|Will the CAFC take a bite out of Apple's award?|
|What's to smile about if you can't|
"I'm not the person to weigh into this. This is an issue for Congress and the president. If they think animals should have the right of copyright they're free, I think, under the Constitution, to do that."
|Does the Anne Frank decision|
put the "uhOH" into OHIM?
"Regardless of the incongruity of allowing a trade mark registration to confer perpetual copyright, there is nothing distinctive about a well-known book title, a point well understood by the OHIM examiner who took the first instance decision. A book title is not a trade mark. If one follows the logic of this decision, anyone could register The Pilgrim's Progress or Oliver Twist as trade marks for books and films.
It is difficult to imagine this decision will stand the test of time and scrutiny, since it clashes head on with common sense, common knowledge and OHIM´s own guidelines. The Board´s decision is calamitously muddled, and one which is more difficult to read than it must have been to write."
|This might as well be Trump's campaign slogan....|