Legislative & Government News
Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2005 passes in US House - April 19, 2005, the bill passed in a vote in the House of Representatives 411 to 8. For one perspective on this legislation see http://www.publicknowledge.org/issues/tmdilution.
Copyright Office seeks authors of ’orphan songs’ - The Copyright Office is attempting to determine what to do about so-called "orphan works", which are works where the copyright owner cannot be found, usually because the owner is out of business and there is no chain of ownership to follow.
Industry urges Congress to bolster patent review - Chip giant Intel, Segway scooter inventor Dean Kamen and a 20-person holograph- making firm from Vermont are among those lobbying Congress to change a troubled patent system they say costs the tech industry billions.
WIPO: Online Forum on Intellectual Property in the Information Society - The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will host an Online Forum on Intellectual Property in the Information Society from June 1 to 15, 2005.
US welcomes Pakistani efforts to protect Intellectual Property - Deputy US Trade Representative Josette Sheeran Shiner has welcomed Pakistan’s recent efforts to strengthen its protection of intellectual property rights through administrative reform and aggressive enforcement.