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Everyday IP: Inventing music

Music is a copyright-eligible form of original art, but plenty of inventions past and present ensure that it is played and heard as the artists intended.

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Everyday IP: Six young inventors who rocked the world

To celebrate World IP Day, we want to showcase some young inventors whose ideas changed our lives — and a few who are innovating right now.

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Everyday IP: The iconic elegance of Italian cars

Italian cars — both past and present — are among the most remarkable examples in automotive history and an integral part of modern Italy's culture.

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Everyday IP: How the Winter Olympics protects its branding

Keeping the branding of the Beijing Winter Olympics protected requires collaboration between China's IP authorities and the International Olympic Committee.

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Everyday IP: Protecting the identity of Champagne

The uniquely French identity of Champagne wines is protected by the appellation of origin system, a critical safeguard for culinary Intellectual Property.

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Six Christmas IP stocking fillers

Stick on your red hat, pull up your stockings and join us as we explore six intriguing tidbits from the land of Christmas copyrights, trademarks and patents.

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Everyday IP: Seven bizarre and hilarious patents

You may not believe any of the bizarre and funny patents on this list are real, but they certainly are — although few of them were ever produced.

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Everyday IP: Spaceships - past, present, patents

Developments and trends in spaceship design have wide-ranging sociopolitical and economic implications.

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Everyday IP: Who owns the internet?

Determining exactly 'who owns the internet' is no simple matter, as the IP ownership of the systems and infrastructure that comprise it is widely varied.

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Everyday IP: Brewing the finest booze – beer through the ages

As one of the world's oldest beverages, it is no surprise that beer and its history offer intriguing lessons about innovation and Intellectual Property.

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Everyday IP: The notable IP of golf, basketball and other sports

There are more than a few fascinating stories regarding IP in sports, ranging from the origin of basketball to the thousands of patents in golf.

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Everyday IP: When were cars invented?

While some nations are more automobile-dependent than others, it is still difficult to imagine how our modern world would function without cars.