yesterday's competition -- which remains open till 6 February. Do take the opportunity to imagine yourself to be advising a United Nations agency -- and to win a copy of Alexander Tsoutsanis's new book Trade Mark Registrations in Bad Faith, which would cost you £125 if you had to buy it yourself!
an opinion on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Says Rita, this opinion identifies the most critical aspects of ACTA and invites European and national institutions to consider it carefully before ratifying the Agreement or withholding consent. The opinion is open for signatures until 7 February 2011, when it will be submitted to the European Parliament and other relevant European and national institutions [Merpel's puzzling a little bit over the word "relevant", which she sometimes has difficulty understanding when it comes so close to the words "European Parliament" ...]. By the way, does anyone know why it's Hannover in German but Hanover in English? Was this an early example of textese?