Part of the evening's entertainment consists of a speech delivered by this particular Kat under the title "Growltiger's Last Stand: the World according to Kats". This talk will focus on the part played by bloggers and other social networkers within the fabric of modern IP law and practice. In light of this, it seems appropriate to reproduce, with due credit given and all relevant licences granted, and with acknowledgment to Old Possum (click here for the original), the following words from the pen of IP enthusiast and solicitor Tom Broadhurst:
Growltiger was a Bravo IPKat, who roamed the blogosphere :Thank you, Tom.
In fact he was the roughest Kat that ever travelled here.
From INTA through to WIPO he pursued his IP aims,
Rejoicing in his title of the ‘The Terror of all confusing Domain Names’.
The Woe to the student, that neglected his homepage;
Woe to the pampered IP Lawyer, that faced Growltiger’s rage;
Woe to the bristly official, that lurked in cyberspace,
Woe to any correspondent whose pdf’s Growltiger faced.
Now on a peaceful spring night, all IPKats seemed at play ,
The tender moon was shining bright, the TIPLO dinner ended the day.
All in the balmy moonlight Growltiger yowled out-
And thus the Bravo IPKat showed his full IP clout.
Yet the ruthless IP hoards of diners pressed forward, in stubborn rank on rank ;
But Growltiger to no one’s surprise avoided walking the plank.
He who a hundred infringers had driven to that drop,
At the end of his speech the jolly applause took long to stop.