I appeared before then INDU Committee on Bill C-27 yesterday. My opening remarks are set out below. Thank you for the opportunity to appear. I am Senior Counsel with McCarthy Tetrault with a practice focused on technology, intellectual property, and privacy. I am the author of several books in the f
This Kat was made aware that last summer, during the 2023 Tour de France, the Paris Court of Appeal handed down a ruling concerning this very cycling competition. What a coincidence, this Kat thought! More specifically, the Court of Appeal considered the question whether the “TOUR DE FRANCE” trade m
The Copyright Claims Board awarded a business professor $1,200 in damages from an essay mill that infringed him. But can he collect? The post Professor Wins Default Judgement Against Essay Mill appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
not dying of preventable diseases is actually one of my favorite hobbiesraptorchick:daraoakwise:shygardenavenue:Because smallpox used to kill about 30% of everyone who caught it. The successful vaccine program run by the world’s medical community means that no one will ever die of smallpox ever agai
The ISED Minister has now released the amendments it proposes to AIDA together with an explanatory letter. They van be accessed here and here (English) and here and here (French). Thee will need careful study.…The post Minister provides proposed amendments to AIDA appeared first on Barry Sookman.
The IPKat has received and is famished delighted to host the following guest contribution by Katfriends Robbert Sjoerdsma and Annelotte Boot (both Holla Legal & Tax) regarding a dispute concerning the … Crompouce®. Wondering what a crompouce is? Then read on!Dutch IP battle about the hyped “Crom
Delta-8 THC gets boost in trademark/copyright case, popular sports highlight channel shuttered and Google ads appear on pirate sites. The post 3 Count: High Nerds appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
There are three things I always forget. Names, faces and... the third I can't remember.This quote from the Italian writer Italo Svevo could have been the motto of the EUIPO when it rejected the trade mark applications for real-life pictures of the faces of Dutch models Puck Schrover (see here)
elizabethminkel:fansplaining:fansplaining:How U.S. Copyright Law Fails Fan Creators — FansplainingToday we’re thrilled to publish our latest article—a piece on U.S copyright law and fandom by @earlgreytea68! Fan creators don’t speak with one voice any more than any creative community speaks with one
Reuters “news service” reports that the Authors Guild and a number of American writers are suing Google Inc. in federal District Court in New York City, “alleging that the Web... The post Google Gored by Literary Lions appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.
According to a report, Sports Illustrated has been publishing AI-generated articles and creating fake AI reporters to credit them to. The post Sports Illustrated: AI-Generated Articles, AI-Generated Authors appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Cloudflare gets split decision in Germany, ACE shutters Egyptian pirate site and xQc's YouTube channel closed over copyright strikes. The post 3 Count: xQc Shutdown appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
In a recent decision (R 1073/2022-5) that helps to clarify the relationship between EU collective marks and protected designations of origin (PDOs), the Fifth Board of Appeal of the EUIPO (the Board) held that the Grana Padano Protection Consortium (GPPC) could benefit from both a collective mark re
Nice event last night at “Meet the Bloggers VII” otherwise not in the least bit known as the “IP Law BlogFestivus.” You may want to check out the resultant IP Law BlogDex... The post I have met the bloggers, and they are us! appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.
Zack Nelson, the man behind JerryRigEverything, claims that Casetify copied his and dbrand's work... And he has significant proof. The post Understanding The JerryRigEverything/Casetify Copyright Battle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
The full written decision of the Board of Appeal in T 0116/18, the referring Board to G2/21, was published today. Whilst we have already had a number of Board of Appeal decisions interpreting G2/21 (IPKat), the decision in T 0116/18 provides the most comprehensive analysis so far. The Board of Appea
Open AI and Microsoft face another lawsuit, mural painted over after a copyright complaint and phone cases spark new lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Piling On appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
By decision of 9 October 2023, the Board of Appeal (BoA) of EUIPO annulled the initial refusal to register a position trade mark for footwear. After noting that consumers are accustomed to the presence of geometric signs in the footwear sector, the Board of Appeal ruled that the contested sign is s
Darren Meale of Simmons & Simmons presents the thirteenth volume in his rundown of notable trade mark cases over the past six months. Over to Darren:Retromark Volume XIII: the last six months in trade marksby Darren MealeI can only apologise for having again taken longer than six months to compi
The IPKat has received and is pleased to host the following contribution by former GuestKat Jan Jacobi and Jarieke Timmerman (both BarentsKrans) on a recent decision of the Dutch Supreme Court regarding the notion of ‘due cause’ within the context of enforcement of trade marks. Here’s what Jan and J