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here: there really is no excuse in this day and age for emailing the IPKat for directions!), you are politely asked to let us know if, having told us you're coming, you might not be attending after all. Merpel adds that anyone who fails to attend and doesn't give notice to that effect will definitely be inscribed in the Naughty Book.
here. The running time is 58 minutes 40 seconds. In it, Estelle (portrayed, right, in a pose that is temptlingly captionable) confesses that her interest was cultivated by a student lecture that mentioned patents, and then by her enjoyment at having to research an IP essay. If only, says this Kat, other people were so accessible to happiness ...
Laughing matter. "Just a Matter of Laugh? Why the CJEU Decision in Deckmyn is Broader than Parody" is the title of an article by fellow Kat Eleonora which has been accepted for publication in the prestigious Common Market Law Review, in which it will be published next year [this Kat is thrilled to see IP articles getting published in the CMLR: when he was a young and aspiring academic, articles in principle had to be both boring and IP-free in order to get accepted. How things change!]. Eleonora tells us that her contribution is divided into two parts. The first explains the background to the reference in Deckmyn (a case Eleonora has practically made her own: see various Kat references here), summarizing the Opinion of Advocate General Cruz Villalón. The second part discusses specific aspects of the Opinion and the Court of Justice's subsequent ruling. We're not going to spoil the fun by telling you what happens next, but you can read the whole caboodle on SSRN by making the minimal effort of clicking here.
Readers of JIPLP will already know of EU IP Law: a short introduction to European Intellectual Property Law. This is the title of a short book by eminent IP scholars and Katfriends Dirk Visser and Paul van der Kooij of the Leiden Law School, The Netherlands. The authors have published this work as an e-book but, for those who don't like reading things on screen, and for those who don't like getting books free if they can pay for them instead, it will also be published in print in due course. The text of this work can be accessed here or downloaded here. The authors add that they are happy for these links to be passed on to all bona fide students and teachers of the subject -- so feel free to spread the word ...
IPEC: doing well, can still do better. "Representation in the IPEC Small Claims Track" is the title of a most interesting article by Jane Lambert (of NIPClaw fame) on the London IP and Technology Law blog, here. Jane discusses
... the anomaly that while anyone in the world can appear at a hearing on behalf of a party in the small claims track in most causes of action only a solicitor or other authorized litigator or the party itself can file claim forms or statements of case in that track.She adds:
That restriction excludes patent and trade mark attorneys who are not authorized to conduct litigation by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board [that's IPReg] (see Rights to conduct Litigation and Advocacy).Jane also tackles the right of lay representatives to appear as advocates before the Patents County Court: should this continue to apply to proceedings before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ("IPEC") small claims track? Says the IPKat, it's good to see anomalies, inconsistencies and other features that can be improved upon being identified and addressed at what is still an early stage in the life of IPEC and the small claims track. Well done!