Sunday Surprises

We’re two thirds there… through January! Here are the latest opportunities and events.


HCO Scientific Event: “Digital Services Act (DSA) and Copyright” (register by 23 Jan)

The Hellenic Copyright Organisation is organising a scientific event on the topic "Digital Services Act and Copyright - A new balance in Digital Services" that will take place on Tuesday, 24 January 2023, at the Athens Bar Association’s Event Hall (16:00 - 19:30). The program of the event is available here. Please register by 23 Jan at mentioning if you are attending online.

CIPIL Spring Conference: 'Intellectual Prop
Happy Lunar New Year from this Kat!
erty Rights as Allied Rights: Bill Cornish and the Making of Today’s Intellectual Property System'

The Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge will host this conference on 17th March 2023. More information can be found here.

CIPA Student Conference 2023

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys will host this conference on 27th April 2023 in Birmingham, covering soft skills training, exam and post-qualification guidance, PCT for EQE candidates, mental health and wellbeing, and others to be confirmed. More information can be found here.

Calls and opportunities

Marketing, Website and Social Media Officer: part-time development opportunity

The Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) is looking to recruit a UK-based Marketing, Website and Social Media Officer, responsible for developing the IPAN brand and reputational capital in line with its corporate objectives (see This is a part-time role, reporting to the Chair of IPAN but working closely with the Secretary and Membership Officer, and is estimated at an average of around 3-4 hours per week, although the workload will vary, particularly at peak periods leading up to events. The role requires some travel to IPAN events and meetings (generally held in London). The role would suit a postgraduate with professional experience and/or an academic background in IP and with experience of marketing through an active social media and website presence. An honorarium and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.

To express an interest in this role please respond by email to before 5pm on Friday, 10 February, including a summary of your relevant marketing and intellectual property experience.

Call for papers: “8th Annual Conference GRUR Junge Wissenschaft Colloquium on Intellectual Property, Copyright and Media Law”

The University of Potsdam is hosting the 8th GRUR Junge Wissenschaft conference, dedicated to the diverse and pressing legal issues associated with digital platforms - AG Maciej Szpunar has confirmed that he will hold the keynote. Contributions from the fields of media, competition, information and data (protection), intellectual property, and constitutional law are welcomed. Outlines of topics and research questions are to be submitted in English or German, in max. 2000 characters by 19 February 2023 via email to For more information (in German), click here.

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