Only a day to go, and it will be Tuesday 17 September: it's D-Day, otherwise known as Dinner Day. On that day Union-ip's friends and members will be ingesting their Special K, the former USPTO head David Kappos who will be appearing in person at the Royal Overseas League, London, to tell the tale we all most want to hear -- the story of the future global role of IP. There are still a few places left for those foolish enough to have left it to the last minute to book their places. For further details of the event and how to register for it, just click here.
media release from the UK government. The trigger for this is Interpol/Europol's Operation Opson, started in 2011 with the involvement of 10 countries, rising to 29 countries by 2012. Anyway:
"As part of the UK’s response the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will host an international conference next week (20 September) to set out the UK's plans to support the Interpol/Europol Operation Opson ...
A coordinated period of action in 2012, targeting illicit food and drink, netted nearly 250 tonnes of illegal and hazardous food from everyday products such as coffee and olive oil to luxury goods like truffles and caviar. This operation also made more around 100 arrests as it targeted the organised crime networks behind this illegal trade.
The conference will have a speaker from the Czech Republic police force who will talk about the case of methanol poisoning last year, which claimed more than 40 lives in the Czech Republic and Poland and led to a country-wide ban on the sale of alcohol above 20 per cent. The UK’s Food Standard Agency will speak about the horsemeat scandal and the impact this had on enforcement action and strengthening the safeguards in Britain ...”
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