Latest Trademark World

The April 2007 issue of ten-times a year pictorial journal Trademark World is now between the IPKat's discerning paws. The cover story is a refreshing investigation into the legal problems brewing in an area the IPKat has only just woken up to - common short codes (CSCs for short) that can be used for text-messaging through the use of a short message service (SMS) protocol. This piece is by Julia Anne Matheson and Anna Bonny of what Trademark World calls the Trademark and Copyright Group. The IPKat's not sure whether this is the name of a firm or just the subtitle of a bit of a firm. Googling 'Trademark and Copyright Group' and the combined names of the authors didn't help either.

Other notable features include a report by Richard Kempner and Brian Clayton (Addleshaw Goddard) on the actual or supposed truth concerning internationally harmonised IP laws - and not just the usual European jurisdictions either - while Kieran Heneghan of Simmons & Simmons commits the grave sin of writing an otherwise blameless article called "What's in a Name", on the own-name defence to an action for trade mark infringement [note for authors: in a journal such as Trademark World, about half the articles every year could qualify for the title "What's in a Name?"].

Full contents of this issue here.

STOP PRESS: as is apparent both from the Comment posted below and from a whole batch of emails received by the IPKat, the mystery has been solved. Julia Anne Matheson and Anna Bonny are with the US intellectual property law firm of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner.
Latest Trademark World Latest <i>Trademark World</i> Reviewed by Jeremy on Saturday, April 07, 2007 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. Dear Jeremy, Julia Anne Matheson and Anna Bonny are with the intellectual property law firm of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner. The firm's website address is Thanks for mentioning that the firm's name was omitted in the article.


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