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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Owning and controlling IP: another event, another competition

There's a conference coming up on 10 May under the title "Ownership and Control of IP Rights". With a London venue and a stellar cast, it should be fun. It's also a slightly historical event, being the first conference to carry the new "IPKat-approved" legend. Conference booking and programme details can be viewed here.


To mark this event, which carries 6 CPD points, the IPKat is running another competition. The prize, as usual, is complimentary entry and lunch (the regular fee is £495 + VAT). The rules are simple. Since Monday 26 April is World Intellectual Property Day 2010, the IPKat is looking for an Intellectual Property Anthem which we can all sing [subject to copyright clearance?asks Merpel] on the day itself.

Right: the Cats' Chorus prepares to sing the Intellectual Property Anthem

The closing date for entries is Sunday 18 April. Please send your compositions to the IPKat here, stating clearly whether you might face dismissal if your name appears among the ranks of authors of the best published entries. Note: this competition is also open to employees of WIPO ...

National anthems downloadable here
Worst renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner here and here
Longest national anthems here and here (or why everyone's praying that Greece will never play Ukraine in the World Cup Final ...)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Due to the feline connection, how about adopting the old Siamese national anthem: Oh Wah Tan Ah, Siam?

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