Five Golden Rings
The IPKat's excitement at receiving his copy of Sweet & Maxwell's International Sports Law Review is sometimes diminished by (i) discovering how little IP it often contains and (ii) how thin it sometimes is. The just-published issue 3/06, however, is no disappointment to him at all. It's full of pages (a useful technique for keeping subscribers happy if they're paying over £500 a year for just four issues) and - this is the best bit, it's pretty rich in IP too. There's
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* a long and really well-researched article by London barrister and author Christina Michalos on the development and protection of the Olympic symbol. Christina doesn't just spout pro- or anti- sentiments, but takes the trouble to ask questions like, for example, just why is it that so few states that compete in the Olympics have taken the trouble to sign up to the Nairobi Treaty on Protection of the Olympic Symbol (just 45, so far).
Right: Sweet & Maxwell like to test aspiring contributors rigorously before accepting their work for publication
* the full text of the judgment in the action brought by adidas against the various authorities running the main tennis tournaments in response to their attempts to curb the manner in which adidas uses its three-stripe motif on tennis wear.