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While the trees are in their autumn beauty and the woodland paths are dry (with apologies to W.B. Yeats), the stream of IP miscellany springs eternal.

Opportunities & Events

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently published a new open international tender, reference no. CCIS_CMD/2021/776/RFP - Creators Platform: Program Management Team and Content Delivery Team. The tender is composed of two lots and its purpose is to enable WIPO for Creators, a consortium founded by WIPO and the Music Rights Awareness Foundation (MRAF), to select:

  • LOT 1: a Programme Management Team (PMT) to progress, manage and coordinate the build and operation of the Creators Platform on its behalf; and
  • LOT 2: a Content Delivery Team (CDT) to design, develop and produce the content for the Creators Platform in consultation with the PMT and the Project Board.

For those interested in participating, the business opportunity can be found here (in order to see the tender documents and participate, a BASIC registration in the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) is required). 

The UCL Institute of Brand & Innovation Law's Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture 2021 is to be delivered by Professor Barton Beebe (NYU), considering the question: 'Is Europe Running Out of Trademarks?'. It will be held online on 3 November 2021, with booking via Eventbrite.

UIC Law's Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Technology Law will host its 65th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference (online) on 4-5 November 2021. With a broad scope covering patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, antitrust, and in-house counsel, as well as IT and privacy developments, registration is now open - and all readers registering using the discount code “ipkat2021” will receive a 20% discount off the CLE registration fee.

The EUI Florence School of Regulation's conference 'Transatlantic Relationships in Innovation Policies' on 10-11 November 2021 will bring together leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the scope for transatlantic cooperation in the field of IP and standard-setting, with a focus on how best to protect critical technologies such as 5G, and to analyse the impact of the recent developments on innovation and competition dynamics for both global and regional economies. Find out more and register online.


Stirling Law School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Grade 7, Teaching & Research) in Intellectual Property and European Union Law, with research expertise in the commercial applications of IP and the legal issues arising from it. With a closing date of 1 November 2021, further information can be found here


Following the Institute for Intellectual Property and Market Law (IFIM) at Stockholm University's successful hosting of an online conference on the theme of The Making of EU Copyright - in celebration of the publication of PermaKat Eleonora Rosati’s Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Article-by-Article Commentary to the Provisions of Directive 2019/790 (Oxford University Press) - a recording of proceedings is now available

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