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European utility model; and, caveatsEdit

In utility model, the European Commission's "no agreement could be reached" might be expanded as "almost all EU countries thought this was a daft solution in search of a non-existent problem". The Gebrauchsmuster made sense under the old German patent law, with its high standard of inventive step. Countries like France and UK never saw the need for anything similar. (Urban legend has it that this was the subject of a Gebrauchsmuster – but I do not believe it unless I see it. Arthur Pedrick could have got that granted as a UK patent (unless an examiner found a novelty-destroying citation in e.g. The Beano or The Dandy); but I doubt he would ever have filed such an application.)

If you're FCIPA and have the reference books, the US-centric article patent caveat could do with some attention. A wholly different idea goes back in the UK to the year dot or thereabouts, and still exists. Narky Blert (talk) 19:32, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

13 years of adminshipEdit

Wishing Edcolins a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 17:33, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Industrial PropertyEdit

Earlier discussion moved to Talk:Industrial_property#Reverting_redirect_(discussion_moved_from_User_talk:Edcolins).

Hi Ed Thanks very much for your reply, Is it ok if we move this discussion to the article talk page? I feel like this conversation is useful to have on the article its self. I feel like this is the sort of discussion that could happen more than once if its not somewhere central. Best John Cummings (talk) 07:19, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Sure!   Done --Edcolins (talk) 20:32, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy First Edit DayEdit

Thanks! --Edcolins (talk) 20:18, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:19, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Fifteen Year SocietyEdit

Dear Edcolins,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Fifteen Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for fifteen years or more. ​

Best regards, Chris Troutman (talk) 01:40, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

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