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Everyday IP: The technology behind movie magic

Several critical phases of innovation, each involving one or more inventors, ensured that moviemaking evolved from a curiosity into mainstream entertainment.

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What happens now to Royal Warrants of Appointment?

For many businesses, large and small, succession brings not only a change in ruler but a change in their marketing.

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Sustainability in the Intellectual Property life cycle

Unleash the power of IP and innovation to realize business success.

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Everyday IP: Mickey Mouse and the tale of Intellectual Property in film

The issue of Disney's signature Mickey Mouse character entering the public domain is just one example of IP's major — and multifaceted — effects on the movie business.

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Moderna sues Pfizer / BioNTech for COVID vaccine patent infringement

Though Intellectual Property (IP) disputes are not uncommon in the pharmaceutical industry, the scale and prominence of this litigation are of rare magnitude.

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Playing your cards right: trade secret or patent?

Understand the strengths and weaknesses of trade secrets and patents before choosing one or the other for your Intellectual Property (IP).

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What can be trademarked — and what cannot?

At first glance, the topic of trademark eligibility seems obvious, but the reality is a lot more complex.

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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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What if all IP rights lasted forever?

The concept of Intellectual Property (IP) rights that last forever makes for a fascinating hypothetical — but, in practice, it would be detrimental to creation and innovation.

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The now and future of MENAP IP: a roundtable discussion

Our expert panel discuss the current state of IP in the MENAP region and what the future holds.

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Cooperation and harmony: IP treaties in MENAP

IP treaties ensure enormous advantages for all kinds of import and export transactions.

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Pick your patent poison: to renew upfront or not?

South Africa provides a practical case study of a jurisdiction where only renewals are payable.