A very excited message from British Black Music's Kwaku reached the IPKat this weekend to say that the UK's brand new Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Wilcox will attend tomorrow's Talking Copyright seminar (links and details here). What can you expect? "Panellists including David Stopps (MMF UK & International copyright & related rights director), Pauline Henry (ex-Chimes singer/IP consultant), Dave Laing (researcher/lecturer), Ben Challis (lawyer/lecturer and 1709 Blogger), and Kwaku (BMC founder/lecturer) lead an irreverent yet factually-rich discussion covering various angles - history, landmark cases, causes célèbre, 'good' and 'bad' copyright stories/policies, etc in association with University of Westminster’s Centre For Black Music Research". Sounds like fun! It's also free, but pre-booking is necessary.
A curious friend of the IPKat writes to ask:
"I was wondering what people's experiences have been when acting for claimants asserting unregistered trade mark rights under the Uniform Domain-Name Resolution Policy (UDRP). If you have acted for such a claimant, I would be interested to know whether your client was a large company/celebrity/big-brand, what the success rate has been, and whether you provided a large volume of evidence in order to satisfy this element?"If you have any comments, do please post them below.