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.
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.