Canada is about to become Nice-er: Canadian Intellectual Property Office to Accept Trademark Applications using the Nice Classification Starting this Fall
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently announced that starting Fall 2015, it will accept trademark applications with goods and services grouped and classed according to the Nice Classification. The implementation of the Nice Classification is in advance of Canada changing its trademark system as it joins the Madrid Protocol and Singapore Treaty. Future blog … Continue reading
Interbrand’s Top 25 Canadian Brands 2014: Top Canadian brands are not hewers of wood or drawers of water*
On May 27, 2014, Interbrand released its biennial ranking of the Best Canadian Brands 2014. The ranking of the top 25 Canadian brands is based on Interbrand’s valuation criteria. The ranking is dominated by financial services, retailers, and telecommunication providers, with transportation, business services, beverage, and technology brands completing the list. Interbrand’s report shows that … Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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