The MIP announcement described Jeremy as follows:
“Jeremy will be known to many of you as an indefatigable blogger, on the IP Kat and countless of other sites. He describes himself as “IP consultant; author, lecturer, and commentator on patents, trade marks, copyrights and most contemporary issues involving IP rights” but that hardly does justice to his achievements.The most important thing said here was at the end—“So it really would be true that without Jeremy none of us would be here today.” These words may be no more true than for this Kat. I owe Jeremy the opportunity to have entered the IP profession, to write books and articles, to teach and to lecture, and along the way to share family festivities. More importantly, he has enriched IP in England and throughout the world in a way that is unique.
He has consulted for a number of law firms, most recently Olswang. He is honorary research fellow at the IP Institute, was formerly professorial fellow at the Queen Mary IP Research Institute and has held posts at UCL, Bournemouth Law School and the University of Alicante. He runs at the last count 13 blogs and coordinates social media activity for the trade mark association MARQUES.
He edits the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice and the European Trade Mark Reports and has founded numerous publications including Patent World, Trademark World and Copyright World and—back in 1990—Managing Intellectual Property. So it really would be true that without Jeremy none of us would be here today.”
On behalf of this Kat and for IP people everywhere, we can only say—“Jeremy, well done and thank you.”