Keep up with what’s been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…
IP rights strongly benefit UK economy, says EPO-EUIPO study
Intellectual property rights-intensive industries in the UK account for nearly one in three jobs, and over 40% of GDP, according to a study by the EPO and EUIPO.
Labour has pledged to create a publicly-owned company to make cheap versions of medicines the NHS needs but cannot afford, such as Orkambi, which is denied to thousands of children and young people with life-shortening cystic fibrosis.
Google has said it will refuse to pay publishers to list their content in Search’s news aggregation, flying in the face of measures imposed by EU’s copyright reform.
Instagram users are being targeted by a new phishing campaign that uses fake copyright infringement alerts to obtain credentials.
Liverpool Football Club have failed in their controversial attempt to trademark the word Liverpool, because of “geographical significance” of the city’s name.