here for further details.
The TPP: a summary. Since there have been various posts on the wikileaked text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement over the past week or so, this tidy-minded Kat thought it might help to list them for the benefit of anyone who was looking out for one and missed it:
* General Provisions (Alberto Bellan)Once again, a big thanks to our friends for providing these subject-specific analyses so swiftly and efficiently.
* Copyright (Angela Daly)
* Patents (Stefano Barazza)
* Trade marks (Alberto Bellan)
* Designs (Sarah Burstein)
this post on Morris Turek's YourTrademarkAttorney.com blog on some rather alarming research into Trademarkia's tendency to prompt users of its services to apply to register as trade marks signs that contain trivial changes from well known and (in the US at any rate) decidedly registered marks. Elsewhere Tania Phipps-Rufus's goss-IPgirl blog was pretty quick off the mark with news of the partial revocation in the UK -- for non-use, no less -- of Gucci's iconic interlocking GG monogram.
JIPLP: you can read it for free on the journal's jiplp weblog here. If you follow the Blogspot version of MARQUES's Class 99 design law blog, beware: it will be disappearing in the next few days. Class 99 has relocated and now lives here on the MARQUES website, next to its companion weblog, the Class 46 European trade mark blog. SOLO IP's Michael Factor has some lively things to say about solo patent attorneys filing their own patents and seeking to crowdsource their own funding. The normally quiet and peaceful SPC Blog, tied to the narrow issues relating to patent term extension for pharma and agrichemical products, notched up an alarmingly busy nine posts last week -- the most it has ever managed in a single week since it was launched in 2008.