Facebook Kills Misleading Election Ads, Cites Intellectual Property Reasons

Over the weekend, Facebook (FB) banned a British election ad from the Conservative Party after the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) complained that the footage distorted its journalism. However, it was just for business reasons that had nothing to do with freedom of speech – Intellectual property Rights. The BBC complained that the fifteen seconds ad […]

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Why Intellectual Property Law in South Africa Needs to Be Revised?

Since Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) refer to the rights to exclude others from using or commercializing an asset protected under a trademark, copyright, or patent, they sometimes confer negative rights. This concept shows that there is a growing need to revise the Intellectual Property Law in South Africa (SA) to ensure that those who want […]

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NBR Enforces Intellectual Property Rights Rules for Import-export Goods

National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh has recently enforced the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) rules for import and export goods, to prohibit entry and outflow of products that are violating IPRs to and from the nation. Customs wing of the revenue board on 26th November 2019 issued a notification with the rules titled Intellectual Rights […]

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China Bids to Lead Global Organization Protecting Intellectual Property

Beijing, the sprawling capital of China, has bid to lead the world agency that’s supposed to safeguard Intellectual Property (IP) and set international standards for trademarks, copyrights, and patents. To indicate its desire to more effectively manage the international IP system surrounding Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), China had already nominated a candidate to head the […]

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IPRs in Bangladesh: The Nation Has a Long Way to Go

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to that category of property, which includes intangible creations of the human intellect. It fundamentally encompasses trademarks, patents, copyrights, and industrial designs. And if we talk about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), then these refer to the exclusive rights provided to owners over the unique creations of their minds for a specific […]

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Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) Chief to Head WIPO

The chief executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) – Daren Tang – has recently been put up for the position of director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO is one of the fifteen dedicated agencies under the United Nations and was created to encourage creative activities as well as promote […]

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LG Enters Patent Infringement Dispute against Hisense

South Korean Electronics Maker LG Electronics Inc., on 5th November 2019, has announced that it filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against Hisense, alleging that the Chinese TV manufacturer has violated its TV-related patents. LG announced that it filed complaints against Chinese and American branches of Hisense in the central district court of California for allegedly […]

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Geographical Indications and Designation of Origin

Geographical indication, popularly known as GI, may not be a new term for you. But, what about the Designation of Origin? Are you aware of this phrase? Besides, are you familiar with Geographical Indication in a complete sense? If yes, then we are proud to appreciate you as having information regarding such crucial things is […]

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Blockchain: An Advanced Way to Protect, Manage, and Monetize Your IP

Are you facing issues in protecting, managing, or monetizing your Intellectual Property (IP)? Don’t worry, as you can now implement blockchain technology, which works as an advanced tool to help you protect, manage, and monetize your IP. Intellectual property, which refers to outcomes of the human mind, includes many different things. From inventions to artistic […]

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Planning to File a Patent Application? Don’t Miss on These 5 Points

Amongst many different things inventors need to do to succeed, applying for a patent is the most vital one. Sadly, most of them often either ignore or delay carrying out this significant task for a variety of reasons, like lack of knowledge regarding the law, insufficient budget, etc. Undoubtedly, waiting to File a Patent Application […]

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