I was contacted by a trainee patent attorney who wishes to attend one of the forthcoming IP conferences in Israel but is not sure which one is better value for money. The firm where she works are prepared to recognize… Read More ›
The final Friday Session titled “IP, Genetic Resources, Social Justice, and Development” was chaired by Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director of the Westminster Abbey Institute. Professor Ruth Okediji, William L. Prosser Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School gave a talk titled “Am… Read More ›
The first afternoon session was entitled “Patents on Life: The Roles of Ethics, Commerce, and Religion” and was Chaired by Professor Tom Berg of the University of St Thomas, Minnesota. Dr Michael Kock, Global Head of IP, Syngenta spoke on “Patents for life:… Read More ›
Apparently, South Africa, the rainbow state, has now legislated traditional knowledge rights. At least one prominent South African IP academic, Professor Owen Dean, considers this a mistake, describing the initiative as Mad Hatter in Wonderland, See here. South Africa was represented… Read More ›
WIPO and ONO hold international conference on traditional knowledge in Israel, flying in speakers and
Ethiopia has obtained a trademark forSidamo, one of her speciality coffees, despite opposition from Starbucks. Ethiopians claim that coffee drinking started there. True or not, third world countries protecting their IP assetts is to be encouraged.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published an Arabic version of the 2007 roadmap on current and emerging intellectual property (IP) issues