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Have you ever wondered how Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart can reproduce news clips without being sued for copyright infringement? Just because something is under copyright doesn’t mean it cannot be copied or used by someone other than the author. … Continue reading
Great news for marketers, as starting today, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office will accept trademark applications for a mark consisting of a sound. This means that previously unprotected marketing materials such as jingles, vocal slogans, and song snippets that are … Continue reading
Your brand is a way for your customers to identify and distinguish your goods and services from that of some else’s goods and services. Businesses therefore safeguard their brand with the registration of one or more trademarks. When registering for … Continue reading
If you’ve heard of patents before you’ve probably heard of the term prior art. A prior art is generally a public document that demonstrates the state of the art at a particular time. Since patents are only awarded to an … Continue reading
Many first-time inventors are surprised at the costs and time involved in obtaining a patent. “Why is a patent so expensive to obtain and takes so many years to issue?”, they ask. Because all patents applications must be carefully prepared … Continue reading