|Option 1: the Slovakians learn to speak Cat|
Option 2: the Kat learns to speak Slovakian
Option 3: use that translation program!
"Huťko is very happy about this not only because of endless research material that will be now online, but also because the strict anonymisation rules (critised also by IPKat here) seems to be eventually abandoned. Moreover, non-binding decisions, which are e.g. under appeal will be available upon the individual request based on Information Freedom Act. The system thus provides very good start for participation of civil society within the court system. Something the European Information Society Institute is already building with its amicus curiae briefs in the field of intellectual property and information technology law".Even more gratifying than the conceit that the Slovak Ministry of Justice listens to the IPKat's every mew is the news of yet another small step towards the desired goal of being able to access IP case law wherever it might be, at no additional cost and armed only with a search engine and a translation program. Merpel is thrilled to see the phasing out of the anonymisation rules, which may make sense in litigation over delicate personal and family issues such as the custody of children following a family breakdown but which seem pretty pointless in commercial disputes involving owners of registered IP rights whose identity is a matter of public record.