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Week of March 26, 2012 on ILNToday – A Roundup

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve done a round-up, as I’ve been circling the globe again! I’m finally back in the office for a decent amount of time, so look forward to seeing more ILNToday roundups again!

This week, we’ve had a LOT of great content coming through. So without further ado:

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I Hear You Calling – Sound Mark Applications Now Being Accepted

In a reversal of it’s long held position, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has today announced that it is now accepting applications to register sound marks.  This announcement apparently comes as a result of ongoing Federal Court of Canada proceedings regarding an application filed in 1992 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) to register as a trade-mark in Canada, the sound of a roaring lion that precedes most, if not all, of their film productions.  

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