Upcoming Events : March – April, 2016

As a soft IP lawyer, I want to highlight two events that have caught my fancy –

(I) Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages: A Presentation of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office  : 

The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. is organizing this presentation where Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will present the findings and recommendations of the recently published White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force.


This trademark is the exclusive property of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Views expressed in this blog post are NOT endorsed by it.

Date : March 22nd, 2016

Venue : The George Washington University Law School Tasher Great Room

Registration Required : Yes

Price : $ 5 for CSUSA members and $ 7 for non-members.

(II) WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market : 

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is organizing a Conference on the Global Digital Content Market. The Conference will explore themes such as :

(a) copyright in the digital age

(b) the impact of the digital environment on creators

(c) the role for publishers, producers and distribution platforms

(d) digital markets, access, and participation

Date : April 20 – 22, 2016

Venue: WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

Registration Required: Yes

Price : None

The CSUSA presentation will not be recorded and I’ll be unable to attend it due to a clash. However, the webcast of the WIPO Conference shall be webcasted and I’ll run though the transcript for the benefit of all readers. I’m actually pretty kicked about the WIPO Conference given the impressive credentials of the panelists.


About Seemantani Sharma (My views are my own and they should be yours too)

International IP lawyer with interdisciplinary research interests in international copyright law, the global politics of intellectual property, copyright law, international law and international relations.
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