|Typical designers -- plenty of style,|
but they forgot the stairs ...
Here’s what the organisers have to say about it:
"Trade mark and design law make many assumptions about how designers design things and use those assumptions are the basis of tests which shape the scope of legal protection for designs. Furthermore, design-related questions underlie the tests for protectablity. These include distinctiveness, novelty, individual character, design freedom and different overall impression and functionality.
In this seminar, a product and a packaging designer will explain the design process and how they make design choices. Experienced lawyers will then consider the extent to which the legal tests inherent in trade mark and design regulation reflect the realities of the design process".The speakers are Matthew Cockerill (Seymour Powell), Chris Griffin (pi global and the Museum of Brands), Alexander Carter-Silk (Speechly Bircham) and Simon Malynicz (3 New Square), chaired by none other than Mr Justice Birss. The standard admission fee is £30, but IBIL is offering a 10% reduction to IPKat readers if they enter ‘IPKAT10’ in the promotional code box [it may not sound like much, but it's a much-appreciated gesture -- and an extra £3 in your pocket always comes in handy!].
here) on Thursday 20 March from 5.30pm - 7.30pm when Ros will give a short keynote speech and then be available to mingle and chat. Drinks and nibbles will be provided [Merpel has it on good authorities that BDB is very proud/fond of its chef's canapés which, she hopes, will be Kat-friendly]. If you'd like to attend, do let BDB know in advance by emailing email@example.com, [please note corrected email address] so that a sufficiency of comestibles can be provided, along with the right name badges. This Kat, sensing that the event may be more than averagely popular, is already pressing for a repeat in a couple of months' time ...
here. From my research so far, although I can find plenty of articles on the scientific aspect, I have not been able to find much information on legal issues/patentability and was wondering if you had come across anything? The technology is so cutting-edge there is a definite lack of legal analysis, but the potential medical applications are so vast I am sure it is only a matter of time. I would be grateful for any advice you might have". This Kat hasn't come across anything himself since he posted on the subject in November of last year, but wonders if readers might have some leads for this student to follow up. If you have any ideas, do let us know!
INTA Annual Meeting in Hong Kong. The Symposium takes place on Monday 12 May as part of INTA’s Academic Day and is an opportunity for trade mark scholars from around the world to present a complete, or near complete, work of trade mark scholarship to practitioners and fellow academics [including this Kat]. This year the INTA is only selecting between one and four papers, which will be presented with a practitioner and an academic commentator, rather than in the traditional workshop setting. If you'd like to present a paper, do please send an abstract (approximately 300 words) describing a current trade mark or unfair competition scholarship project to Co-Chairs Signe H. Naeve (SNaeve@uw.edu) and Jeremy Sheff (firstname.lastname@example.org) by15 February 15, 2014. Participants receive complimentary enrolment in the Academic Day programme, plus sundry local pleasures. However, airfares and accommodation are the speaker’s responsibility. For INTA membership and Annual Meeting registration information, please contact Carin Diep-Dixon (email@example.com).
|Teddy bears' additive-free picnic|
here. Do attend-- and enjoy!