Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. The August 2016 edition of WIPO Magazine is out and in the spirit of the ongoing Olympics, there’s an article on that. IP-related of course.
  2. We had previously mentioned here, that Angela Daly‘s book Socio-legal Aspects of the 3-D Printing Revolution was scheduled for release in June 2016. It’s out now and  has been kind enough to review it here
  3. If you have been following the US Presidential elections, you would have heard by now the plagiarism allegations leveled against Melania Trump for copying parts of Michelle Obama’s speech. IP Whiteboard has this to say about that.
  4. WIPO is about to open external offices in Africa – Algeria and Nigeria. 6 African Member States submitted their proposals, which you can read here. Looks like the right time for the Lady to update her CV. WIPO, here we come!
  5. Ever wondered why you can’t find some of your favourite music artistes on Spotify? Here’s why.
  6. Recently, the Lady came across a tweet that forbade someone for using the Rio2016 hashtag and thought it was ridiculous. Well, it appears not to be hence the question –  Are companies allowed to tweet about #Rio2016?


Lazy…not so lazy Saturday Reads

  1. It would appear that Singaporean courts permit the use of ‘own name’ defense by corporations in trademark infringement suits.
  2. Kenya’s Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC) has released a draft of its proposed National Music Bill and is calling for comments.IP Kenya has some preliminary comments.
  3. IP texts from Africa  are far and in between. As such, new publication are always welcome. However, IP Kenya does not seem impressed by a new book – Intellectual Property Law in East Africa by Prof. Bakibinga and Dr. Kakungulu. What say you?
  4. What do you know about copyright and maps?
  5. What happens when Patentology meets the Productivity Commission on the Patenting of Computer-Implemented Inventions in Australia?
  6. The latest edition of WIPO Magazine.

World IP Day

Hello there and welcome to the IP Manor!

According to WIPO, April 26 was designated by member states as the World Intellectual Property day in 2000. This is in commemoration of the day the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970. The day is celebrated with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP.

As an IP enthusiast, I have chosen to launch the IP Manor on this day as my contribution to the objectives of WIPO. The theme for this year is … (cue applause)

Get up, stand up. For music.

World IP Day 2015

This theme is so apt because I love music. When I get too busy for music and I somehow stumble on it, it feels like I’ve found the missing puzzle to my life. Right now, FourFiveSeconds  is on replay in my head.

In the spirit of the day, I will share 5 of my favourite songs at the moment. I will probably look back at this list and scream ‘Shucks! I should have put this song instead!’. Nevertheless, enjoy

1. Aloe Blacc

2. Asa – Eyo

3. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

4. Rudimental – Free ft Emeli Sandé

5. Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Kygo Remix)