THE BRANDS FROM HELL

Londoners opening today's free copy of Metro (sadly, still not available online) were treated to a list of 50 "Brands from Hell&qu...
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THE BRANDS FROM HELL THE BRANDS FROM HELL Reviewed by Jeremy on 09:10:00 Rating: 5

CHEF'S DIET SHORT-LIVED

The Scotsman reports that, after widespread public protest, the Little Chef chain of restaurants has abandoned plans to replace the portly...
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CHEF'S DIET SHORT-LIVED CHEF'S DIET SHORT-LIVED Reviewed by Unknown on 01:51:00 Rating: 5

TWO OF NEW YORK'S FINEST

The IPKat would like to bring two little gems from the New York Times to your attention. Monday’s edition provides coverage of a new bo...
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TWO OF NEW YORK'S FINEST TWO OF NEW YORK'S FINEST Reviewed by Unknown on 01:38:00 Rating: 5
IS OHIM DELIBERATELY SUPPRESSING ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF BOARD OF APPEAL DECISIONS? IS OHIM DELIBERATELY SUPPRESSING ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF BOARD OF APPEAL DECISIONS? Reviewed by Jeremy on 01:04:00 Rating: 5

TARTAN TRADE MARKS?

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has recently released the volume 94, issue 4 (July/August) issue of its bimonthly publicatio...
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TARTAN TRADE MARKS? TARTAN TRADE MARKS? Reviewed by Jeremy on 21:24:00 Rating: 5

N'AVOIR PAS

A snippet from The Daily Telegraph reports that the copyright infringement claim brought by Georges Lopez, the celebrity teacher in "E...
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N'AVOIR PAS N'AVOIR PAS Reviewed by Jeremy on 10:42:00 Rating: 5
CRAFTY SWISS VOTE TO KEEP DECEIVING THE JAPANESE CRAFTY SWISS VOTE TO KEEP DECEIVING THE JAPANESE Reviewed by Jeremy on 23:44:00 Rating: 5

ALL THE WAY FROM CHINA

The IPKat's postbag this weekend included an inspection copy of issue 2 of China Intellectual Property . Subtitled a 'Comprehensive ...
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ALL THE WAY FROM CHINA ALL THE WAY FROM CHINA Reviewed by Jeremy on 10:42:00 Rating: 5
APPLE v APPLE - IS A SETTLEMENT IN SIGHT? APPLE v APPLE - IS A SETTLEMENT IN SIGHT? Reviewed by Unknown on 01:20:00 Rating: 5
LATEST EUROPEAN TRADE MARK REPORTS LATEST EUROPEAN TRADE MARK REPORTS Reviewed by Jeremy on 09:29:00 Rating: 5
US BOOTLEG LAW GIVEN THE BOOT US BOOTLEG LAW GIVEN THE BOOT Reviewed by Unknown on 01:07:00 Rating: 5
DEAR DIARY ... HERE COME SOME MORE TM CASES DEAR DIARY ... HERE COME SOME MORE TM CASES Reviewed by Jeremy on 09:04:00 Rating: 5
IPKAT PATENT OF THE MONTH: TASTEFUL BIRTHDAY GREETINGS IPKAT PATENT OF THE MONTH: TASTEFUL BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Reviewed by Unknown on 23:49:00 Rating: 5
COMPANY NAMES: THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LAW? COMPANY NAMES: THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LAW? Reviewed by Jeremy and Ilanah on 23:15:00 Rating: 5

WHAT A PAIN!

The European Court of Justice has just delivered its eagerly-awaited decision this morning in Case C-107/03 Procter & Gamble v OHIM (b...
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WHAT A PAIN! WHAT A PAIN! Reviewed by Jeremy on 11:09:00 Rating: 5
WHEN THE SAINT GOES MARCHING IN ... WHEN THE SAINT GOES MARCHING IN ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 01:42:00 Rating: 5

LESSIG: LIVE IN LONDON

Cedric Manara has emailed the IPKat to tell him that Larry Lessig will be at University College London on 4 October 2004 (details here ). H...
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LESSIG: LIVE IN LONDON LESSIG: LIVE IN LONDON Reviewed by Unknown on 00:36:00 Rating: 5

AND ABOUT TIME TOO!

This from The Register: Anti-software patent campaigners in the US have taken their fight to the courts. The Electronic Frontier Foundation ...
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AND ABOUT TIME TOO! AND ABOUT TIME TOO! Reviewed by Jeremy on 17:24:00 Rating: 5
DON'T SLIP UP ON THAT 3D SOAP ... DON'T SLIP UP ON THAT 3D SOAP ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 11:01:00 Rating: 5

SOMETHING TO DO IN GENEVA

There's a free half-day conference in Geneva on Friday 7 October, to mark the accession of the European Union to the Madrid Protocol (y...
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SOMETHING TO DO IN GENEVA SOMETHING TO DO IN GENEVA Reviewed by Jeremy on 10:45:00 Rating: 5
IP AND DISABILITY - A TRICKY INTERFACE IP AND DISABILITY - A TRICKY INTERFACE Reviewed by Unknown on 01:21:00 Rating: 5

OBITUARY: DR. ÁRPÁD BOGSCH

A WIPO Press Release has announced the death last Sunday of the organisation's former Director General Árpád Bogsch. The press release r...
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OBITUARY: DR. ÁRPÁD BOGSCH OBITUARY: DR. ÁRPÁD BOGSCH Reviewed by Jeremy on 21:31:00 Rating: 5
IPKAT QUESTION: TRADE MARK BULLIES IPKAT QUESTION: TRADE MARK BULLIES Reviewed by Unknown on 13:31:00 Rating: 5

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Today's The Times law supplement carries an ad for a film production lawyer at Time Warner. You only need to be 1-3 years qualified for...
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NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Reviewed by Jeremy on 11:11:00 Rating: 5
ARE APPEALS LOSING THEIR APPEAL? ARE APPEALS LOSING THEIR APPEAL? Reviewed by Jeremy on 09:39:00 Rating: 5
SOMETHING TO READ, AUSTRIAN STYLE SOMETHING TO READ, AUSTRIAN STYLE Reviewed by Jeremy on 02:43:00 Rating: 5
TRADE MARK TROUBLE FOR MCDONALDS IN SINGAPORE TRADE MARK TROUBLE FOR MCDONALDS IN SINGAPORE Reviewed by Unknown on 01:12:00 Rating: 5

SPECIALLY SELECTED

The IPKat has just received the first of three sample issues of Informa's ten-times-a-yearly magazine Copyright World , as an inducement...
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SPECIALLY SELECTED SPECIALLY SELECTED Reviewed by Jeremy on 13:43:00 Rating: 5
JUST IN CASE THERE WASN'T ALREADY ENOUGH LAW ... JUST IN CASE THERE WASN'T ALREADY ENOUGH LAW ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 11:47:00 Rating: 5
MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLECULE? MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLECULE? Reviewed by Jeremy on 23:18:00 Rating: 5

CUCKOO FOR COPYRIGHT

The BBC reports on the copyright conundrum of a local amateur dramatics group that ran into trouble with a West End production of One Flew ...
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CUCKOO FOR COPYRIGHT CUCKOO FOR COPYRIGHT Reviewed by Unknown on 23:18:00 Rating: 5
ECJ BANS TRADE MARK EXAMINERS FROM SLICING THEIR SALAMI ECJ BANS TRADE MARK EXAMINERS FROM SLICING THEIR SALAMI Reviewed by Jeremy on 21:10:00 Rating: 5
ECJ DOESN'T GET ITS NICHOLS IN A TWIST ECJ DOESN'T GET ITS NICHOLS IN A TWIST Reviewed by Jeremy on 14:52:00 Rating: 5
THE ROAD FROM DAMASCUS LEADS TO GENEVA THE ROAD FROM DAMASCUS LEADS TO GENEVA Reviewed by Jeremy on 01:49:00 Rating: 5

ANOTHER DEAD IP BLOG

On 13 September the IPKat lamented the fact that some rather nice intellectual property blogs have become defunct. John L. Welch (Foley Hoa...
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ANOTHER DEAD IP BLOG ANOTHER DEAD IP BLOG Reviewed by Jeremy on 01:02:00 Rating: 5

HAPPY NEW YEAR

The IPKat wishes all his readers, whatever their religion, creed or philosophy, a (Jewish) Happy New Year. He will be back in blogging act...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR HAPPY NEW YEAR Reviewed by Jeremy and Ilanah on 18:58:00 Rating: 5
BIG TRADE MARK DAY FOR THE ECJ BIG TRADE MARK DAY FOR THE ECJ Reviewed by Unknown on 18:31:00 Rating: 5

BHUTAN MAKES THE GRADE

The Kingdom of Bhutan has become a member of the Berne Union, according to a WIPO press release . The Berne Union is the body of countries ...
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BHUTAN MAKES THE GRADE BHUTAN MAKES THE GRADE Reviewed by Jeremy on 18:08:00 Rating: 5
RIAA IN THE DOCK OVER IP RIGHT INFRINGEMENT RIAA IN THE DOCK OVER IP RIGHT INFRINGEMENT Reviewed by Unknown on 14:10:00 Rating: 5
PATENT APPEAL DETERMINES MEANING OF "IN CONNECTION WITH" PATENT APPEAL DETERMINES MEANING OF "IN CONNECTION WITH" Reviewed by Jeremy on 03:54:00 Rating: 5

NEW JUDGE FOR ECJ

Fidelma Macken, Ireland's judge in the European Court of Justice and a former practitioner in intellectual property law, will be replace...
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NEW JUDGE FOR ECJ NEW JUDGE FOR ECJ Reviewed by Jeremy on 15:25:00 Rating: 5
LIFE SCIENCE, LAW AND BUSINESS LIFE SCIENCE, LAW AND BUSINESS Reviewed by Jeremy on 15:06:00 Rating: 5

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ...?

The IPKat has visited many other interesting websites and blogs in the course of his quest for exciting tidbits of intellectual property inf...
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ...? WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ...? Reviewed by Jeremy on 12:30:00 Rating: 5
NEW PATENT/CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION CASE NEW PATENT/CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION CASE Reviewed by Unknown on 01:53:00 Rating: 5

A MICKEY MOUSE CASE?

The Guardian reports that Disney may have to sell its South African Mickey Mouse trade mark. Disney is currently engaged in a court battle ...
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A MICKEY MOUSE CASE? A MICKEY MOUSE CASE? Reviewed by Unknown on 01:45:00 Rating: 5

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Would you like to work in Alicante? Do you enjoy an unmitigated diet of ssea food, 360 days of sunshine a year and the company of trade mark...
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NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Reviewed by Jeremy on 07:25:00 Rating: 5
COPYRIGHT VISIONARIES -- OR REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE? COPYRIGHT VISIONARIES  --  OR REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE? Reviewed by Jeremy on 01:49:00 Rating: 5
NON-COMMERICAL COMMERCIALS HIT THE AIRWAVES NON-COMMERICAL COMMERCIALS HIT THE AIRWAVES Reviewed by Unknown on 01:08:00 Rating: 5

AG OPINES ON SPC REFERENCE

Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer of the European Court of Justice has delivered his Opinion in Cases 207/03 ( Novartis and UCL and 253/...
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AG OPINES ON SPC REFERENCE AG OPINES ON SPC REFERENCE Reviewed by Jeremy on 11:44:00 Rating: 5
COPYRIGHT-FREE EXHIBITION IN LONDON COPYRIGHT-FREE EXHIBITION IN LONDON Reviewed by Unknown on 01:22:00 Rating: 5

SAFETY IN NUMBERS?

Intellectual property specialist chambers 19 Old Buildings have announced their forthcoming merger, on 1 October 2004, with Hogarth Chambers...
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SAFETY IN NUMBERS? SAFETY IN NUMBERS? Reviewed by Jeremy on 13:14:00 Rating: 5

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

The Times today carries an advertisement for a trade mark attorney for a City (London) practice. The salary is £60,000+, though the ad does...
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NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Reviewed by Jeremy on 13:02:00 Rating: 5
CFI STRETCHES THE POINT IN LIMO APPEAL CFI STRETCHES THE POINT IN LIMO APPEAL Reviewed by Jeremy on 08:59:00 Rating: 5

CFI ALLOWS SUBSTITUTION

Here’s a summer Court of First Instance (CFI) order for all you procedure-junkies out there. Kerry applied to register a CTM in 1997. Gerol...
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CFI ALLOWS SUBSTITUTION CFI ALLOWS SUBSTITUTION Reviewed by Unknown on 01:30:00 Rating: 5

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS

It's back to work for the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance and here's the agenda for the next fortnight. B...
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FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS Reviewed by Jeremy on 16:23:00 Rating: 5

WHILE WE WEREN'T LOOKING ...

... the European Court of Justice surprised the IPKat by posting a handful of goodies on its website. These recent gems include * Case T...
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WHILE WE WEREN'T LOOKING ... WHILE WE WEREN'T LOOKING ... Reviewed by Jeremy on 11:49:00 Rating: 5

OHIM BLOCKS LEGO REGISTRATION

Anna Carboni of Wilberforce Chambers has kindly provided the IPKat with a copy of the OHIM Cancellation Division’s decision invalidatin...
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OHIM BLOCKS LEGO REGISTRATION OHIM BLOCKS LEGO REGISTRATION Reviewed by Unknown on 01:05:00 Rating: 5
QUAKERS BREAK FAITH WITH BEATEN WOMAN QUAKERS BREAK FAITH WITH BEATEN WOMAN Reviewed by Jeremy on 17:20:00 Rating: 5
ONE FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS ONE FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS Reviewed by Unknown on 17:56:00 Rating: 5
... BUT WHERE DOES THE REST GO? ... BUT WHERE DOES THE REST GO? Reviewed by Jeremy on 13:24:00 Rating: 5
IP IN EUROPE: A FINAL RIPOSTE? IP IN EUROPE: A FINAL RIPOSTE? Reviewed by Jeremy and Ilanah on 11:06:00 Rating: 5
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