[it's only just an evening meeting, sniffs Merpel, or is it really a late afternoon one? When does the evening start in the summer ...?]. The topic is "Fair use defence in trade mark cases”. Speaker and registration details can be found here. The registration fee is based on your presumed earning power, but there is no discrimination when it comes to the entitlement to partake in the refreshments afterwards.
Given the informal nature of the workshop, we do not expect participants who are chosen to contribute to the programme to prepare a full paper to present at the meeting, but we are instead issuing this call for proposals to give 15 minute presentations on issues relating experiences of teaching IP, for example on teaching innovations, problems associated with teaching IP and emerging issues in IP teaching. We would encourage you to provide feedback from the students or evidence of any impact on teaching outcomes due to the issues discussed. Examples of presentations given at the workshops in previous years can be found on the EIPTN website.
April Fools. The IPKat and Merpel always appreciate a good chuckle. While they naturally found their own April Fool's Day items immeasurably funny, they agree that the best of this year's bunch emanated from the fertile minds of their friends at Managing Intellectual Property magazine, whose Twitter account posted the following item:
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