|One of the treasures of Holborn,|
deep in Dickens' legal London
and in the CIPA heartland ...
1709 Blog's team of authors -- Rebecca Giblin, the Muse of Monash. With her enthusiasm, knowledge and apparently effortless understanding of the never-ending stream of new information technologies, Rebecca is poised to make some great contributions to this copyright blog: we wish her well. Elsewhere on the blogosphere, the path less trodden might soon become a little better trodden if the SOLO IP blog succeeds in getting its email subscription service working properly, as its latest post indicates. This sweet and gentle blog for IP practitioners who work by themselves or in very small groups, is also still looking for potential contributors -- preferably from IP loners, of whatever variety.
|Shopping trolley ...?|
A Tale of Two Kitties? The UK's Intellectual Property Office is supporting a Fun Kids' initiative to promote responsible use of intellectual property. According to this initiative:
"Nancy and the Meerkats are a brand new pop group that are about to make it big! And in this new series you can follow their journey to the top!
Nancy and the Meerkats
They’ve just got a few things to get sorted before they’ll be taking on the likes of One Direction, Fifth Harmony and even Little Mix!
They have to come up with a logo and register it as a trade mark, use copyright to make sure other bands don’t steal their tunes, protect their records from piracy and loads more important jobs!Merpel is a little concerned about this and wonders what Katy Perry, sometimes referred to as Kitty Perry (see YouTube clip here and Daily Mail article, "Kitty Perry! Katy displays her purrfect dance routine alongside a giant purple cat", here), might have to say.
These are all very important! Especially as Kitty Perry is always trying to steal Nancy and the Meerkats’ ideas!
Intellectual Property Magazine, the publication formed by the fusion of Trademark World, Patent World and Copyright World not so many moons ago, has just given its website a facelift. You can check it out by clicking here. Says Editor Tom Phillips (no relation): "The improvements include a more attractive, easier-to-use design; tailored alerts so you can receive the content that most interests you; and an enhanced search engine. We have also given our daily e-alert a new, minimised appearance so headlines can quickly be scanned, plus created a monthly Editor's Picks alert where I highlight some of my favourite features from the printed issue". So now you know.
|Galloping to the rescue ...|
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