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Some Copyright Highlights in 2021-Around the World and in Canada?

Hugh Stephens Blog

It seems as if it was only a few weeks ago that I was writing a similar summary for 2020, the “annus horribilis” when COVID first hit us, but in fact it was 51 weeks ago yet many of the same pandemic and copyright-related issues that I wrote about last year are still with us, … Continue reading "Some Copyright Highlights in 2021-Around the World (..)

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TPAC slides from meeting March 12, 2021

Erik K Pelton

The post TPAC slides from meeting March 12, 2021 appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. TTAB filing increases have moderated some lately, but they always lag a year or more; given the increased applications and record number of registrations, a rise in TTAB filings seem inevitable to me in the near future.


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Top Trademark Trends of 2021 (Meta TMA edition)

Erik K Pelton

Top Trademark Trends of 2021. 2021 was a busy year in the world of trademarks. The act took effect on December 18, 2021, and its main aim is to help declutter the federal register of trademarks that are no longer or were never in use. The record numbers of filings from 2020 and 2021 led to unprecedented backlogs at the USPTO.

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IPKat Book of the Year Awards 2021

The IPKat

Back by popular demand, it is time to vote for your favourite intellectual property law books of 2021! Anyone who managed to publish a book during 2021 most certainly deserves an award in any event, given the added pressures and stresses of the pandemic, but alas there can be only one winner (per category), so vote wisely.

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2021 Patent Grants


Total utility patent grants are down about 7% for calendar year 2021. Still the total ranks as the third highest of all time. The Office has almost eliminated unwanted delay in examination. Right now the delay is about 17 months from filing to first office-action.

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2021 PMPRB Annual Report

JD Supra Law

On November 21, 2022, the Minister of Health tabled the 2021 Annual Report of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB). According to the Report, in 2021, sales of patented medicines in Canada decreased by 1.7% from the previous year for a total of $17.4 billion, and the national average transaction price for patented.

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2021 Emoji Law Year-in-Review

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

A recap of emoji law developments in 2021: Court References. The latest version enumerates a total of 586 opinions through the end of 2021. Courts rarely display the symbols in their opinions; it happened in less than 10% of the 2021 opinions I indexed. I found 166 cases in 2021 (so far), a 23% increase over 2020.

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