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  • Fortnight Sued Over Swiped Dance Move; Forbes, December 11, 2018
    Oliver Herzfeld, Forbes; Fortnight [sic] Sued Over Swiped Dance Move"Rapper 2 Milly recently filed a lawsuit against Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite Battle Royale. Essentially, 2 Milly claims Epic engaged in copyright infringement by stealing his dance move, the “Milly Rock,” renaming the move “Swipe It” and offering if for ...
    Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2018-12-12By James 'Kip' Currier, PhD, JD
  • Indigenous IP And Climate Change Subject Of New Book
    As this week opened with a meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization committee working on the protection of genetic resources and traditional knowledge, a new book was released that looks into indigenous rights and indigenous intellectual property, in the context of the Paris Agreement. The book also looks into ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-12By Catherine Saez
  • Stan Lee: Writer, Creator, And Marketer Of Intellectual Property
    Dave Davis writes: As the many and well-deserved accolades for Stan Lee pour in on the occasion of his death after a career in content creation —mostly in writing— that spanned six decades, I thought now might be a suitable moment to add an additional perspective. I’m focusing on his ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-11By Intellectual Property Watch
  • Indigenous Knowledge Misappropriation: The Case Of The Zia Sun Symbol Explained At WIPO
    In 1925, New Mexico, which gained statehood in the United States in 1912, adopted a design for its flag featuring a sun symbol belonging to the Zia peoples. And according to the tribe, the symbol was secret and stolen from the Zia, who lost both ownership and control over it, ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-11By Catherine Saez
  • Experts Call For Global Accountability Mechanism For Access To Essential Medicines
    Global health experts, including senior officials at the World Health Organization, are calling for a global accountability mechanism for access to essential medicines, noting that a the lack of data on medicines affordability and national pharmaceutical expenditures has hindered this process, according a recent article published in UK medical journal ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-10By David Branigan
  • Traditional Knowledge, Folklore: How To Protect Them From Misappropriation – This Week At WIPO
    The ways to protect traditional knowledge and folklore against misuse and misappropriation are under discussion this week at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Member states are trying to find consensus on draft articles of a potential treaty, with a focus on core subjects, such as the scope of protection, and ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-10By Catherine Saez
  • Singapore IP Office Grants First Accelerated Patent Under New FinTech Initiative
    The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has granted its first accelerated patent under its new FinTech Fast Track initiative last week to Voyager Innovations, a technology company based in Southeast Asia, according to an IPOS press release. “While patent grants typically take at least two to four years, and ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-10By William New
  • European Council Committee Agrees On Higher Protection For Spirit Drinks, Takes GIs Beyond TRIPS
    An agriculture committee of the European Council today adopted an agreement on labelling of spirit drinks, giving them higher protection by adding seven years to the World Trade Organization minimum intellectual property standard. ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-10By Catherine Saez
  • European Commission Introduces Its Inaugural IP “Watch List”
    Echoing the United States' Special 301 Report on alleged inadequacy of trading partners’ protection of US intellectual property rights, the European Commission has released its first ever Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, which exposes rogue cyberlockers, stream-ripping sites as well as peer-to-peer and BitTorrent indexing sites among the threats to ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-09By Emmanuel Legrand
  • Contributors: The Future Of The Ideas Business – The Rise Of Data-Driven Invention
    New ideas are getting harder to find, and with less ideas there is a decline in organisational productivity and economic growth. This isn’t new, nor is the fact that to counterbalance the decline in idea generation, research and development have received and continue to require heavy investment. But with daily ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-07By Intellectual Property Watch
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