Sunday Surprises

Attending a conference is also a Kat-affair

Another week has passed and here are the latest opportunities and events to find out about.


19 January 2023: “Vintage Brands and the New Bad Faith Conundrum”

Fide Foundation and TIPSA (Transatlantic Intellectual Property Academy) will hold the 24 Global Digital Encounters on 19 January 2023. More information and registration are available here and here.

26 January 2023: “Who owns your ink? The copyright protection of tattoos”

Dr Paula Westenberger (Brunel University) will be part of a webinar on 26 January 2023. This webinar will address the legal protection afforded to tattoos by copyright law, covering current discussions on ownership and infringement of tattoos as copyright works, including in the context of commercial uses in video games and films. More information is available here.

7 February 2023: “Intellectual Property & Sustainability”

On 7 February 2023, the University of Geneva will hold a conference entitled “Intellectual Property & Sustainability”. This conference can be attended both online and in person. Click here to know more and here to register.

2 March 2023: “Geographical indications in the turmoil - understanding of the legal reform, the audacious case law and the relationship with trade marks”

A new ECTA Round Table co-organised with the University of Alicante will take place in Alicante on 2 March 2023. Click here to register.

Calls and opportunities

Call for evidence: “Combating online piracy of live content”

With its initiative on piracy of live content, the Commission aims to offer a toolbox to combat illegal streaming of live events, in particular sport events. Building on relevant EU legislative instruments, the Commission will encourage Member States and private parties to use the tools available in EU law to tackle illegal online transmission of live content more efficiently. The feedback period is open from 13 January 2023 till 10 February 2023 (midnight Brussels time). More information here.

Post-doctoral job opportunity

A 2-year position is currently being offered at the LUISS University Department of Law in Rome to work under the supervision of Prof Christophe Geiger on a project entitled "Copyright, Digital Constitutionalism and Sustainability: What Regulatory Framework for Ethical Innovation in the EU?”. More details here.

JIPLP Special Issue on IP and the Green Economy: Call for Articles (deadline: 23 January 2023)

A while ago, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) announced that, in the first half of 2023, it would publish a special issue entirely devoted to the relationship between IP and the Green Economy, in particular the Circular Economy. This special issue will be jointly edited by (in alphabetical order) Stefano Barazza, Irene Calboli, Sarah Harris, Annette Kur, and Eleonora Rosati. Interested authors are invited to submit articles addressing Green Economy issues from an IP perspective. Potential topics include – but are not limited to! – the following: Sustainability and IP; Right to repair; Greenwashing and IP; Green trade marks; Craft and industrial GIs; Exhaustion / first sale doctrine as applied to the Green / Circular Economy (e.g., upcycling); Green patents. Click here to know more.

Call for papers: “Munich Summer Institute 2023”

On 24-26 May 2023, ETH Zurich, HEC Lausanne, Ludwig Maximilians University, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Northeastern University and the Technical University Munich will jointly organize the seventh Munich Summer Institute 2023 (in-person event). The Summer Institute will be preceded by the second MSI Ph.D. Workshop on 23 May 2023. More information is available here. The submission deadline is 15 February 2023.

Call for papers: “7th annual Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Szeged (WIPS)”

The Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory (University of Szeged, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences) will host the 7th annual Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Szeged (WIPS) on 15-16 May 2023 in Szeged (Hungary). This year’s event opens two main tracks for application – “Promotion of progress of science and useful arts 2.0” and “Sustainability and Intellectual Property Law”. The Workshop is open to junior researchers holding no PhD degree. Junior researchers will present their papers in a dedicated panel (“Junior Track”). To submit a paper for presentation at WIPS7, please send an abstract of approximately 300 words by 15 March 2023 to Prof Péter Mezei ( Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Sunday Surprises Sunday Surprises Reviewed by Kevin Bercimuelle-Chamot on Sunday, January 15, 2023 Rating: 5

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