A press release late last week happily announced the launch of WIPO Pearl, a new database which, it is promised, will provide free access to a wealth of multilingual scientific and technical terminology. As it explains, in relevant part:
You can access it via WIPO's Reference page here. Enjoy!
The 90,000+ terms and 15,000 concepts in 10 languages have all been entered and validated by WIPO-PCT language experts and terminologists, who have experience working with technical documents in multiple languages. Regular additions to the data are planned.
WIPO Pearl offers powerful search features, including the ability to select source and target languages, search by subject field as well as with abbreviations, and “fuzzy,” “exact” and Boolean search functions. Users can obtain a quick list of results, which can be expanded, while browsing via “concept maps” that show linkages among related concepts by language and subject field -- for example, showing concepts that are broader or narrower in scope than other concepts.
here, while the same blog notes that a chunk of this year's CIPA Congress has been given over to issues of patent commercialisation. The MARQUES Class 99 design law blog offers a neat analysis by Henning Hartwig of some recent German litigation between Levi Strauss and German company New Yorker under the even neater title "Black eye for selling blue jeans". PatLit's David Berry regales us with a warning from the US that delay in re-examination of a patent can result in litigation laches. Finally, Laetitia Lagarde posts a two-part thriller on the Battle of the Polo Players in the General Court (here and here), far more exciting for trade mark lawyers than for members of the sports fraternity [Merpel is still a little surprised that the image on the left was held similar to the Polo/Lauren man-on-horse logo. In future she will take great care not to feed hay to her bicycle ...].
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