IPKat team member Jeremy is heaving a sigh of relief, now that the ninth edition of the Butterworths Intellectual Property Law Handbook, of which he is consultant editor, has finally been published. This is because his copy of the eighth edition is now somewhat dog-eared and stuffed with strategically-placed repositionable adhesive notelets; he yearns to be able to start afresh now that the pieces of European legislation he most frequently consults have been repealed and re-enacted in consolidated form for the convenience of law publishers.
Right: There's a picture of the eighth edition. The ninth looks quite similar, though attentive viewers will spot that the word 'eighth' has been replaced by 'ninth' ...
Anyway, according to publishers LexisNexis Butterworths,
The Ninth edition ... provides an invaluable collection of UK primary and secondary legislation as well as EC and international materials in one manageable volume [Not quite a 'hand' book but, despite the increased number of pages, it retains its youthful figure on account of the ever-thinner paper on which it is printed]. This established title is a key reference point providing you with a single source of legislative information. If you need the most accurate information when advising your clients on intellectual property, Butterworths Intellectual Property Law Handbook, Ninth edition is the perfect addition to your legal library [Blush, blush ... it's only really a collection of statutes, directives, regulations and treaties].The ISBN of this handsome tome is 9781405737081 and the price is a mere snip at £111. If the mood takes you, you can buy it from the publishers here.
The very same consultant editor is also looking forward to this year's Copying Without Infringing conference, now that a batch of freshly-delivered brochures has arrived at his doorstep.
Left: one's original -- but is the other an infringing copy?
This conference, which was first run back in the previous century and is now a one-day event promoted by CLT Conferences, asks where the boundaries lie between legitimate copying and permitted if unauthorised uses of IP on the one hand, and impermissible uses on the other. This year's programme, which you can view here, covers subjects as varied as
* Downloads of Recordings: What is the Current Legal Position?Jeremy will be in the chair as usual and an all-star cast of speakers has been lined up. The IPKat weblog, which is sponsoring this event, will soon be running a competition for which the prize is complimentary registration (worth £495 plus VAT) for the lucky person -- so watch this space!
* Beyond “Three Strikes” - The UK’s Approach to Filesharing
* Transformative use of Another’s Work: Creativity or Theft - or Both?
* Orphan Works
* Google Book and the Future of the Printed Word
* Using Patents for Research and Testing
* Non-exact Infringement and the Protocol to Article 69
* The Marriage between Fashion Designers and Design Right Law
* Nods and Winks: Imitation Perfumes in the European Court of Justice and Beyond
* Adwords, Keywords, and Non-authorised Online Uses of Trade Marks and Names
* Lookalike Consumer Products – Should you Reap Where you Have Not Sown?