4 and 5 December 2013: IBC Legal's 9 th Standards and Patents conference, to be held at a suitably congenial venue in Central London. You can peruse the programme and register for this popular event by clicking here -- and there's a 10% saving for anyone who, on registration, quotes the VIP Katcode FKW82399IPKL.
8 to 10 December 2013: "2013 IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Medical Devices", organised by Consero and held at the Fairmont Newport Beach Hotel, Newport Beach, California. Details from Consero here
10 December 2013, Annual Christmas Lunch, Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, hosted by its President, Catherine Wolfe. Venue: Intercontinental Park Lane, London. Prices are being held at last year's rates and there's only room for 600 -- so you'd better get a move on if you're thinking of attending! Registration details here.
10 and 11 December 2013: "International Patent Litigation 2013", the fifth annual event of this title to be offered by IBC Legal Conferences. Venue: Crowne Plaza London St James, London. Outstanding cast of speakers includes many of the IPKat's friends from near and far. There's also a tasty 10% discount for all IPKat readers who register for the event and quote the VIP Katcode FKW82435IPK. Click here for programme details and registration.
11 and 12 December 2013: "International Copyright Law 2013". Grange City Hotel, London, organised by IBC Legal. This is your annual opportunity to get your essential update on the latest, and upcoming, copyright developments, including draft legislation to modernise copyright exceptions, the annual collecting societies & licensing panel with cutting edge commentary on the draft legislation to regulate collecting societies, orphan works, US developments including fair use cases, a superb panel on Cloud computing, hearing from industry and NGOs, latest WIPO developments in relation to copyright law, EU legislative, jurisprudential and international treaty developments, solutions to tackling online copyright infringements, the inevitable Hargreaves, open access, artists and performers rights, the impact of Meltwater, CISAC, OSA, Amazon and Kyocera. You can check the latest programme or register by clicking here. To enjoy your Kat discount of 10%, be sure to quote VIP Katcode FKW82438IPK.
6 and 7 January 2014: "Cegla- British-Israeli Workshop on Fair Copyright Law: Limitations & Exceptions", hosted by the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. Organised by Professors Lionel Bently and Michael Birnhack, Click here for further details.
23 January 2014: "Passing Off and Unfair Competition", a special JIPLP-GRUR event hosted in the London office of Baker & McKenzie LLP. Click here for further details.
28 and 29 January 2014: C5's 6th Forum on Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam. There are plenty of Katfriends on this programme, including Fiona Bor, Kevin Mooney, Pierre Veron and Willem Hoyng. There's a 15% discount off the conference price to IPKat readers who quote the discount code 630KAT. Click here for programme details and registration.
13 February 2014, "IP in the Retail Sector", a second version of CLT's popular programme on the same subject in 2013. Further details keenly awaited.
6 and 7 March 2014: The MARQUES Spring Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Details, once available, will be available from the MARQUES website here.
29 and 30 May 2014: IP Mediation -- an event organised and hosted by the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), No details as yet, but Kat team member is moderating a session on 29 May.
23 to 26 September 2014: The 28th MARQUES Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark. Full details, once available, will be available from the MARQUES website here.