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Some 3.3 million patent applications filed globally in 2018

Innovators across the globe filed 3.3 million patent applications in 2018, up 52.% for a ninth consecutive yearly increase, according to the WIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report.

France accuses Google of flouting EU copyright law meant to help news publishers

France has accused American internet giant Google of ignoring “the spirt and the letter” of a Europe-wide copyright law aimed at giving publishers a bigger cut of the economic  benefit from online news.

Singapore keeps top spot in Asia for protection intellectual property rights

Singapore topped Asia again while moving up a notch to fourth place overall among 129 countries ranked for how strongly the protect intellectual property (IP) rights.

NMPA calls on Congress to investigate TikTok for copyright theft

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is calling on Congress to investigate popular video-sharing app TikTok over potential copyright theft, as stated in a Wednesday letter addressed to Senator Marco Rubio.

‘Inside Out’ copyright suit proceeds against Disney and Pixar

A Canadian court has cleared the way for a Toronto former film student to sue Pixar and Walt Disney for copyright infringement over the 2015 animated film “Inside Out”.

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