The December 2007 issue of the Sweet & Maxwell monthly IP flagship journal European Intellectual Property Review is now in circulation. It contains a pleasant spread of features, covering
* trade marks - with Finnish academic Jukka Palm considering the continuing problems caused in trying to determine whether goods are to be regarded as similar or not;
* plant varieties protection, with Australian academic Christoph Antons examining the Indian experience of sui generis protection for plant varieties and traditional agricultural knowledge;
* copyright: French academic Christophe Geiger reviews "dangerous mutations" in the once-worshipped and now oft-desecrated Three Step Test for laws limiting or providing exceptions to copyright under the Berne Convention;
* patents, wwith Dr Amanda Odell-West offering some constructive thoughts regarding exceptions to patentability for some types of medical treatment.