What’s on this week April 23-27
Managing IP lists the IP meetings, conferences and decisions to watch out for this week
Sunday April 22 to April 24
Rethink Music conference is being held in Boston.
Monday April 23
Start of the 22nd session of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union, Geneva
Tuesday April 24
Meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body in Geneva. On the agenda are a status report by the US on section 110(5) of the US Copyright Act; a status report from the EU on measures affecting the approval and marketing of biotech products; and a status report from China on measures affecting trading rights and distribution services for certain publications and audiovisual entertainment products.
Court of Justice of the EU issues an opinion in UsedSoft, a case relating to the resale of computer software.
General Court of the EU issues decision in Leifheit v OHMI (EcoPerfect).
Wednesday April 25
General Court of the EU issues decision in Brainlab v OHMI (BrainLAB)
Thursday April 26
World IP day: The WIPO celebrates visionary innovators.
The European Commission holds a conference in Brussels on the enforcement of IP rights as part of a review of the Directive by the Commission.
Meeting of the EPO’s Technical and Operational Support Committee in Munich
Court of Justice of the EU rules in DR and TV2 Danmark, a copyright dispute relating to broadcasters.
Friday April 27 to April 28
The Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference is being held in Tampa.