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Jeremy would like to thank his colleagues in the IPKat team for keeping the momentum during this time of trial. He'd also like to thank the various souls who have submitted some excellent guest pieces for this blog to host in recent weeks -- of which Gwilym Roberts' "Grizzled Grandpas" piece on the European patent system is but the most recent example. Judging by the number of comments which some of our guest pieces receive, we think that many readers appreciate an occasional change of fare too.
here, and now Simon Clark (Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP) has chimed in by asking much the same sort of question about golf courses. Since IPKat readers were a bit slow on the uptake, possibly thinking that the original piece was just more Olympic news, the issue has been transplanted on to the Class 99 design law blog here in the hope that design aficionados will be inspired to make some cogent legal responses. Merpel doesn't know what all the fuss is all about: if toy race tracks like the Scalextric one depicted on the left are susceptible of design protection, why shouldn't real sports tracks and courses be given equal treatment?
The IPKat has just received a charming little email from his friend Estelle Derclaye, who writes:
" ... CREATe stands for The Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology and is to be established this fall with initial funding of £5 million from RCUK [no, this isn't a euphemistic spelling of FCUK: it stands for Reearch Councils UK, motto: "Excellence with Impact", which would do well for one of those Volvo tanks that keep reversing into the IPKat's car]. This interdisciplinary research centre will engage with key research challenges in the creative economy relating to copyright, new business models, and digital transformations. Based at the University of Glasgow, CREATe draws upon a consortium of research expertise from seven participating HEIs [that's Higher Educational Institutions] across the UK (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Goldsmiths, Nottingham, St Andrews, Strathclyde and UEA). I’m therefore part of it and will advertise soon also for positions – first a research associate for the subject of open publishing (and especially open academic publishing) and then a PhD student in this field too.
The advert for the first CREATe Research Associate, namely RA in Cultural Economics has gone live. The closing date is 24 August. Details of the post are available on the University of Glasgow website here".