Sunday Surprises

Soaking up the last bit of the weekend.

Although the weekend may be fast fading (but what's the difference anymore?) the IPKat brings some other news to distract you, including some, perhaps, unbelievable news...


INTA is back! INTA is scheduled to be held in Houston from 16 to 20 November 2020. Watch the announcement from INTA CEO, Etienne Sanz de Acedo.


If you haven’t yet registered for one of WIPO’s IP related short courses, then I have great news for you! WIPO extended the registration deadline to 19 April 2020. Choose a course in WIPO’s Distance Learning programme you would like to register for.

The EPO has postponed the 2020 EQE and pre-EQE until further notice. This week, EPI announced that it wrote to the President of the EPO "requesting his support to make every possible resource at the EPO available for enabling the organisation of a postponed EQE 2020.” Ideally the results of the postponed EQE 2020 should be available by the end of October 2020.

Commercialisation of IP plays a crucial part in IP. Mark Anderson is bringing you all the information on “IP Transactions: Law and Practice” from 9 – 13 November. Book your seat here.


Interested in whether EU law imposes an obligation on holders of standard essential patents to license at all levels of the value chain, including at component level? 4IP News is hosting a new webinar entitled “FRAND licensing levels under EU Law: components or end-device” on 28 May from 16.00-17.30 CET. Find more information here.

Like most of us, you are also probably stuck at home every Thursday evening for the rest of April. We have interesting company for you! Join Simmons + Simmons for half an hour of unrehearsed and largely unplanned IP chat, probably over a glass of wine. Register here.

World Intellectual Property Day is on 26 April 2020! On this day we will learn about the role that IP rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. Learn more about this day here.

Get an introduction to the intersection between indigenous rights (and traditional knowledge) and trademarks (and other intellectual property rights) on 6 April. INTA is hosting a webcast on “Empowering Indigenous Communities to Make Strategic Use of Intellectual Property”. Get more information here.

WIPO is hosting a range of webinars this April and May. More information is available here.


4iP Council launched a practical interactive web guide, 4 Reasons 4 Copyright. The guide helps innovative European businesses to understand the strategic value of copyright as an intellectual property tool. The four key benefits of copyright, namely: competitive edge, reputation, collaboration and funding, are discussed in the guide. Get more information here.

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