Following the recent discussions that have taken place between UNCITRAL and intellectual property enthusiasts over the application of its work on a Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions to the collateralisation of intellectual property and IP-driven project finance, it seems that a lot of people on the IP side are concerned about the topic but that there isn't a natural forum for them to come together and talk.
To this end, the IPKat is curious to know who might like to attend an informal gathering where IP finance people can just meet each other and exchange ideas/phobias. If you'd like to attend a gathering -- probably in mid-to-late January somewhere in London -- and/or just want to be kept informed, please email the IPKat here and let him know.
The 8th edition of the Butterworths Intellectual Property Law Handbook, for which IPKat co-blogger Jeremy is Consultant Editor, has just been published. According to the publisher's blurb, this volume
"... incorporates the significant changes in legislation since the publication of the previous edition. This established title is a key reference point providing a single source of UK legislative information, as well as EC and international materials on intellectual property".Highlights of this edition include
You can order this collection online or phone +44 (0) 845 370 1234, quoting reference EM 6191.
• The Intellectual Property (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No.1028)
• London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006
• The Community Trade Mark Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 1027)
• The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys Order 2005 (2005 No. 240)
• The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Brandsharing) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004 No. 1824)
• The .eu Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules 2005
• The Registered Designs Rules 2006 (SI 2006 No. 1975)
• The Community Designs Regulations 2005 (SI 2005 No. 2339)
• Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks.
Readers of this weblog will know that Jeremy has a strong preference for instant, ever-updated electronic information, rather than for paper. However, he understands that many practitioners lovingly garnish their collections of legal sources with felt-tipped underlinings and lavish quantities of Post-Its. Those who like colouring in their statutes will have a field day here.
Bibliographic details: ISBN 97814 05715850. Paperback, xiii + 2,161 pages. Rupture factor: quite high, for a paperback -- but it would have been much worse if the publishers hadn't used such thin paper. Life expectancy of this edition: two years.