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Thursday, 1 December 2005


The IPKat has received his fun-packed copy of the December EIPR. Goodies inside include:

  • an opinion piece by Patricia Loughlan on descrive use of trade marks and the public interest following the US Supreme Court's KP Permanent decision.
  • Ann Monotti on prior secret use of patents as a ground for revocation
  • Christopher Stothers on the interfact between competition/antitrust law and parallel imports
  • Cheng Lim Saw answering the copyright lecturer's favourite question - whether John Cage's 4'33" can be protected by copyright (and the status of other works on an "avant-garde" nature)
  • Nina Burden on spam, estoppel and abuse of process in her comment on Hormel v Antilles Landscape Investments NV
  • Brigitte Lindner on why the Swiss are really quite naugty when it comes to implementing WIPO copyright and performers' rights treaties into Swiss law
  • Book reviews, including one by IPKat blogmeister Jeremy

The IPKat can't wait to get reading...

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