Sunday Surprises

With rising temperatures and spring in the air in Europe, here come the latest Kat news, events and more.

Kat news

Eleonora Rosati commented in a Politico article on the refusal of the trade mark application for the figurative sign

by the EUIPO (no. 018672791), filed by the Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.


18-19 April 2024: AIPPI Trilateral Seminar

The Polish, German and French Groups of AIPPI organise the traditional joint seminar on IP related issues. It will be hosted on 18 and 19 April 2024 in Warsaw. Topics cover, inter alia, preliminary measures in IP matters in the UPC and national court practices, indirect infringement of IP rights in cross-border situations and enforcement of financial claims in IP matters. The full programme is accessible here.

12-13 September 2024: Conference “Digital Knowledge – The Library and Copyright in a Global Digital Economy”

The National Library of Sweden in collaboration with the Swedish Intellectual Property Office will host a conference on the challenges presented by the digital economy and technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Text and Data Mining. The conference takes place at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm on 12 and 13 September 2024. Further information can be found here.


UCL’s Summer School 2024

The University College London offers a summer school programme on the ‘Foundations in Intellectual Property Law’. The course runs from 24 June to 12 July 2024 and is aimed at legal practitioners new to the world of IP law. It will equip participants with a thorough understanding of foundational principles of intellectual property law. Read more about this course here.

2024 IViR Summer Course on International Copyright Law & Policy

The Institute for Information Law organizes an annual intensive post-graduate course on international copyright law and policy. The course will extend over a period of five days from 1 to 5 July 2024. Enrollment is limited to 15 to 20 participants, so better hurry and visit the summer courses’ website here.


The SPC blog has been revived on LinkedIn and can be found here. It is an excellent source for everyone interested in supplementary protection certificates. The blog includes a master resources document, listing the CJEU cases, cases by article and by country.

EPO case law book survey

The Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (‘EPO’) publish the ‘Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO’ (‘Case Law Book’) every three years with a view to helping practitioners and other stakeholders keep abreast of its jurisprudence. The Case Law Book is currently available in HTML and PDF formats in all three official languages of the EPO. It is one of the most-used patent law resources.

Complete the online survey (EN/DE/FR) run by the EPO Boards of Appeal, to shape future editions and ensure that this vital resource continues to meet your needs.

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