IP Protection – “Take No Chances” Department

March 4th, 2008

I recently received a standard form of license agreement from a prominent technology company that featured the following paragraph:

I can’t remember when I have seen IP rights applicable throughout the entire universe. Let’s just hope they can read PDFs around Alpha Centauri. And that the Alpha Centaurians will sign on to the Paris Convention governing reciprocal trademark rights- that is, after the laser-coded version of the agreement beamed their way has actually reached them.

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