Monthly Archives: September 2005

"The Americas Programme"

Earlier today I attended the launch of the “Americas Programme” organized by the International Trade Centre for Greater Merseyside at Haydock Park race course. It consisted of a series of workshops on the USA, Canada, Brazil and Hispanic America. Delegates … Continue reading

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Computer Contracts and Data Protection

I have just edited and transposed the Data Protection and Freedom of Information page from the old NIPC website. So far, it is just an introduction with links to the legislation enforced by the Information Commissioner. Other articles and case … Continue reading

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Choosing Trade Marks and other American Wisdom

Trade MarksAlthough written from a US perspective, there is an interesting article by Stacey Friends entitled “Name game: Tips for choosing a trademark” in Boston Bizwoman. On today’s home page of that same website incidentally there is a poll on … Continue reading

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Community Design:Invalidity Decisions

There has been a spate of invalidity decisions in English under art 25 (1) of the Community Design Regulation since 15 Sep 2005 and all but one of them have gone against the proprietor. The figures for the month even … Continue reading

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IP/it Update: New Pages Uploaded

I have transposed some more of the old NIPC website to IP/it-Update.com.The transposed pages include materials by two of our distinguished former members, Raymond Henley who is now teaching the Bar vocational course at Manchester Metropolitan University and Richard Cole … Continue reading

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A Daniel come to Judgment: Priority Records and Others v Chan

I am grateful to vnunet.com for referring me to Priority Records and others v Chan. Vnunet reports the case with a hint of glee as an unmitigated defeat for the recording companies. Having read Judge Zatkoff’s judgment I am not … Continue reading

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US Patents Appeals Court Roadshow – nice to see it happen in England

An interesting post from Dennis Crouch on his excellent Patently-O Law Blog is that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be sitting in Chicago in November (see “CAFC Goes on Tour to Chicago“). It will spend … Continue reading

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