The July 2009 issue of Oxford University's flagship monthly IP journal, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLAP), has been sitting on the IPKat's desk for some time, neglected but certainly not unloved. Items in this issue include the following:
* Nigel Parker (Allen & Overy) writes on "Intellectual property and joint ventures: protection of IP on exit", a thoroughly topical subject in recessionary times when exiting a JV may be needed for many different reasons;
* "Microbicide development: an argument for broadening the experimental use exception" by Rebecca Wolf, International Access to Medicines Research Fellow, PIJIP;
* "The shape of the Lego brick is free for all to use" by Patricia Cappuyns (Howrey, Brussels);
* Emir Aly Crowne Mohammed discusses "Parody as fair dealing in Canada", offering a guide for lawyers and judges;
* "Japan's IP High Court fids 3D seashell chocolate bar inherently distinctive", a Current Intelligence note by John Tessensohn and Shusaku Yamamoto.The Editorial, "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to", a plea to take the Pirate Party's threat to IP seriously, can be read for free here.