From October 2016 to March 2017 the team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Tian Lu and Hayleigh Bosher.

Forthcoming Events


28 November 2016: Freedom to Operate for the Engineering Industries, course organised by Assimilate IP, London School of Economics. 10% discount available for IPKat readers. 

28-29 November 2016: "International Copyright Law 2016", IBC conference.

29 November -1 December 2016: "IP Strategy! 2.5 days intensive winter special course", organised by FORUM Institut in Basel.

30 November 2016: "INTA-BASCAP on the roles and responsibilities of intermediaries in enforcing IP rights", workshop in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), in Brussels.

1 December 2016: "FTO in Practice: Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam.

1 December 2016: "FTO in Practice: Engineering, Material Science & High Tech", course organised by FORUM Institut in Amsterdam.

1 December 2016: "The Future of the European Concept of Trade Mark Functionality", lecture by Dr. César J Ramírez-Montes
, organised by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. It will take place at the Lecture Theatre in 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.

1-2 December 2016: "The 11th edition of the Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit (IP Summit)". This two-day conference gathers more than 450 IP professionals from corporate, public, institutional and academic fields. It will take place at the World Customs Organization in Brussels.

1-2 December 2016: "Digital World Conference: Navigating the Digital Yellow Brick Road", conference organised by INTA in Brussels. The first day of this conference will also serve to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the INTA’s Europe Representative Office in Brussels. 

1-2 December 2016: "Licensing", course organised by FORUM Institut in Munich.

2 December 2016: "IP & Change Management", course organised by FORUM Institut in Basel.

4-6 December 2016: "
The fourth annual IPBC Asia". The two-day conference will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Shanghai, China. Speakers are business leaders and experts in the IP field.

5 December 2016: Building, Managing and Monetizing Your IP Portfolio, course organised by Assimilate IP, London School of Economics. 10% discount available for IPKat readers.

5-7 December 2016: "The 10th Annual Standards, Patents & Competition: Law & Litigation", organised by IBC Legal in London. 10% discount available for IPKat readers (code: FKW82676IPKL).

6 December 2016: Mr Justice Henry Carr will be speaking at the UNION-IP Christmas dinner meeting on Tuesday 6 December 2016 at the Royal Overseas League. Detail can be found here.

8 December 2016: The Economic Contribution of IP Rights”. Free webinar with Dr. Nathan Wajsman, Chief Economist of EUIPO. The webinar is hosted by OxFirst and will take place at 15.00 (CET).

13 December 2016: "Sprout, IP Xmas charity gigs". This free event is dedicated to supporting the charity "Together for short lives". It will take place at The Old Nick Pub on 20-22 Sandland Street, London. 


23-24 January 2017: "Privacy online and offline: the citizen, the personal and the public interest", UCL IBIL, London.

2 February 2017: "The future for the UK's patent framework", Westminster policy forum. 

27-28 February 2017: "Post Mortem Auctoris: Copyright & Estate Planning", course organised by the UCL Institute of Brand & Innovation Law.

4-5 July 2017: The Art in Law in Art conference, will take place at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The conference will be hosted by the University of Western Australia Law school and will consider how law views visual art and vice versa.

Distance learning courses and e-learning

LLM in Computer and Communications Law. 2-6 year distance learning course at Queen Mary University London commencing 9 January 2017. Details here, and Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Computer and Communications law here.

E-Learning @ ERA. Leading practitioners and academics are filmed at ERA events. The recording and the speaker’s presentation are combined in a split-screen video podcast, together with full hyperlinked supporting material. The package can be viewed as a video or downloaded as an audio file. ERA's IP e-learning programme is available here.

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