The most recent issue of Oxford University Press's flagship IP publication, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLAP), is now published. IPKat team member Jeremy, who is fortunate enough to edit it, has just been reminding himself of its contents. This issue contains a good spread of items, including
* Louise Longdin giving one of the fullest and most powerful critiques of anti-ambush marketing provisions yet published, examining the impact on the IP ecosystem of public law solutions in New Zealand;
* A ten-year-on review of the UDRP by Tony Willoughby;
* Eddy Ventose considers the prospects of disclaimers of medical treatment under the European Patent Convention;
* Andrea Tosato discusses the progress of the UNCITRAL proposals for securitisation of intellectual property rights.
The IPKat is most concerned that no enthusiastic would-be judges are lining up to replace the much-loved Michael Fysh when he retires from the Patents County Court (England and Wales) next year. He is however much relieved to see that the ever-practical PatLit weblog has conjured up a poll as to which of a number of options might be adopted in the absence of any suitable applicants. Voting lasts for a week and the poll can be found iat the top of the right-hand side-bar.