Friday, 19 June 2015
A bit like the BAFTAs
15 May 2015, 3.30 pm
Yay! We are plotting to do some annual CIPA awards! They will be just like the BAFTAs, only possibly a tiny bit less glamorous, and there will be a special awards ceremony at the Congress dinner to stop people falling asleep over their profiteroles. I imagine we will have trophies and things too, although if the Presidential swimming-gala medal and the CIPA tie pin are anything to go by, I am not going to get too excited about that.
What I am, however, excited about is the idea of giving someone an award for being a Good Sort in the IP world. What will the categories be? Most accurately-punctuated document? Longest main claim? Rudest response to an examination report? Rudest response to a trainee? Or perhaps: most amount of money (this is the way Lord Sugar talks so it must be alright) in a client account, or most alternative Alternative Business Structure.
Obviously there will be a President’s Award. This year it will be for the best cakes and biscuits. Institute members are invited to send their submissions to CIPA whenever they wish; judging will take place throughout the Presidential year.