Lang Michener - Intellectual Property Brief - Spring 2008


In This Issue:

Co-ownership of copyright can involve many explosive

issues not contemplated at the outset of a creative

relationship. Ryan Black navigates the minefield.

Jaguar Cars had a big win at the Federal Court of Appeal last year. Dale Schlosser summarizes the important areas of trade mark law reviewed by the court, including depreciation and deception to the public.

With his summary of the recent Louis Vuitton trade mark case, Matthew Thurlow tells us how the knock-off trade just got a bit more risky.

A new Patent Prosecution Highway may mean increased Canada-U.S. patent traffic in the year ahead. Orin Del Vecchio provides a roadmap to speedier patent protection.

Recent amendments to the Patent Rules aim to clarify the definition of a “small entity” and provide some relief where this status is erroneously claimed. Keith Bird discusses the lingering uncertainties on the horizon for patent owners.

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