The IPKat congratulates his friends Richard Ebbink, Ruprecht Hermans, Mark van Gardingen, Jan Brinkhof, Peter Burgers, from Dutch IP firm Brinkhof, for scooping two awards at Informa’s Worldleaders International IP Awards 2008 in the Europe/Middle East/Africa zone -- one award was for IP Law firm of the Year, the other being for Patent Litigator of the Year (Richard Ebbink). The photographic evidence suggests either that they had been transported to a location in Africa for their celebrations with Nelson Mandela or that they were waxing merry at Madame Tussauds.
The IPKat felt that this picture was good enough for a caption competition. What are the Brinkhof Boys saying? Or what words of wisdom has the illustrious Nelson Mandela just imparted? Do let us know! The winner gets free admission to CLT's Annual Intellectual Property Round-Up conference in London on 29 January 2009 (see programme details here). Entries to reach the Kat by email not later than 31 December 2008.