here's a Class 46 blogpost by Miguel Angel Medina on how a Colombian GI for coffee was enforced in Spain against a speculative local trade mark applicant. Over in Africa, Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie -- who has now joined the Afro-IP blog team -- has made some good points about the relationship of copyright-based businesses to the increasingly popular concept of open educational resources. On the 1709 Blog, Asim Singh relates how the transfer of responsibility for graduated responses to online copyright abusers from HADOPI to the CSA has hit a speed bump.
Council of Ministers has now said that all citizens of the European Economic Area and Switzerland can practise intellectual property law in that lovely country -- so long as they are registered with the local Patent Office [hang on there, says Merpel, shouldn't this have happened ages ago? What has taken so long?].
It’s Friday – why not curl
up and listen to a good
podcast on patent trolls?