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Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Kindly hosted by the local office of Marks & Clerk, this event will give you a chance to meet some of IP's blogging legends in the flesh, if you can face the prospect, and of watching bloggers at first hand when they are not actually blogging about IP but just being ordinary people. Satisfaction guaranteed. See you there!
Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place Names & Origin, which was signed in Napa Valley on 26 July 2005 and which he hasn't mentioned since Cat the Kat's post back in October 2011. Recent news is that the list of signatories, which includes such distinguished names as Champagne, Chianti Classico, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Long Island, Napa Valley, Oregon, Paso Robles, Porto, Rioja, Sonoma County, Victoria, Tokaj, Walla Walla Valley, Washington state, Willamette Valley and Western Australia, has now been augmented by the American wine region of Santa Barbara County, California, and French wine regions Bordeaux and Bourgogne/Chablis. The Declaration represents the aspirations of "a global movement aimed at ensuring wine place names are protected and not abused or miscommunicated to consumers", though after several glasses of the protected substances it can be difficult to say some of these names at all, let alone miscommunicate them.
reminds readers of the impending excitements of World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April. This year's theme sounds very copyright-ish, since it's on the theme of "Movies: a Global Passion". MARQUES's view, however, is that the movies have much to commend themselves to the branding industries, both because of the lucrative nature of merchandising tie-ups and because of the prospects which movies offer for spot-on marketing through product placement. Elsewhere on the IP blogosphere, it's a little quiet. This Kat has been so busy of late that he hasn't had a chance to write up his thoughts on the final version of the EU Tech Transfer Block Exemption Regulation, but in the meantime he commends readers to the piece on that topic by Mark Anderson on IP Draughts, here.
tinyurl.com/iptball2014, all of which sounds quite plausible. The price per ticket is £99, so if you are going you'd jolly well better make sure that you're getting your money's-worth of pleasure ...