here) on this scam website which has been perpetrated by the World Intellectual Property Database -- and, checking today, he sees that it's still there. Come on WIPO, says the Kat! You can't tell the world how important intellectual property protection is and then do nothing to protect your own -- particularly since innocent people are receiving invitations to pay real money for no apparent IP-related benefit.
here. Instant congratulations to new kid on the block Art and Artifice, which was only launched yesterday and has already sailed past the 100 email subscriber mark.
|IPKat's impression |
of Jacques Lassier:
you can't find a piccie
online since every
search request for
Lassier is assumed to
be a request for
The Jacques Lassier Prize is a prize of €1,830 which is awarded for a written work or dissertation on a competition law subject -- fortunately this covers both antitrust law and unfair competition law, including IP-related matters. Entries must have been produced or, in the case of a dissertation, defended), within the past two years. Who can compete? Entrants must be "young individuals (i.e. those who are under 35 on 31 March 2011) who are individual members of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) or residents of a country where there is an affiliated national group (such as the Competition Law Association in the UK)". Full details of the Prize rules can be found on the CLA’s website here.
|Cat bride, available here, but|
not available for comment ...
"Courtiers plan to warn businesses that using Miss Middleton's full name on products could put them in violation of copyright laws [no, no, no -- not even the Court of Justice of the European Union could come to such a conclusion], the Daily Mail reported.
Royal aides said Miss Middleton is not held to be a brand in her own right, but a legal expert said her name was now "controlled" by the Royal Family, adding: "She has a reputation to uphold [Don't we all?] and because of that she is, to all intents and purposes, akin to a brand or marque."
Miss Middleton could rightfully have complained about the unauthorised use of her name before getting engaged, but her protection is likely to be stronger now that she is to become part of the Royal Family.
Prince William and Miss Middleton will allow rules on the use of official pictures and coats of arms to be relaxed for souvenirs of their wedding, but the Royal Household will clamp down on any other attempts to trade off Miss Middleton's name.
An aide said it was "highly unlikely that we would have any objection if a company wanted to call the dress 'the Kate dress' ... it may, however, be a different scenario if it was called the 'Catherine/Kate Middleton dress". ...". [So long as it's not a Kate-suit, growls Merpel].