Monday Miscellany

This week's IP news includes a list of forthcoming IP events, calls for papers, and even an opportunity to have your say on how to implement Article 17 of the Digital Single Market Directive (DSMD)!


A friendly reminder to all readers that there is still time to reserve a place at the AI: Decoding IP event in London on June the 18th to 19th. If you cannot make it in person, then feel free to register for its live stream here.

The next WIPO Roving Seminars will take place in Braga, Portugal on May 21st-22nd and in Finland on May 27th and May 29th, at Helsinki and Oulu respectively. The seminars are free to register and attend, and will be conducted in English. More information on the seminar programs, and links to register for each respective seminar can be found on the WIPO site here and here.

On 21 June 2019, Fashion, Law and Business is hosting its 8th annual Summer Fashion Law Masterclass at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, in Central London. Designed to help participants understand the law as it applies to the business of fashion, this one-day course will offer a practical understanding of the law of intellectual property and will explore the essential legal issues faced by a fashion business as it grows from a start-up to luxury fashion phase. Click here to register and here for more information.

How to Implement Article 17 DSMD? Have Your Say!

On 13th of June, the European Copyright Roundtable will take place in Brussels. It will focus on Article 17 (ex-13) DSMD that regulates online content sharing service providers. Academics and industry representatives will discuss interpretations and possible implementations of Article 17 DSMD and its various components. The event is structured into four panels: (a) General issues; (b) Licensing issues; (c) Preventive obligations; (d) Over-removal of the legitimate content. The event is organized and funded by Tilburg Law School (Martin Husovec) and CREATe, University of Glasgow (Martin Kretschmer).

EU Law? I'm on it!
The organizers need your help. To make this an informed debate, they would like to ask you all to send them: (1) questions about Article 17, which you cannot find answers to or just think are far from obvious, (2) your own remarks or solutions on any of the issues in Article 17, which you think should receive attention during the debates, and (3) your own scholarship on Article 17, regardless of the language in which it is written. The organizers want to incorporate your input into the debates within the panels and catalogue it for future reference. They might also invite some of you to join in and be part of the panels.

Interested? If so, please use this form to share the information with them.

If you are able to attend in person, please register here; note that seats are limited). For those who cannot come in person, the organizers will endeavor to document or web-stream the event.


Three opportunities have opened up at the University of Glasgow! With CREATe, the University of Glasgow is offering two PostDoc positions and one IP lectureship. Applications close on the 6th of June and the 13th of June respectively. For more information and to apply online please click here. Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Martin Kretschmer at

Gikii is inviting readers to submit abstracts for their Call for Papers (Gikii XIV - The Purry Road). Submissions of abstracts no longer than 500 words are to be sent to the School of Business and Management, and the Department of Law of Queen Mary University at by 8 July 2019. More information on this can be found here.

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