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Monday, 22 March 2010

Monday miscellany

Well done, to the IPKat's friends Frédéric Glaize, Bertrand Pautrot, Gilles Ringeisen and Cédric Manara, who have masterminded a French-language rapid response podcast, to take place this coming Wednesday, just one day after the Court of Justice ruling next Tuesday in the Google AdWords case. We'll all be listening!


If the cusp of IP and competition is the thing that turns you on, you may be smitten by an irresistible urge to participate in the Competition Law Association (CLA) workshop on questions for the LIDC Congress in Bordeaux this autumn. The workshops take place at 5.30pm on Thursday, 25 March 2010 at the offices of Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate,60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. Simon Malynicz (Hogarth Chambers) is the national reporter for this year’s IP question: “To what extent should IP Rights (Trade Mark, Copyright, Design Rights, and Appellation d‘Origine) restrict comparative advertising?” Further details are available from the CLA’s administrator, Suzanne Snook.


Do you fancy a free place at a jolly exciting event? The IPKat is pleased to offer you the chance to win a free place to this week's IP Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management conference, which is being held on Thursday and Friday, 25 and 26 March, in Central London. This conference is your opportunity to hear advice from some high-profile speakers, including Lord Justice Jacob and Anthony Robb-John (easyGroup IP Licensing): click here for full programme details. To be in with a chance of free admission -- worth a small fortune (registration is nearly £1,400 plus VAT) -- email the IPKat here by close of play this Tuesday and tell him, in ten words or less, how you'd complete the following sentence: "I love IP dispute resolution because ...".



If you're not a reader of JIPLP (the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice), you may not be familiar with its jiplp weblog, which provides added value both for subscribers and for the IP community at large. Recent materials made available to all-comers are the Current Intelligence notes here, on the fate of the toy-car trade mark dispute between Opel and Autec, once the German courts had to apply the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union, and here, on whether an anti-suit injunction could keep a software licence dispute between Skype and Joltid from spilling out from the UK to the USA and perhaps beyond.

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