Deceptively Clear? Geographic Names & Trademarks in Canada


The Canadian IP Office will change how it examines geographic names in trademarks. See the linked Practice Notice for guidance…

16 November 1976: Canada Granted Patent Number One Million


Forty years ago, Canada granted its 1 millionth patent. Today, the Canadian IP Office celebrates this milestone, and invites you…

No Response to USPTO Action Against DRUMPF Trademark Application?


Last night’s United States presidential election may still be fresh in many peoples’ minds. Earlier this year, in May, the…

I Ain’t Afraid of No Goats? Personality / IP Rights & Social Media


Love this linked photo, which appeared on Facebook, from a personality / IP rights perspective… In the foreground, Bill Murray…

Father Live-Streams Baby’s Birth on Facebook, Sues Yahoo and ABC for Broadcasting Clip


After a California resident live-streamed his son’s birth on Facebook, a clip from the video was broadcast by ABC’s “Good…

What is Copyright? See the Canadian IP
Office’s New Video on YouTube


The Canadian IP Office invites you to check out their new video which appears on the Innovation, Science and Economic…

Anybody-Biddi-Biddi Gambling on Buck Rogers? Copyright / Public Domain in
Suspended Animation


In 1928, Philip Francis Nowlan wrote a Buck Rogers novella called Armageddon 2419 A.D. Recently, as reported in The Hollywood…