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# intellectual-property - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:23 PM 31,338 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

# intellectual-property - Friday 30 April, 2021

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:30 AM 21,861 Views 18 Comments

The World Trade Organization will meet again today to discuss the proposal.

# intellectual-property - Friday 9 October, 2015

A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses
# Downward Facing Dog
# Downward Facing Dog

A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses

Oct 9th 2015, 4:37 PM 12,739 Views 17 Comments

Bikram Choudhury has taken credit for extending the careers of sports stars like John McEnroe.

# intellectual-property - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

That US jury's Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business
# Thicke And Fast
# Thicke And Fast

That US jury's Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business

Mar 11th 2015, 2:16 PM 16,644 Views 44 Comments

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay about €7 million for copying parts of a Marvin Gaye track.

# intellectual-property - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

The world's biggest fast-food chain is trying to force Supermac's to change its name
# Burgers At Ten Paces
# Burgers At Ten Paces

The world's biggest fast-food chain is trying to force Supermac's to change its name

Feb 10th 2015, 12:33 PM 33,736 Views 108 Comments

McDonald’s says the word ‘super’ will make people think the Irish company has a better product.

# intellectual-property - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Nice try Monaco, but you can't trademark your own name...
# Too Famous Dahling
# Too Famous Dahling

Nice try Monaco, but you can't trademark your own name...

Jan 15th 2015, 1:33 PM 14,011 Views 14 Comments

Ireland™ does have a nice ring to it though.

# intellectual-property - Thursday 13 February, 2014

It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society
# Smoking
# Smoking

It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society

Feb 13th 2014, 3:40 PM 7,681 Views 50 Comments

The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.

# intellectual-property - Monday 30 December, 2013

Revenue makes 3,564 counterfeit seizures valued at €3m in 2013
# FAKE GOODS
# FAKE GOODS

Revenue makes 3,564 counterfeit seizures valued at €3m in 2013

Dec 30th 2013, 1:31 PM 7,160 Views 12 Comments

Revenue said that it also made 15 seizures of alcohol this year, with 929 litres seized in total.

# intellectual-property - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects
# Google Books
# Google Books

Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects

Dec 22nd 2013, 5:30 PM 27,184 Views 24 Comments

Who knew books could cause such a fuss?

# intellectual-property - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Royalty gives up bid for Irish biotech firm Elan
# BID
# BID

Royalty gives up bid for Irish biotech firm Elan

Jun 18th 2013, 9:00 PM 5,385 Views 0 Comments

The US intellectual property investor Royalty Pharma said that it received ‘repeated rejections’ from Elan.

# intellectual-property - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Ireland will need referendum to create EU court for patents
# Referendum
# Referendum

Ireland will need referendum to create EU court for patents

Jan 27th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,674 Views 22 Comments

Innovation minister Seán Sherlock has confirmed a referendum will be needed to smooth the way for single patents.

# intellectual-property - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards
# Technology
# Technology

Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards

Oct 27th 2012, 2:25 PM 5,192 Views 2 Comments

Vicinity Systems was named the Irish winner and shortlisted for the ESA Special Prize for Innovation at the international Galileo Masters competition.

# intellectual-property - Sunday 17 June, 2012

How to... patent an invention
# Good Idea
# Good Idea

How to... patent an invention

Jun 17th 2012, 8:45 AM 17,677 Views 15 Comments

Think you have a life-changing invention on your hands? First thing’s first: get a patent.

# intellectual-property - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement
# Copyright
# Copyright

Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement

Jun 6th 2012, 3:12 PM 1,620 Views 8 Comments

The public questionnaire identifies three main problems with current takedown procedures, and wants public thoughts.

# intellectual-property - Friday 17 February, 2012

Student sentenced to eight months over Facebook hacking
# Facebook
# Facebook

Student sentenced to eight months over Facebook hacking

Feb 17th 2012, 8:18 PM 8,775 Views 17 Comments

Prosecutors accused the 26-year-old of taking invaluable intellectual property from the social network.

# intellectual-property - Monday 16 January, 2012

Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it?

Jan 16th 2012, 1:25 PM 5,866 Views 12 Comments

A number of high-profile sites are ‘going dark’ this Wednesday over proposed anti-piracy legislation.

# intellectual-property - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Man sued over ownership of Twitter account and its followers
# Twitter Dispute
# Twitter Dispute

Man sued over ownership of Twitter account and its followers

Dec 28th 2011, 12:59 PM 4,584 Views 9 Comments

The case of Phonedog vs Noah Kravitz could be a landmark one with far-reaching consequences for social media account ownership.

# intellectual-property - Friday 23 December, 2011

Pressure grows to US Congress's controversial SOPA bill
# SOPA
# SOPA

Pressure grows to US Congress's controversial SOPA bill

Dec 23rd 2011, 7:42 PM 4,225 Views 10 Comments

A bill being put through the House of Representatives has been roundly attacked over its wide-ranging plans to stop piracy.

# intellectual-property - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Government set to legislate against illegal downloading next month
# Filesharing
# Filesharing

Government set to legislate against illegal downloading next month

Dec 20th 2011, 4:22 PM 8,151 Views 82 Comments

The government will issue orders next year which may allow publishers to go to court and stop ISPs from allowing file-sharing.

# intellectual-property - Monday 28 November, 2011

Folk artist sued for copyright infringement... by chicken chain
# Eat More
From The Daily Edge
# Eat More

Folk artist sued for copyright infringement... by chicken chain

Nov 28th 2011, 2:43 PM 3,303 Views 6 Comments

Bo Muller-Moore uses the phrase ‘eat more kale’ – referring to a type of cabbage – to encourage local agriculture. Chick-fil-A isn’t happy.

# intellectual-property - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Apple to pay 'ongoing royalties' to end Nokia patent dispute
# Patents
# Patents

Apple to pay 'ongoing royalties' to end Nokia patent dispute

Jun 14th 2011, 10:29 AM 157 Views 1 Comment

The Finnish mobile operator wins out in its dispute with Apple, after each side accused the other of patent infringement.

# intellectual-property - Friday 10 June, 2011

Paris bar in trouble for honoring The Doors
# People Are Strange
# People Are Strange

Paris bar in trouble for honoring The Doors

Jun 10th 2011, 8:33 PM 1,098 Views 8 Comments

Christophe Maillet says that he has loved Jim Morrison since he was a boy and wanted to honour the iconic singer in the decoration of his Paris bar – but The Doors’ lawyer does not see things in the same light.

# intellectual-property - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin
# Bloomsday
From The Daily Edge
# Bloomsday

Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin

Jun 8th 2011, 2:19 PM 618 Views 3 Comments

The copyright restriction on Ulysses will be lifted next year, meaning an expansion of Bloomsday celebrations. If you can’t wait for the flash mob, this year’s Bloomsday will see a “tweading” of the book on Twitter.

# intellectual-property - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage
# G8
# G8

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage

May 26th 2011, 11:52 AM 384 Views 0 Comments

The founder of the social networking site says his comments about opening the site to under-13s were taken out of context. He’s part of a team addressing today’s G8 summit on internet issues.

# intellectual-property - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

Hey Mark, that's my Facebook!
# Facebook
# Facebook

Hey Mark, that's my Facebook!

Jul 13th 2010, 10:25 AM 279 Views 0 Comments

A New York web designer is claiming he owns 84% of Facebook.