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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Wednesday whimsies

The IPKat was amused to receive a little verse from the excellent and ever-entertaining Tony McStea (Senior Patent Attorney, Global Patents, Givaudan Schweiz AG) who writes:

"When I saw the mail today [this being the emailed version of the Tiger Watch competition results post, here], I was reminded of the classic limerick that requires the mispronunciation of the Latvian capital to work:

There was a young lady from Riga
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger.
They came back from the ride
With the lady inside
And the smile on the face of the tiger.

This spurred this:

A maker of watches called TAG erred
When riding to fame on one Tiger.
His prowess with putters
Led him on to flutters
Whose number the mind truly staggered".
Right: a tiger that's safe for any young lady to ride on.


A reader writes: "Can anyone provide me with, or direct me to, an English-language translation of the following recent cases from France dealing with secondary liability: (i) Telecom Italia f/k/a Tiscali v Dargaud Lombard - Jan. 14, 2010, Cour de Cassation (First Civil Chamber), (ii) eBay v L'Oréal, a May 2009 decision of the Tribunal de grande instance (TGI) de Paris; (iii) Jean L. v eBay France, T.G.I. Strabourg - Dec. 15, 2009". If you can help, please email the Kat here or post a link below. Thanks!


Around the blogs. The IPKat has just been pointed to another law firm weblog with IP/IT content. It's Mablaw.com, the house blog of Matthew Arnold & Baldwin. The content actually goes a good deal wider than IP and IT, since it embraces other practice areas such as banking, employment law and residential developments. Congratulations go to patent litigation weblog PatLit for securing its 500th email subscriber. The 1709 Blog, which focuses on copyright, welcomes a new team member: Tom Harding, now of Olswang but formerly an international disc jockey and editor of IDJ.

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