The team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge, Stephen Jones, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Hayleigh Bosher, Tian Lu and Cecilia Sbrolli.

Forthcoming Events


19 October 2017: Joint IPKat-BLACA event: The impact of Brexit on the UK copyright regime, London. 

23-24 October 2017: Post Mortem Auctoris: Copyright and Estate Planning, organized by IBIL, in London.

24 October 2017: Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements, organized by IBIL, in London.

26–27 October 2017: 1st Future of Law Conference: The Internet of Things, Smart Contracts and Intelligent Machines, School of Law, Singapore Management University.

26-27 October 2017: ERA Academy of European Law Annual Conference on European Patent Law, Brussels.

29 -31 October 2017: The Asian Pacific Copyright Association Conference, University of Technology Sydney in Australia.

30 October 2017: Judicial Protection of Standard Essential Patents, Civil Court of Turin.

31 October 2017: Drafting and Negotiating Preliminary Agreements: CDAs, Options and MOUs, organized by IBIL, in London.


1 November 2017: Equivalents: K=Na. Is the genie out of the bottle?", UCL Institute of Education (Logan Hall), Bloomsbury.

4-5 November 2017: OrgCon2017 The Digital Fightback Begins, London. 

6 November 2017: Drafting Clearer Contracts, organized by IBIL, in London.

9 November 2017: IP Out event “The Family Way”Osborne Clarke office in London. 

9-10 November 2017: Unitary Patent Package Conference, The Hague, The Netherlands.

9-10 November 2017: ERA Academy of European Law Annual Conference on European Copyright Law, in Trier.

16 November- 9 December 2017: IP Manager course, The Hague, the Netherlands.

14-15 November 2017: IP Statistics for Decision Makers, Mexico City, Mexico.

16-17 November 2017: The 2017 CIPA Life Science Conference, Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Whittlebury, Towcester, Northamptonshire.

16-17 November 2017: REDA 2017: Regulation and Enforcement in theDigital Era, at Nicosia in Cyprus.

21 November 2017: Women in IP panel discussion “Climbing up the Career Ladder”, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang office in London. 

24 November 2017: A distinctive mess? Current trade mark law and practice in the EU and UK. Allen & Overy LLP, London.

27-28 November 2017: International Copyright Conference, London.

30 November 2017: 8th IP Protection for Plant Innovation Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


8-9 December 2017: 16th International Trademark Conference, Alicante, Spain.


23 - 25 January 2018: 10th Global Intellectual Property Convention, in Bengaluru, India.

Distance learning courses and e-learning

LLM in Computer and Communications Law. 2-6 year distance learning course at Queen Mary University London commencing 9 January 2017. Details here, and Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Computer and Communications law here

E-Learning @ ERA. Leading practitioners and academics are filmed at ERA events. The recording and the speaker’s presentation are combined in a split-screen video podcast, together with full hyperlinked supporting material. The package can be viewed as a video or downloaded as an audio file. ERA's IP e-learning programme is available here.

MSc in Intellectual Property, Innovation and the Creative Economy, developed by CREATe, School of Law, University of Glasgow. This online programme is intended for people working in sectors where digital rights and obligations are a key concern. Apply now for the September 2017 intake, full details here.

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