Wednesday Whimsies

This Kat is feeling whimsical

Welcome to this week's bountiful crop of IP events and opportunities.


The British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association is hosting a webinar discussing the potential impact of recent CJEU privacy decisions on copyright law tomorrow, 29 October 2020. For details of speakers and how to join, see here.

The latest in FIDE and TIPSA's series of Digital Encounters, considering the role of IP in a post-COVID world, will take place on 30 October 2020 on the topic of 'Trademarks as a business tool towards a new rebound'. Booking can be found here.

Cohausz & Florack are hosting a series of webinars, as follows:
The last of HGF's series of Brexit webinars will be held on Thursday, 5 November 2020 4pm (GMT) or Friday 6 November 2020 9am (GMT), on the topic of 'Brexit: the big day is nigh! A discussion of Brexit and its impact on trade marks and designs.' To book, and to see recordings of the previous webinars, see here

This year's edition of the European Patent Office's annual East Meets West forum on patent knowledge from Asia and beyond will take place online on 23-25 November 2020, with a registration deadline of 12 November 2020. Further information can be found here.


In what may be the first in-person event this Kat has listed since about March, PermaKat Eleonora Rosati (Stockholm University) is holding a higher seminar dedicated to 'The law of fashion: how to protect the immaterial assets of a fashion house?' on 9 November 2020 in Stockholm.


The Faculty of Law of the University of Lapland invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher starting from 1st January 2021 to conduct research in the context of the Academy of Finland funded project 'Shaping, fixing and making markets via IPR: regulating sustainable innovation ecosystems (SHARE)'. The application deadline is 29 October 2020.

KU Leuven is advertising a Research Fellow position (senior or junior) with a focus on Technology (Security/Privacy) and Law for a one-year fixed term contract, with an application deadline of 30 October 2020. 

A 2-year (with possible extension of one year) full-time Post-Doctoral researcher position is available at the Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen. The position is part of the GrandSolutions project 'LEGALESE – Danish language Processing for Legal Texts' with a deadline of 6 November 2020. Further details are available here

The Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam seeks applications before 9 November 2020 for the (full-time, 1-year) position of a junior or senior researcher for the soon to be launched Digital Services Act Observatory (DSA Observatory), focusing on platform regulation and digital rights. 

A number of PhD positions are available as part of the visuAAL (Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for Active and Assisted Living) project, engaging various legal issues with healthcare innovation. Further details can be found here.


ALAI and GESAC have launched the third annual edition of their student essay prize, given to the writer of the best essay relating to authors’ right. The essay should have a European dimension and include aspects related to the collective management of authors’ right, with the deadline for abstracts on 16 November 2020.

Save the date for the 28th Edition of the Fordham IP Conference, which is returning in a virtual format over four days, 8-9 April and 15-16 April 2021. 

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