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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Wednesday whimsies

The IPKat's poll on background music at IP social events closes tonight at one minute to midnight, British Summer Time. Please, PLEASE vote if you wish to make your voice heard (literally!). For those of you who don't visit the site but receive each post by email or via an RSS feed, the poll can be found at the top of the side bar on the IPKat's front page.


Around the blogs. The PatLit patent litigation weblog has been strengthened by the addition of another author, Richard Watts, of Simpson Grierson. An enthusiastic litigator, Richard will add some Antipodean colour to a blog the contents of which have hitherto been biased in favour of the Northern Hemisphere. Irish law firm A & L Goodbody has launched Ireland's IP and Technology Blog, which boasts a ten-strong blogging team. Good luck, says the IPKat! Another weblog that deserves an airing is the Fortnightly Review, driven by a twelve-strong team from Australia: it too covers both IP and IT developments.


The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) in the United Kingdom is looking to strengthen its legal team and is currently seeking a legal manager. The IPKat does hope that it will be one of his dedicated readers! Particulars of this position may be found here.


Around the latest periodicals. The Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) reminds readers of Oxford University Press's online library request form for OUP's journals.


Issue 2/2010 of Sweet & Maxwell's Intellectual Property Quarterly (IPQ) has now been published: it contains a powerful piece by Danish law professor Thomas Riis on the prospect of a intellectual property code based on functional and utilitarian principles, as well as some reflections by Mr Justice Arnold on copyright and performers' right in music on a number of fundamental issues concerning the definition of music, its creation and indeed its creators.

The May/June issue of World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) from Newton Media leads with an interview with Levi Strauss chief IP counsel Tom Onda on that company's IP management.

Finally, IPKat contributors Jeremy and Birgit have co-authored a note on the European Court of Justice ruling in Case C-398/08 Audi AG v OHIM (the Vorsprung durch Technik Community trade mark application, noted here by the IPKat) and which has just been published in Sweet & Maxwell's Journal of Business Law (JBL).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Merpel's purported intention to close the polls at midninght British Summer Time is unconstitutional. It is an obvious attempt to discriminate against our Californian colleagues, who should be given the extra eight hours which we Eutopeans are enjoying. Is the reason for Merpel's discrimination the fact that Californians like loud music?

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