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Baltimore CBP Seizes $1 Million in Counterfeit Stainless Steel Sinks

On Wednesday, January 17th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Baltimore seized over 2,900 stainless sinks for displaying a counterfeit UPC shield design on the 17th. 150 more words

4 Reasons Why Sanofi Is Buying Bioverativ for $11.6 Billion

On Monday, the French health care group Sanofi said it would buy Bioverativ, an American drug maker that specializes in drugs that treat the blood condition hemophilia. 402 more words


#OnlyMe: Trying to Trademark a Social Movement

The #MeToo movement has grown from its humble beginnings into a powerful movement that encompasses “empowerment through empathy” to awareness to holding perpetrators responsible. This simple phrase has helped millions of women and men across the world and will continue to fuel the change our society needs. 285 more words


Cory Bernardi's #AC100: infuriating for 'nominated' musicians, but unlawful?

Many of us consider ourselves Aussie rock stars, on the inside anyway. Even if our work was not co-opted by Cory Bernardi for his #AC100 list, it might have been (if we’d like, written an iconic Oz rock song capable of appearing on the list). 2,531 more words


When is an exclusive licence not an exclusive licence?

In IP Draughts’ experience, clients sometimes query the use of the term “exclusive” in licence agreements. Different questions arise. Below are some of them, and IP Draughts’ short-form answers (good enough for a rough guide, but more work is required when considering the quesiton in an individual case). 1,088 more words

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Markets for Secrets? — Notes On Liberty

In a world without intellectual property, would it be possible to buy and sell secrets? I suggest the answer is yes. In this post, I provide both a theoretical framework for such markets, as well as pointing to real life examples of such markets already existing.

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Could Your Small Business Benefit From A Cybersecurity Consulting Service?

Cybersecurity news stories are becoming more and more prevalent, especially over the last few years. Whether the stories are about stolen emails or huge data breaches, it has been virtually impossible to ignore them. 380 more words

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