On the off chance that the title of Wednesday's Afro-IP post indicated to readers that this blog is forward thinking (and not simply that Afro Leo thought he had a four day week!) it seems appropriate to end off the week by canvassing upcoming events in November which will be listed alongside in due course:
- Bowman Gilfillan is hosting their IP Crammer on 11 November. The invitation is open to all. The session is being chaired by Philip Ginsburg SC and the speakers are aiming to distill the IP developments of 2009 and cast an eye over key issues for 2010. Over 30 attendees have already confirmed - join in - there is no charge and Bowman Gifillan serve a great breakfast.
- There is an Annual Intellectual Property Rights Conference taking place on 19 and 20 November at the Indaba Hotel. The conference content looks very good and aims to cover issues such as:
· Levelling the playing field: Co-operation and competition in the software sector
· Realising the potential of publicly financed IPR research
· Role of IPR in quality health care for all
· Innovation and IPR
· Reducing hunger in Africa: Better seeds make better crops
· Protecting African artists
· Illegal copying (piracy) is theft
- Those who attended DM Kisch's 135th celebration (which was befitting such an occasion), look out for pictures to be posted on this blog in November.
And finally, one email Afro Leo received this week is co-incidentally entitled "Proofreading - a dying art" and lists the following very comforting headlines: "Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter", "Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says", "Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers", "Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over" and the best of all "Typhoon rips through cemetery, Hundreds dead"