Friday Fantasies

The IPKat brings you information regarding happenings in the world of IP this week:


2024 WIPO Global Awards
WIPO announced the call for entries for the 2024 WIPO Global Awards, open from January 15 to March 31, 2024. This year, the competition welcomes startups, alongside small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from around the world active in all sectors of the economy to apply– be that technology, agriculture, the creative industries or beyond. All forms of IP, ranging from copyright, to trademarks, patents, and geographical indications are accepted.

The application is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Japanese. For further information, please visit the WIPO Global Awards website.
Swedish Anti-Counterfeiting Group’s webinar on IPR protection programs and initiatives
Swedish Anti-Counterfeiting Group's (SACG) webinar on IPR protection programs and initiatives holds on 15 February 2024 at 12:00 - 13:00 CET. The webinar is on Alibaba’s IPR protection programs and initiatives and the speaker will be Mr. Claudio Bergonzi, Director of IP enforcement at Alibaba International. Participants may indicate interest in attending and also submit any questions to Mr. Claudio Bergonzi before the seminar via email no later than February 12th. More details here.

EU Conference on music streaming
The EU Conference on music will take place on 22 February 2024 at the Charlemagne building of the European Commission, in Brussels. The theme is: Challenges, needs and opportunities of the European music ecosystem.
The conference is organised by the European in the context of the ongoing dialogue with the music sector that started in 2023, as part of the Music Moves Europe initiative (MME). Due to limited capacity the conference is upon invitation only. However, the event will be streamed.
To receive the streaming link, register here.
Decoding AI Regulation
RegInt: Decoding AI Regulation is hosting “The Copyright Crusade” on 27 February 2024. The online event will provide takes on recent topics in the field of AI. More details and how to join here.

ECTA Round Table on Evidence before the EUIPO  
Those who registered for the ECTA Round Table on Evidence before the EUIPO Alicante (Spain), should remember that it takes place on 29 February 2024 from 16:30-19:30 at the University of Alicante.

Annual Conference of the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Association

The 19th Annual Conference of the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Association, will take place at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) from 11 to 13 September 2024. This year’s overarching theme is “Intellectual Property and the Future of the Data Economy”. The EPIP Association has issued the Call for papers and welcomes submissions on a wide range of different leading themes and topics, in all fields of IP. In addition to the general call, EPIP 2024 hosts 3 special sessions and 2 WIPO-sponsored sessions open to submissions, and accepts proposals for themed panels.
The call for paper is available here and the deadline for submission is 30 April 2024. For more information, see here, or contact the organizers at the email addresses listed here.

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition is looking for a student assistant for the editorial office of GRUR International (Oxford University Press and C. H. Beck). All details are in the job advert here.

WIPO’s Policy and Cooperation, Building Respect for IP Division, Global Challenges and Partnerships Sector (GCPS) is requesting applications from suitably qualified candidates for its Building Respect for Intellectual Property Legal Fellowship. The deadline to apply is 07 March 2024. Details on the requirements and job description are available here.
In memoriam: Professor Dan Burk (1962-2024)
The IPKat Team was extremely saddened to receive news of the untimely passing of Professor Dan L. Burk. Professor Burk was Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. According to the in memoriam by the University of California, Professor Burk leaves behind “a profound and worldwide legacy on issues related to high technology, including the areas of patent, copyright, electronic commerce, and biotechnology law. Our hearts go out to his family, his wife, Laurie Burk, his daughter, Rayne Burk, and all those who had the good fortune to know him, including the students he inspired. Burk’s extraordinary impact through his prolific scholarship and academic accomplishments, the founding of UCI Law, and his mentorship of UCI Law students and alumni — as well as intellectual property scholars and lawyers across the world — will live on”.

An event to celebrate Professor Burk’s scholarly and other contributions to the legal academy holds today (9 February 2024) at University of California, Irvine School of Law from 9:30-5:30 PST. A memorial service celebrating Professor Burk’s life and contributions to the legal community will be announced later.

The IPKat Team sends its deepest condolences to Professor Burk’s family, friends, students, and colleagues.

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