For the half-year to 31 December 2014, the IPKat's regular team is supplemented by contributions from guest bloggers Rebecca Gulbul, Lucas Michels and Marie-Andrée Weiss.

Regular round-ups of the previous week's blogposts are kindly compiled by Alberto Bellan.

Monday, 14 November 2005

AROUND THE WEBSITES


The Register

The Register reports that webmasters have been receiving cease and desist notices from Studio Peyo, which owns the rights to the SMURFS trade mark. Studio Peyo objected to a nine year old page on a site hosted by a Californian ISP, a page which translates English into Smurf Language. Click here for more from Websmurfer.

Azrael, the cat belonging to Gargamel, ready to pounce on unwitting Smurfs - or is it Smurves?

History of Smurfs here
Are the Smurfs Nazis? Click here


2 Scottish Courts

The Scottish Courts website has not posted any new intellectual property cases since February (Profile Software v Becogent). Surely it can't be because there simply aren't any! The IPKat demands an explanation. Merpel says, perhaps the Smurfs ate them all ...


3 Gone quiet ...

Displacement of Concepts (most recent post 3 June)
Markenbusiness (quiet since 6 July)
CyberBug (no blog since 12 July)
Guiding Rights (quiet since 25 October)

The IPKat hopes these sites are merely resting and that they will soon be active again.

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