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Colbert and Stewart: Copyright fair dealing
Friday, June 8, 2012
Have you ever wondered how Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart can reproduce news clips without being sued for copyright infringement? Just because something is under copyright doesn’t mean it cannot be copied or used by someone other than the author. Colbert and Stewart, as pundits who report on current events, criticize and perform parodies and …Trademarking a sound in Canada
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Great news for marketers, as starting today, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office will accept trademark applications for a mark consisting of a sound. This means that previously unprotected marketing materials such as jingles, vocal slogans, and song snippets that are used to identify with a brand can now be under trademark protection in Canada. To …Trademark registration and a search for prior use
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Your brand is a way for your customers to identify and distinguish your goods and services from that of some else’s goods and services. Businesses therefore safeguard their brand with the registration of one or more trademarks. When registering for a trademark, it’s important to do a search to find out if there’s another party …Prior art and being the first to file a patent application
Friday, April 15, 2011
If you’ve heard of patents before you’ve probably heard of the term prior art. A prior art is generally a public document that demonstrates the state of the art at a particular time. Since patents are only awarded to an inventor for an invention that’s new and inventive over the current state of the art, …
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