|Popular measure: Iranian crowds take|
to the street to celebrate PCT ratification
"Subject to Article 64(5), any dispute between two or more Contracting States concerning the interpretation or application of this Treaty or the Regulations, not settled by negotiation, may, by any one of the States concerned, be brought before the International Court of Justice by application in conformity with the Statute of the Court, unless the States concerned agree on some other method of settlement. The Contracting State bringing the dispute before the Court shall inform the International Bureau; the International Bureau shall bring the matter to the attention of the other Contracting States".
JK Galbraith, asking him what he thinks of the sudden and shocking revelation that when Ms Rowling launches a book under an assumed name, sales are sluggish until its true pedigree is revealed. Well, Mira Sundara Rajan pretty well says it all on the 1709 Blog here. Fellow Kat Neil's post on the IP Finance blog on beating a patent troll by teaming up with a bigger troll is worth a look here. Swiss litigation over Bodum's witty jibe against market leader NESPRESSO, lovingly crafted into a neat blogpost by our former colleague Mark Schweizer, can be found on Class 46 here (the Swiss and French came to quite different conclusions about the imagery displayed in the illustration on the left). Finally, for those who enjoy rather different mysteries to the sort written by JK Rowling, this week's two SPC Blog posts on Portuguese angst as to how you count days make, er, mysterious reading here and here.
|Plain packaging for|
Scotch may have some
for intellectual property research assistants on the CREATe programme. All three are part-time. You can find lots of exciting details of CREATe here -- and even more exciting details of the positions here. The important thing to note is that the closing date for applications is 5 pm (Scottish Summer Time) on 8 August 2013, Merpel's unimpressed. Three positions, she mews! You'll find more in the Karma Sutra ...