Bonjour dans Les Staterooms … aujourd’hui, je suis français et je suis fumeur de Gauloises et de boire du vin rouge… bien sur…beaucoup!
I rather lost the will to live today after reading the judgment of The European Court of Justice on the insurance gender issue. Fortunately, there is sensible coverage of this on The UK Human Rights Blog.
I am very happy to write without fee about almost anything .. but even I must draw a line in the sand somewhere….so I won’t be covering it..and will leave it to others (supra)…..(whether they describe the judgment as ‘bonkers’ or not)……save to shoehorn in a bit of whiplash claim and Injury claims for a friendly client who is sponsoring my free materials for students on Insite Law – which I do appreciate.
I spent part of my afternoon, before self prescribing some quite enjoyable claret, pondering on Monsieur Assange’s forthcoming trade mark application to protect the use of the word ‘Assange’.
And this led me…given how my mind works on occasion… to put this question on twitter….
Has anyone put in an application to trade mark the word *Fuckwit*? I’m not that busy at the moment.. time on my hands 🙂
@db1957 caused me to reflect with his response…which…I feel sure has much merit:
@Charonqc *Fuckwit* can you trademark a word when 650 prats at Westminster could claim prior use?
Anyway…. inspired by another tweet response.… before I make a complete assange of myself… on to other matters….
James Dean, writing in the Law Society Gazette, reports: Olympic pro bono service launches
Solicitors and barristers are being asked to provide free legal advice to participants in The London 2012 Olympic Games, as a new pro bono service was unveiled today.
The Law Society, the Bar Council and the British Association for Sport and Law have launched The London 2012 Pro Bono Legal Advice and Representation Service, which will provide advice to accredited athletes, coaches, team officials, National Olympic Committees, National Paralympic Committees and International Federations participating in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
So… when some hapless runner completes the 100 metres final in 4 seconds, fuelled on ecstasy or some other banned substance, it will be good to know that Gold winning lawyers in England & Wales will be available to assist by way of representation…… and don’t forget the *injury claims*….
AND…for there must be an end.. this excellent piece highlighting a conversation which Assange had with the Editor of Private Eye… – a very interesting read.
Le Charon (Patent pending)