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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

A decade of JIPLP: an IP event -- and a chance to celebrate

OUP could not be pushed
this far ...
It's no secret that the association between the IPKat weblog and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) has been a long and fruitful one, no doubt thanks to the genial tolerance of its publishers Oxford University Press (OUP). A curious contrast between  cats and OUP is that, while cats reputedly have nine lives, each is relatively short. OUP by comparison has only one life, but a very, very long one, being founded in 1586 ["How old would OUP be today in Cat Years?" asks Merpel].  Be that as it may, IPKat blogmeister Jeremy was JIPLP's founder editor back in 2005 and has steered it through the first decade of its existence with the admirable help of fellow Kats Eleonora Rosati, Darren Smyth, Birgit Clark and Neil Wilkof on the Editorial Board; several guest Kats have written for the journal, including Stefano Barazza and Alberto Bellan.  It will therefore come as no surprise that the Kats will be there aplenty on 26 November, when JIPLP celebrates its 10th anniversary with a full day's conferencing, discussion, dispute and debate.


The conference will take place on Thursday 26 November 2015 in the London offices of international law firm and loyal JIPLP supporter Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. , whose logo -- rarely spotted without the firm's name -- appears on the left.  The final programme for this event will be confirmed within the very near future. Meanwhile, we can confirm that it will include the following papers from editorial board members and/or contributors:
“Let It Be or We Can Work It Out?”: Fair use, quotation and the Beatles case" (Sir Richard Arnold, Patents Court, England and Wales)

* "Marks and names, labels and litigants" (Anna Carboni, Redd, solicitors and a former Appointed Person to hear trade mark appeals

* "Dealing with commercial change: from Scandecor to Starbucks" (Neil Wilkof, Bressler & Co., Ramat Gan, Israel)

* "Competition law and IP: a new era of encroachment?" Christopher Stothers, Arnold & Porter, London)

* "A decade of random copyright (reform) in Europe" (Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton and e-LAWnora)

* "Patents in perspective" (Stefano Barazza, University of South Wales) 
* "Policing and enforcing IP" (Marius Schneider, Ipvocate)

* "Second medical use claims: why are they so difficult to understand?" (Darren Smyth, EIP)

* "The Big IP Picture: is there one?" (Jeremy Phillips)
The event will commence at 9.30 am (following registration, which opens at 9.00 am) and will conclude at 5.00 pm, being followed by a reception.

Apart from being a celebration of a decade of thoroughly enjoyable and thankfully successful intellectual property law publishing, this conference marks the hand-over of its editorial functions.  Founder editor Jeremy is stepping down and is passing the reins to three new editors: Eleonora Rosati (currently Deputy Editor), Stefano Barazza and Marius Schneider.  This is the last time you will have the (mis)fortune of seeing Jeremy in action since it's his final public participation in any intellectual property event before he retires. 

Registration for this event, which is free to attend, can be achieved by the simple expedient of clicking through to the Eventbrite registration system here

1 comment:

Derek Freyberg said...

Was that "OUP could not be pushed this fur ... ?"

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