The October 2008 issue of Oxford University Press's flagship IP journal, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP), has finally reached its editor, IPKat team member Jeremy, eons after everyone else seems to have got theirs. Topics featured in this issue include
* Alex Batteson (Linklaters) considers the growing importance of the negative declaration as a weapon in IP litigation;Right: as plant varieties go, the common or garden cat is a most unusual variety ... [pic from Annie in Beziers]
* Hong Kong solicitor Charn Wing Wang examines the provisions that criminalise online piracy in that important jurisdiction;
* Amanda Easey and Rohan Massey (McDermott Will & Emery) review the ECJ's requirement of the IP owner's consent before EU exhaustion of rights kicks in -- and then take a stern look at some difficult UK decisions;
* Daniel Robinson (University of New South Wales) considers liability rules and non-UPOV systems of plant variety protection.
The editorial for this issue, "Just Three Steps, But So Many Criteria", looks at the current state of the Berne Convention's love-it-or-loathe-it "three step test" for legitimate limitations or exceptions to the rights of the copyright owner, applauding the fresh initiative to debate its parameters.
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