|For some folk, the problem of what to wear|
at garden parties is an intractable one ...
Patent Law Treaty and to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) -- which now boasts no fewer than 147 cooperating states. The map on the right, explains the IPKat, shows PCT nations in dark blue and the rest of the world in pale blue. Merpel's relieved to hear this: from the chilly colours she thought it was something to do with the next Ice Age.
latest post on IP Draughts, this being "inspired by the words of Neil Wilkof, who recently posted an excellent article on the IPKat blog with the title: The IP Lawyer’s Nightmare: “But Everyone Else Does It”. Thanks Mark, the admiration's mutual! More admiration goes to the Afro-IP weblog where recent posts from new team members Caroline Ncube (here) and Isaac Rutenberg (here), together with the ever-active Kingsley Egbuonu (here), are doing so much to show how much IP means to Africa, and vice versa.