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 pledges to break patents and offer latest drugs on NHS

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 refuses to pay publishers under the Article 15 copyright directive

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 targeted in ‘copyright notice’ phishing campaign

Instagram users are being targeted by a new phishing campaign that uses fake copyright infringement alerts to obtain credentials.

And finally…

Liverpool FC fail in attempt to get city name made a trademark

Liverpool Football Club have failed in their controversial attempt to trademark the word Liverpool, because of “geographical significance” of the city’s name.

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