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Briefing, "Adapting the EU copyright rules to the digital transformation". This document may not be the most exciting read in the world, but it contains a very handy list of contemporary literature on the subject. This Kat is delighted to tell readers that fellow Kat Eleonora's masterly article, "Copyright in the EU: in search of (in)flexibilties", published earlier this year in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, at , 9(7), 585-598, has been included. Well done, Eleonora!
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"the eagerness with which the Report is instrumentalized for political purposes ignores the fact that, as the economists performing the study themselves have emphasized, their findings do not provide evidence regarding the causal relationship between IP and the economic data. Instead of serving a better understanding of the economics of IP, such politically tainted over-interpretations might actually discredit the analytical results and the advances in setting up a comprehensive database of IPR utilization at the firm level".Thanks, Annette and Dietmar: your observations are duly noted. Merpel wonders if we might hear a word or two from her friends in OHIM in response [there's little likelihood of a response from the EPO, Merpel notes, since that organisation is non-transparent, non-responsive and apparently de facto answerable to no-one: see my earlier blogpost on Eponia, here].
previews a fascinating seminar on the Patent Box on 9 September, which offers a generous 20% registration to IPKat readers. SOLO IP carries Part III of the saga of this blogger's nomination for inclusion in a directory of trade mark practitioners, notwithstanding the fact that he doesn't practise and has no qualification to do so at all. The jiplp weblog carries a neat piece by IP practitioner and scholar Nikos Prentoulis on the issue of proportionality as it affects applications for provisional injunctive relief in Greece, in the recent HARD ROCK litigation. Finally, "Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?" asks the TechnoLlama, in an amusing post which reveals the fact that British MP and IP government advisor Mike Weatherley is a World of Warcraft player.