Sunday Surprises

Spring is fast approaching. For IP enthusiasts it is time to get ready for fantastic new events and opportunities!


On 14-15 March 2019, in Alicante, Fide - Fundatión para la investigación sobre el derecho y la empresa will host the congress: Can robots invent and create? A dialogue between Artifical Intelligence and Intellectual Property. You can find more information here. IPKat readers enjoy a 25% discount on the registration fee.

The UCL Institute of Brand & Innovation Law organizes on 28 March 2019 an evening seminar on Exhaustion of Intellectual Property Rights. The speakers will be Professor Irene Calboli, William Bowes, Dr Christopher Stothers and Mathew Cope. Click here to sign up.

On 18 March 2019 the Competition Law Association will be holding an evening meeting at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Michael Bloch, barrister at Blackstone Chambers will speak on Jurisdictional issues in IP disputes.

Into fashion law? Fashion Law London is organizing a 1-day residential course in Central London on 1 May 2019 devoted to all things fashion and law. This course will allow participants to acquire an understanding of the most important legal issues facing the fashion sector, ranging from protection of immaterial assets to e-commerce, from contractual and employment issues to franchising and brand identity. For further information and to sign up, click here. IPKat readers enjoy a 10% discount on the registration fee. Please also note that discounted early bird rates are available until 15 March, so hurry up!

Someone doesn't like spring
The International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property is pleased to announce the 38th Annual Congress which will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on 25-28 August 2019. If you are interested you can find more information here.

Assimilate IP will organize the following IP training courses in London: on 25 March 2019 "Building, Managing and Monetizing Your IP Portfolio"; on 15 April 2019 "Intellectual Property and Patent Law"; on 20 May 2019 "Intellectual Property Licensing for Life Sciences and Pharma"; on 17 June 2019 "Freedom to Operate for Life Sciences and Pharma"; on 22 July 2019 "Freedom to Operate"; and on 23 September 2019 "Intellectual Property for Commercial Lawyers". IPKat readers enjoy a 10% discount on the registration fee.


Brunel Law School invites application for a Lectureship in AI, Disruptive Innovation and Law in the Division of Private and Commercial. Preference will be given to candidates who have a track record or demonstrated interest in IT law, e-commerce, and/or in the regulation of new and innovative technologies and business models. The position is tenable as soon as possible, or from 1 September 2019. For more information check here.


Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society will welcome post-doc research fellows working in the area of data ownership. The selected Microsoft fellow will become a part of an ongoing project on "Conceptualizing Shared Control Over Data". The application for the fellowship program, from a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 4 months within the period of March to June 2019 is on a rolling basis. For the application and any question write to

Calls for papers

The organizers of the inaugural ACM Symposium on Computer Science and Law invite students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels to submit papers addressing topics on the intersection of computing and law. The Symposium will be held on 28-29 October at the New York Law School. The submission deadline is on 10 June 2019. For online submission check here.

Italian copyright yearbook "Aida" (Giuffrè), has issued a call for papers on "The Digital Copyright EU Directive". The deadline for submissions of an initial project is 30 April 2019. For further information and all the details check here.

Thanks Eibhlin!

The IPKat is saying goodbye to Eibhlin Vardy, a GuestKat for some time and a valued member of the team. We thank her for her contribution to the blog and look forward to continuing collaborating with her in some other way.
Sunday Surprises Sunday Surprises Reviewed by Antonella Gentile on Sunday, March 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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