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TTAB Finds "VIVA MAUDE" for Television Comedy Production Services Confusable with "MAUDE" for a Continuing Comedy Television Series

The TTABlog

" Maude " was a television sitcom that ran in the 1970s, starring Bea Arthur. Here, the Board upheld a refusal to register the mark VIVA MAUDE for, inter alia , production of television programs featuring comedy, in view of the registered mark MAUDE for "entertainment services, namely, a continuing comedy television series."

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Seven LGBTQ+ Changemakers in Film and Television

Copyright Alliance

The post Seven LGBTQ+ Changemakers in Film and Television appeared first on Copyright Alliance. According to Glaad, in 2022, almost 12% of regular characters on broadcast TV programs and series are members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and more) community, a […].


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The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 122: Monica Song on Banning Russia Today From the Canadian Television System

Michael Geist

Responses have included demands that Russia Today, a television network backed by the Russian government, be removed from cable and satellite systems. Working with a strict two week deadline, last week the CRTC ruled that RT and RT France can no longer be distributed by Canadian television service providers.

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Implementing Canada’s Online Streaming Act: The CRTC is Fast Out of the Gate

Hugh Stephens Blog

Just days after Canada’s controversial Online Streaming Act (aka Bill C-11) finally cleared Parliament and was proclaimed law, the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission), the regulatory body empowered to implement the widespread changes to the Broadcasting Act encompassed by C-11, seized the initiative.

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The Briefing – What’s in a Name: Clearing Titles for Film and Television

The IP Law Blog

The Briefing from the IP Law Blog – What’s in a Name: Clearing Titles for Film and Television. In this week’s episode, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the complex process of clearing titles for Film and Television. They discuss recent high-stakes litigation around entertainment titles, including Stouffer v.

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Another referral to the CJEU concerning communication to the public in hotel rooms (case C-723/22)

The IPKat

Communication to the public would be committed by means of a broadcast via television sets installed by the defendant in the rooms and the fitness centre of its hotel in Munich, in so far as the transmission signal is transmitted to the television sets via coaxial or data cables. television sets).

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About Those Bill C-11 Claims About the Risk to Cancon Without Urgent Action…

Michael Geist

The debate over Bill C-11 was frequently marked by politician and lobby group claims that failure to act would place the future of Canadian film and television production at risk. Over the past decade – as streaming services has grown in popularity, Canadian film and television production has more than doubled.