Sadly Jean never lived to see the birth of the grand-daughter whose arrival he so keenly awaited. Condolences are offered to all Jean's family and particularly to his wife Christiane, to whom he was devoted and for whose own return to health we pray.
recent post on "Rigcool v Optima Solutions - some confusion over dates", which has nothing at all to do with the fruit this Kat confuses with figs -- but a lot to do with periods of time. Asks Tufty:
"How do you calculate a "period of two years beginning with the date of grant"? Does this period include the anniversary date of the date of grant or not? This was the essence of the recent case of Rigcool Limited v Optima Solutions Limited, which resulted in a pair of decisions issued on 5 May (BL O/149/11) and 1 June 2011 (BL O/182/11). Following these decisions, the period may well not be what you previously thought it was. This could have rather interesting (if not worrying) consequences for other periods specified in the UK Patents Act and Rules".Moving from patents to trade marks, the IPKat has learned that his friend Erwin Haüer, a founding father of the esteemed Dutch boek9.nl IP blog
post on IP Draughts, "Getting your IP contract reviewed by an overseas lawyer" -- a subject that some folk are a little squeamish about. The increasingly ambitious Kenya Copyright Board isn't squeamish either, when it comes to grasping the social media: the Board has now started its own blog, copyfightkenya (c), which links to the Board's Twitter presence. Merpel's most impressed -- she can't think of any other words that have the sequence of letters g-h-t-k in the middle of them. The MARQUES Class 46 weblog triumphantly reports on the work of the MARQUES Geographical Indications Team, which has produced an impressive collection of tables and data links to sources of information on GI in Europe and beyond.
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3 for unauthorised gray goods ...
" ... we have already had in excess of 150 reports of illegal/counterfeit sites. As far as we are aware all the sites are 'genuinely' counterfeit. These reports are passed on directly to the brands' IP teams, who we work closely with, so that they can action take-downs or the relevant legal steps. Many of these reports have already been acted on - after less than a week of Brand-i being live - and we hope that these kinds of numbers will continue. Of course it is all about bringing these new initiatives to the public's attention so we thank you again for the mention".Thanks, Jenny, for letting us all know!