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Wake-up call for breakfast seminar. If you registered some time ago for William Patry's sell-out seminar, "How to Fix Copyright" this coming Tuesday, you don't need to email the IPKat and ask him to remind you where and when it is -- he is kindly telling you now that it's at the London office of law firm Bird & Bird LLP. Doors open 8am for insomniacs and people whose trains are running unaccountably early, but the breakfast proper starts at 8.30am. If you don't believe the IPKat, you can check the details on the 1709 Blog website (since this is a 1709 Blog event) here.
Now, this Kat didn't think it was a very good idea to call this journal the Intellectual Property Law Journal. He doesn't mind the fact that it's descriptive, but does think that it's going to cause more confusion in a world in which the following titles already exist: World Intellectual Property Review, Journal of World Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Magazine, Intellectual Property Quarterly, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law, to name but a few. This Kat urged the new journal's powers-that-be to call it The Aardvark. The name is highly distinctive, hugely memorable, connected with South Africa, amenable to an allusive logo and therefore quite App-friendly -- as well as coming right at the top of the alphabet in any list of IP periodicals. The sidebar of this weblog carries a poll, which enables you to advise Juta as to whether it should stick with The Intellectual Property Law Journal or opt for Aardvark. Don't waste this opportunity: vote now!