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2007-03-27 QC Stats

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 9:40:00 EST

2007-03-27 Quality Control Stat

2007-03-20 QC Stats

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 11:58:00 EST

2007-03-20 Quality Control Stat

Domain Name Disputes Rose Significantly in 2006

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 16:49:00 EST

The National Arbitration Forum (NAF) found a 21% increase in the number of disputes in 2006 over the number in 2005. Most of these disputes had to do with the most popular top level domains (.com, .org, .net), handled under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). But what about the CDRP?

USPTO To Remove Paper Collection of Registered Word Marks

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 16:06:00 EST

Oh, the good old days of browsing through the paper collection, endlessly, hunched over with sore eyes and blistered fingers. Okay, it wasn't so bad, but I wouldn't give up searching with CDNameSearch for anything, now. In any case, that era is firmly coming to and end with the USPTO's removal of the paper collection.

2007-03-13 QC Stats

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 9:19:00 EST

2007-03-13 Quality Control Stat

2007-03-06 QC Stats

Tue, 6 Mar 2007 12:40:00 EST

2007-03-06 Quality Control Stat

USPTO Opens Up to Online Peer Reviewing for Patent Applications

Mon, 5 Mar 2007 14:21:00 EST

New York Law School Professor Beth Noveck calls the USPTO's pilot project "revolutionary." It allows patent applications to be posted to the internet and then invites user commentary grounded in a ratings based community system designed to push the most respected posts to the top. The whole system is described as resembling the one used by Wikipedia, though the applications themselves are not editable. So far, companies volunteering to have their patent applications reviewed online include IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and Intel.

Canadian Olympic Committee Own Rights to Combinations of "Winter", "Vancouver", "2010", "Games"

Mon, 5 Mar 2007 13:52:00 EST

In an attempt to stop so called ambush marketing during the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Government of Canada is passing a new set of laws, Bill C-47, which give the International and Canadian Olympic Committees powerful rights in controlling the use of its trademarks, and even words generically descriptive of the Olympics. Michael Geist wonders if the measures are too strong. In his own words, "Should the Vancouver Olympic Organizers Own 'Winter'?"

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