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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Wednesday Wround-up

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) welcomes some new officers. Eduardo Pisani was appointed Director General yesterday, a week after Haruo Naito was confirmed as the organisation's new President. The Kats wish them both good luck and suspects that they are in for a busy old time ...


Congratulations to jiplp the weblog on notching up its 100th email subscriber -- just one week after its launch. You can view the jiplp blog, which supports the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP), here.


The excellent PowerPoints compiled by Tim Frain (Director of IPR, Regulatory Affairs, Nokia) for the talk he gave yesterday at IBC Informa's "Standards and Patents" Conference on the proposed and shortly-to-be-adopted Unified Patent Litigation System (UPLS) can be found via conference media partner PatLit here. From the same site you can also pick up IPKat/PatLit team member Jeremy's PowerPoints on why the UPLS isn't going to change the world.




The 1709 Blog carries news of a rare England and Wales Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, decision in Gilham v R, [2009] EWCA 2293 (Ch), concerning a prosecution for circumvention of technical measures and money-laundering. The highlights of this ruling are the court's admission that the word 'substantial' is a tricky one and its recital of the observation by Lord Justice Jacob that copyright cases involving complex techie issues like this one are better dealt with as civil actions before the Chancery Division. More details here.


If you were ever likely to forget the dangers of estoppel in UK trade mark litigation, there's a salutary warning for you here on MARQUES's Class 46 in yesterday's Firecraft dispute. Thanks, Michael Edenborough (Serle Court) and McDaniel & Co for each sending the relevant details.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on UPLS! Any idea if the acronym ECPC (Easy-Peasy) is subliminally intended to give English speakers peace of mind?!

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