It’s getting hot out there! Perfect timing for our Sunday rundown of key IP events and opportunities for the rest of this month and the start of June!
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REMINDER: registrations for the following event close on 24 May 2022 at 23:59

2 June 2022 | IFIM and Stockholm University | “The DSM Directive 3 years on: The Polish challenge to Article 17 and the national transposition maze” (Stockholm University, Aula Magna)

Three years after its adoption, the debate on and around the Directive on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market 2019/790 (“DSM Directive”) is far from exhausted. The Institute for Intellectual Property and Market Law (IFIM) at Stockholm University is proud and delighted to announce its new, in-person event to be held in English at Stockholm University on Thursday, June 2, 2022, on the topic: ‘The DSM Directive 3 years on: The Polish challenge to Article 17 and the national transposition maze’. IFIM is honoured to announce that Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe, appointed Advocate General in Case C-401/19 and author of the Opinion in that case, will deliver the keynote speech. The full programme and list of speakers can be found here! Note: Registrations are open until May 24 at 23:59 via this link.

24 May 2022 | 14:00 – 19:30 (BST) | Simmons + Simmons in association with the IPKat | “Retromark: the conference” (in-person)

The time has come! The Retromark conference (about which we wrote a post in February) is upon us. “Retromark” is a conference organized by Simmons & Simmons and the IPKat, which are pleased to announce that the conference is back, this time in a face-to-face format! The event will take place at the Moorgate offices of Simmons & Simmons (1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9SS, UK) starting at 2pm, and drinks and canapés will be served in the evening. An afternoon of trade mark law and practice, hosted by Darren Meale. Sir Robin Jacob will lead a line-up of distinguished speakers covering a variety of topical issues. For the full program and to register, please visit this link.
25 May 2022 | 17:30 – 19:30 (BST) | CLA | LIDC Questions Workshop (in-person)
The Competition Law Association (CLA) is pleased to announce its new LIDC Questions Workshop to be held on 25 May 2022 at Linklaters LLP, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ. Each year, the LIDC examines two topical questions on competition law and IP/unfair competition law. These two questions are then the focus of discussions at the annual LIDC Congress, with the aim of adopting resolutions in the relevant areas. This year, the competition law and IP questions each relate to the topic of environmental sustainability:
Competition Law Question: what role could/should sustainability goals play in competition policy and enforcement and how are competition authorities addressing this?
IP Question: ‘Green IP’: What is the role of intellectual property in sustainability?
These two questions will be discussed at the upcoming LIDC Congress in Milan (October 20-22, 2022). For more information and a list of speakers, visit the “New Events” section of the CLA website. Registrations for the event will close on May 24 at this link.
26 May 2022 | 18:15 (BST) | BLACA | Seminar: “Time for a new Copyright Act?” (in-person)
The British Literary & Artistic Copyright Association, BLACA, is organising an event on whether the United Kingdom needs a new copyright Act. The event will be held in presence at Bristows, 100 Victoria, Embankment, EC4Y 0DH. Lord Justice Arnold (Court of Appeal of England and Wales) will set out the case in favour of new legislation, give nine reasons why a new Act is required and discuss how the framing of the new Act should be approached. This will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Eleonora Rosati (Stockholm University). For more information and the full list of panellists, visit the BLACA website.
31 May 2022 | 16:00 – 17:00 (GMT+2) | 4IP Council | Webinar: “Green-tech, patents, standards: how to achieve global climate neutrality by 2050” (online)
The 4IP Council is organising a one-hour webinar on the impact of IP on global climate neutrality. Attendees will learn about the role of patents and standardisation in advancing green technology and global collaboration or how chemistry can create a sustainable future, the risks and rewards of current uses of IP, and how standardisation can provide access to green technology at reasonable prices. For more information, including the full list of panellists and registration (which is required to attend this event), visit the 4IP website here.
8 June 2022 | 15:30 – 19:00 BST | Taylor Wessing | in-person seminar “How copyright works in 2022” (in-person)
Taylor Wessing is organising an in-person seminar called “How copyright works in 2022” to discuss the latest copyright updates from the UK and EU on the practical implications of the DSM Copyright Directive one year after its implementation deadline. The event will be held at DX 41 London, 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW. For more information on the programme, list of speakers and registration, please visit the following link.
9 June 2022 | 8:30 – 17:00 (BST) | QMIPRI | Annual Conference 2022: “Access to Intellectual Property in New and Emerging Technologies” (in-person)
Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, in collaboration with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, presents a two-day research conference investigating the vibrant and divergent narratives on the role of intellectual property law and theory vis-à-vis technologies including human genome editing, licensing, AI and disruptive technologies, justifications and constitutionalism, film and fashion, data objects, and the Metaverse. The event will take place at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Rolls Passage Entrance, 33 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1EN. The full programme, list of speakers and registration are available via the following link.

LEWIS SILKIN | Practice Development Lawyer – Intellectual Property | Location: Flexible (Belfast or Cardiff preferred, can be largely remote)
Lewis Silkin is seeking a practice development lawyer to join its IP team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who loves IP law and the technical side of being an IP lawyer, and who enjoys developing and sharing their expertise in a team environment. For more information about this position, please visit Lewis Silkin’s website at the following link.
UCL Faculty of Laws | Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law | Location: London
The UCL Faculty of Law seeks an outstanding candidate with research interests and teaching expertise in intellectual property law, particularly copyright law, who is able to contribute to the development and advancement of the Faculty in this area, as a Lecturer. The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8. For more information about this position, please visit the UCL website at the following link.
Finally, we would like to point out that judgments from the United Kingdom will henceforth be made available through the National Archives and no longer through BAILII. This is because the National Archives has today taken over responsibility for the external publication of court judgments, creating the first publicly accessible government database of judgments. The new service, called Find Case Law, will initially publish court decisions from the highest courts – the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Upper Tribunals. More information can be found on the Find Case Law website.

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