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Monday, 7 November 2005


1 Trademark World ...

The November issue of Informa's 10-times-a-year Trademark World leads with a bright and breezy piece by Nicola Isaacs (University of Plymouth) on the implications for brand protection and exploitation when family businesses fall out, with specific reference to the battling Birkenstocks.

In the same issue Isabel Davies and Kristien Carbonez (Howrey) review the Advocate General's Opinion in the Picasso/Picaro case, for which the European Court of Justice's ruling is eagerly awaited (no date fixed yet; the IPKat fancies early February) and Barbara Cookson (Filemot) writes on shape marks.

2 ... and Patent World

The November issue of Trademark World's younger sister Patent World has also reached the IPKat. It leads with IP litigation partners Nick Gardner and Joel Smith (Herbert Smith) examining the role of in-house counsel in the handling of major patent litigation strategy (the IPKat wonders if there's such a thing as "minor patent litigation strategy" ...). DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary UK's Neville Cordell and Selina Taylor focus on patent litigation, this time on some recent decisions on forum-shopping (there's a neat chart on pages 27-28). There's also a neat multi-authored piece from Kenyon & Kenyon and Reimann Osterrieth Kohler Haft comparing infringement damages calculations in Germany with those in the USA.

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