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  • About the IP Address Blog

    The IP Address blog publishes Canadian intellectual property and technology law news and commentary. The IP Address blog is written by Lorraine M. Fleck, a Toronto, Canada lawyer and trade-mark agent at Perry + Currier Inc. | Currier + Kao LLP starting January 7, 2013. For more information on Lorraine, please visit http://ca.linkedin.com/in/lorrainefleck.

    Please note that the content on this blog is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Please see the Legal Notices section of this blog for more details.

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Technology Dominates Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2013

I recently wrote an article for the PCK Intellectual Property Reporter, an online publication of my firm Perry + Currier Inc. | Currier + Kao LLP, on the trends in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2013 ranking. The article can be found here.

IP Address Blog Updates for April 16, 2013

LES Toronto Chapter World IP Day FREE event features Ron Dimock & Don MacOdrum – Wed Apr 24 @ 6 pm: http://www.lesusacanada.org/chapters/canada/toronto-chapter/april-24-2013-toronto-chapter-meeting …… USSC hears the Myriad Genetics case | Justices Seem Wary of Bold Action in Gene Patent Case http://ow.ly/k5R94  GE Offering Thousands Of Its Patents In Exchange For Innovation http://ow.ly/k3rro  Apple licenses $10M in … Continue reading

IP Address Blog Updates for March 11, 2013

Some Victims of Online Hacking Edge Into the Light http://ow.ly/iHr14  Germany Could Ban Google Maps Over Microsoft Patent Dispute http://is.gd/EtNYos  via @IBTimes @IntangibleBiz The Hudson’s Bay Company unveils new logo for Canada’s oldest department store http://ow.ly/ituTe  LCBO puts cork in wine club orders after privacy ruling http://ow.ly/itqDV  Backgrounder and tips on handling corporate Twitter hacks … Continue reading

IP Address Blog Updates for January 25, 2013

Apple Is No Longer One Of The Hottest Brands In America http://ow.ly/h7JTK  California Alleges 2 Clothing Firms Used Pirated Software http://ow.ly/h7JpR  Life and Death Online and Facebook: Who Controls a Digital Legacy? http://ow.ly/h7J4R  U.K. Supreme Court: Accountants do not have legal privilege http://ow.ly/h7ICK  Canada | CN Rail v. McKercher tests the boundaries of ‘conflict of … Continue reading

The Past Can Come Back to Haunt You: The Danger of Backdated Copyright Assignments

My latest column for Slaw.ca is a case comment on the dangers of backdated copyright assignments, and the questions those dealing with such assignments should ask when presented with such a document. These questions can be especially relevant when faced with a copyright dispute or purchasing intellectual property. The column can be found at http://bit.ly/XvNF2e.

IP Address Blog Updates for January 22, 2013

Crowdsourcing as a way to defend against patent disputes http://ow.ly/h0Fvi Google Declares War on the Password http://ow.ly/h0Ebh Obscurity: A Better Way to Think About Your Data Than ‘Privacy’ http://ow.ly/h0FYt Did Glee Rip Off a Jonathan Coulton Cover of ‘Baby Got Back’? http://ow.ly/h0Efv Researchers Warn: Mega’s New Encrypted Cloud Doesn’t Keep Its Megasecurity Promises http://ow.ly/h0ESX Sports … Continue reading

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IP Address Blog Updates for January 18, 2013

Game developers urge balanced approach in Biden probe of violence http://ow.ly/gVyyZ  After a year in the grave, can SOPA and Protect IP return? http://ow.ly/gVyxx  This Google patent application had us at ‘laser keyboard’ http://ow.ly/gVynH  Congressman touts draft bill aimed at mobile app privacy http://ow.ly/gVyjR  Apple Says Appeals Court Hobbles Its Fight With Samsung http://ow.ly/gVxfU  US … Continue reading

IP Address Blog Updates for January 16, 2013

This makes me happy as a forestry grad | After forestry’s ‘dark decade,’ work force recruitment effort takes root http://ow.ly/gRr0w Can the model for resurrecting interest in math and science among Canadian students be found in Tel Aviv? http://ow.ly/gRoDB  Facebook unveils new ‘Graph Search’ social media tools http://ow.ly/gRnWJ  Civil libertarians fear Compass cards put passengers’ … Continue reading

IP Address Blog Updates for January 14, 2013

Mobile Phones With Fingerprint ID Coming This Year http://ow.ly/gMm81  Cisco Sued For Trademark Infringement Over Marketing Slogan http://ow.ly/gMmiK  Hostess Names Flowers as Lead Bidder for Bread Brands http://ow.ly/gMmbH  Patent Privateers Sail the Legal Waters Against Apple, Google http://ow.ly/gMmg7  Oracle releases software update to fix Java vulnerability http://ow.ly/gMmKq  Nintendo Case Poses Patent-War Test http://ow.ly/gMmxQ  IBM, Ikea, … Continue reading

IP Address Blog Updates for January 11, 2013

Vintage Packaging Designs Of Famous Brands http://ow.ly/gIBPA  EU privacy laws to spell an end to Facebook for free? http://ow.ly/gIEkt  Zynga’s Patent Portfolio Swells as it Doubles Down on Casino http://ow.ly/gIDg9  Mobile Apps Drive Rapid Changes in Search Technology http://ow.ly/gIDl1  Chinese Man Pleads Guilty in Copyright Violation Case http://ow.ly/gIDae  Auto software | Ford, GM open their … Continue reading

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