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Yashima-Yashica Leather

A misleading title? We’re not sure. It’s doubtful that in Yashima’s early days of camera manufacturing, that they made their own leather case goods. They had plenty on their plate already – lens production (mostly testing), machining parts, pouring cast aluminum bodies, stamping out metal pieces and of course, putting it all together in a box and shipping it off to various Trading Companies and camera dealers around Japan and the world. 245 more words


Trademark Applicants - Beware of Scams After Filing TM App

A trademark application filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office contains required information about the trademark applicant, including the applicant’s name and address. The applicant’s name and address are publicly-available, even when an attorney files the trademark application. 314 more words

Intellectual Property

The Federal Court - Why Seek Injunctions Anywhere Else?

Successful interlocutory injunctions in trade-mark proceedings before the Federal Court were once considered to be as rare as Sasquatch sightings. A substantial hurdle for moving parties requesting such relief has been demonstrating irreparable harm. 527 more words


Trademark Trolls

***Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.  I recommend that you speak with a lawyer about any legal questions you have.

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I recently found the following article about trademark trolls and thought you would also find it interesting. 111 more words

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IP Basics: Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets, Oh My!

When discussing intellectual property (IP) it is sometimes easy to confuse the blurred line between the various species of IP such as copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. 549 more words


Samsung trademarks Galaxy J3 Luna Pro name

The Galaxy J series is about to expand with the addition of a few new smartphones. The unannounced Galaxy J7 (2017) is one of the handsets Samsung is expected to reveal very soon, but that might not be the only affordable smartphone launched by the South Korean company in Q1. 146 more words


No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible

I recently attended a lecture about the difficulties of protecting Intellectual Property (IP) rights in a digital era. I believe it would be a disservice to the Hon Mr Justice Arnold, Arty Rejendra and Frederick Mostert if I didn’t attempt to relay some of the issues raised. 773 more words