|Listening with rapt attention to the keynote|
address by Peter Groves ...
Around the weblogs 1. On Afro-IP, Caroline Ncube reflects on what a busy month for IP the first two-thirds of November has been. IP Tango hosts a guest piece by Vicente Zafrilla Diaz-Marta (IP expert, Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk) on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what it might mean for European businesses doing business abroad (in Latin America, for instance?) The Aistemos blog points readers to the ORoPO initiative, the establishment of an open register of accurate records of patent ownership that was launched six months ago and which looks forward to gathering momentum in the New Year.
Around the weblogs 2. Trade mark enthusiasts -- even those of the non-US variety -- are urged to take a look at "If infringement falls in a forest ...", Ron Coleman's Likelihood of Confusion post on, well, likelihood of confusion --one of the most thought-provoking items this Kat has seen on the subject in more than a little while. The SPC Blog, having recently posted a review of Japanese patent term extension law and practice by Seigen Tsukuda, has just hosted a sequel in which the Japanese Supreme Court affirms office practice on this valuable topic.