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Thursday, 8 April 2004


The April 2004 issue of the Sweet & Maxwell journal The European Intellectual Property Review carries a sparky note by the IPKat's co-master Ilanah on the recent Dutch litigation between, on the one hand, the owners of the copyright and trade mark rights in J. K. Rowling's book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and, on the other, the publishers of the Dutch translation of the alleged Russian parody Tanja Grotter and the Magical Double Bass. Ilanah's article, "Parodies: a Touch of Magic", is reported at [2004] EIPR 185.

The Harry Potter empire here
How does magic work? Find out here and here

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