Saturday Sundries

September has just begun and it brings a wide range of new opportunities and events in the IP field.

In Memoriam: Prof. Dr. Gerald Spindler

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The IPKat Team was saddened to hear about the recent passing of Professor Dr. Gerald Spindler (Faculty of Law at the Universität Göttingen), who died suddenly and unexpectedly on 11 September 2023. 
As per the University website: “whether in the lecture hall, at conferences, in projects or on committees: Gerald Spindler was passionate, committed and competent. At the same time, he was an extremely kind and humorous person. The faculty will sorely miss him and honour his memory.”
The IPKat Team sends its sincere condolences to the Professor’s family, friends and colleagues. 


ALAI Deutschland on pastiche (22 September) 

The German group of ALAI will hold an in-person event in Munich on 22 September devoted to the concept of pastiche and titled: "What is a Pastiche? - Findings from the legal practice of the member states and considerations on interpretation in European law". More information can be found here

ICMP webinar on copyright infrastructure (27 September) 

The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) will host a webinar on “Global music publishers’ perspective on copyright infrastructure” on 27 September. The webinar will inter alia focus on metadata systems to ensure that digital music usage is recognized and creators receive payment. More information and registration are available here.

Media law and policy in Amsterdam (6 October)

The Institute for Information Law (iViR) will hold a conference in Amsterdam on 6 October, titled Rethinking Media Law and Policy for Europe”. The conference will provide researchers and professionals in the field with a forum to explore the outcomes of an international study project developing new directions in news and medial law and to discuss new avenues from a practical and policy-oriented perspective. The event is free to attend; more details and registration can be found here.

EUI and fairness in the digital age (19-20 October) 

The European University Institute (EUI) event concerning the concept of fairness in the digital age will be held on the 19 and 20 October in Florence and on Zoom. The event will focus on topics like digital platforms, investment in electronic communications infrastructures, Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and Artificial Intelligence. The event is free for those attending online. More details and registration are available here. 

IPIRA returns to Hanoi (18-19 January)

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Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf’s European Patent Litigation Program just launched

The Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf has just launched its own European Patent Litigation Program, developed by the Intellectual Property Center of the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf with lecturers experienced in leading European Patent Litigation course at CEIPI. It will be held both in Düsseldorf and at the University of Siena (Italy) in English. The Program is aimed not only at patent attorneys, but also at attorneys-at-law and jurists with experience in patent law. More information can be found at the program’s website here

Calls and opportunities 

Beijing Treaty Consultation 

The UK government will be implementing the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a public consultation on proposed legal changes on audiovisual performances. The consultation builds on a call for views which the Government carried out in spring 2021. The consultation document, along with details of how to respond, can be found here. 

IPAN Board

The Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) board is looking for two new directors. The role is ideal for an IP professional who enjoys using their experience to promote IP and work with people from different IP backgrounds and interests. Anyone wishing to be considered for these voluntary positions is requested to send an Expression of Interest by email to, marked for the attention of John Ogier, Chairman, as soon as possible.
IPAN is an independent, not for profit membership organisation committed to championing the importance and understanding of IP of both large and small businesses. It seeks to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in its membership and activities, encouraging all to contribute fully and on an equal basis.

This post was prepared jointly by Aleksandra Czubek & Chiara Gallo.

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