IPKat guest bloggers. Earlier this month the IPKat proudly announced Norman Siebrasse as the first of a batch of guest bloggers for the first half of 2012. Today he is pleased to introduce the second: Nashville, Tennessee-based attorney Tara Aaron. You can read all about her on her website here. The Kat hopes to unveil a couple more guest bloggers in the not-too-distant future, so watch this space! Meanwhile, Merpel joins the IPKat in wishing Tara all the best of luck!
accession agreement that will have the effect of bringing Croatia -- one of the most interestingly-shaped jurisdictions on in the whole continent -- into the EU on 1 July 2013. Yes, folks, this means that you'll be getting one more country for your Community trade mark, registered Community design, Community plant variety right and, the Kats presume, your unitary patent -- and also assuming that Croatia's referendum on accession next week goes the right way.
Mali, where the local copyright office does indeed have a web presence even if its IP office doesn't. Congratulations to the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP)'s jiplp weblog on notching up its 600th subscriber. Unsurprisingly, news of the extradition of a British student to the United States to face criminal copyright charges has taken space in the 1709 Blog here and here. Art & Artifice reports on the impact of a woman's buttocks on a Clifford Still painting: derogatory treatment of the author's original work or the creation of a new work, perhaps?