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Tuesday, 1 November 2005

THE IPKAT AND MERPEL SAY "THANKS"; TOSHI COMES TO TOWN; JIPLP LOOMS LARGE


1 Thanks again for visiting the IPKat

October has been another amazing month for the IPKat. The number of visits to his weblog last month was 11,693 - a new record. In addition to our visitors, some 233 people receive each blog by email as soon as it is posted (if you'd like to receive email updates, either scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your email address in the little box provided, or just email the IPKat here).

Thanks so much for visiting the site. Your support, your interests, your queries and your comments make it all so worthwhile for the Kat's authors, who have learnt a great deal from the experience. It's just so good to know that there are so many intellectual property enthusiasts out there: we've had visits from people whose originating domains can be traced to 75 different countries.

Merpel says thanks, too: you're always welcome to call!


2 Visiting Japanese scholar

On 10 October Jeremy mentioned that Toshitaka Kudo is visiting London for a couple of weeks, beginning 7 November. He is a Japanese attorney who is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Japan.

Above: another great Japanese invention

If you'd like to meet Toshi in London this coming Monday 7 November at 5.00pm at the London offices of Slaughter and May, please email Jeremy here and let him know.


3 JIPLP launch

The first issue of Oxford University Press's new intellectual property title, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, will be out at the end of November.

Edited by IPKat co-blogmeister Jeremy, JIPLP will be published monthly from January 2006 and will contain a selection of refereed articles, current information items, reviews and personal perspectives written by a range of IP enthusiasts and experts from the UK, Europe, the United States and elsewhere.

If you'd like a sample copy, send your request by email here.

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