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The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in the United Kingdom is going through a "let's be nice to IP academics" phase at the moment, to which end it has launched the initiative which we've cut and pasted below. This Kat hopes that it won't be difficult to encourage CIPA to extend its kindness to academics and students from outside the UK too, since we are living in a fairly borderless IP environment these days. Anyway, this is what's on offer:
IP Academics and Ph.D. Students in the UKThese directories, set up by CIPA, aim to list academics based in the UK and their Ph.D. students, for the benefits of IP researchers, IP practitioners, UK Government and others. There are two Directories at present: IP academics and Ph.D. students. We hope to add a further Directory listing IP practitioners willing to engage with researchers. In the meantime, if you want to contact a CIPA expert for discussions, let us know and we will try to find someone. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.CIPA aims to strengthen links with academic research in IP (particularly UK-based activities). We feel that we could use CIPA's wide professional and practical expertise to help UK academics in their research. We feel that these Directories would be helpful in understanding the state of active IP research in the UK, which could lead to offers of pro bono assistance from CIPA members, increased awareness by the UK IPO, networking opportunities in particular for Ph.D. students, and to other benefits.To read more about the history of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) please click here.We can provide our professional and practical experience to inform, assist, review and contribute to IP research (including research proposals, the conduct of research, and the results of research). We could be a contact point for academics (not only those in law faculties) who want to liaise with IP professionals in private practice and industry who may be able to assist them in developing ideas for research, reviewing research proposals, providing background information, assisting in providing relevant materials and evidence, and providing review resources for research results and papers. We could also assist publication in our CIPA community if wished.We could also help to teach students from many disciplines (law, science, engineering, business, etc) about the importance of intellectual property. We are prepared to help individual institutions with material and to try to get speakers from our profession.
here), there's a small but significant sequel, noted on PatLit here. Elsewhere, Class 46 publishes the latest Joint Statement on Plain Packaging and EU legislation, which you can read in full here. Finally, on IP Tango, Patricia Covarrubia marks the first birthday of Mexico's membership of the Madrid Protocol on international trade mark registration.