|A happy juxtaposition of the concepts |
of 'steering', 'chair' and 'dummy'
here. Since slogans are now generally agreed to be registrable as trade marks even in Europe (and how much more so in the United States), he wonders whether members of the brand and trade mark fraternity make much use of AdSlogan's services, and how they have found them. Readers' comments are welcomed.
|Fashion and the environment go back |
a long way. Here we see Adam and Eve,
in their matching biodegradable outfits
The IPKat is seeking a couple of favours. He is trying to organise two events right now and he is looking for an IP practice, an institution or a company that is willing to host them. The first is a public meeting which the Kat would like to hold in October or November on the desirability and feasibility of appointing an "IP Tsar" in the UK, perhaps corresponding to the equivalent position in the United States (click here and here for some thoughts on the topic). The second is a buffet networking lunch for the informal group of around 40 IP publishers and editors, to take place early in December. If you can offer a venue and some hospitality for either (or both) of these events, and don't mind receiving the attendant publicity and a good deal of gratitude, please email IPKat team member Jeremy here and let him know.
here). Bookings are now being taken for Music and Intellectual Property: Identifying, Protecting and Enforcing Rights in Music, which will take place in Central London on 8 December (details here). Finally, on 17 November the annual Copying Without Infringing conference will take place (details here), also in Central London. The competition here is to create the best intellectual property-relevant anagram of the words "fair dealing for the purposes of private study". The prize -- free admission (plus lunch) to Copying Without Infringing. Deadline for entries: close of play on 31 October.
Madrid Protocol on the international of trade marks. The Protocol kicks in on 8 December 2010, just in time for Christmas.
There's some welcome evidence of activity at the Intellectual Property Institute, with news of a forthcoming IPI/BLACA seminar on the topic of European Copyright Reform, scheduled for 14 October: further details here.