Who can forget the 1967 classic ‘Hello, Goodbye’ by the Beatles? Perhaps not the most diverse set of lyrics of any Christmas number 1, indeed here is a short sample; “You say goodbye and I say hello Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello Hello hello I don’t know… Read More »
One of the first traditions we encounter in the lead up to Christmas is that of sending colourful cards to family and friends, to relay our love and warm wishes for the season (often including a round robin newsy letter to catch up on the previous year) but also to brighten up our homes with… Read More »
WIPO gold is a new free portal from the World Intellectual Property Organization launched on June 1. It promises “quick and easy access to a broad collection of searchable IP data and tools relating to, for example, technology, brands, designs, statistics, WIPO standards, IP classification systems and IP laws and treaties.” Certainly the new homepage… Read More »
The CLIP group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht is asking for comments and suggestions on its first draft of a set of principles to govern conflict of laws problems in intellectual property. Once it has gathered informed feedback, a second preliminary draft is scheduled for October 2009, and a final version of the principles (with comments) for 2010.