|Miffy demonstrates her patented|
technique for looking awake and
interested in patent seminars ...
A panel of sensible and well-informed people will comment briefly on the paper (which is based on Galit’s PhD thesis) before it’s thrown open to the floor for general discussion. Mr Justice Arnold (Patents Court, England and Wales), Professor Jo Gibson (Intellectual Property Institute and Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute) and Chris Stothers (IBIL and Arnold & Porter) will be there and the Kat hopes to confirm the presence of one of the stars from the Intellectual Property Institute's Economics Unit.
Refreshments will be provided and registration is FREE, which means it doesn't cost anything [Merpel explains, every time the IPKat runs a free seminar someone emails him to ask how much it costs to attend ...]. There is no registration form. If you'd like to attend, please email the IPKat here and tell him. He will acknowledge your email when he can, which may not be till next weekend.
"Football, Broadcasting and the Internal Market: Is a common audio-visual space in sight?" That's a bit of a mouthful. It's also the title of a seminar which the City University is holding on Tuesday 11 October 2011, from 1730 to 2030pm, at its premises in Northampton Square, London. IPKat team member Jeremy will be there. Although he's described as a speaker, along with Lorna Woods, Dan Wilsher and Jonathan Griffiths, he's just going to be giving a few thoughts on the commercial impact of next week's ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Joined Cases C-403/08 FA Premier League and others v QC Leisure and C-329/08 Murphy v Media Protection Services. To refresh readers' memories: the cases concern pub landlords, including Karen Murphy, who contracted with satellite service providers based outside the UK whose (cheaper) broadcasts included Premier league football. The football bodies have argued that this infringes UK copyright law. In reconciling intellectual property rights with the free movement of services, the Court has the potential to transform broadcasting in the EU. Full details and registration here. This event is worth one CPD point for practising solicitors.
|At last, an illustration|
which is absolutely safe
from legal action from the
London Organising Commttee
for the Olympic Games
- Legal Basis for Protecting the Olympics
- Legal Structures for Protecting the Olympics
- The Olympics and Trade Mark Law in the UK and Europe
- Transmitting the Olympics
- The UK’s Special Legislation: An Overview
- Ambush Marketing
- Advertising, Sponsorship, Keywords and Other Headaches
|A little tipple for|
the IPSoc youngsters ...