Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, and is currently enrolled in Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji’s Patents class, in Fall 2011. As part of the course requirements, students are asked to write a blog on a topic of their choice. Touted as the most significant development in American patent law since 1952, the […]
Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. This past June has proven to be a successful month for major fashion houses in their battle against counterfeit products in Canada and the United States. Courts in both countries were applauded by the fashion industry for having issued landmark decisions in favour of […]
Leslie Chong is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The legal battle between Mattel and MGA Entertainment, Inc. has come one step closer to ending. Despite the seven-year legal saga between Mattel (owner of the classic Barbie doll) and MGA Entertainment (owner of the modern pouty-lipped Bratz dolls), the latter has come out […]
Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Following an appeal from Phelan J.’s decision to allow Amazon’s ‘one-click’ business method patent, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. and the Canadian Bankers Association have been granted leave to intervene through written submissions and brief oral arguments.
Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls, recently gave a speech to the Judicial Studies Board Annual Lecture entitled “Open Justice Unbound?” where he addressed current judicial developments in the UK dealing with open justice and freedom of speech, in particular, the rise in […]
Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Following a judgment from the England and Wales Patent County Court, fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood successfully sued internet clothing provider Anthony Edward Knight for trademark and copyright infringement. The decision carefully detailed each of Westwood’s claims against Mr. Knight, which effectively shows how […]
Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. In the Stern v. Does decision, a Californian court held that a short (23-word) email message sent through the LISTERV system did not qualify for copyright protection. This lawsuit stemmed from an email which read: “Has anyone had a problem with White, Zuckerman… cpas […]
Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) has ruled against the patentability of human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines and, in doing so, it has articulated the standard for acceptable practice in the use and commercial exploitation of stem-cell research in the EU.
Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Members from various communities impacted by the current copyright reform had a chance to voice their praise and concerns with the proposed amendments in Bill C-32. During their opening statements at the Legislative Committee hearings held on March 8 and 10, 2011, speakers that […]
Leslie Chong is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Benjamin Arrow’s article “Real-Life Protection for Fictional Trademarks” addresses the issues that arise when real-life companies attempt to exploit trademarks established in fictional worlds. Dubbed by commentators as “The Arrow Principle”, the author suggests that, as the use of the brand shifts from the […]