It's like a box of chocolates

Happy World Intellectual Property Day. Because, um… you know… it is.

To celebrate, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office talked a trade-marks examiner into writing about how exciting her job is. She quoted Forrest Gump. I wish they had managed to get the patents examiner who apparently decorated his cubicle with a picture of himself wielding a sword, because to be honest that sounds more interesting.

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3 Responses to It's like a box of chocolates

  1. Melissa says:

    I’m a U.S. patent agent – and I just learned that this weird holiday was today. Gotta love those crazy patent examiners!

  2. j. says:

    We promise not to say anything bad about any Intellectual Property Office for 24 hours. And incidentally, we also forget that today is National Administrator’s or Administrative Assistant’s or whatever it is day.

    I regret that I will never be able to find out what happened in the comic strip Patent Pending. I only read the first bit before the content was pulled (the rest was pay to access, but it wasn’t complete and when I first found it I figured I’d wait until it was complete and then buy the whole thing). It was set in a dystopian near-future in which patent offices were privatized (I think there were competing patent offices in the same territory). The hero worked for a company called Happy Patents, I think, and had to wear a vest like a Walmart employee’s while he served clients through a teller’s window.

  3. Steph says:

    You lawyers are so funny. Here’s a link to some IP comic books:

    So do you all trade gifts or what?