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- Miles Alexander: Leading US trade mark lawyer and partner at Kilpatrick Townsend. During his career that spans more than 50 years, he has helped shaped the trade mark landscape through his participation in the Trademark Review Commission which drafted the landmark 1989 Lanham Act revisions.
- Stephen Ladas: Author and named partner in US IP firm Ladas and Parry LLP. He was a key player in the 1958 revisions to the Paris Convention, and authored seminal texts including his three volume treatise Patents, Trademarks and Related Rights. The Ladas Memorial Award for legal writing was established by the International Trademark Association in his memory.
- Peter Meier-Beck: Presiding Judge of the German Federal Court of Justice’s patent senate. He is also an honorary professor and prolific author who has done much to promote harmonisation of patent laws across Europe and throughout the world.
- Peter Dirk Siemsen: Leading Brazilian intellectual property lawyer and partner at Dannemann, Siemsen. During a career that spans more than 60 years, he has been highly influential in shaping the IP landscape in Brazil and is founder and president of honour of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association.
- Herbert Wamsley: Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. A vocal lobbyist and campaigner for increased public awareness of the economic importance of IP rights, he is an influential advocate for the interests of IP owners both in the US and internationally.
Alan McKenna, a one-time guest contributor to this blog, is doing a 100 km [the IPKat says km stands for 'kilometer'; Merpel says 'kat miles'] charity walk for Mesothelioma UK in June, and has set up a page here on the justgiving site. Although he calls it it a "penny a kilometer walk", he's asking for a whole £1 from anyone who is willing to sponsor him, a sure indication that he plans to do all 100 km, notwithstanding any attractions and distractions that he might encounter en route. This Kat hopes that there will be some sponsors among his readers.
iPit, which aspires to focus on the interaction of intellectual property rights and information technology: you'll find there a combination of punchy comments and practical insights. Let's wish a happy birthday to patents4life, written by Warren D. Woessner, which was four years old this March.