Violations Of Intellectual Property Rights Costing The Economy £1.3 Billion A Year

Posted by Rosemary Brkopac

Fri, Oct 11, 2013

There was a very interesting article published in the World Intellectual Property Review that focused on a study conducted by the OHIM and the EPO, detailing the contribution of industries that have a “higher than average use of IP rights” to the economy in the EU[1].

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Topics: intellectual property, copyright, counterfeit, economy costs

IP and Politics: Sweden's Pirate Party Fights Counterfeiting

Posted by Adrian Sertl

Mon, Jul 06, 2009

For three decades the Quebec-based Rhinoceros Party ran candidates in Canadian Federal elections with a campaign platform promising the Canadian public that they would, among many other things, repeal the restrictive law of gravity, put the entire national debt on their Visa, ban those harsh Canadian winters, and count all of the Thousand Islands to make sure that the United States hadn't stolen one during the night. Not surprisingly the Rhinos never managed to win a seat in Parliament however, the same cannot be said for Sweden's Pirate Party; in fact earlier this month they captured a seat in the European Parliament with over 7 per cent of the popular vote in Sweden.  Clearly these Pirates are no laughing matter.
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Topics: counterfeit

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