Archive for June, 2006

Canadian Inventor Patents Doughnut

Monday, June 19th, 2006

An article in today’s Ottawa Citizen notes that Canadian inventor, Ed Atwell, has patented his ‘most beautiful’ doughnuts - making him the first Canadian with a patented doughnut (apparently none of Tim Horton’s doughnuts are patented).

Mr. Atwell’s doughnut is a half-chocolate, half-vanilla hoop of cakey dough formed through a process so the two types […]

Taxonomy of Legal Blogs

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

I just received an email from Ian Best who, as part of an Independent Study project during his 3rd year law at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, built an enormous database of legal blogs. I took some time to look through it and it is truly an extraordinary piece of work. […]

Captain Copyright - The Continuing Saga

Monday, June 12th, 2006

For some updates on the Captain Copyright saga, see:

Michael Geist’s recent post - noting that Access Copyright seemingly edits the site on the fly as the criticism mounts (actually, that’s probably better than leaving potentially incorrect content on their website), that the concept of Captain Copyright may not be original and that the Vancouver School […]

Famous Marks - Appeals Dismissed (Unanimously)

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada held (unanimously) that the appeals by both Mattel, Inc. and Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin were dismissed.

The decisions can be found here:
1) Mattel, Inc. v. 3894207 Canada Inc., 2006 SCC 22
2) Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin v. Boutiques Cliquot Ltée, 2006 SCC 23

Captain Copyright

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Via Michael Geist, apparently Access Copyright, a Canadian copyright collective, has just launched the Captain Copyright website about a new superhero that educates children about the virtues of copyright and the evils of plagiarism.

See also Howard Knopf’s posting about linking to the Captain Copyright website.