Sunday Surprises

The end of the week brings some more events, a call for proposals and internship opportunities.

More Than Just a Game V is taking place on the 4 and 5 April 2019 at One Birdcage Walk, London. This year, MTJG is dedicated to the role that games and interactive entertainment play in society and their profound impact on human interactions and in our democracy.  Leading international academics, practitioners, in-house counsels and industry experts will engage in dialogues regarding the most crucial legal features of the social contract of the modern Homo Ludensand address the fundamental question of how the rules of the games and the legal structures of the ‘real world’ interact with one another. For a full list of participants and the full conference programme, visit

What do you mean just a game?

The 2019 European Practice Committee Conference is taking place at the University of Basel on 2 May 2019. The 8th year of this event, organised by the Intellectual Property Owners Association is titled “The Ever-Changing IP Landscape: Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets in 2019 and Beyond”. Panel topics include: How to Protect your Data One Year After the Trade Secrets Directive; Equivalent Patent Infringement; How Founded is the Current Critique on the Patent System?; and Are the Good Old Trademark (Lawyer) Days Over?  There will be a networking reception immediately following the conference. More information and registration details can be found here.

Call for Proposals
Connected Life, a a 2-day student-run conference jointly hosted by the Oxford Internet Institute, London School of Economics, and Alan Turing Institute has an open Call for Proposals. The theme of this year’s conference is “Data and Disorder” and takes place on Monday 24 June 2019 in Oxford and Tuesday 25 June 2019 in London. More information can be found at

Elisabeth Opie have opened their internship program for 2019 and information can be found here. The successful applicants will assist in preparing for international discussions in the context of the Internet of Things / Digital Single Market, focussing on the elements of intellectual property, international trade and competition law; undertake research and present on specific areas of law (such as licensing, standard essential patents); and support strategic knowledge-based projects. The internship is for a final year or masters level student in Law, with a good understanding of patent, copyright and trade secrets law. They must be a student for the full duration of the internship and have an EU passport or work and resident permit. The internships run for 6 months from 1 May or 1 October 2019, and applications close 29 March 2019 and 16 August 2019 respectively.
Sunday Surprises Sunday Surprises Reviewed by Jonathan Pratt on Sunday, March 24, 2019 Rating: 5

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