Sunday Surprises


This Kat has everything you need to get you through next week! Below is a kat bowl full of webinars, job opportunities and katfood...

Enjoying some katfood...


The annual UCL Institute of Brand & Innovation Law (IBIL) innovation seminar s taking place on 25 November 2020. This year, the expert panel will debate whether the Supreme Court reached the correct conclusion in the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc v Kymab Ltd [2020] UKSC 27 case. More information about the event is available here.


WIPO is hosting their third session on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The session will take place on 4 November 2020. Register here for this webinar.


TECHNIS invites you to a webinar on "The limits of EU trade secret protection” on 20 October 2002. TECHNIS webinars focus on IP and innovation examining recent legal, economic, managerial, ethical and policy issues related to technological innovation. More information is available here.


LES Britain & Ireland’s Online Annual Conference 2020 themed “Becoming Investor Ready” is taking place on 3 November 2020. More details about the event is available here.


FIDE (Legal and Business Research Foundation) and TIPSA (Transatlantic Intellectual Property Academy) join forces to host “GDE 6- Trademarks as a business tool towards a new rebound” on 30 October 2020. Register for this event here.

WIPO has launched a new digital Creative Economy Notes series with economic research on comics, media franchises and overlapping rights. The interactive series draws on WIPO’s original economic research to stimulate thinking on how the intellectual property framework can best serve the creative industries. The first note asks “Do overlapping rights in movies and video games pay off?” Yes, in short. “Franchise games generate higher sales when registered as a trademark.” Further notes, including research on opera, the visual arts, and Latin American content, will be published here


Job opportunities

The University of Luxembourg has an opportunity for an Associate Professor in Intellectual Property! More information on this opportunity is available here.


Interested in a position as a lecturer in LegalTech? The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University, offers the perfect opportunity! Read more about this opportunity here.



Former Katonomist Nicola Searle is looking for participants for her study on trade secrets and cybercrime. Her survey, run in conjunction with Birkbeck College and Chawton Innovation Services, takes 10-15 minutes to complete and is aimed at understanding how businesses use and protect trade secrets. And don’t worry – your secret is safe - results will be anonymised. You can read more about the project and access the survey here.


We are super excited that our very own Kat, Anastasiia Kyrylenko, was a price winner in the 2020 AIPPI Essay Competition. This Kat’s essay covered the topic “COVID-19 and Geographical Indications: Is the Promise of ‘Quality’ in ‘Quality Schemes’ Undermined?”. View the winner announcement here.



Sunday Surprises Sunday Surprises Reviewed by Magdaleen Jooste on Sunday, October 18, 2020 Rating: 5

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