28 February are also eligible for a further 10% early bird discount.
- Summer Course on European Intellectual Property Law: Also to be held in Trier from 1 to 5 July, this course will provide an introduction to the main IP rights, their scope and limits. More specifically, topics will include: EU and international legal framework; trade marks and designs; geographical indications; copyright and the digital age; patent law and litigation; exhaustion; licensing; cross-border litigation and enforcement of intellectual property rights. As Trier is very close to Luxembourg, the social programme also includes a trip to everyone’s favourite court (the CJEU, obviously) with the possibility of attending a hearing. Also to be noted that, in addition to the IPKat 25% discount, those who register before 1 May are also eligible for a further 20% early bird discount.
To claim the 25% IPKat discount and register, follow the links above and use the VIP code 2019IPKAT2019.
A few IP events with discounted fees for IPKat readers Reviewed by Eleonora Rosati on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Rating: