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The Patent Cooperation Treaty at 40

Forty years ago on June 1, 1978, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, which facilitates the process of obtaining patent protection in now up to 152 countries, began operations.

Pioneering fog-harvesting technology helps relieve water shortages in arid regions

A pioneering new water technology called the CloudFisher® offers communities facing severe water shortages in arid coastal or mountainous regions an affordable and sustainable source of clean water.

Curaçao celebrates 125 years of trademark history

This year, the small Caribbean island of Curaçao is celebrating 125 years of trademark history, and the fact that it was one of the first countries in the region to establish a fully operational trademark registration system.

Emojis and intellectual property

Everyone loves emojis. They are a fun and an increasingly ubiquitous way for people to express themselves. But what sort of intellectual property issues do they raise?

The public lending right and what it does

Jim Parker, Coordinator of the PLR International Networks, explains what the public lending right (PLR) is and why it is important for authors.


Artificial intelligence and copyright

October 2017 – As the use of artificial intelligence by artists becomes more widespread, the distinction between artwork that is made by a human and that made by a computer is becoming increasingly blurred with interesting implications for copyright.

3D printing and IP law

February 2017 – Amid renewed interest in the potential for 3D printing technology transform manufacturing supply chains, to what extent do current IP laws protect the interests of creators?

Eight steps to secure trade secrets

February 2016 – Find out how to secure company trade secrets from both external threats and potential thieves already inside the company.