this YouTube clip can be relied on. The event promises "a unique learning and networking opportunity for rights holders, brands, industry bodies and associations, technology vendors, online security experts, investigation specialists and enforcement agencies", plus the prospect of an early glimpse of the latest UK Minister for IP, Lord Younger. On a more serious note, IP PROTECT EXPO is co-hosted by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, which brings with it a 'super-plus' version of its IP Training Days with a separate exhibition by brand owners, a dedicated area for law enforcement networking and a series of IP Masterclasses, details of which appear at the end of each day's Expo seminar programme. When booking Masterclasses and seminars online, a 50% discount is available to industry colleagues using the code IPPE218 during the registration process. Website registration and available discounts close on 1 February 2013.
Here's an elegant piece of IP history writing, with a surprisingly contemporary twist to it, from the ever-fertile brain of IP Draughts' Mark Anderson. Elsewhere, the MARQUES Class 46 weblog is trumpeting the pleasures of practising your French on a live judge in the beautiful suburban village of Courbevoie, here. Spare a thought for universities, says Mike Mireles on IP Finance: so much intellectual capital ... and so little cash. If you are thinking of linking, careful how you do it in the Netherlands, warns Iona Harding on the 1709 Blog. Finally, an expression of gratitude is due to Kingsley Egbuonu, who is almost single-handedly manning the Afro-IP blog right now. Power to you, Kingsley!
IP Newsflash, here. This is "an IP meta-information portal that browses your information channels for you and presents only relevant, recent and customizable IP information on a single page".
told us about the forthcoming PCT Applicant’s Guide, prepared for students sitting the European Patent Office's EQE exams. Well, it's now ready for the future experts in European patenting to download here. Mysteriously, Rosina adds that "the names of the moving spirits behind this Guide compilation are Kat and Cat". We knew that, of course, but were far too modest to mention it!
Fellows & Associates annual salary survey for 2013 makes for so much fun. If you think that other people get a better deal than you, or that you ought to be earning more, here's your chance to supply some anonymised data that will support or refute your contention. A little further explanation and a link to the survey, which closes on 18 February, can be found on the vastly