Around the blogs. The email subscription box for IP Tango has finally been fixed -- the blog team apologises for any inconvenience to would-be email readers. The Legal History blog carries some IP materials, the Kat has discovered from his friend Natalie Nathon: here's "The Untold Story of the First Copyright Suit Under the Statute of Anne in 1710" by Tomas Gomez-Arostegui, Lewis & Clark Law School [Merpel, having one of her more pedantic days, says "It's the Told Story" now ..].
The IPKat thanks his Class 46 blogging colleague Edith Van den Eede (Trevisan & Cuonzo) for information arising from her attendance at the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys' recent Spring Conference. She tells him news that, contrary to the Benelux and Hungarian position, the Cour d'appel de Paris has now issued a decision to the effect holding that use of a Community trade mark in Greece alone (i.e. in only one of the 27 Member States of the European Union) was sufficient to constitute "genuine use" of that mark. Both Edith and the IPKat hope that they will be blessed with further news about this important decision. Can anyone help?
"The paper, which can pertain to any topic related to intellectual property law, should be written in English or French and submitted to the said Committee, care of Professor Jan Rosén, no later than by August 31, 2010. The text of the paper should be no longer than 8,000 words, including footnotes. It should be presented in a way that ensures the author's anonymity when it is circulated to the members of the Executive Committee. The author of the paper should be no older than 33 years of age as of December 31, 2010.
The authors of the best three papers will be mentioned as such on the ATRIP website in an ad hoc section. In addition, the author of the best paper will be invited to give a presentation as a speaker at the 2011 ATRIP international annual conference to be held in Singapore".