Sunday Surprises

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Call for papers

The Centre for a Digital Society asks for papers from scholars across the globe to offer fresh perspectives, empirical research and theoretical insights into the complex relationship between IP rights and competition law. More information can be found here.

Amicus Curiae Briefs

INTA and MARQUES filed Amicus Curiae Briefs in the case before the Grand Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office regarding the conversion of EU trade marks (IPKat here). INTA’s brief is accessible here. MARQUES’ brief is only accessible to members here but a free summary can be found here. Both associations largely agree that a conversion should be possible even in the EU Member State in which a ground for refusal was held to apply as long as the refusal decision has not become final.

Job opportunities

University of Nottingham, School of Law

The University of Nottingham, School of Law is looking to recruit new colleagues to sustain educational excellence and scholarship within the School. They are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in Foundations of Tort, Law of Contract, Land Law, or Law of Trusts, and/or in the areas of corporate/commercial law, consumer and marketing law, mental health law, law and technology, or – last but not least – intellectual property. If that sounds like something for you or someone you know, please click here. The deadline to apply is 2 July 2024.

University of Amsterdam, Law School

The Amsterdam Law School is looking for an Assistant Professor to take the lead in adapting intellectual property law to the challenges of climate change and sustainability goals. Visit the Law School’s website here and find out why you should apply (by 24 June 2024).


24-27 September 2024: MARQUES Annual Conference

Interested in finding out what traits you (should) have as a trade mark expert? Then register for the 38th MARQUES Annual Conference in Stockholm with the theme “The many traits of the trademark expert” here. The early bird discount ends on 28 June 2024.

11 July 2024: Design rights: Is this their time to shine?

RPC will be hosting a panel discussion on the importance of design rights in London on 11 July 2024. The speakers are His Honour Judge Hacon (Presiding Judge of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court), Chris Mills (Director of Rights Policy and Enforcement at the IPO) and Dr Hayleigh Bosher (Reader in Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University London). You can find more information and how to register here.

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