Fridays in August are usually quiet, peaceful occasions. Inject a little excitement into your life by checking out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page here.
Handbags at Dawn: IP and Fashion conference on 22 September. Stephanie Hutchinson (Arnold & Porter) will be speaking on import/export issues involving fashion brands. Although she continues to deny that she is Superwoman (the "S" on the illustration to the left stands for "Stephanie"), she has a very impressive profile and even knows how to write articles. Her details aren't on the conference web page yet, but you can read a little about her here.
here. And if you have an urgent need to visit the Laboratorium, you'll find plenty of reading matter in James Grimmelman's obituary for it, "Google Books Settlement, 2008-2011", here.
here. If red soles are more to your taste, the recent ruling in Louboutin v Yves St Laurent is given a make-over by US fashion law expert Charles Colman in his Styleite blog here.
Tail end. Merpel moaned on Wednesday about the neglect of cat genomes. It took a sleuth like Chris Torrero to track down Feline Genome Resources here.