As sure as Saturday follows Friday, the weekly reminder to check the Forthcoming Events list in the IPKat's sidebar follows the point at which intellectual creativity among the Kats' community gives way to end-of-week fatigue ... But do take a good look at what's on offer. You won't be disappointed!
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has now gone live with its new World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD 2010) web pages, which you can contemplate at your leisure here. The day itself is 26 April which, this time round, is a Monday. The theme for 2010 is "Innovation -- Linking the World" [Linking the world? That must be something to do with file-sharing, speculated Merpel]. Please remember to celebrate this date. If you're organising any fun events, let the IPKat know and he'll help to publicise them. Famous creators of IP who were born on that date include Tonoyuki Tanaka (creator of Godzilla), Spanish Nobel laureate author Vicente Aleixandre and French artist Eugene Delacroix. Those dying on that date include Last Exit to Brooklyn author Hubert Selby Jr, comic actress Lucille Ball and karate king Ōyama Masutatsu.
Around the blogs. A blog recently drawn to the Kats' attention, with the unpromisingly cumbersome but horridly surreal title Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind, is piloted by Beverly Hills trademark attorney Michael Cohen. TM fans will surely want to check it out. Meanwhile, congratulations are due to the IP Finance weblog on the occasion of its reaching the 700 mark for its email subscribers. Data protection weblog Datonomy has also got something to celebrate, having just hit the 200 email subscriber mark. Well done! Finally, the MARQUES-based Class 46 weblog is conducting a poll to see what readers think of some proposed new names for that organisation's newsletter. If you want to vote, or just want to see what the proposals are, you can find them on that blog's sidebar.
If you've not yet had a chance to explore the delights of the February issue of Oxford University Press's monthly Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP), you can at least see the contents -- plus the February 2010 Editorial on climate change and the IP community -- by visiting that journal's weblog here. Incidentally, the journal is very interested in receiving submissions of articles on IP and climate change. If you'd like more information about submitting articles, you can find guidance for authors if you visit the journal's website here. If you want some writing tips of the "what you should avoid" variety, click here.