Calling all trade mark students. This Kat's friends in the International Trademark Association (INTA) are having their 137th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, from 2 to 6 May. They tell him this:
|San Diego Zoo-- or an INTA reception?|
"This event would be a great experience for students who are interested in IP or trade mark law. During this meeting, we also have a Career Development Day on 4 May, which is a day designed with programming and networking opportunities specifically for law students. To help law students make their way to the Annual Meeting, we have a scholarship program that provides complimentary registration and up to $500 travel reimbursement to the meeting. Interested students should complete the application form and submit an essay for consideration".Five scholarships are on offer. Go for them!
kindly responded to the request for further information over their ongoing dispute. The same blog has been busy of late, with a big, bouncy CopyKat post from Ben Challis and, via Marie-Andrée Weiss, a fascinating analysis of a failed motion for summary judgment in a copyright fair use case involving an iconic 9/11 photograph. The jiplp weblog is urging readers to come forward and offer to write up four IP titles that have so far escaped critical review. Finally, here's a curious and counter-intuitive decision from Finland on Paramount's challenge to the registration of MISSION POSSIBLE, by Class 46, Tiina Komppa.
|Tasteful, elegant and so cool ...|
Pamela Samuelson (UC Berkeley). The title is 'Functionality and Expression in Computer Programs: A Pragmatic Approach' and the date is Tuesday 10 March 2015, at 6 pm. The organisers are asking folk to gather there from 5.30 pm, to make sure that not everyone arrives at the last minute and to attend an optional seminar on how to pronounce "Berkeley". For an invitation, please contact Sophie Eastwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.