Monday Miscellany

The IPKat is back with its overview of IP-related events, opportunities and materials to fill up your brand new 2018 calendar!

Starting with New Year’s resolutions, INTA (International Trademark Association) published its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. INTA's role is “to serve its members and society as a trusted and influential advocate for the economic and social value of brands”. To fulfill its role, in the next four years, INTA will focus on: promoting the value of trademarks and brands; reinforcing consumer trust and embrace innovation and change. More information on the Strategic Plan can be found here.

The Cyber Security Research Center (H-CSRC) - Cyber Law Programme at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Geneva, will organise a joint conference on “Cybersecurity Breaches and Private Law – Talking Stock and Looking Ahead”. The conference will take place on 17 January 2018 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. More information on the event can be found here and registration can be done through here.

Save the date!
Save the Date! Kat Neil Wilkof will lecture King's College on 23 January 2018 at 18:00 on the topic: "Changing Commercial Circumstances, IP and the Revenge of the Common Law". ore information on the event and on registration can be found here.

Kat Neil will also lecture on 25 January 2018 at the UCL Engineering Front Building – Roberts 508 Theatre, on the topic: “Branding and Co-Branding: How Much Do They Really Contribute to Innovation?” More information on the event and on registration can be found here.

The prestigious Laidlaw Research and Leadership Programme scheme is open for applications! There are 25 fully-funded scholarships available for first year undergraduates in any discipline. Deadline for applications is 28 January 2018. More information on the programme can be found here and the list of research projects here (project #4 on Computers and Privacy could be particularly interesting to Kat readers).

The UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation (IBIL) will host, on 28 February 2018, a two-day course lawyers and company executives (obviously students are welcome as well) titled: Privacy online and offline: The citizen, the personal and the public interest. More information on the course and on registration can be found here.

The Academy of European Law will host a number of events this year and, as a special treat for IPKat readers, there is a 25% fee discount (code 2018IPKAT25). Here is a short overview of the various events of 2018:  Annual Conference on EU Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2018 1-2 March 2018, Brussels; Intellectual Property Litigation and the Fight against Counterfeiting 19-20 April 2018, Trier; Annual Conference on European Media Law 2018, 7-8 June 2018, Brussels; Summer Course on European Intellectual Property Law 25-29 June 2018, Trier; Annual Conference on EU Trade Marks and Designs 2018 4-5 October 2018, Alicante; Annual Conference on European Patent Law 2018 25-26 October 2018, Brussels; Annual Conference on European Copyright Law 2018 22-23 November 2018, Trier.

And finally, two interesting free e-books for IP lovers: Biotechnology in Hong Kong Volume III published by the U.S.-China IP Institute and Intellectual Property and the Regulation of the Internet by Susy Frankel and Daniel Gervais (available here and here, respectively).

The tutorial to make cat-shaped bookmarks in the picture can be found here.

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