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Conferences and webinars 

On August 25th, the WIPO Nigeria Office and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center will conduct a practical webinar on WIPO alternative dispute resolution options for resolving entertainment disputes in Nigeria. Participation is free of charge, but registration through the link above is required. 

On August 27th, Block 336 will hold an interactive webinar on copyright from the artists’ perspective, with a specific focus on copyright infringement. The webinar will include discussions both from legal practitioners and from artists, who will speak of their experiences with plagiarism and appropriation. 

On August 30th, the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence will hold a panel on “The three main social, legal and economic models of AI: is there a room for marriage?”. The speakers will discuss the latest AI developments in the US, Europe and China to consider who is currently leading and who will lead the AI race. 

The 11th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT) will take place online on September 2nd and 3rd. The conference, comprising six online panel discussions, will feature experts from the academy, practitioners and European Commission officials.

The HGF Intellectual Property Specialists will hold a webinar on “Brexit – The impact on trade marks and designs; the basics” focusing on what to expect at the end of the Brexit transitional period and its impact on pending and registered design and trade mark rights. For the convenience of the participants, the webinar will be given twice: on September 10th and on September 11th. 

On September 10, the CEPIC is giving a webinar on the national implementation of Arts. 15 and 17 of the Digital Single Market Directive. The speakers, including our PermaKat Eleonora, will cover questions such as the consequences of Arts. 15 and 17 for the rightholders, divergences from the original text in national implementations, changes in the online distribution of content. 

On September 30, the APP Association will hold a webinar on the role of injunctions in the European Union. Speakers will discuss relevant practices from France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Participation is free, but registration is required.


A 3-year postdoctoral fellowship is available at the University of Oslo, as part of the ERC funded project "CREATIVE IPR - History of Intellectual Property Rights in the Creative Industries". Applications shall be submitted before September 1, and any inquiries shall be directed to Prof. Veronique Pouillard

A 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Digitalisation of the Law is available at the University of Luxembourg, to contribute to research in the area of Law and Technology. The deadline for applications is September 15. 

The Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) has opened a part-time position of Network and Membership Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible to an IPAN director for membership matters and maintenance of the IPAN website. The applications shall be directed to Ruth Soetendorp before September 7. 


As part of its “Conversation on IP and AI” initiative, WIPO gathered information on AI policies and regulatory measures in the Member States. Moreover, governments are invited to inform WIPO about any updates in their policies. 

The AIPPI launched a Platform for Online Resources and Publications, including the Association’s resolutions, submissions to external organisations, and publications from the AIPPI’s Standing Committees.
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