Sunday Surprises


It's the weekend and this Kat would like to spoil you with some great news...


It's Sunday!
To celebrate the publication of The Routledge Handbook of EU Copyright Law, edited by IFIM Director, Prof Eleonora Rosati, IFIM is delighted to host an online conference on 26 May 2021 to discuss the current state and future of EU copyright law together with the authors of the individual chapters of the Handbook. More information about this event is available here.


The CLA is hosting a webinar on 3 June 2021 on “Analysing Algorithms: new frontiers in anti-trust”. Dr. Kate Brand and Prof. Pinar Akman will speak at this event. Register here for this event.


The Research Department of the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg is pleased to invite you to participate in the final conference of the EIPIN Innovation Society (EIPIN IS) concluding the European Joint Doctorate (EJD) project entitled “Vision(s) for Intellectual Property in Europe: The Role of Research”, that will take place online on 31 May and 1 June 2021. More information is available here.



The Oxford Initiative on AI×SDGs is seeking chapter contributions for an edited book designed to explore the role of Artificial Intelligence in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. More information on the call for abstracts is available here.


BAYLOS has launched the First Edition of the Hermenegildo Baylos Award on Intellectual Property, making it coincide with World Intellectual Property Day. This I Edition will focus on the contribution of industrial and intellectual property to environmental sustainability or overcoming the COVID pandemic and will feature two categories (i) SMEs and Start-up, and (ii) graduate students and young lawyers. More information on the competition is available here.


INTA is hosting their first pro bono clinic on 15 June 2021. The Clearinghouse matches eligible clients facing trademark issues with member attorneys who volunteer to provide services free of charge. More information on registering as a volunteer or an applicant is available here.


IPTango published a guest post by Pedro Matheus and Leonardo Cordeiro (Gruenbaum, Possinhas & Teixeira), discussing the Direct Action for the Declaration of Unconstitutionality concerning the sole paragraph of article 40 of the Industrial Property Law of Brazil. The provision establishes the minimum validity term of 10 years for patents and 7 years for utility models (counted from the granting date) to compensate for an excessive delay of the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) to grant them. Read the article here.


SpicyIP is proud to announce the second edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law! The topic of the essay can be anything related to intellectual property rights – the more creative the better. More information on the competition is available here

Sunday Surprises Sunday Surprises Reviewed by Magdaleen Jooste on Sunday, May 16, 2021 Rating: 5

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