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Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
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Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:23 PM 31,396 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?
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Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:30 AM 21,867 Views 18 Comments

The World Trade Organization will meet again today to discuss the proposal.

A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses
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A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses

Oct 9th 2015, 4:37 PM 12,739 Views 17 Comments

Bikram Choudhury has taken credit for extending the careers of sports stars like John McEnroe.

That US jury's Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business
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That US jury's Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business

Mar 11th 2015, 2:16 PM 16,644 Views 44 Comments

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay about €7 million for copying parts of a Marvin Gaye track.

The world's biggest fast-food chain is trying to force Supermac's to change its name
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The world's biggest fast-food chain is trying to force Supermac's to change its name

Feb 10th 2015, 12:33 PM 33,745 Views 108 Comments

McDonald’s says the word ‘super’ will make people think the Irish company has a better product.

Nice try Monaco, but you can't trademark your own name...
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# Too Famous Dahling

Nice try Monaco, but you can't trademark your own name...

Jan 15th 2015, 1:33 PM 14,011 Views 14 Comments

Ireland™ does have a nice ring to it though.

It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society
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It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society

Feb 13th 2014, 3:40 PM 7,681 Views 50 Comments

The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.

Revenue makes 3,564 counterfeit seizures valued at €3m in 2013
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# FAKE GOODS

Revenue makes 3,564 counterfeit seizures valued at €3m in 2013

Dec 30th 2013, 1:31 PM 7,160 Views 12 Comments

Revenue said that it also made 15 seizures of alcohol this year, with 929 litres seized in total.

Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects
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Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects

Dec 22nd 2013, 5:30 PM 27,185 Views 24 Comments

Who knew books could cause such a fuss?

Royalty gives up bid for Irish biotech firm Elan
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Royalty gives up bid for Irish biotech firm Elan

Jun 18th 2013, 9:00 PM 5,385 Views 0 Comments

The US intellectual property investor Royalty Pharma said that it received ‘repeated rejections’ from Elan.

Ireland will need referendum to create EU court for patents
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Ireland will need referendum to create EU court for patents

Jan 27th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,674 Views 22 Comments

Innovation minister Seán Sherlock has confirmed a referendum will be needed to smooth the way for single patents.

Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards
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Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards

Oct 27th 2012, 2:25 PM 5,192 Views 2 Comments

Vicinity Systems was named the Irish winner and shortlisted for the ESA Special Prize for Innovation at the international Galileo Masters competition.

How to... patent an invention
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How to... patent an invention

Jun 17th 2012, 8:45 AM 17,704 Views 15 Comments

Think you have a life-changing invention on your hands? First thing’s first: get a patent.

Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement
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Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement

Jun 6th 2012, 3:12 PM 1,620 Views 8 Comments

The public questionnaire identifies three main problems with current takedown procedures, and wants public thoughts.

Student sentenced to eight months over Facebook hacking
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Student sentenced to eight months over Facebook hacking

Feb 17th 2012, 8:18 PM 8,776 Views 17 Comments

Prosecutors accused the 26-year-old of taking invaluable intellectual property from the social network.

Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it?
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Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it?

Jan 16th 2012, 1:25 PM 5,866 Views 12 Comments

A number of high-profile sites are ‘going dark’ this Wednesday over proposed anti-piracy legislation.

Man sued over ownership of Twitter account and its followers
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# Twitter Dispute

Man sued over ownership of Twitter account and its followers

Dec 28th 2011, 12:59 PM 4,584 Views 9 Comments

The case of Phonedog vs Noah Kravitz could be a landmark one with far-reaching consequences for social media account ownership.

Pressure grows to US Congress's controversial SOPA bill
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Pressure grows to US Congress's controversial SOPA bill

Dec 23rd 2011, 7:42 PM 4,225 Views 10 Comments

A bill being put through the House of Representatives has been roundly attacked over its wide-ranging plans to stop piracy.

Government set to legislate against illegal downloading next month
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# Filesharing

Government set to legislate against illegal downloading next month

Dec 20th 2011, 4:22 PM 8,151 Views 82 Comments

The government will issue orders next year which may allow publishers to go to court and stop ISPs from allowing file-sharing.

Folk artist sued for copyright infringement... by chicken chain
# Eat More
# Eat More

Folk artist sued for copyright infringement... by chicken chain

Nov 28th 2011, 2:43 PM 3,304 Views 6 Comments

Bo Muller-Moore uses the phrase ‘eat more kale’ – referring to a type of cabbage – to encourage local agriculture. Chick-fil-A isn’t happy.

Apple to pay 'ongoing royalties' to end Nokia patent dispute
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Apple to pay 'ongoing royalties' to end Nokia patent dispute

Jun 14th 2011, 10:29 AM 157 Views 1 Comment

The Finnish mobile operator wins out in its dispute with Apple, after each side accused the other of patent infringement.

Paris bar in trouble for honoring The Doors
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Paris bar in trouble for honoring The Doors

Jun 10th 2011, 8:33 PM 1,107 Views 8 Comments

Christophe Maillet says that he has loved Jim Morrison since he was a boy and wanted to honour the iconic singer in the decoration of his Paris bar – but The Doors’ lawyer does not see things in the same light.

Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin
# Bloomsday
# Bloomsday

Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin

Jun 8th 2011, 2:19 PM 618 Views 3 Comments

The copyright restriction on Ulysses will be lifted next year, meaning an expansion of Bloomsday celebrations. If you can’t wait for the flash mob, this year’s Bloomsday will see a “tweading” of the book on Twitter.

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage
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Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage

May 26th 2011, 11:52 AM 384 Views 0 Comments

The founder of the social networking site says his comments about opening the site to under-13s were taken out of context. He’s part of a team addressing today’s G8 summit on internet issues.

Hey Mark, that's my Facebook!
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Hey Mark, that's my Facebook!

Jul 13th 2010, 10:25 AM 279 Views 0 Comments

A New York web designer is claiming he owns 84% of Facebook.