31 October 2014
Interesting controversy developing over this week's announcement by the IPO that a system in now in place for licensing Orphan Works.
See the Intellectual Property Office press release here: http://bit.ly/IPOorph
Blog post from The Register here, commenting on juxtaposition to EU cut-off date for 'pre-existing schemes' to avoid full compliance with the EU Directive: http://bit.ly/OrphReg
The new system itself is here: http://bit.ly/IPOlicApp. It will be interesting to watch as entries are made and appear available for search!