LAW, LIFE AND BUSINESS ...

Issue 4 of Legalease's excellent bimonthly Life Sciences, Law & Business has now been published. It contains, among other feaures, ...
- Sunday, October 31, 2004
LAW, LIFE AND BUSINESS ... LAW, LIFE AND BUSINESS ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, October 31, 2004 Rating: 5
THE PACKAGING CASE THAT NEARLY SLIPPED AWAY ... THE PACKAGING CASE THAT NEARLY SLIPPED AWAY ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, October 31, 2004 Rating: 5

SMART(IE) THINKING FROM OHIM

The IPKat has come across an interesting OHIM Board of Appeal decision . Mars applied to register the shape of its packaging for M&Ms Mi...
- Saturday, October 30, 2004
SMART(IE) THINKING FROM OHIM SMART(IE) THINKING FROM OHIM Reviewed by Unknown on Saturday, October 30, 2004 Rating: 5

AND NOW IT'S THE CROATS' TURN

What a great day it's been for the Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol. First the IPKat hears of the accession of the...
- Friday, October 29, 2004
AND NOW IT'S THE CROATS' TURN AND NOW IT'S THE CROATS' TURN Reviewed by Jeremy on Friday, October 29, 2004 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...
- Friday, October 29, 2004
KYRGYZ REPUBLIC GOES FOR GOLD KYRGYZ REPUBLIC GOES FOR GOLD Reviewed by Jeremy on Friday, October 29, 2004 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 Friday, October 29, 2004 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...
- Friday, October 29, 2004
DO KATS BLOW TRUMPETS? DO KATS BLOW TRUMPETS? Reviewed by Jeremy on Friday, October 29, 2004 Rating: 5

FIRE SALE

Sweet & Maxwell has recently been conducting a "fire sale", with some very respectable titles available at substantially reduc...
- Friday, October 29, 2004
FIRE SALE FIRE SALE Reviewed by Jeremy on Friday, October 29, 2004 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...
- Friday, October 29, 2004
OFFICE POLITICS OFFICE POLITICS Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, October 29, 2004 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...
- Thursday, October 28, 2004
A NERD BY ANY OTHER NAME A NERD BY ANY OTHER NAME Reviewed by Jeremy on Thursday, October 28, 2004 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'...
- Thursday, October 28, 2004
A POINTED COMMENT ... A POINTED COMMENT ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Thursday, October 28, 2004 Rating: 5
VEE HAFF VAYS OF MAKING YOU THIN ... VEE HAFF VAYS OF MAKING YOU THIN ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Thursday, October 28, 2004 Rating: 5

... BUT IS IT IN GOOD TASTE?

Ananova (citing Las Ultimas Noticias ) brings news of yet more so-called "conceptual art". Chilean artist Paula de Solminihac is o...
- Thursday, October 28, 2004
... BUT IS IT IN GOOD TASTE? ... BUT IS IT IN GOOD TASTE? Reviewed by Jeremy on Thursday, October 28, 2004 Rating: 5
RECENTLY REPORTED EUROPEAN TRADE MARK CASES RECENTLY REPORTED EUROPEAN TRADE MARK CASES Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 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 Tuesday, October 26, 2004 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...
- Tuesday, October 26, 2004
SPEEDY BY NAME ... SPEEDY BY NAME ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 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 ...
- Tuesday, October 26, 2004
PICK OF THE BUNCH PICK OF THE BUNCH Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 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...
- Tuesday, October 26, 2004
SHOW ME THE MONEY SHOW ME THE MONEY Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 Rating: 5
" ... AND INTERFERENCE MAKES THREE" " ... AND INTERFERENCE MAKES THREE" Reviewed by Jeremy on Monday, October 25, 2004 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 Monday, October 25, 2004 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...
- Sunday, October 24, 2004
BALLMEROMICS OR BALLMORONICS BALLMEROMICS OR BALLMORONICS Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, October 24, 2004 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...
- Sunday, October 24, 2004
LATEST FROM IP&T LATEST FROM<em> IP&T</em> Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, October 24, 2004 Rating: 5
DATABASE RULINGS ON THE HORIZON ... DATABASE RULINGS ON THE HORIZON ... Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, October 24, 2004 Rating: 5
WANT TO BE A MILLIONNAIRE? BE A LAWYER WANT TO BE A MILLIONNAIRE? BE A LAWYER Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, October 24, 2004 Rating: 5
HITLER AND PROPHET MOSES BARRED FROM PLAYING PINBALL HITLER AND PROPHET MOSES BARRED FROM PLAYING PINBALL Reviewed by Unknown on Saturday, October 23, 2004 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...
- Saturday, October 23, 2004
WORTH CONSIDERING? WORTH CONSIDERING? Reviewed by Jeremy on Saturday, October 23, 2004 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 Friday, October 22, 2004 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...
- Friday, October 22, 2004
GENERIC MARKS POSER GENERIC MARKS POSER Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, October 22, 2004 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 Thursday, October 21, 2004 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...
- Thursday, October 21, 2004
UZBEKISTAN JOINS UPOV UZBEKISTAN JOINS UPOV Reviewed by Jeremy on Thursday, October 21, 2004 Rating: 5
ECJ REJECTS APPEALS BY KWS SAAT, OHIM ECJ REJECTS APPEALS BY KWS SAAT, OHIM Reviewed by Jeremy on Thursday, October 21, 2004 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...
- Thursday, October 21, 2004
IT'S BIG, IT'S FAT .. IT'S BIG, IT'S FAT .. Reviewed by Jeremy on Thursday, October 21, 2004 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...
- Thursday, October 21, 2004
ONLINE SHOPPING IPKAT-STYLE ONLINE SHOPPING IPKAT-STYLE Reviewed by Unknown on Thursday, October 21, 2004 Rating: 5
Bling Bling - the perfect present 
- Thursday, October 21, 2004
Reviewed by Unknown on Thursday, October 21, 2004 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...
- Wednesday, October 20, 2004
ECJ GIVES PHARMACIA RULING ECJ GIVES PHARMACIA RULING Reviewed by Jeremy on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 Rating: 5

DIY DISPUTE NEARING CONCLUSION?

The Guardian reports that MFI and Homebase, both UK DIY and home-improvement stores, are on tract to settle a bitter branding dispute out o...
- Wednesday, October 20, 2004
DIY DISPUTE NEARING CONCLUSION? DIY DISPUTE NEARING CONCLUSION? Reviewed by Unknown on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 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...
- Wednesday, October 20, 2004
COMMENTS PLEASE COMMENTS PLEASE Reviewed by Unknown on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 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 Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Rating: 5
CREAM FLOATS TO THE TOP COURT, THEN SINKS CREAM FLOATS TO THE TOP COURT, THEN SINKS Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Rating: 5

BRANDS AND BRANDOS

The IPKat has received the following from Susy Scardocchia, a legal assistant with the First Board of Appeal, OHIM: "I was reading The ...
- Tuesday, October 19, 2004
BRANDS AND BRANDOS BRANDS AND BRANDOS Reviewed by Jeremy and Ilanah on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 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...
- Tuesday, October 19, 2004
PIG OUT FOR A GUINEA? PIG OUT FOR A GUINEA? Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 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...
- Tuesday, October 19, 2004
LEVERAGING IP LEVERAGING IP Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 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 Tuesday, October 19, 2004 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...
- Monday, October 18, 2004
NOW IT'S BEER'S TURN NOW IT'S BEER'S TURN Reviewed by Jeremy on Monday, October 18, 2004 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...
- Sunday, October 17, 2004
LATEST FROM MIP LATEST FROM MIP Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, October 17, 2004 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...
- Saturday, October 16, 2004
NEWS ROUND-UP FROM THE IPKAT NEWS ROUND-UP FROM THE IPKAT Reviewed by Unknown on Saturday, October 16, 2004 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...
- Friday, October 15, 2004
ECJ SEES THE LIGHT ECJ SEES THE LIGHT Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, October 15, 2004 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...
- Friday, October 15, 2004
Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, October 15, 2004 Rating: 5

IT'S DISAPPEARED, SO IS IT ART?

Correspondent Glyn Williams of Derby has written to New Scientist , asking: "When condensation forms on a clean bathroom mirror, you ca...
- Thursday, October 14, 2004
IT'S DISAPPEARED, SO IS IT ART? IT'S DISAPPEARED, SO IS IT ART? Reviewed by Jeremy on Thursday, October 14, 2004 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 "...
- Thursday, October 14, 2004
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 Thursday, October 14, 2004 Rating: 5
CFI MAKES NO BONES ABOUT CTM OPPOSITION CFI MAKES NO BONES ABOUT CTM OPPOSITION Reviewed by Unknown on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 Rating: 5
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