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IP Library Celebrates 20 Years of Serivce

We are proud to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the IP Library - the only academic IP Library at anu U.S. law school. The IP Library was the brain child of Dean Robert Viles, Professor Bill Hennessey and Director Judy Gire. The goal was to demonstrate the FPLC commitment to IP scholarship and training graudate students from around the world. Over the last twenty years the IP Librar has doubled in size. I have been the first IP Librarian for 20 years.

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New in the IP Mall : Journal of Competition Law in the European Communities Archive

Competition Law in the European Communities is a monthly newsletter, in its twenty-fifth year of publication. It is designed to keep subscribers up-to-date with developments in the Rules on Competition (anti-trust) under the EC Treaty.

Reports in the newsletter are based almost entirely on primary sources, which include judgments of the:

Status of Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator?

As is the usual custom, when administrations change, content from the previous administration is migrated to archive sites. Such is the case with the current administration. When offices and positions are not reflected on the new site, the public is left with the question as to whether they will exist under the new administration. The question of this entry is is what is the fate of The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC)? IPEC has been the office of the "IP Czar" - coordinating the many other agencies that deal with IP.

New IP Library Display : the Syngenta Patent Collection

Check out the new permanent dispay of the wide range of diversity of patent documents from around the globe with their many colors, ribbons, gold seals. The collection leads IP Library patrons up the once bland and sterile staircase. Its quite a transformation.

Artist behind Obama 'Hope' poster had lost his hope but then was found

The Bartow Collection expands its reach from the display case to the nearby walls of the IP Library. Street artist Shepard Fairey and The Associated Press settled a copyright dispute over who owned the rights to the iconic Obama “Hope” poster.

Bartow Copyright Collection : Come See What Defelated the Artist's Balloon

Jeff Koons sells his work for more than any other American living artist.  Jeff Koons is not only an artist who can sell his work for millions of dollars, he is also often treated as a rock star. “I am enjoying every moment of this, I have to tell you,” he said in his remarks. “And I am enjoying it because I really believe in art, I really believe in the transcendence that it has given me, it has taught me how to feel.” Art critic Deborah Solomon has named him "the inflation artist".