There's a free half-day conference in Geneva on Friday 7 October, to mark the accession of the European Union to the Madrid Protocol (you know, the deal that enables businesses to file multiple national and/or regional trade mark applications cheaply, easily AND without having to use French ...). There are some good speakers too, if the programme is anything to be believed.
Says the IPKat, I bet the official event will be a crashing bore because everyone is going to spend the afternoon being polite to everyone else and not saying what they really think. But I'd love to be where the real action is, in the coffee break and cocktail reception, listening to representatives of trade mark owners and applicants saying off the record the things they may not feel able to say on it ...
Trade marks without French here (at point 2e)
French without tears here, here and here
Wednesday, 22 September 2004
Posted by Jeremy at 10:45:00 a.m.