Post Tagged with: "Intellectual Property"

IP Commercialization in Canadian Universities

Statistics Canada is out today with more data on IP commercialization in Canadian universities.  It reports that there was $55 million in income from IP last year for all Canadian universities combined.

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November 7, 2006 2 comments Must Reads

Supreme Court Rules Against Overbroad Trademark Rights

The Supreme Court of Canada continues to distinguish itself as the leading high court in the world for recognizing the need for balance in intellectual property law matters.  The latest example is this morning’s pair of trademark decisions involving Mattel’s Barbie trademark and champagne maker Veuve Cliquot.  In both cases, […]

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June 2, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Foreign Affairs Launches IP Public Consultation

The Department of Foreign Affairs has launched a public consultation on intellectual property, but you need to move quickly to participate.  For the next 17 days, DFAIT is accepting responses to a series of questions that focus almost exclusively on Canadians' experience with intellectual property enforcement in other countries.  The […]

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May 30, 2006 1 comment News

IP Trade Pressure

Jamie Love has an interesting posting on USTR head Bob Portman violating U.S. law by pressuring African countries to increase protections for AIDS medicines that exceed WTO minimums.  Expect those pressures to shift north once a Canadian copyright reform bill makes an appearance.

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March 1, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

More on Be Careful What You Wish For

A couple of weeks ago, I noted the international trend toward user concerns in copyright reform.  Add another UK initiative to the list.  The UK government has launched the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property.  In addition to consulting widely and providing ample time for comment, consider the issues being examined: […]

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February 24, 2006 1 comment News