|Cat wedding stickers,|
from Zazzle here
here. The list is regularly augmented by new data, so don't think that just because you've read it all before and it sounds vaguely familiar, you won't catch some new item. Recent additions include the AIPPI Lapland conference at the end of March and the beginning of April, which promises much educative benefit for those interested in trade dress, and deep satisfaction for those who like their beer to be naturally chilled.
Another logo in the limelight is that of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). After this blog featured it in its little Wednesday Whimsies round-up (here), the IPKat's friend Helen Jones (Gill Jennings & Every LLP) realised why it looked so familiar to her: it was closely reminiscent of the logo of the World Intellectual Property Database (WIPD), reproduced on the right.
The IPKat is horrified that scam-merchants such as WIPD should be enabled to masquerade as a United Nations Agency in order to deceive and rip off gullible patent applicants, from whom it seeks substantial funds for its worthless services. The WIPD's contact details, curiously enough, do not include a telephone number or an email address, but it gives its contact details as World Intellectual Property Database s.r.o., Roháčova 188/37,130 00 Praha, Czech Republic. The IPKat calls on (i) WIPO to do something about it, assuming that it has a legally protectable right in the Czech Republic, (ii) all right-thinking readers of this blog from the Czech Republic to call at this address and tell its occupant what the IPKat thinks, and (iii) all patent practitioners to be aware of this rogue enterprise.
all a-flutter at the
Global IP Event
|"I don't mind the funny costumes;|
what annoys me is presenting
compliments to people I'd
quite like to insult ..."
"The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, pursuant to Article 68(4) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), done at Washington on June 19, 1970, amended on September 28, 1979, modified on February 3, 1984, and on October 3, 2001, has the honor to transmit herewith certified copies, in English and in French, of the amendments to the Regulations under the PCT, with effect from July 1, 2011, adopted on September 29, 2010, by the Assembly of the International Patent Cooperation Union (PCT Union), at its forty-first (24th extraordinary) session, held in Geneva from September 20 to 29, 2010".Fortunately, no-one has recently increased the cost of words, which is why these Notifications use so many of them.
|IPReg: no hiding place for patent|
and trade mark attorneys
here, here and here) to hit the public in this Kat's lifetime. Michael, who is also a blogger, bemoans the fact that the reach of his blog is "infinitesimally small". Having said that, he has some IP predictions for 2016 -- none of which mention the game of cricket at all. You can find them here.
Right: the bat-cat, available from cricket-hockey.com