Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. Here are five things you should know about the Defend Trade Secrets Act that was signed signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016.
  2. Here are 10 things you should know about India’s National Intellectual Property Rights Policy.
  3. Did you know that under Italian law, the principle of stare decisis (binding precedent) does not exist? Well, that’s by the way in this analysis of a recent judgment by the Tribunale di Roma (Rome Court of First Instance) that rightholders are not obliged to indicate URLs when submitting takedown request.
  4. We believe our esteemed guests know better than relying on Wikipedia. Right? This is what happened when a company tried to register ‘My Cloud’ in Israel relying on the personal pronoun ‘my’ for distinctiveness.
  5. If you have been following the developments at the European Patent Office, this update is for you. If you have not, well…go on…read it.
  6. Angela Daly‘s book Socio-Legal Aspects of the 3D Printing Revolution, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2016. In the meantime,  she has this to say about 3D printing.
  7. What has IP got to do with Economics? Here is some insight.
  8. Ifeoluwa Olubiyi, a Phd Research Fellow at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, needs some input in respect of how collective management organisations are run in your jurisdiction. For how you can help, see here.
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