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WIPO Arbitration: Current Trends with Intellectual Property and Domain Name Disputes

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Jane Lambert

On Monday 15 April, 2013 I chaired a meeting of the monthly arbitration forum of the Irish branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The topic was "WIPO Arbitration: Current Trends with Intellectual Property and Domain Name Disputes." The speakers were my colleague,Joseph Dalby of the 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group and Kate Colleary, Head of Intellectual Property and Data Protection at the Dublin office of Eversheds.

The meeting took place at the Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre which is a joint venture of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Irish Bar. It is in the Distillery Building in Church Street, a few hundred yards from the Four Courts where the superior courts sit.  According to the Centre's website:
"The centre has four rooms designed specifically for holding arbitrations, in addition to five ancillary breakout / meeting rooms. All rooms have power and data direct to tables and are fu…

World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April 2013

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Jane Lambert

The World Intellectual Property Organization is the specialist UN agency for intellectual property.  It was established by the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO Convention") which came into force on 26 April 1970. Ever since the anniversary has been celebrated throughout the world as World Intellectual Property Day.

The day is an opportunity to raise public awareness of intellectual property. Governments, intellectual property offices, trade associations, professional associations, patent and trade mark agencies, law firms, barristers' chambers, universities and schools around the world hold seminars, workshops, exhibitions and other events to celebrate the day.  Here are some suggestions from the WIPO as well as records of the events from previous years.

The WIPO has a special Facebook page for World Intellectual Property Day to publicize this year's events. Each year has a different theme and this year it will …

IP Services from Barristers

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Jane Lambert

Revised 16 May 2017

Some years ago, the Intellectual Property Office published a leaflet entitled "Choosing the Right IP Adviser". It contained a lot of useful information and I recommended it. However, there was one section that needed improvement and that was the one headed "IP Barristers" on page 6:

"IP barristers are likewise part of a wider profession and IP barristers give specialist advice in IP matters and conduct cases in Courts. The more experienced members of this group are generally able to provide a certain amount of business advice around IP too, although it is not normally their speciality."

Introduction to an IP Barrister will normally be through a solicitor, a patent or trade mark attorney or an accountant."

That information was incomplete, out of date and in some respects misleading.   That leaflet has now been replaced by the web page Seeking intellectual property advice.

What is a Barrister?
According to the Bar Council…