International Trademark Association (INTA) Meeting next month in Dallas, Texas, will be the catalyst for another informal Meet the Bloggers gathering that he suspects that they may not have spotted his earlier post on the subject: so here's the information again. Everyone is more than welcome to attend the ninth annual "Meet the Bloggers" event, which is scheduled to take place on Monday 6 May, from 8 pm till 11 pm. The venue is the Press Box Grill (left). Details of how to get there and who is hosting you can be found on John L. Welch's excellent TTABlog® here. Admission is congenially free.
thoughtful and provocative piece by Mark Anderson (IP Draughts) which makes some radical suggestions for the ideal national intellectual property office. Having praised 'fair use' over 'fair dealing' as the best sort of defence to an action for copyright infringement, this Kat noted with interest Iona Harding's post on the 1709 Blog entitled "Canadian collecting society wages war on fair dealing". There's another cracker from fellow Kat Neil on the IP Finance blog on corporate neglect of intellectual assets, here. For jiplp weblog readers Darren Meale explains the legal detail behind the attempts of one part of the Cipriani clan to retain some small ability to incorporate his surname into that of his restaurant without falling foul of a court order. Finally, a well-written post on the MARQUES Class 46 blog by Nikos Prentoulis illuminates a brisk spot of litigation on Greece over some rather izzy trade marks.
[London] marathon [this Sunday] for Macmillan Cancer Care. My family have received a lot of support over the year and it is a small hope to raise as much as possible to help other families by supporting them with information, grants and pastoral care. I’ve an online page if people would like to help in any small way and I promise to send an appropriately embarrassing picture of me in my unlicensed
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