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  German Court: Thumbnail Images In Search Engines Not A Copyright Violation In a noteworthy ruling, the German Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe today decided that the use of picture search engines and the publishing of the resulting thumbnails and reference links does not violate German copyright law (I ZR 11/16 – Vorschaubilder III) . The case that had been brought … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-21By Monika Ermert Panel Brings Out Key Public Interest Issues In Gene … Read More

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  Breaking – WHO Issues Alarming Report On Coming Shortage Of Antibiotics A new report issued today by the World Health Organization shows a “serious lack” of new antibiotics in development, even as resistance to existing antibiotics are on the rise. The head of the WHO said the report shows an “urgent need” for investment into research and development. In addition, a … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-19By William New Access To Generic Reproductive Health Supplies Decades Behind Medicines? … Read More

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  USTR Launches Review Of IP In Thailand After Reported Improvements On Enforcement The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today announced an “out-of-cycle” review of Thailand’s intellectual property policies after what USTR said were reports of improvement on several IP issues including trademarks and enforcement. Another area of the review will be pharmaceuticals. … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-15By William New Malaysia Grants Compulsory Licence For Generic Sofosbuvir Despite Gilead Licence A much cheaper version of … Read More

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  EU Copyright Reform Meets Resistance From Stakeholders, Some Governments With a vote in the lead European Parliament committee imminent on European Commission plans to revamp copyright rules, industry stakeholders, digital rights activists and even some EU member states are troubled by various legislative amendments and EU Presidency compromise proposals. … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-13By Dugie Standeford Software Paid For With Public Money Should Be Open Source, Groups Say Publicly financed software should be open source, more than … Read More

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  WIPO Budget For 2018-2019, New External Offices, Under Discussion This Week The Program and Budget Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization this week is meeting for the second time this year. It is expected to consider the budget for the 2018/2019 biennium before the annual WIPO General Assembly next month. Delegates flew through the agenda today and had little to … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-11By Catherine Saez New Study Looks At IP And The Rise Of … Read More

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