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Introducing “Soundmarks” (in Canada)

Introducing “Soundmarks” (in Canada)

After a 20-year court battle, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has decided to allow sounds to be trademarked. That means that the sounds of a car horn, an animal grunt, a school bell, or a crowd cheering may now be associated with a trademark, or rather, a soundmark.

Read all about it here and here.

Amy Dunayevich

Amy Dunayevich is a third year student at Fordham University School of Law and is Fordham IPLJ's Technology Editor. Originally from the Detroit suburbs, Amy spent two years in the Peace Corps living in Eastern Europe without running water but with high-speed internet. Amy now lives in Brooklyn with her little black pug Roxanne. Although pursuing a career in the public interest, Amy finds intellectual property law to be extremely relevant, interesting, and important.