The September 2008 issue of Oxford University Press's flagship IP journal, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP), has now hit the streets (the online version has, as usual, been available well in advance). Topics tackled in this issue include
* Dawn Osborne (Rouse Legal) writes on user-generated content, looking at crucial copyright and trade mark infringement issues;The editorial for this issue, "The Impossible Nightmare? IP in Recession", considers the argument that, if you are going to be involved in any area of the economy, it may as well be the intellectual property sector which has outperformed the market during previous recessions and may be expected to do the same again. You can read this editorial in full, and at no cost, here.
* "Intangible assets for intangible deliverables: trade marks at your service" by Aarhus Business School's Matthew Elsmore, a thoughtful discussion of the present and prospects for trade marks in the service sectors;
* "Unfair competition and the financing of public-knowledge goods: the problem of test data protection" by WIPO global IP policy guru Antony Taubman;
* Scandinavian scholar Rosa Maria Ballardini looks at software patents in Europe and the 'technical requirement' dilemma.
Read all the editorials of the past twelve months here
Full contents of this issue here
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50 most-read JIPLP features over the past month here.