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1709 Blog, which covers all sorts of copyright issues, hasn't had its own logo but has simply made do with the portrait of Queen Anne, the monarch in whose reign the first British copyright legislation was passed. But now the team feels it's time for a change. The blog's appearance will shortly be refreshed by the adoption of a new template and, to commemorate this auspicious event, a brand new logo is sought. A prize, in the form of a copy of International Copyright by Paul Goldstein and Bernt Hugenholtz, will go to the best effort received by midnight on Sunday 3 April. Please send your entry to Jeremy here with the subject line "1709 logo", and remember to let the blog have an irrevocable non-exclusive licence to use it on the blog and for its promotions ...
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Bye Bye Blackbird" is the name of a classically popular song, but it was it was the departure of a bird of a different feather that was warmly and congenially celebrated earlier this week in the Royal Courts of Justice. Taking his leave of the Court, Sir Robin Jacob is now making the short migratory flight north to University College London's IBIL -- where we all wish him luck.
A couple of patent-y things: PatLit has now produced a list of the first 20 in the series of PCC Pages on the Patents County Court in England and Wales. The SPC Blog has recently posted a series of features on litigation around Europe over patent and supplementary protection certificate protection within the context of Valsartan, which is almost as good at treating high blood pressure as litigation against Novartis is as a means of inducing it in the first place. You can check the blog out here.
details: "Clive Anderson and some of the country's top lawyers and judges discuss legal issues of the day. The second programme in the series looks at the law and intellectual property. Humans are an extraordinarily creative species, but can't always agree about the legal rights relating to that creativity. This programme looks at how our courts attempt to resolve disputes over trade marks, inventions, music and literature; in fact over everything from life-saving drugs to sweater designs. Do our copyright, patent and other laws create the right balance between the protection of entrepreneurship and the potential benefit to the public of less regulated distribution of our creative output?" If you think this programme is going to give you an answer, don't forget to tune in to Radio 4.
European Personnel Selection Office" and not, as Merpel had erroneously hypothesised, Extraordinarily Profligate Salaries Offered ...
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"By the end of 2011, the Australian Government will introduce legislation to allow the Federal Court to grant compulsory licences to manufacture and export patented pharmaceuticals to countries trying to deal with epidemics and other types of health crises.
The new system implements an international agreement on public health in the World Trade Organization, amending the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (the TRIPS Protocol). The only country to have notified that such a compulsory licence has been granted to export to date is Canada in 2007".