It it good that the legal world seems to have a resilient sense of humour. Lawyers tend to take themselves far too seriously. However, they should be egged on from time to time.

So, it was a relief to see an email from a law firm circulating on 1st April to the effect that the egg (including its design, shape, method of production, use and various applications) was about to be made subject to simultaneous worldwide patent applications and that the terms “egg”  and “i-egg” were to be protected under IP laws. Egg producers worldwide were advised to get legal advice urgently- (on the development of square eggs?)

It all sounds very bizarre and no doubt patent attorneys and IP experts will see the obvious legal obstacles, but it is at least food for (legal) thought!

Have a Happy and Enjoyable Easter

with family and friends