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It’s Official: Canada Extends its Term of Copyright Protection

Hugh Stephens Blog

The announcement itself was a bit of an anticlimax. It was something that had been in the pipeline for months but until the publication of the Order-in-Council dated November 17 (released on November 23), it was still hanging as a piece of unfinished business.

Google Addresses Scraped and Spun Content

Plagiarism Today

In a recent Google SEO Office Hours video, Dan Nguyen, from Google’s search quality team, answered a pair of questions that directly addressed content that scraped and/or spun from other material.


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This weekend: The biggest change to trademark application procedures in many years

Erik K Pelton

This weekend, the USPTO changes the response time for most trademark Office Actions from 6 months to 3 three months. This is a big change – the biggest procedural change in many years. One 3 month extension is available – but for a fee. Learn more here: . And here: [link].

Michael Bynum Names New Defendants in Proposed Amended Complaint to 12th Man Copyright Lawsuit

IP Watchdog

On November 23, sportswriter Michael Bynum and his publishing label Epic Sports filed a motion for leave to file a second amended complaint and a proposed second amended complaint in the Southern District of Texas.

IPO Diversity in Innovation Toolkit

Women and diverse employees have the technical skill and knowledge, yet their contributions are not patented at the same rate as those of their male counterparts.This toolkit can help organizations move the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation.

Cyando Kills Before Copyright Quagmire Drowns It


When the U.S. Government shut down Megaupload in 2012, similar platforms were presented with a practical example of what could happen to their businesses too.

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3 Count: Public Telegram

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: T elegram Shares Users Data in Copyright Violation Lawsuit.

What Is a Request to Divide a Trademark Application

Erik K Pelton

The USPTO trademark application process has many steps and possibilities, one such step is a “Request to Divide” an application and split it into two separate filings. Listen for more details about when and why an applicant would file a Request to Divide.

WIPO Report: China Sees Massive Surge in IP Filings Across the Board

IP Watchdog

Worldwide IP filings increased by 3.6% in 2021, according to a report published November 21 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The increase came during a turbulent time for the world economy, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a global economic downturn.

Torrent Site User Who Transferred 120TB of Pirated Content Avoids Prison


Many private torrent sites track user traffic to ensure that when content is downloaded, an agreed amount is uploaded back to the rest of the community.

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MarkIt to Market® - November 2022

JD Supra Law

Thank you for reading the November 2022 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® newsletter. This month, we address a precedential TTAB decision that presents interesting priority issues relating in particular to the effective date of cannabis applications, and share the open gTLD Sunrise period.

3 Count: Navy Piracy

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: US Navy Fined for Acts of Software Piracy.

Creator Spotlight with Author & Photographer Evan Butterfield

Copyright Alliance

This week we’d like to introduce you to author and Photographer Evan Butterfield. What was the inspiration behind becoming a creator? What do you enjoy most about the creative process? […].

US Inventor Arguments for Opposing the Pride in Patent Ownership Act Fall Short on the Merits

IP Watchdog

Last September, a bipartisan pair of Senators introduced the Pride in Patent Ownership Act, which, if passed, would add greatly-needed transparency to our patent system. The legislation would require patent owners to disclose their identity to the U.S.

Prolific Piracy Release Group EVO Goes Mysteriously Quiet


Day in and day out, dozens of new movies and TV shows leak online. It’s become so normal that most pirates take it for granted. While millions of people consume this content, only a few people know who supplies it.

No Patents: How to Protect Product from Copying

Patent Trademark Blog

No patents: What are your options against product copies? It’s understandable. You come up with a new product idea, but feel unsure about whether it will sell. So you invest in an initial production and see if it sells. To your surprise, the product does well.

3 Count: Marge’s Style

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: An Artist Has Vowed to Take Legal Action Against Cardi B for Appropriating His Art For Her Halloween Costume.

Need Gifts for Artists? 25 Ideas to Try Instead Of Conventional Art Supplies

Art Law Journal

Pick gifts for artists in your life that match their impeccable taste by considering their self-care, sprucing up their studio or choosing unexpected tech and tools to fuel their creativity. Collecting Artrepreneur Artists books Giclée Gifts Home

Former Commerce, USPTO Heads Push for U.S. to Lead Opposition to Extending WTO’s COVID IP Waiver

IP Watchdog

In a webinar hosted today by the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP), the organization’s founders, Andrei Iancu and David Kappos, both former Directors of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), spoke with former U.S.

“Pro Camcorder Pirate” Arrested in Govt, Police & UK Cinema Chain Operation


After two decades of perpetual battles with pirates, rightsholders and their anti-piracy partners are showing momentum.

Freedom of Expression for a Price: Government Confirms Bill C-18 Requires Platform Payment for User Posts That Include News Quotes and Hyperlinks

Michael Geist

The longstanding debate over whether Bill C-18, the Online News Act, requires payment for linking came to an end yesterday.

Peter Gleeson Leaves News Corp Following Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

In Australia, long-time conservative commentator Peter Gleeson has left News Corp following a series of plagiarism allegations. .

Juno Therapeutics Requests That the Supreme Court Wait to Make a Decision on Its Written Description Question Until Amgen’s Enablement Case Is Resolved

JD Supra Law

Juno Therapeutics (Juno) has filed a Petition for Rehearing with the Supreme Court, requesting that the Court vacate its previous order denying Juno’s petition for certiorari and hold the case in abeyance pending the resolution of Amgen Inc. Sanofi, Aventisub LLC. By: BakerHostetler

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USPTO, Copyright Office Joint Study on NFTs Could Help Dispel Confusion About IP Ownership in Media Content Underlying Digital Assets

IP Watchdog

On November 23, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S.

Telegram Copyright Takedowns Breed a Hydra of Z-Library Bots


With nearly 12 million books, Z-Library advertised itself as the largest repositories of pirated books on the Internet. The site had millions of regular readers who found a wealth of free knowledge and entertainment at their fingertips. This success was vigorously interrupted last month when the U.S.

Fish & Richardson and ACLU of Minnesota Secure Settlement for Protesters Injured by Police During Peaceful Protests Following the Murder of George Floyd

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU-MN) and pro bono attorneys from Fish & Richardson P.C. have reached a settlement with the city of Minneapolis for police mistreatment of protesters, which includes a $600,000 payment and numerous reforms. The U.S.

Hornit’s story: the SME who used IP to combat the counterfeiters

Intellectual Property Office Blog

Wheeling their way into the future, are Hornit - an innovative and creative British business that produces a wide range of cycling products. We spoke to their CEO Tom de Pelet about how Hornit has grown and how intellectual property rights have strengthened his business.

Salix Pharms., Ltd. v. Norwich Pharms., Inc. Xifaxan® (Rifaximin)

JD Supra Law

Case Name: Salix Pharms., Norwich Pharms., 20-cv-430-RGA, 2022 WL 3225381 (D. 10, 2022) (Andrews, J.) Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Xifaxan® (rifaximin); U.S. Patents Nos.

Forzest v. Folzest: DHC’s Quest for Setting the Balance Right


Image from here. A few days ago, Aparajita highlighted the need for a cautious approach by our courts while deciding on interim injunction applications in trademark disputes surrounding medicinal products.

Popular File-Sharing Service Refuses to ‘Filter’ Content as it Fears Overblocking


To the global audience, Ulož.to may not be a household name, but in the Czech Republic, it is massive. The file-sharing and hosting service is listed among the most-visited websites in the country, while its mobile apps are frequently used as well.

Don’t get me ROM!

Likelihood of Confusion

So no, you can’t just slap “GREATER TUSCON VIDEO GAME PRESERVATION SOCIETY OFFICIAL ARCHIVE” on the home page of your ROM site and call it a day.

Exploring Challenges in the Shift to Open Access: Part 3 – Communication and Collaboration

Velocity of Content

The world of scholarly publishing is rapidly changing in response to pressure from research funders?and and policymakers, such as the? 2018 Plan S mandates ?and and the? recent memorandum from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, ?to to accelerate the move to open access (OA).?

"For Use Under" Patent Marking: When a Claim Only Partially Covers the Product

JD Supra Law

The Patent Act requires patentees to mark their products with the numbers of any patents that cover that product. Put differently, if you produce a product that would infringe one of your patents, you must mark that product with the patent number.

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The European Commission publishes the proposals for a revised Regulation and Directive on designs

The IPKat

On November 29, 2022, the European Commission published the long-awaited proposals for a revised Regulation and revised Directive on designs. The two proposals will now be transmitted to the European Parliament and the Council for adoption.