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Bound volumes of Sweet & Maxwell's European Copyright and Design Reports for 2008 have now been sent to subscribers. If you haven't got yours yet, you should be doing so soon.
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* David Nelms (Potter Clarkson) has drawn the Kat's attention to the European Patent Office IPscore D-I-Y patent valuation pack here. More details will be posted on IP Finance tomorrow.
* All the way from Norway, via Solvår Winnie Finnanger (Patent Office), comes news
* At the IPKat's disposal is Benoit Tabaka (PriceMinister.com), who draws attention to a study by that onlike marketplace with regard to anti-counterfeiting measures. Based on the analysis of all detections made by the PriceMinister anti-counterfeiting team during 2008, the study's main conclusions can be viewed from the slide show here, with pictures here.