Jeremy's accolade, IPKat's pride

This blog expends great efforts to acknowledge the exploits of its colleagues and friends in the IP world. We are reticent, however, to draw attention to the doings of the members of the IPKat itself, and there is no one more modest and self-effacing in this regard that the blog post’s founder, Jeremy Phillips. For that reason, the following item, dated 19 April, slipped the attention of this Kat (thanks to Katfriend Robert Hurst, for bringing it to my attention): “Jeremy Phillips Wins Outstanding Achievement Award—It was a great pleasure to present an outstanding achievement award to Jeremy Phillips at our [Managing Intellectual Property magazine] Global Awards Dinner this week”, here. In receiving the award, Jeremy joins a list of distinguished recipients, including Sir Robin Jacob, Gerhard Bauer, Alison Brimelow, Wubbo de Boer and Jiang Zhipei.

The MIP announcement described Jeremy as follows:
“Jeremy will be known to many of you as an indefatigable blogger, on the IP Kat and countless of other sites. He describes himself as “IP consultant; author, lecturer, and commentator on patents, trade marks, copyrights and most contemporary issues involving IP rights” but that hardly does justice to his achievements.

He has consulted for a number of law firms, most recently Olswang. He is honorary research fellow at the IP Institute, was formerly professorial fellow at the Queen Mary IP Research Institute and has held posts at UCL, Bournemouth Law School and the University of Alicante. He runs at the last count 13 blogs and coordinates social media activity for the trade mark association MARQUES.

He edits the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice and the European Trade Mark Reports and has founded numerous publications including Patent World, Trademark World and Copyright World and—back in 1990—Managing Intellectual Property. So it really would be true that without Jeremy none of us would be here today.”
The most important thing said here was at the end—“So it really would be true that without Jeremy none of us would be here today.” These words may be no more true than for this Kat. I owe Jeremy the opportunity to have entered the IP profession, to write books and articles, to teach and to lecture, and along the way to share family festivities. More importantly, he has enriched IP in England and throughout the world in a way that is unique.

On behalf of this Kat and for IP people everywhere, we can only say—“Jeremy, well done and thank you.”
Jeremy's accolade, IPKat's pride Jeremy's accolade, IPKat's pride Reviewed by Neil Wilkof on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Rating: 5


  1. I must add an enormous THANK YOU as well. This blog is incredibly informative and moreover fun to read. Every single day. Thanks, Jeremy, and congratulations.

  2. Can I just add as one of Jeremy's fellow 1709 bloggers a heartfelt "here here" and congratulations.

  3. Can I just add as one of Jeremy's fellow 1709 bloggers a heartfelt "here here" and congratulations. Ben.

  4. For he’s a jolly good feline
    For his stuff we make a bee-line
    For it, all we devotees pine
    It’s most illustrious!

    It’s most illustrious
    It’s most illustrious
    For he’s a jolly good moggy
    His output makes one feel groggy
    But how? We haven’t the foggi-
    -essssst! He’s real industrious!

  5. Can I just add as one of Jeremy's fellow 1709 bloggers a heartfelt "here here" and congratulations. Ben.

  6. Congrats!!! And thank you Jeremy!!! It always gives me great pleasure reading your books and your blogs. Hope someday would meet you in person and share your wisdom and sense of humor!

  7. While Anonymous' scansion is suspect, his or her sentiments are right on the money (or should that be moggy?). The accolade has been richly deserved.

  8. Congratulations Jeremy! No-one deserves this more. Your commitment to the good of the IP community as a whole truly is unique, and long may it continue

  9. I would also like to add my congratulations. I have no idea how Jeremy finds the time and the energy to keep so many blogs and other activities, such as the many seminars he has organised, on the go at the same time. And I note that even Merpel seems lost for words in admiration!

  10. Myriad Meows of Mazel Tov to our Muse - or should that be "Mews"?

  11. Here´s a great poem for Jeremy, about, I think, IP...

    'The singular passion
    Abides its object and consumes desire
    In the circling shadow of its appetite.'

    Mats in Stockholm

  12. As a past winner of the award you will find be purring at being in such splendid company.
    Jeremy is a good friend, and I am so glad that he gets appropriate recognition.
    I really cannot think of anyone who has contributed as much to the IP community as Jeremy.

  13. Many congratulations to Jeremy on this well deserved accolade.
    I had the honour of teaching a module of the General Certificate of Intellectual Property in Singapore recently and I mentioned the IPKat blog as a great source of interesting news and updates on IP. Someone had beaten me to it, however: the participants had already been informed about your excellent blog by a lecturer from the UK earlier on in the course.
    Keep up the good work!

  14. The IP world would be poorer without the laudable purrs and sometime hisses of this indefatigable man. Congratulations Jeremy - one of the best event opening speeches of welcome I heard was at IP Expo 2013 - never afraid of saying it how it is! Not many have the guts to do so. Long may the IPKat be guided by your prowling. Dids of ACID


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