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Patent Law Regime in Canada V/S United States

Patent Law Regime in Canada V/S United States

  Hi everyone, I am LL.M. (Common Law) student. Recently, during our Patent Law classes my curiosity arose to know on what grounds Canadian Patent Law is different from our neighbouring state’s law i.e. from the United States. Hence, I decided to write this comparative analysis. In a nutshell I concluded that US patent law […]

INTERACTION BETWEEN COPYRIGHT LAW AND AI  : COPYRIGHT-ABILITY OF AI GENERATED WORK

INTERACTION BETWEEN COPYRIGHT LAW AND AI : COPYRIGHT-ABILITY OF AI GENERATED WORK

  Hello everyone! I am a LLM CL candidate from India. who is taking this course at JD LEVEL. I have attempted to analyse the interaction between Copyright Law and AI.In August of 2021, India’s copyright office for the first time ever recognised the RAGHAV Painting App, (an artificial intelligence tool) as co-author of artwork. […]

The Phillie Phanatic is Back!

The Phillie Phanatic is Back!

Hi all, With the Major League Baseball season officially commencing today, I thought it was fitting to share an interesting story about the Philadelphia Phillies mascot, the Phillie Phanatic! While I’ve attached the link to the full Bloomberg Law story (and the short copyright settlement approval) below, here is a short summary of the story […]

The Lion joins the Jungle: Amazon acquires MGM studios, and how MGM paved the way for sound marks in Canada

The Lion joins the Jungle: Amazon acquires MGM studios, and how MGM paved the way for sound marks in Canada

Amazon.com Inc. recently announced it was joining forces with Meto-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios in an acquisition for $8.5 billion to bolster its intellectual property portfolio and original content for its online streaming service, Prime Video.   The streaming wars have continued to rage on and this is only the latest move by some of the TV-streaming […]

Protecting Canada’s National Flag

Protecting Canada’s National Flag

Hi everyone! I may be the only one intrigued by this and who didn’t know but I thought it would be good to share with the rest of you that our own Canadian flag is protected under the Trademarks Act. I came across this finding on the Government’s website as it was posted by CIPO. https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/wr05045.html […]

Polo Ralph Lauren v. U.S. POLO ASSN. – A 38-year Trademark Saga

Polo Ralph Lauren v. U.S. POLO ASSN. – A 38-year Trademark Saga

(Professor Festinger please mark this post for my 20%) Introduction In class a few weeks back we compared the two penguin designs that were the subjects of the case, Promafil Canada Ltée v. Munsingwear Inc. This case got me thinking of two logos that have caused me some confusion personally. Polo Ralph Lauren (PRL) and […]

The Effect of US Imposed Sanctions on Patents in Russia

The Effect of US Imposed Sanctions on Patents in Russia

Hi everyone, as we were studying about patents and due to the current climate, I feel it is only relevant to talk about the situation occurring between Russia, Ukraine and wider global involvement. I came across this article by Mark Mathison (Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP) which spoke about the western sanctions imposed on Russia due to […]

Granting of Patent in the United Kingdom (“UK”) – requirement and duration.

Granting of Patent in the United Kingdom (“UK”) – requirement and duration.

This paper is written as a piece for participation in the Intellectual Property (“IP”) Course, April 2022. It gives a summary of patent law in the UK. Following our first lecture on patents in Canada, I decided it might be a good idea to briefly discuss the requirement for granting patents in the UK and […]

The Role of Copyright Law in the Music Industry

The Role of Copyright Law in the Music Industry

Hi everyone! I’m Prince and I’m an exchange student over from Scotland, UK. I have attached my short piece on the role of copyright law in the Canadian music industry. I chose this particular topic as I am a musician myself and wanted to enlighten myself to the Canadian Industry. We didn’t cover too much […]

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Psychedelics and the “Rainbow Rush”

Introduction In the time leading up to legalization of marijuana in Canada, a “green rush” swept the Toronto Stock Exchange. Money poured into companies starting up to service both the Canadian and U.S. markets. It has only been about 5 years post legalization and already there are clear signs of the impending psychedelic surge. Studies […]