He was a great man and his loss will be deeply felt in the IPR arena.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Sir Hugh Laddie, a respected and a legendary figure in the field of IPR passed away. He was born in the year 1946 and contributed greatly to IPR especially in the fields of Patents and Copyright. His various decisoons and utterances which are of great academic interest can fill many books by itself.
Monday, November 17, 2008
A spat has arisen over the application of the mighty Liverpool Football Club to register the Liverbird element of its famous badge as a United Kingdom trade mark for goods in Classes 6, 14, 16, 18, 31 and 25 in the face of opposition from local politicians.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Mercedez Benz has requested that their trademarks be removed from the movie Slumdog Millionaire by Director Danny Boyle. In the companies opinion, they believe that their mark would be sullied as the show is set in the slums.
The question arises as to whether the it would have resulted in sullign or not. Mercedez is a well known brand and the people who know about a Mercedez will definitly not be taken in by the movie and the showing of the brand in a slum as they are informed viewers and know something about cars.