It's critical to keep up with local laws when managing an international trademark portfolio. Recently, due to amendments to the Regulations of the Mexican Industrial Property Law, parties doing business in Mexico and seeking protection for word marks and slogans there should know whether they will qualify for word mark protection.
There is a lot of chatter continuing in the world of copyright. And, as has been the case for some time, that discussion revolves around money only and not necessarily rights of creators and fairness toward them. The issue seemingly most often raised is how much money is generated through copyrights, fair use of creative works of authorship, and balancing the two against one another.