Friday Fantasies

Not the easiest way
to join a webinar ...
"Very sorry for the late notice, but this whole thing is quite sudden", says Katfriend Michael Lin (Marks&Clerk, Hong Kong). The thing in question is "IP in China: Protecting Rights With Rigorous Investigation and Enforcement Strategies", a China IP/Anti-counterfeiting webinar which he will be conducting next week -- from 1-2:30 pm US EST (or, if you prefer, 6-7:30 pm UK time) on Tuesday, 4 March 2014. Adds Michael, by way of an enticing sweetener
"I have a limited number of free passes and so I would be happy to reserve two for IPKat readers who email me at – first come, first-served".
For others, the info and sign-up link is here (the price already includes a 50% discount). Enjoy!

Lush bombs Amazon ...
Around the weblogs 1. Nigel Hanley is truly desperate to hear from small IP practitioners, as SOLO IP posts herehere and here make clear. On Class 46, Natasza Slater guests a thorough analysis of Lush's triumph over Amazon in a somewhat unusual trade mark infringement case involving that perennially unpopular subject, the purchase of third party trade marks as keywords, while Tiina Komppa (Roschier) reviews two recent Finnish trade mark oppositions involving bulldogs (or at any rate bulldog-related trade marks ...).

Around the weblogs 2. Over on PatLit the indefatigable Stefano Barazza addresses another recent piece of US patent jurisprudence, this time on the relationship between foreseeability and the doctrine of equivalents. The Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice's jiplp blog celebrates the fact that its associated JIPLP readers and writers LinkedIn Group now has 200 members (the figure has since risen to 208).  Writing for Art & Artifice, Simone Blakeney neatly summarises the US proposal for an ART Act (on resale royalties for artists). There's also a new blog on the block. It doesn't seem to have a name -- but the author is the respected and well-regarded Colorado-based Carl Oppedahl, so it should be good!

"Coats of Arms and Trade Marks: Dual Protection or Mutual Antagonism?"  This is the title of an intriguing event coming up on Wednesday 19 March at the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn.  Registration is at bargain-basement prices and if you're a barrister or solicitor you can even pick up a couple of CPD points for attending it.  Click here for the page from which you click for further particulars and registration. Places are limited, so don't leave your decision too late!

Want to write for SAIPLJ?  On Wednesday the IPKat mentioned that the South Africa Intellectual Property Law Journal's (SAIPLJ) had issued a call for papers, ideally by the cut-off date of 30 April 2014. There's now a convenient link to the journal's call. Thanks, Caroline Ncube and Lee-Ann Tong, for letting us know.

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