“This is the new edition of a unique book about intellectual property. It is for those new to the subject, both law students and others such as business people needing some idea of the subject. It provides an outline of the basic legal principles, educating the reader as to the shape of the law. Critically, it also gives an insight into how the system actually works. You cannot understand chess by merely learning the rules – you also have to know how the game is played: so too with intellectual property.
The authors deliberately avoid technicalities: keeping things simple, yet direct. There are no footnotes to distract. Although cases are, inevitably, referred to, they are explained in a pithy, accessible manner.” Continue reading →
The Institute of Brand and Innovation Law at University College, London is hosting an annual lecture, on the tantalizing subject “Mr Justice Laddie and his intellectual property cases: Of millefeuilles and a fish called Elvis“. The free lecture will begin at Wednesday 22 June 2022 at 6pm BST and is being live-streamed (as well as in-person). Continue reading →
As you can see, I’m rolling with the intellectual property theme this week. If you translate any matters to do with IP, the blog IP Kat is a sine qua non. It is ranked “Most Popular Intellectual Property Law Blawg” and “Most Popular Copyright Blawg” of all time according to Justia rankings of March 2021.
Since June 2003, the IPKat has covered copyright, patent, trade mark, designs, info-tech, privacy and confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective. Continue reading →
The PCT Translation Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) organizes a Fellowship Program for assistant terminologists, translators, and translation technologists, with the aim of providing on-the-job experience at an international organization. WIPO is now accepting applications for the 2021 edition of the Program.
In 2021, applications are invited from native speakers of Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, who also have excellent knowledge of English.
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WIPO’s New Building
For those who work in the intellectual property field, WIPO Lex may be of interest. It is a one-stop search facility for national laws and treaties on intellectual property (IP) of WIPO, WTO and UN Members. It also features related information which elaborates, analyzes and interprets these laws and treaties. It provides streamlined access to reference material of key importance for optimal information on the global IP System.
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