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After 3 years of litigation, on 29 June, a U.S. Federal Court judge has ruled that the notorious U.S. bikie gang, the Mongols Motorcycle Club, can keep their name and logo. The two registered trademarks of the club are the “verbal mark” which is the word Mongols, and the “visual mark” which is the logo. The club’s trade marked logo depicts a man with a ponytail riding a chopper (that’s a motorcycle to us bike unenthusiasts) which is synonymous with the persona of the club.
Make a list of all the action films you’ve seen. Now, delete any films that include members of the Special Forces, or the intelligence services. You are left with a couple of Eddie Murphy movies and the Star Wars trilogy (original blend only, thanks).
The Belgian Court of Appeal has recently upheld a 2007 decision that internet giant Google has infringed the copyright in news article snippets published on its Google News website.
The borderless nature of the internet was instructive in a recent copyright case in the US.
The New York State Court of Appeals was asked to decide the appropriate jurisdiction for a copyright case, involving the uploading of full copies of a number of books published by Penguin. The court was not considering the substance of the claim, only the appropriateness of the jurisdiction.
Rebecca Black is a 13 year old music prodigy from Orange County, California. Actually, that’s not entirely true. Rebecca Black is a young girl whose song titled “Friday” is testament to the power of social media and autotune. With over 100 million hits at the time of writing, the song describes the trials and tribulations faced by a typical 13 year old girl. She’s “gotta go downstairs, gotta have some cereal”, and decide whether kickin’ in the front seat or sittin’ in the back seat is a better way to get to school. When the song culminates by propheticall
Google has agreed to use its technology to translate patents in Europe into 29 languages. It is hoped that this deal with the European Patent Office (EPO) will also assist in establishing a common European patent.