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?

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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.