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Wednesday, 11 October 2006

LATEST MIP, COPYRIGHT WORLD


Latest MIP

The IPKat's copy of the October issue of Euromoney's Managing Intellectual Property journal has lots to keep him occupied. The cover story, by staff reporter Emma Barraclough, looks at domain tasting - not a culinary delight but a cunning means of discovering which potential domain names attract traffic before even having to register them.

For those whose tastes are more Tex-Mex, the issue carries special features on Mexico itself and on the prowess of the Eastern District of Texas as a forum for US pat lit. The latter is spiced by an interview with Judge Ronald Clark, who is becoming something of a magnet for disputing parties in patent suits.

Tex-Mex cuisine here
The pros and cons of domain tasting (from ICANNWiki) here
Full contents of October issue here


Latest Copyright World

Issue 164 (October 2006) of Informa's Copyright World leads with a question that is easier to ask than two answer: "is copyright a suitable form of protection for software developers?". Murali Neelakantan and Alex Armstrong (Arnold & Porter) offer an answer in just three sides of print, much of which is taken up with artwork. The authors coyly suggest that this debate is as controversial now as it was 25 years ago and that the recent litigation in the Da Vinci Code case (see various IPKat posts in his April archive here) might just suggest a shift in UK courts towards the US position. But is there more to tell ...? Also of note in this issue is the piece by OHIM's Director of Designs Pedro Rodinger on the first three years of Community design protection as viewed from Alicante.

Full contents of latest issue here

1 comment:

John H said...

Don't know what angle the MIP article takes on "domain tasting", but looking at some of the articles thrown up googling* for the term (*oops, sorry, "conducting an internet search using the Google search engine") suggests that it is about as popular as leprosy. It involves hoovering up countless domain names, keeping them for the five-day grace period, returning the unpopular ones to the domain registrar and pocketing the ad revenues generated from the sites in the meantime. Nice work if you can get it...

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