January 2016: Upcoming Intellectual Property Events from around the World

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If you are interested in any aspect of Intellectual Property, whether it be Trademark Protection, IP Development and Management, Monetization or even Anti-counterfeiting, it might be worth your while to know that there is a conference for you this January. Below are a few upcoming Intellectual Property events from across the globe.

1.  8th Global Intellectual Property Convention 2016


Event Description: This Convention provides a platform for Board-level IP managers, IP regulators and policy makers, IP experts, litigators, and investors to discuss best practices and solutions to enhance IP Management strategies.

Location: New Delhi, India

Dates: January 7 – 9, 2016

Sessions and Speakers We are Watching:

  Business & Financial Aspects of IP. Speaker – Moses Nkomo, Donsa-Nkomo & Mutangi IP Attorneys – Africa rising: the opportunities and challenges for IPR owners;

  Information Communication Technology: Critical Issues on Patenting and Licensing. Speaker – Erik Van Der Vyver, Von Seidels – ICT Development and IP Protection in key economies on the African continent.

2. IIPLA 2nd Dubia IP Congress 2016


Event Description: The International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA) will through this event bring together IP experts, investors and owners of IP from around the world to discuss issues and challenges faced by corporations and IP professionals in today’s world. Focus areas will include IP development, Management, Protection, Enforcement and much more. For a list of the key speakers or to learn more about the event, click here.

Location: Dubai

Date: January 18, 2016

3. In-House Counsel Seminar – Alternative Dispute Resolution for IP and Technology Disputes – Recent Developments

Event Description: This Seminar is organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center in partnership with other associations and is free of charge. There are however limited seats, so now’s a good time to quickly sign up!

Location: Switzerland

Date: January 21, 2016

4.  World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016

Event Description: Although the World Economic Forum (WEF) is not 100% an IP Conference, the theme of this year’s forum — “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, should be of interest to IP enthusiasts.

Location: Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Date: January 20 – 23, 2016

5.  16th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit West

Event Description: Attendees of this Summit will learn how their brands can grow and how to enhance legal and brand protection to fight against trademark infringement.

Speakers will include Ron Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Content Protection, 20th Century Fox for Entertainment Group; Kristin Reif, Director Government Affairs, Global Trademark & IP, Phillip Morris International; Martin Nguyen, General Counsel, Active Sports, BRG Sports Inc., and many more.

Location: San Francisco, United States

Date: January 25 – 27, 2016

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Ufuoma is a Senior Editor and Director of Regulatory Policy at NLIPW. She assists clients in the protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents. She counsels clients regarding validity and infringement matters and has experience acting against the infringement of IP and addressing counterfeit issues. She holds a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, New York and a law degree from the University of Nigeria (LL.B. Honors). She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in the State of New York. Ufuoma cut her teeth in the intellectual property practice groups of some of the largest law firms in Nigeria and has years of experience working with major non-profit organizations in New York. Email: uakpotaire@nlipw.com