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a poll Kat is not
posted a piece, "Small errors, not many people affected -- or are there hidden consequences"?, which posed some questions regarding Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) practice relating to the publication of Community trade mark applications. The Kat is disappointed not to have received a response from OHIM, and even a couple of friendly nudges in the direction of OHIM via its Twitter account at @OAMITWEETS don't seem to have done the job. Come on, OHIM! Even a short, sweet response to the effect that the problem alluded to is actually no problem, ideally for some specific reason, would be better than nothing.
here. It's not an omnibus compendium of all IP events known to man or beast, and this weblog does not have the staff -- or the time -- to list every IP event anyway. Most of the events listed are those in which members of the IPKat team or their friends are participating, or those which offer some sort of discount to IPKat blog readers. Do take a look from time to time and see what's coming up. It might even give some of us a chance to meet some of you!
[whatever happened to ignorantia iuris haud excusat, Merpel wants to know]. Further, using an infringing product in the course of a business is not an ofence if that use is for a purpose that is merely incidental to the carrying on of the business. Among other gems is a proposed new section 88B for the Patents Act 1977 which would enable the Unified Patent Court to be added to the list of organisations which, under section 1 of the International Organisations Act 1968, can be declared to have the capacities of a body corporate in English law. Says the IPKat, you can keep a close eye on the passage of this Bill by regularly visiting its own web page here.
here and fiddle around a bit.
|More fun than Sofia's People's|
Palace of Culture -- and better buiilt?
(a) Issuance of a certified copy of a certificate of an international trade mark registration and of a certificate of its renewal. WIPO's International Bureau may issue certified copies of certificates of international registrations effected as from January 1, 2006, as well as of the certificates corresponding to their renewals. Holders of international registrations effected as from January 1, 2011, or their recorded representatives, may download, free of charge, simple copies of these certificates using the Madrid Portfolio Manager, available at the following address: http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/services/
(b) Expedited establishment of a certified extract from the International Register. Along with a request for the establishment of a simple or detailed certified extract from the International Register, users may also request that such establishment be expedited. In such cases, WIPO's International Bureau will produce the simple or detailed certified extract within five working days, following the receipt of a request for its expedited establishment.
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have just been legalized
(c) Legalization of a certified extract from the International Register. Along with a request for the establishment of a simple or detailed certified extract from the International Register, users may also request that such extract be legalized with a view to their production in non-Contracting Parties of the Madrid system. Under Article 5 ter(3) of the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and Article5 ter(3) of the Protocol Relating that Agreement, extracts from the International Register with a view to their production in one of the Contracting Parties of the Madrid system shall be exempt from any legalization.Thanks, Ventsi, for this news.
patent attorney - but in another he's an author with a flair for science fiction that exceeds even the wildest claims in his clients' patent specifications. Today is the last day on which Kfir's space opera, The Odyssey Gene, will be free on Amazon Kindle. Don't miss this golden opportunity! To get your free copy, go to the book's Amazon.com page and enjoy yourself. Merpel adds, there is no truth in the rumour that Kfir Luzzatto is another pseudonym of the prolific JK Rowling ...