A review of canadian law of marketing, digital media, advertising and trade-marks
This fascinating brief, written and submitted as a graphic novel, explains the law better than most briefs would in a hundred times the words. It was the result of a restriction by the court, limiting the amicus brief to only 5 pages. Not only is it amazing in its succinctness and pure ballsy-ness, it’s also a fun and easy-to-follow read, which is more than we can say for most written arguments.
I remember in creative writing class, being taught that great writing often comes from limitations and restrictions such as iambic pentameter or the haiku rules. This is a great example of that principle in action in legal writing. The great litigators I have known have a knack for summing up complex arguments and cases in very pithy statements. They look for one fact or visual that sums up the whole argument. That is the key to great legal advocacy – being able to say a lot with very little.
Check it out here in its entire 5 page glory:
Kudos and credit to Law is Cool, where I came across this brief.