"The Innovation Handbook is designed as a practical guide to the effective management of ideas and knowledge for leaders of organizations who want to move ahead of their competitors and offer new sources of value to their customers. Drawing on a wide range of experience and expertise in strategy, technology, brands, intellectual property, finance, marketing and management, it will discuss how best to combine an open search for potential winners with a process that captures their full value".The well-spaced easy-to-read text is interspersed with a good many advertisements, an unusual feature among books in the IP -- as is its front cover endorsement by a number of backers. It's probably worth advertising in a book like this, since it's more likely to get read than a stodgy reference-type work and will have a far longer shelf-life than a typical issue of a periodical journal. You can find more details of the book here.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
JIPLP) is now available in full to its online subscribers. The full list of contents can be viewed here, whether you are a subscriber or not. The November Editorial, "IP and the moral maze", decries the erosion of principles of morality from the criteria by which intellectual property rights are judged, while the influence of economic analysis on IP has grown. You can read this Editorial in full here.
Brandstrike is offering a free Guide to Trademark Registration in European Dependent Territories. This useful item, which comes out in November, covers British, French, Danish and Dutch dependent territories in Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Among other things it addresses (i) which dependent territories are automatically covered by a national (UK, France, Denmark, Benelux), CTM and Madrid Protocol registration, (ii) when Madrid Protocol or Community trade mark registration fail to meet dependent territory registration requirements. Each territory is listed with registration requirements, including timescales. All information has been verified with local attorneys in the territories. If you'd like a copy, email Damian Croker here and just ask him for it.