LAW, LIFE AND BUSINESS ...

Issue 4 of Legalease's excellent bimonthly Life Sciences, Law & Business has now been published. It contains, among other feaures, ...
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LAW, LIFE AND BUSINESS ... LAW, LIFE AND BUSINESS ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 15:38:00 Rating: 5
THE PACKAGING CASE THAT NEARLY SLIPPED AWAY ... THE PACKAGING CASE THAT NEARLY SLIPPED AWAY ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 14:57:00 Rating: 5
SMART(IE) THINKING FROM OHIM SMART(IE) THINKING FROM OHIM Reviewed by Unknown on 22:02:00 Rating: 5
AND NOW IT'S THE CROATS' TURN AND NOW IT'S THE CROATS' TURN Reviewed by Jeremy on 15:49:00 Rating: 5

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC GOES FOR GOLD

WIPO has just informed the IPKat today that the Kyrgyz Republic has notified it of its intention to be bound by the Nairobi Treaty on the Pr...
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KYRGYZ REPUBLIC GOES FOR GOLD KYRGYZ REPUBLIC GOES FOR GOLD Reviewed by Jeremy on 13:17:00 Rating: 5
REFUSING TO SUPPLY IN CHEAP JURISDICTIONS MAY BE OKAY, SAYS AG REFUSING TO SUPPLY IN CHEAP JURISDICTIONS MAY BE OKAY, SAYS AG Reviewed by Jeremy on 10:34:00 Rating: 5

DO KATS BLOW TRUMPETS?

Kats are not known to be the most musical of mammals, but on this one occasion the IPKat permits himself to blow his trumpet a little. Ac...
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DO KATS BLOW TRUMPETS? DO KATS BLOW TRUMPETS? Reviewed by Jeremy on 10:10:00 Rating: 5

FIRE SALE

Sweet & Maxwell has recently been conducting a "fire sale", with some very respectable titles available at substantially reduc...
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FIRE SALE FIRE SALE Reviewed by Jeremy on 09:18:00 Rating: 5

OFFICE POLITICS

The BBC reports that the BBC is investigating similarities between Stromberg , shown on ProSieben, and its hit show The Office . There are a...
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OFFICE POLITICS OFFICE POLITICS Reviewed by Unknown on 01:27:00 Rating: 5

A NERD BY ANY OTHER NAME

Last night, in the sumptuous surroundings of the Middle Temple Hall, the IPKat was privileged to enjoy the company of Lord Justice (Sir Robi...
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A NERD BY ANY OTHER NAME A NERD BY ANY OTHER NAME Reviewed by Jeremy on 22:29:00 Rating: 5

A POINTED COMMENT ...

... on outsourcing can be found here on The Register. The IPKat says, one man's IP/know-how licence is the migration of another man'...
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A POINTED COMMENT ... A POINTED COMMENT ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 15:14:00 Rating: 5
VEE HAFF VAYS OF MAKING YOU THIN ... VEE HAFF VAYS OF MAKING YOU THIN ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 13:23:00 Rating: 5
... BUT IS IT IN GOOD TASTE? ... BUT IS IT IN GOOD TASTE? Reviewed by Jeremy on 13:01:00 Rating: 5
RECENTLY REPORTED EUROPEAN TRADE MARK CASES RECENTLY REPORTED EUROPEAN TRADE MARK CASES Reviewed by Jeremy on 08:55:00 Rating: 5
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE DEAD TO WORK HERE -- BUT IT HELPS YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE DEAD TO WORK HERE -- BUT IT HELPS Reviewed by Unknown on 17:40:00 Rating: 5

SPEEDY BY NAME ...

Ananova brings news of a bouncing Romanian baby who, having been born in his parents' car as they rushed to hospital, is to be named aft...
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SPEEDY BY NAME ... SPEEDY BY NAME ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 15:18:00 Rating: 5

PICK OF THE BUNCH

An artist is planting a vineyard in a disused church in Chatham, Kent reports the BBC. The project will act as a metaphor for regeneration ...
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PICK OF THE BUNCH PICK OF THE BUNCH Reviewed by Unknown on 01:40:00 Rating: 5

SHOW ME THE MONEY

This isn’t an IP story and that’s what makes it an IP story. The Register reports that New York Attorney General Eliot “the Blitzer” Spitze...
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SHOW ME THE MONEY SHOW ME THE MONEY Reviewed by Unknown on 01:38:00 Rating: 5
" ... AND INTERFERENCE MAKES THREE" " ... AND INTERFERENCE MAKES THREE" Reviewed by Jeremy on 22:47:00 Rating: 5
SYNAGIS LITIGATION WILL REMAIN IN ENGLAND, RULES COURT OF APPEAL SYNAGIS LITIGATION WILL REMAIN IN ENGLAND, RULES COURT OF APPEAL Reviewed by Jeremy on 09:09:00 Rating: 5

BALLMEROMICS OR BALLMORONICS

This curiosity appeared today, courtesy of The Register. Steve Ballmer this week came up with a novel and somewhat paradoxical explanation f...
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BALLMEROMICS OR BALLMORONICS BALLMEROMICS OR BALLMORONICS Reviewed by Jeremy on 23:30:00 Rating: 5

LATEST FROM IP&T

The October issue of Butterworths' Intellectual Property & Technology Cases has now reached the IPKat's busy desk. Cases reporte...
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LATEST FROM IP&T LATEST FROM<em> IP&T</em> Reviewed by Jeremy on 15:13:00 Rating: 5
DATABASE RULINGS ON THE HORIZON ... DATABASE RULINGS ON THE HORIZON ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 14:37:00 Rating: 5
WANT TO BE A MILLIONNAIRE? BE A LAWYER WANT TO BE A MILLIONNAIRE? BE A LAWYER Reviewed by Jeremy on 09:49:00 Rating: 5
HITLER AND PROPHET MOSES BARRED FROM PLAYING PINBALL HITLER AND PROPHET MOSES BARRED FROM PLAYING PINBALL Reviewed by Unknown on 23:41:00 Rating: 5

WORTH CONSIDERING?

Now here's something worth taking a look at: LexisNexis is running its Trade Marks 2004 conference in London on Tuesday 30 November. Fro...
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WORTH CONSIDERING? WORTH CONSIDERING? Reviewed by Jeremy on 23:02:00 Rating: 5
PHILIPS TAKES IT ON THE CHIN FROM REMINGTON IN SHAVER SCRAPE PHILIPS TAKES IT ON THE CHIN FROM REMINGTON IN SHAVER SCRAPE Reviewed by Jeremy on 16:19:00 Rating: 5

GENERIC MARKS POSER

The IPKat would like to draw your attention to an interesting problem posed in the INTA Trademark [sic!] List. The issue is basically wheth...
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GENERIC MARKS POSER GENERIC MARKS POSER Reviewed by Unknown on 01:20:00 Rating: 5
DO WE, DON'T WE, DO WE, DON'T WE HAVE A DOCTRINE OF EQUIVALENTS? ER, ... DO WE, DON'T WE, DO WE, DON'T WE HAVE A DOCTRINE OF EQUIVALENTS? ER, ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 15:37:00 Rating: 5

UZBEKISTAN JOINS UPOV

WIPO has just told the IPKat that Uzbekistan is becoming a fully-functioning member of UPOV and will play its part in the international pro...
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UZBEKISTAN JOINS UPOV UZBEKISTAN JOINS UPOV Reviewed by Jeremy on 11:09:00 Rating: 5
ECJ REJECTS APPEALS BY KWS SAAT, OHIM ECJ REJECTS APPEALS BY KWS SAAT, OHIM Reviewed by Jeremy on 09:44:00 Rating: 5

IT'S BIG, IT'S FAT ..

...it's the second edition of Intellectual Property Law by Lionel Bently and Brad Sherman. Published this summer by Oxford University P...
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IT'S BIG, IT'S FAT .. IT'S BIG, IT'S FAT .. Reviewed by Jeremy on 01:09:00 Rating: 5

ONLINE SHOPPING IPKAT-STYLE

It’s only just over two months until Christmas/Chanukah so it’s time to start thinking what to get that special trade mark lawyer in your li...
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ONLINE SHOPPING IPKAT-STYLE ONLINE SHOPPING IPKAT-STYLE Reviewed by Unknown on 01:03:00 Rating: 5
Bling Bling - the perfect present 
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Reviewed by Unknown on 00:16:00 Rating: 5

ECJ GIVES PHARMACIA RULING

The European Court of Justice handed down its decision yesterday in Case C-31/03 Pharmacia Italia SpA , a reference from the German Bundesge...
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ECJ GIVES PHARMACIA RULING ECJ GIVES PHARMACIA RULING Reviewed by Jeremy on 09:20:00 Rating: 5
DIY DISPUTE NEARING CONCLUSION? DIY DISPUTE NEARING CONCLUSION? Reviewed by Unknown on 01:26:00 Rating: 5

COMMENTS PLEASE

Ilanah has written an article on the recent UK Electrocoin case, which deals with (i) whether they symbols used in games machines are regist...
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COMMENTS PLEASE COMMENTS PLEASE Reviewed by Unknown on 01:02:00 Rating: 5
LAW OF COLLOCATIONS DOES EXIST AFTER ALL, EVEN IF IT'S INVISIBLE LAW OF COLLOCATIONS DOES EXIST AFTER ALL, EVEN IF IT'S INVISIBLE Reviewed by Jeremy on 22:42:00 Rating: 5
CREAM FLOATS TO THE TOP COURT, THEN SINKS CREAM FLOATS TO THE TOP COURT, THEN SINKS Reviewed by Jeremy on 20:59:00 Rating: 5
BRANDS AND BRANDOS BRANDS AND BRANDOS Reviewed by Jeremy and Ilanah on 13:53:00 Rating: 5

PIG OUT FOR A GUINEA?

Ananova gives an account of the successful breeding of giant guinea pigs for human food. Peruvian researchers, having sought their quarry fo...
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PIG OUT FOR A GUINEA? PIG OUT FOR A GUINEA? Reviewed by Jeremy on 13:04:00 Rating: 5

LEVERAGING IP

On a recent visit to Oxford, the city of dreaming spires and the home of Oxford University Press , the IPKat picked up a charming little boo...
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LEVERAGING IP LEVERAGING IP Reviewed by Jeremy on 08:45:00 Rating: 5
TEXAN TRADE MARK ENFORCEMENT: WHERE THERE'S MUCK THERE'S BRASS TEXAN TRADE MARK ENFORCEMENT: WHERE THERE'S MUCK THERE'S BRASS Reviewed by Unknown on 01:32:00 Rating: 5

NOW IT'S BEER'S TURN

We have all become used to the sight of health warnings on packets of cigarettes and on their advertising literature, remind us quite how ba...
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NOW IT'S BEER'S TURN NOW IT'S BEER'S TURN Reviewed by Jeremy on 13:05:00 Rating: 5

LATEST FROM MIP

... The October 2004 issue of Managing Intellectual Property contains the usual array of fascinating content. It's an Asia-Pacific spe...
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LATEST FROM MIP LATEST FROM MIP Reviewed by Jeremy on 01:08:00 Rating: 5

NEWS ROUND-UP FROM THE IPKAT

A few shorties spotted by the IPKat while doing his daily news-trawl: * From the BBC – Mr Justice Blackburne has granted an order in fav...
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NEWS ROUND-UP FROM THE IPKAT NEWS ROUND-UP FROM THE IPKAT Reviewed by Unknown on 23:59:00 Rating: 5

ECJ SEES THE LIGHT

Last Thursday the ECJ provided further guidance on how to judge whether shape marks are distinctive. Though the IPKat briefly noted the case...
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ECJ SEES THE LIGHT ECJ SEES THE LIGHT Reviewed by Unknown on 17:32:00 Rating: 5
FBI AGENTS - COMING TO AN IP OFFICE NEAR YOU The US Department of Justice (DoJ) wants tough new antipiracy powers according to ZDNet. On T...
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Reviewed by Unknown on 00:41:00 Rating: 5
IT'S DISAPPEARED, SO IS IT ART? IT'S DISAPPEARED, SO IS IT ART? Reviewed by Jeremy on 16:17:00 Rating: 5

IT'S NOT ON THEIR WEBSITE ...

... but the Intellectual Property Institute (IPI) is co-presenting a most attractive half-day seminar on Thursday 28 October entitled "...
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IT'S NOT ON THEIR WEBSITE ... IT'S NOT ON THEIR <a href="http://www.ip-institute.org.uk/index.html">WEBSITE </a>... Reviewed by Jeremy on 09:18:00 Rating: 5
CFI MAKES NO BONES ABOUT CTM OPPOSITION CFI MAKES NO BONES ABOUT CTM OPPOSITION Reviewed by Unknown on 16:39:00 Rating: 5
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