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Monday 22 June 2020

Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo

Upcoming events on this week and more!


The International Trademark Association (INTA) is holding its first online conference Brands in Society: Their Influence and Responsibility on 22 and 23 June 2020. The two-day event will address diverse topics about the role brands play in society. Live-sessions, speed networking, brand trivia, and topic rooms are all part of the agenda. Some speakers are Ayala Deutsch (NBA), Signe Naeve (Starbucks), Pieter van den Bulck (Anheuser-Busch), Austin Phillips (Facebook), Etienne Sanz de Acedo (INTA), Kim Culmone (Mattel) and David Lossignol (Novartis). Review the program here.

On 23 June 2020, the webinar Trademark Updates and Developments at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, organized by the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) will take place. The event will cover inter alia the requirement to foreign trademark applicants to be represented before the USPTO by a qualified attorney in the USA. The speakers are Cynthia Henderson, Jennifer D. Chicoski and Enrique Diaz.

FIDE will hold the Legal Management Summer Program (in Spanish) from 23 June to 9 July 2020. The LMSP aims to create a hub of professionals from Spain, LATAM and North America. The program will cover legal project management, process improvement, big data, disruptive technologies, business development in LATAM, robots and employment law, among other topics.

On 24 June 2020, the panel discussion Law and Technology, in light of the cooperation agreement signed by UNAM and the Internet Association of Mexico (in Spanish) will be streamed on Facebook. The event is organized by the Legal Research Institute (IIJ) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Internet Association of Mexico (AIMX). The speakers include Pedro Salazar Ugarte (IIJ), Julio César Vega Gómez (AIMX), Cintya Martínez (American Express) and Ana Alba Betancourt (IIJ).

On the same day, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is offering the webinar The Global Design Database: An Introduction (in English). Register here.

WIPO is also holding the set of webinars Discover WIPO PROOF, trusted digital evidence for your intellectual assets on 24 and 25 June 2020. The webinars include a live demo and a Q&A session. Register here and here.

On 25 June 2020, the following webinars are scheduled:
On 26 June 2020, the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) will hold the webinar Inventorship and Artificial Intelligence (in Spanish). The speakers are Alma Álvarez Delucio, Andrés Esteva Wurts, Héctor Chayoga Cortés, Mariana González Vargas and Pablo Fuentes Barrón.

On the same day, it will take place the webinar WIPO PROOF: New Horizons in Intellectual Asset Management, organized by WIPO and ABPI. The event will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Portuguese. The speakers are Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta (ABPI), José Graça Aranha (WIPO), Nadja Maria da Silva Oliveira (Technology Park Foundation of Paraíba) and Claudio Cocorocchi (WIPO). Marcia Maria Nunes de Barros will moderate the session.

Meanwhile, the Specialized Centre for Intellectual Property Training (CECPI) will hold the webinar Non-traditional trademarks: Legislation in force, USMCA and the new Law proposal (in Spanish) on 26 June 2020. The speaker is Professor Eduardo de la Parra Trujillo. More information here.


The LL.M. in Intellectual Property and New Technologies (MAPI) of the Autonomous University of Madrid is calling for submissions for the second edition of the Intellectual Property Award.

The paper should address copyright and related rights topics. It should be written in Spanish and be no longer than 70 pages. The prize is €3500, and the winner's paper will be published in the Intellectual Property Magazine.

Submissions must be sent to master.propiedadintelectua@uam.es before 15 December 2020. More information can be reviewed here.


Did you miss some events held the last week? The following are still available on-demand:

If you have a craving for more, review the full list of events here!

Image: INTA's official account on LinkedIn.

Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo

Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo