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full list of contents of JIPLP's Special May Edition on indigenous intangible property rights but also the guest editorial by Keri Johnston and Marion Heathcote. Elsewhere, the 1709 Blog hosts a guest post by Valentina Torelli on a Spanish ruling that will leave copyright owners wondering why everyone thinks they are so over-protected -- it's the same case that the IPKat hosted Carlos Garcia Berned's little note on, here. There's also a gentle plug for Information Influx from Joao Quintais and Christina Angelopoulos. IP Draughts harbours a thoughtful piece by Katfriend Mark Anderson entitled "Introducing Background IP to a research project: what does it mean?" If you don't know what it means by the time you've read it, demand your money back. Finally, SOLO IP has fired off a trilogy of fresh posts which you can check here ('Colouring in Trademarks'), here ('Licensing as a Solo Occupation') and here (''The Secret World of CTMR Article 82).
[now that's daring, says Merpel. Can you imagine any organisation in the US running the strapline "Practical advice for The Old World ..." and getting away without a gentle roasting?], the venue is CIPA Hall, 95 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DT, and the cast consists of Kristina Cornish (Kilburn & Strode, in the chair), Simon Wright (J.A Kemp & Co.) and Mercedes K. Meyer (Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP). Details are available here.
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