The Chief Justice’s address

A video of Chief Justice French’s 4th Annual Francis Gurry address A Public Law Perspective on Intellectual Property Law is now online.

Talking head, copyright slideshow

It’s that time of the year again:

Giving the 2011 Copyright Update at the RACV Club for IPSANZ on Wednesday 24 August at 1.00pm. Lunch starts from 12.15.

Apparently the venue has moved to the 17th floor.

$55 for IPSANZ members, $70 for non-members.

If you haven’t registered, you will need to contact ipsanz@internex.net.au.

Anti-counterfeiting Down Under

The Feds (aka the Australian Federal Police in co-operation with Customs) executed 21 search warrants on 14 September and apparently

Thousands of counterfeit goods were seized, including counterfeit computer software, CDs, DVDs and luxury items such as bags and jewellery.

Lid dip: Marine Guillou. The AFP issued their own Media Release.

In typically timely fashion, Stephen Stern will be giving a Tech IP Seminar:

Australian Customs And Border Protection Service – How To Access This Service To Protect Trade Marks And Stop Replica Products At The Border

in Melbourne on 12 October.

Steve has probably forgotten more about this subject than I’ve learned so, if you act for a brand owner who could be exposed, you should get yourself along to find out more.

Shameless self-promotion

Turns out, I’m doing a talk on IceTV for the Victorian Society of Computers and the Law in Melbourne on Monday, 13 July 2009June 2006 at 1.00 pm.

More details here.

Dr Gurry in Melbourne

Francis Gurry, the newly appointed Director General of WIPO will be speaking in Melbourne on 3 August 2009:

Intellectual Property, Innovation
and Creativity – Future Global Directions

Intellectual Property, Innovation and Creativity – Future Global Directions

Registration is free, but bookings essential.

More details here (pdf).