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Negotiators modernize international system for registering GIs

Producers of origin-based quality products stand to benefit from a recently revised international treaty with provides protection for names and indications that identify the geographical origin of among others, coffee, tea, fruits, and wine. What new features were introduced and why?

Valuing Africa’s creativity: an interview with Kenyan TV entrepreneur Dorothy Ghettuba

Spielworks Media is one of a number of television and digital media companies that are springing up and thriving in Kenya’s vibrant media sector. Its founder and CEO, Dorothy Ghettuba explains why copyright is so critical to the long-term viability of her business.

Protecting intellectual property in the cloud

The cloud offers unprecedented advantages, especially in terms of collaboration, but is it a secure option when it comes to storing IP information? Asaf Cidon argues that cloud-based storage may even be safer than traditional network solutions.

Remix culture and amateur creativity: a copyright dilemma

Is remixing – the practice of rearranging and combining existing works to create a new one – really anything new? Are remixes legal under copyright law? Is the time ripe to re-think the legal status of remixes?

Sonic Pi: getting creative with computer programming

Sonic Pi is a free software synthesizer that produces musical sounds from text commands. Its inventor, software programmer, Sam Aaron, is on a mission to transform computer coding into a fun experience that encourages creative expression.


Giving Innovation Wings: How Boeing Uses its IP

February 2014 - Peter Hoffman, Boeing’s Vice President of Intellectual Property Management, talks about the company’s approach to IP and shares his views on the future of flight.

Video Games and IP: A Global Perspective

April 2014 - Since the launch of the first mainstream game console by Nintendo in 1985, video games have become a global industry worth an estimated US$65 billion. It is the fastest growing sector of the entertainment industry and an important driver of economic growth.

The Brave New World of Wearable Technology: What Implications for IP?

June 2014 - Wearable tech is both the newest technology trend and one of the oldest – we have been wearing functional objects ever since watchmakers like Peter Henlein developed portable clocks in the 16th Century.

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