|In visionary mode ...|
"Mr. Gurry prevailed in that round of voting with 46 votes, with 20 votes for Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama of Nigeria, 10 votes for Panama’s Mr. Alfredo Suescum Alfaro and seven votes for Mr. Jüri Seilenthal of Estonia. According to the rules, the candidate with the least number of votes after the first round is eliminated.
Before the second round of voting began, the candidacies of Mr. Suescum and Mr. Onyeama were withdrawn and Mr. Gurry was selected as the consensus nominee by delegates signaling their acclaim with a round of applause".This Kat thinks that Francis has done a jolly good job so far and wishes him the best of luck in the next six years. Merpel offers her condolences to the other candidates and reminds them that they did a lot better than she did.
here. This Kat is particularly excited about this event, not only because -- as readers will know -- he is a keen believer in the virtues of consensual settlement of IP conflicts but also because he has been invited to take part as a moderator of one of the sessions. Further information will be provided when it's available. In the meantime, save the dates and prepare for a trip to sun-drenched Alicante!
|Little-known statistic: 100% of European|
Patent Offices massage their filing figures
one of them being Camille Janssen's BOIP and Benelux-tinged overview of how Court of Justice trade mark decisions trickle down into national case law and office practice, the other being on the part-majestic, part-manic presentation given by Dutch trade mark guru, genius and amicable pracademic [that's short for an academic who also works in practice] Dirk Visser. This treat is the second in the series of annual Kay Uwe Jonas Memorial Lectures, the first having been given by Judge Joachim Bornkamm: the Kats are most excited to know who will be the third. Elsewhere, the jiplp weblog is offering a further four IP books for review, making it nine this week.