|... But are they moral?|
|Hot dog, hot design:|
even hotter with mustard ...
|The woman who took a bite out|
of a priceless item of modern
art, mistaking it for a canapé ...
This Pre-Annual Meeting Reception is planned exclusively for you and your colleagues to learn more about INTA's 2014 Annual Meeting in Hong Kong SAR, China. Feel free to bring a friend, co-worker or prospective member to find out about INTA’s first Annual Meeting in Asia and to discover all the benefits INTA offers.This reception is hosted by katfriend David Stone (Simmons & Simmons) on Monday 24 February, from 6 pm to 8 pm, and the venue is his firm's CityPoint office with the prospect of an optional art tour of that firm's art collection at 7 pm. To confirm your attendance, RSVP here by Wednesday,19 February (though if you're not currently an INTA member, you will need to create a username and password to register for this event).
Around the weblogs. This morning's PatLit carries a good descriptive analysis by Aaron Wood of last week's ruling over the Nexium patent in Astrazeneca v KRKA on what courts do when faced with successful defendant in infringement proceedings who, having been wrongfully tied down by a pre-trial injunction, seeks to cash in on the claimant's cross-undertaking in damages. Following last week's seminar on passing off and unfair competition, led by Baker & McKenzie partner Ben Allgrove and Gert Würtenberger from the Munich law firm Würtenberger Kunze, the jiplp weblog has posted the speakers' PowerPoints. On the same blog, Joel Smith and Laura Deacon relate the sad tale of the "other" Starbucks and the fate of its NOW Community trade mark. Over on the MARQUES Class 99 design law blog, Friederike Manz summarises amendments to Germany's own design law that promise to make it cheaper and more user-friendly. Finally, Mark Anderson asks the shocking question on IP Draughts "Are legal details a waste of time in IP contracts?"