How many trade mark lawyers ...?
Trade Marks at the Limit is a collection of essays on the extent to which you can make legal use of other people's trade marks even if you don't have permisssion. It will be published by Edward Elgar in the next couple of weeks. The idea for this book was not exclusively its editor's idea: it originated from a number of discussions between the two katmeisters back in 2003-4, when they were working on what eventually became Trade Mark Use.
To mark the publication of Trade Marks at the Limit the IPKat is running a How Many Trade Mark Lawyers Competition, the prize being a free copy of the book. The rules are simple: the person who submits the best answer to the question "How many trade mark lawyers does it take to change a lightbulb?" by mid-day (British Summer Time) on Monday 15 May 2006 is the winner. You can enter as many times as you like, the sole condition being that you grant the IPKat a non-exclusive licence to publish your submissions on his weblog for the full duration of the copyright term. Please send your submissions here.
Full details of the book here.
Examples of lightbulb jokes here and here
Friday, 28 April 2006
Posted by Jeremy at 6:52:00 p.m.